The VETWORK Erasmus+ project started on 1 September 2020 involving VET schools and organisations active in vocational educational developments from four countries, from Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The first step of the cooperation was the design and implementation of the project's image elements and website. The website is a multilingual Content Management System (CMS), with public interface of which serves dissemination purposes, and with a common document library, online communication opportunities and dynamic content publishing and editing services in the background for cooperation among partners. The platform was opened at the first online partner meeting in October 2020.
The aim of the first phase of the project work was to assess the current level of digital education of partner vocational schools by involving school managers, teachers, and students.
Several methods were used for the research, like personal interviews, questionnaire based online surveys. The consortium's organizational development partners jointly developed the measuring tools for personal interviews and online surveys.
In addition to our own measuring tools, we used the institutional-level self-assessment SELFIE framework to identify the quality and level of digital education for evaluation of the schools.
The framework is a free, online self-reflection tool for schools, developed by the European Commission with European education experts to support schools in using digital technologies in teaching and learning. The partner schools were prepared for applying the SELFIE system by the education experts of the Consortium, and school leaders, teachers and students could fill in the online questionnaires anonymously in their national languages. The framework summarised its results in an interactive report, identifying the institution's strengths and weaknesses.
Number of school managers (blue), teachers (red) and students (yellow) in SELFIE survey
Results of the work phase in numbers
- Survey toolkit in 3 languages
- questionnaires for interviews with school leaders, pupils and teachers
- Online questionnaire to assess teachers' current digital competences
- template for developing an institutional digital strategy.
- Number of survey participants: 34 school managers, 300 teachers, 1500 students
- Analysis of survey results in 5 partner schools
- Comparative study in English.