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The First “Blended Learning” Classroom in Albanian VET Opens in Vlora

Last year it was all about increasing enrollment, but this year Albanian VET system is aiming at quality and innovation. That is why, a “New Ways of Learning” package was introduced in January by Skills for Jobs Project to bring skills development in the country up to speed to the technology advancement in teaching and learning. And now, a suitable facility where this package is implemented turns into reality in the coastal town of Vlora.

Albanian Vocational Education just become “cool”. Swisscontact team working in the Skills for Jobs Project partnered with Industrial School Pavaresia in Vlora to establish the first ever “Blended Learning” classroom.

 

“Wow” summarizes the first reactions of students to the sight of this state of art facility. “There was a delightful sense of anticipation while the construction works for the blended learning classroom were being finalized. It was exciting to see my students so motivated and focused as they explored the equipment and setting of this high-tech place of learning, “- gushes Lorena File, the IT teacher. Part of the Master Trainers, a group of teachers coached by Skills for Jobs experts among other on Virtual Didactics, Ms. File knows too well the advantage of learning grounded on technology.

 

As inspired by the Swiss model, the blended learning approach transforms the teachers’ role and students’ engagement in a IT-based environment. By making learning more attractive and efficient with group-work, individual learning, games, projects and e-learning, students are more involved and focused. This in turn increases their learning results.

 

Given the success of the first one, three more “blended learning” classrooms will be established in vocational schools of Vlora, Lezha and Berat.

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