Digital Pedagogy in VET

While “digital pedagogy” has become kind of self-evident without questioning its meaning. It should be understood as the use of digital elements to enhance or modify the educational experience. The concept of digital pedagogy therefore doesn’t refer only to the use of communication and information technologies (ICT) but raises the question of the working methods and pedagogical strategies chosen in a highly digitalized world.

Training occupations in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector are no exception. Here, the VET sector is to be understood as a key element of lifelong learning such as skills training and the teaching of knowledge related to a specific occupation, professional activity or trade. “

Various European studies have also highlighted the need to integrate digital tools into the pedagogical practice of teachers and trainers in the Vocational Education and Training sector.

According to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, it is currently essential to understand the effects of digital educational tools on professionals. Indeed, this enables them to identify gaps in the system and to thus develop new working methodologies and to develop models and tools that can help VET teachers and trainers to adapt their teaching and learning methods to the different needs of students and learning context. 

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