The Covid-19 pandemic confronted teachers and students with a new reality of distance learning. As never before, it became necessary to adapt different methods of teaching and learning to enable the continuity of the learning process and to stimulate students' interest in physical distance conditions.
Following the commitment to support teachers and instructors in applying new ways of learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET), ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J project presents a summary of best online teaching practices during the second half of the 2019-2020 academic year, when distance learning was applied. This is the second publication showcasing best practices in pedagogical methods from S4J partner providers. It presents a variety of innovative methods used by teachers and instructors of S4J project partner schools, which are based on contemporary pedagogical models and inspired by the Swiss VET model, holder of the Gold Standard (according to the Center on International Education Benchmarking CIEB).
The publication is divided into 6 parts, where each presents practices related to i) development of teaching materials, ii) use of digital platforms, iii) realization of the learning process, iv) students’ emotional support, v) carrying out apprenticeships, and vi) synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Each case presents the context, challenges and the process of its realization, as well as skills and competencies developed by the students at the end of the process. You will learn about the techniques that each teacher or group of teachers used, not only to continue the learning process in physical distancing conditions, but also to keep alive students' interest and engage them during distance learning.