On 21 May, 2019 Chania has held a multiplier event, organized by the TEI of Crete (Crete Institute of Educational Technology), in which the results of the Erasmus + project “CRİTİCAL THİNKİNG AS A STEP FORWARD İN VET EDUCATİON: VET students immersed in high technology teams ”were featured. The event included two conferences, one given by Professor Yiannis Kaliakatsos who had the opportunity to present the project, as well as its objectives and results, especially the guides «METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR HIGH TECH CENTERS TO HOST VET STUDENT INTERNSHIPS» and «CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT FOR QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN VET CENTERS THROUGH CROSS-SECTORAL CO-OPERATION ”, and another presented by Dr. Omar Arabeyyat, Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the Applied University of Jordan Al-Balqa, who is an expert in critical thinking in education. After each of these conferences, the listeners were able to attend an open discussion, based on a participatory methodology in which they had the opportunity to learn to use the new methodology to adapt it to their needs, in accordance with a philosophy of self-learning.
Thanks to this multiplier event, which was attended by numerous multiplying agents from both the Chania region and abroad, including staff from the University of Chania, researchers, technology entrepreneurs, policy makers and teachers from VET centers, it could be not only presented and promoted the implementation of the Erasmus + project “CRİTİCAL THİNKİNG AS A STEP FORWARD İN VET EDUCATİON: VET students immersed in high technology teams”, encouraging the creation of networks between companies, research centers and VET centers to inspire intersectoral professional training, but it was also shown the possibilities and opportunities that this entails for both VET students and the Technology Centers.
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