Professional Development of Vocation Education Teachers with European Practices / Pro-VET


Uudistuva oppiminen
15.11.2018 - 14.11.2022
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Erasmus+ Key Action 2
Projektin kuvaus

Pro-VET is a co-funded project with the EU
through its ERASMUS+ programme. The project's overarching aim is to develop VET
teachers' professional skills in Russia and Serbia. This will be achieved
through four specific objectives (deliverables):

by training HE teachers in
European VET pedagogical initiatives and proven best practices,

by upgrading technology e-labs
to produce & disseminate VOOC courses,

3.       by creating online in-service
training courses for VET teachers, and,

4.       by setting up a VET-ETN (Educator
Trainer Network) to consolidate the role of VET teachers in VET development and
to co-design roadmaps for VET development in cooperation with respective Ministries
of Education in Russia and Serbia.

The project
will be carried out over a three-year period beginning in mid November 2018 by
12 partner institutions from Finland, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Russia (4)
and Serbia (4).

The first
phase of work will concentrate on preparing the environment by considering what
VET legislation is already in place in the partner countries and what kind of
practices are employed. A review of proven European VET pedagogical initiatives
and best practices with produce options which can be adopted by the partner
countries to form a new framework of VET teacher training in Serbia and Russia.

The next
phase of work will be an upgrading of technical resources to create e-labs at Russian
and Serbian the partner institutions. These e-labs will enable VET teachers to
produce and develop VOOCs (vocational open online courses), through which other
Russian and Serbian VET teachers can upgrade their professional skills.
Continual review and development cycles of this deliverable will ensure the
legacy of the Pro-VET project.

will follow by each key partner in Russia and Serbia arranging and hosting a series
of roadshow events throughout their home countries in collaboration with their
respective Ministries of Education. In these roadshow events the new e-labs and
the possibilities they offer will be showcased to VET teachers from other
institutions and various stakeholders. This action will be supported at the
European level by presentations of the project at conferences and the publication
of a number of articles in professional journals.

information: Graham Burns, project manager,,
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Professional Teacher Education