Moving to virtualisation is their next step for OSZ
- Move to cater for individualisation
Ana’s presentation was excellent and it illustrated the innovative College wide approach OSZ are taking to preparing their trainees, both dual and full-time, for the world of work and society at large.
- Interest in developing competences during learning
- The e-competence framework in Germany
- Defined the e-competences in the IT Sector and what are these in various sectors [Can we get a copy of this please?]
- Learning Situations
- Some learning examples:
On one side the school On the other side you have the job
The challenge of school preparing people for work
Ana is teaching teachers – she works in teacher education and she also teaches students also
Number of meetings with employers – 3 times a year
- Formal agenda and it typically lasts for 2 hours
- The information is provided back to the Subject Teachers- practical information flows back into the college
- Some teachers believe that these meetings are not enough and that they should occur more frequently.
- Not just a meeting – there are multiple touching points and avenues to gather information from employers
- It appears there is a Culture of coming together between employers and educators, even if this could happen more regularly, it is taking place.
- How might other partners do this?
- Are they doing it already?
- How best should such meetings be organised?
E-Portfolio in OSZ
Differentiation of the learning process is the main goal of the e-portfolio
The goal in OSZ is to transform the school into a house of learning
- They want to know their learners
- Know where they are at
- Support them in the classroom
- Scenario based learning [in our language these are more like problem-based learning scenarios]
- Method of teaching – material she has provided for the learners. She has customised the material and reduced it rather than increasing
In the portfolio it states:
The learning statements
- I can do ….
- I can analyse …
- They can grade themselves on their level of competency
Very good approaches to developing competences and in supporting staff to create scenarios to develop these skills
In Germany – competency framework differentiate between knowledge, skills and competences
- Social competency
- Self-reflective competency