In a world where unemployment strikes with skill mismatch, dual education can be a bridge over troubled waters. In both the Rethinking Education communication and the 2013 youth unemployment communication, the European Commission called on the Member States to step up their efforts in promoting work-based learning, including quality traineeships, apprenticeships and dual systems. Several European countries, among which Italy, implemented important reforms to support and foster work-based learning. Participants will get acquainted with the basic concepts and trends about dual education and will learn about concrete strategies and best practice to integrate work-based learning into education pathways. Participants will visit and network with schools and companies that are active in the field of work-based learning.
This course allows participants to improve their knowledge and competences related to work-based learning and dual education systems together with other participants and trainers throughout all Europe gaining as well a broader understanding of education in Europe and exchanging best practices and experiences.
A dual education system combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at school. Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides students with real life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.
The general aim of this course is to foster excellence in education by empowering teachers, trainers, headmasters and other education staff to integrate periods of work-based learning into traditional learning pathways.
Thanks to this course the participants will:
03/03/2019 - 09/03/2019
17/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
23/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
12/07/2020 - 18/07/2020
If none of these dates suits you please mind that if there are at least 8 participants interested we may organize an additional session ad-hoc for your school.
This course is addressed to teachers, trainers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school management and administrative staff working in primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, training centres, adult education schools, higher education and NGOs.
Please mind that the course may include teachers from different school levels.
The course is held in English. For groups with at least 8 participants, we can organize an ad-hoc session in a different language.
Please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about it.