19 November - 20 November
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Talk 8.3: Open schooling and vocational schools
Cristina Olivotto, Onl’fait, Switzerland
“Open schooling” is where schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders, become an agent of community well-being; families are encouraged to become real partners in school life and activities; professionals from enterprise, civil and wider society are actively involved in bringing real-life projects into the classroom. In the context of the EU funded CENTRINNO project, nine European pilot cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Blondous, Geneva, Milan, Paris, Tallinn, Zagreb) are working with vocational secondary school to develop programmes based on the open schooling methodology. We feel that this approach – certainly beneficial for all type of schools – is particularly suited for secondary vocational schools because it allows students to better understand the role of artisanal work in society.
The strategic objectives of the CENTRINNO school programme are to 1) foster social inclusion and economic growth in European cities through reappreciation of craftsmanship culture and inclusion of heritage aspects as drivers for innovation 2) enable people to make better career choices, find quality jobs and improve their life chances by creating spaces where the boundaries between learning, working, sharing are blurred. In order to achieve these goals, the CENTRINNO school programme will ensure a better fit for vocational training with the needs of the 21st century economy.
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