Project title: iPEER (Reinventing the STEM VET via Peer assisted learning and Innovative pedagogy)
Key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action type: Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness
Project number: 2020-1-BG01-KA226-VET-095211
Project duration: 1 March 2021 – 31 May 2023
Foundation 4.0 (Bulgaria)
Narxoz university (Kazakhstan)
VšĮ Inovacijų biuras (Innovation Office) (Lithuania)
Avenatura Marao clube (Spain)
BICERO Ltd. (Slovenia)
ACEEU GmbH (Germany)
While entering a post crisis world, and facing the needs of multipurpose professionals, this proposal is aimed at expanding the baseline of skills, knowledge and values for STEM VET learners by establishing well-structured and effective peer learning circles, using a variety of methods. Moreover the project focus on expanding the learning opportunities by introducing cutting edge methods, e.g. peer-to-peer learning, peer tutoring and innovative pedagogy, and thus boosting the quality of the learning experience in VET professional schools and centers.
Establishing a new and unique methods for digitized peer-assisted learning in distant classes and small COVID-19 secured participatory classes in- and outside- school premises.
Implementing a new model for learning stimulation, e.g. peer-tutoring or cooperative learning to cover the knowledge gap generated by the hyper accelerated post crisis technological society;
Enhancing the active and intended usage of new pedagogical methods by the students, e.g. peer-to-peer learning, tutoring, flipped classroom, project based learning, etc. to prolong the daily learning curve of learners; ensure full participation; get instant feedback (incl. on sensitive or uncomfortable subjects) or improving the learning flow;
Evolving the role of the Alumni clubs and Bright learners in-school societies by assigning a new teaching role to the students, hence improving the knowledge base of the younger generation by covering the gaps between the expected skills, as defined by the descriptor;
Reducing the number of early leaving VET learners via boosting an early warning systems in the partner countries as defined by EQAVET, and implementing indicator #4, i.e. the completion rate in STEM VET targeted programs: the number of persons having successfully completed/abandoned VET programs, according to the type of programs and the individual criteria.