Online collaborational practice for active learning in the visual age

Dénes Zarka


According to the Burges Communique “Supporting vocational education and training in Europe”, to meet the challenges of increased unemployment of young people, global competition, Europe’s ageing society and shortage of skills, education organizations need to network and collaborate to achieve inclusive education and training services: diversification of learners, the opening up of education, the preparedness to merge international and intercultural learner groups and to provide learning services for work-based learners.

Vocal project is responding to this need by training teachers to develop their skills to adapt their „traditional” curricula towards more collaborative and more intercultural activity focused online modules. But how does this upcoming educational practice responding to the needs of the visual age? Based on Vocal project findings, this presentation is analysing the synergy of this online collaborative educational practice with visual learning and thinking.

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