One of the biggest challenges that teachers face in the classroom is to keep alive student’s attention and enthusiasm through the learning hour. To address this, Skills for Jobs S4J supports teachers in partner schools to adapt ‘student-centred’ methods to deliver learning, both for vocational and general subjects.
Gamification, project-based learning, open source learning platforms, use of technological devices are listed among these methods, commonly known as “New Ways of Learning”. They help teachers transfer learning concepts to students in ways that are easy to understand and remember. The ‘fun’ element is added to the learning hour; students participation increases, and school becomes more attractive to them.
For this reason, during April, 18 teachers from vocational “Hamdi Bushati” school in Shkodra and 23 teachers from vocational electro-technic “Gjergj Canco” school in Tirana were trained to “Deliver student-centred blended learning using virtual learning platforms” and “How to develop Digital Learning Materials according to pedagogical principles”.