How does ECVET, student and work force mobility affect vocational education?

You can deal with the core question number 3 – how does ECVET, student and work force mobility affect vocational education – on your own time.

1. Check out the video and the ECVET website

2. Answer the quiz. The goal is the get 5/5, so re-take the quiz and use the resources unless you don’t make it the first time. (While you are at it, extra points for those who look up what mastery means in pedagogical/learning framework!)

3. After you get 5/5 from the quiz, write a brief reflection on your blog and try to come up with “TOP 5 ways ECVET is affecting teaching and guiding in vocational education”.


Presentations on internationalism and multiculturalism

Alright! Time to make the best presentation ever!
(Or at least a very good one. Not just an okay one.)

But, what makes a good presentation? Do you need to be a good public speaker? Can you create and use interesting visuals? How can different visuals be used?
How do you control your time? What do you need to know about the tech and the presentation tools?

How can you deliver the core content and make sure your listeners get the “right” message? Can you influence or persuade your audience?

This is what you need to consider while making and presenting the material you have created. This is also good set of questions for giving feedback to others.

This time our 18.10. session consists of individual presentation tasks.

-The length of your presentation has to be 10-15 minutes.
-You can use the presentation tool of your choice. Remember to practise the functions of the tool beforehand. We will put some links in the end of this post.
-We want to see you and hear you during the presentation. No videos.

Presentation topics:

We combine two core questions (1. and 4.) for your presentation. We hope that you use your personal experiences and understanding as the background. Imagine yourself teaching students about the issue and using your own life as a case example.

The goal of your presentations is to address these two questions:

-How can a vocational teacher operate in an international network and promote student’s opportunities there?
-How can a vocational teacher consider multiculturalism in school settings?
We recommend you think about these when developing your presentation:

Once again, your job as a presentor (teacher) is not to answer these questions directly but to inspire and trigger listeners to deal with the questions.

Things to consider

-What is the 10/20/30 rule? How can you apply it here?
-How can one storify a presentation? What elements of storytelling or story structure you can apply in your presentation?
-What are some common methods of persuasion and argumentation? Which ones are you using?

If you find good resorces, why not help others and share your findings in our FB-page!


There were four students present. Below you can find links to the actual recording of the session plus the slideshow from Juha&Janne.

  • Link to the tutor presentation PPT (18.10.) here! (And here as a Google doc.) There was one additional blog task: Remember to write about your own possibilities/experiences of working/studying abroad (as a student and as a professional of your own field).
  • The link to the recording of the session is here.


Haiku Deck

Group dynamics and collaboration

Hello there!

Here’s a pre-task for core question 1. of the next online session dealing with “Implementation: teaching and guiding groups”.

First, check out this presentation regarding group communication and group dynamics:

It is pretty basic communication stuff for many study programs. You have probably bumped into the concept of groups in your study/work history. The viewpoint of those slides is not pedagogical – it’s just about the basic concepts that you should understand when considering teaching and guiding groups.

Second, the teaching method is “Snowball” and the first round of questions you will answer individually before the session. The rest of the task will be instructed during the online session.

Answer these questions on your own before Tuesday the 3rd of October.

Remember that you have also your own team tasks! (This is J&J’s task to everyone.)

Teaching and guiding – online sessions table


Here’s a table for our online sessions. Teams are colour coded. I will add the names of your teams and full online addresses of your AC rooms. Colour is linked to one of the question of the session’s topic.

Please double check the dates and names and let me know if there are corrections that need to be made. I assigned on of your team member as “coordinator” of your team who is responsible for opening your AC room for the session and records the sessio in that particular AC room.