Welcome to the Bond Project
The quality of Human Capital is crucial for Europe’s success. The Europe 2020 Strategy puts a strong emphasis on education and training to promote “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. In this context VET teachers and trainers became crucial in the whole knowledge system: we need to ensure more efficient trainers and teachers, less expensive training and skills improvement methods for them and also more work oriented skills. The new Communication from the Commission “Supporting the Teaching Professions for Better Learning Outcomes” (Strasbourg, 20.11.2012) and also Bruges Communiqué (7.December.2010) encourages 2 important pillars:
- Involving roles of teachers and trainers: the use of non-classroom and work-oriented “learning and assessment” environments, more linked with real life contexts, where continuous training takes a crucial place is one of the challenges for teachers and trainers where they can “evaluate themselves”, understand their working and qualification potential.
- Implementing quality assurance in VET: trainers and teachers are the most important “pillars” and suppliers in new EQAVET; they need to be technical and pedagogical updated and to integrate absolutely the governance system. The Communication From the EU Commission To The European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic And Social Committee And The Committee Of The Regions – Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes (20/11/2012), is also very clear considering the necessity of revising and strengthen the professional profile of all teaching professions.
The BOND project idea is based on the fact that the quality of the VET teachers/teachers innovative practices and methodologies, will strongly impact on the VET systems overall quality and attractiveness, where their performance has a very important role.In this sense the Pedagogical Training for Trainers Methodology is understood as main tool for preparing VET teachers/trainers to be aware of different competencies required to this function and at the same time to be conscious of the importance to promote 8 key competences and lifelong learning attitudes among adults learners. VET trainers/teachers became knowledge mediators and brokers (instead of knowledge transfers) that must be able to encourage new “knowledge surfers” in information society and green economy as well as promote the balance of different individual needs and talents, under an inclusive and empowerment context.