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TVET peer support in response to COVID-19

The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak impacts not only our health, lives and economies, but also the labour market and education sector. Many countries have already implemented temporary measures to slow down the spread of the virus, which includes closing public institutions and schools. As of 15 July 2020, more than 1 billion learners were affected by the closures of schools, training institutions and universities, with nationwide closures effective in over 100 countries.

Consequently, different forms of online learning and collaboration have become the focus of attention in an effort to ensure continuity of learning. In these critical times, we would like to draw your attention to the TVeT Forum as a platform for mutual support, knowledge sharing and peer learning, where you can seek advice and discuss your current TVET-related challenges and needs.

While some institutions and members of the TVET community may have already garnered valuable experience with online learning strategies and are set-up to offer large-scale online solutions without much delay, others are still in the learning phase and may find it useful to hear about working solutions that can be adapted to local contexts and implemented quickly.

To start the exchange, we have opened a discussion thread on the TVeT forum: Moving to online TVET learning in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – challenges and experiences. Should you have other specific TVET-related questions or interests, we encourage you to open your own threads and engage in peer support.

For medical concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, kindly refer to the COVID-19 pages of the World Health Organization and the advice from your national health services.

Resources and Services

UNESCO-UNEVOC

On our website, you can find a handbook on Open Educational Resources for skills development and a list of OER services, resources and platforms.

UNESCO

UNESCO's COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response page provides an overview of various forms of distance learning solutions.

Join UNESCO’s weekly webinars about the educational dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars provide a venue for ministry of education officials and other stakeholders to share practices, ideas and resources about country responses to school closures and other challenges stemming from the global health crisis.

Inter-agency cooperation on TVET

On 10 June 2020, a Webinar was held to share and discuss the results of a Global Survey that examined the impact of COVID-19 on training and development of employees, apprentices and interns in enterprises and other organizations. The webinar was jointly organized by 10 key international and regional development partners of UNESCO (see here for more information).

A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube:


Inter-Agency Group on TVET Newsletter - June 2020

The Interagency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (IAG-TVET) was convened by UNESCO in 2008 to ensure a good coordination of activities by the key international organisations involved in the delivery of policy advice, programme ...

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ILO-UNESCO-WBG

A survey was carried out jointly by ILO, UNESCO and the World Bank Group to gather information on good practices and to allow knowledge sharing, with the aim of helping countries around the world mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of education and training.

The information gathered through this survey will contribute to stocktaking and sharing knowledge about experiences and good practices, strategies and tools that can help other TVET learners and trainers, policy-makers, social partners and other stakeholders mitigate impact, manage the learning and training process effectively and increase resilience during the difficult period presented by the pandemic.

Kindly note that the survey is now closed

EARLY RESULTS of the ILO-UNESCO-WBG survey can be viewed here (last updated 15 May).

Commonwealth of Learning (COL)

COL has a wealth of excellent openly available learning resources and tools. (shared on the TVeT Forum platform here). This same list can also be accessed here.

Policy Briefs and Guides for policy-makers

Basic guides on online learning, blended learning, open textbooks

OER and MOOCs

Quality Assurance

Technology and Tools

Online courses to build TVET educators' capability in flexible learning

These OER courses are designed to be facilitated in cohorts, but anyone can view them and learn from them at the links below:

Other resources

National Webinar (India) on Repositioning TVET Post Covid-19: New Approaches and Solutions

Organized by Pandit Sundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal India


MOOCS for teachers (shared in this contribution)

Improving digital literacy of educators

(shared in this contribution)

  • https://1minutecpd.wordpress.com/ - 1 minute CPD is a website from a collaborative group of UK educators with short blog posts written over the last 3 years on a range of digital literacy topics. The first 366 posts are designed to take just 1 minute to read (hence the name of the website).
  • "23 Things", where each Thing is a tool or cluster of tools to enable a particular digital capability (for self-directed learning).
Entrepreneurial learning

(shared in this contribution)

  • https://bit.ly/OEP-HelloFutureEntrepreneur - Hello Future Entrepreneur has seven "chapters" on entrepreneurship-related topics, including multimedia material and assignments on each topic. The material is free to use, but teachers will need to instruct students on how and where to complete the assignments as well as assess their work.
Transition to online learning

(shared in this contribution by Mansour Kamal Mansour)

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme

(shared in this contribution)

FADIO and CEGEP à distance (IN FRENCH)

Directory of pedagogical and technological resources and training that can equip teachers and professional staff in education in their online or distance education projects in higher education.





 

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