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The German Dual System of Vocational Education and Training

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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  • Price: 480 €

Description

Teachers and stakeholders in education often face the important challenge of integrating theory and practice in school curricula.

Not only are theory and practice deeply intertwined, but also they are key to developing students’ competences and self-knowledge, providing students with an introduction to potential career paths. However, designing dual courses of study requires innovative ideas and structure.

In this course, participants will have the chance to explore the German dual system of education, which has been successfully implemented for several years with growing effectiveness. Participants will analyse the dual method and create their own action plans to provide students with successful learning experiences in which vocational elements are an integral part of the degree program.

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired a full understanding of the dual method, awareness concerning the importance of integrating theory and practice in educational systems, and strategies to implement successful training experiences in their own learning environments.

Concept by: Francesco Molinari

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Understand how the dual system works and which are the aims of this educational program; 
  • Get a clearer perception concerning the activities and the implementation of the program; 
  • Understand how the deployment of the dual system contributes to reducing the unemployment rate and the school dropout; 
  • Understand how the collaboration between companies and educational institutions improves educational skills; 
  • Implement the dual system abroad and how to adapt it to the different educational environments; 

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & intro to the dual system of vocational education

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Intro to the dual system of vocational education

  • description of the fundamentals of the dual system of vocational education and training in Germany and looking at some practical experiences.  
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Encompassing learning methods

The advantages of integrating theoretical study and practical training in education, looking at peculiar training programs.

Day 3 – Positives of the dual system

How the dual system positively influences the labour market and contributes to seek the unemployment rate, illustration of successful examples. 

Day 4 – Evaluating results of activities

Competences and prerequisites to achieve a successful training experience, how to evaluate the results of training activities on students, workshop: selection and evaluation methods for students applying for dual system. 

Day 5 – Introducing the dual system abroad

How to implement the dual system abroad, discussion about similar programs in other countries, workshop: how to introduce the dual system in the framework of different educational programs.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;

Cultural activities

Excursion and other external cultural activities.


Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

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  • 5-10 Jul 2021
  • 2-7 Aug 2021
  • 6-11 Sep 2021
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
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