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

Projektin tulokset

During the period of the global pandemic (2020-to date) a number of tasks were either completed or took significant steps towards completion.

1. Four Serbian and three Russian partner universities built e-learning labs for creating digital learning resources with project funding and activated learning management system (LMS) platforms on which to host online learning resources.

2. Seven Vocational Open Online Courses, three in Serbia and three (plus one extra) in Russia, were created, one on each of the respective LMSs. These courses were all alpha tested internally and are, in early 2022, undergoing beta testing by selected faculty members and existing students within the respective universities.

3. Despite the difficulties of various periods of lockdown experienced by the partnership, the project was featured in several online conferences where presentations were delivered in either roundtable or poster discussion format around Europe and was included in the published conference proceedings record. 

4. One academic article was published in 2020 and another in 2021 highlighting the development of e-learning resources.

Unfortunately, the consortium has not been able to meet face-to-face during this period and therefore all meetings have occurred remotely. It is hoped that the consortium will be able to gather in March 2022.

13 January 2022