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Wednesday, April 25 • 15:35 - 16:00
Technical Vocational Education and Training: the ‘dark continent’ in OER

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Commissioned by UNESCO, a study has been executed with the aim to understand better the potentialities of OER for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and to provide Member States and UNESCO, in particular UNESCO-UNEVOC, with recommendations to support the creation and use of OER in TVET. The study was intended to fill the gap both on mapping the landscape of the use of OER and open practices in the field of TVET as well as on policy recommendations to support Member States' efforts in promoting and developing OER.

The study used a mixed methods approach, consisting of a literature review, a survey and semi-structured interviews. The main result from this study is that the general opinion of the usefulness of OER for TVET is not in line with actual programs for adoption of OER. Main causes for this are a low image of TVET at policy level and specific characteristics of TVET teachers/trainers and learners.

In the presentation we will elaborate on this study.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Janssen

Ben Janssen

OpenEd Consult / Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Besides his research work for the UNESCO Chair on OER at Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven (NL) (UNESCO-Chair-OER.htm), Ben is the founder and director of OpenEd Consult, a research and consultancy firm applying the notions of OER and Open Education to education and... Read More →
avatar for Robert Schuwer

Robert Schuwer

Fontys University of Applied Sciences



Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:35 - 16:00
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