“LET’S Play VET”: learning based on experience
First time posted on the website of Agenzia info Salesiana
The “LET’s Play VET” project is an innovative educational project that applies the “Playlist” learning methodology and is funded by the European Erasmus+ program. Six European institutions participate, including 3 Salesian Vocational Training Centers: in Bologna (Italy), Budapest (Hungary) and Pamplona (Spain). The other participating organizations are the Irish company “Badgecraft”, which was responsible for implementing the platform that offers formation through “Playlist”, the European Forum for Vocational Training in Belgium, “Efvet”, in charge of disseminating the project, and the Italian company “Uniser”, responsible for student mobility in Italy and Spain.
The “Playlist” methodology, a learning method used for years in the “LRNG” organization in the United States, consists of giving a group of people a learning experience with network resources, working individually or in groups, around a common theme. It is based on four pillars: Passion, to help students create connections between their interests, those of academia and business; Relationships, to help them share the same concerns with other peers; the creation of an attractive Final Product that can be presented in public, in exhibitions or virtually; and the Opportunities it generates, because in pursuing it the students create a Portfolio with their best creations, which are shared on social networks.
The “Let’s Play VET” project created and tested the platform to offer this type of training to VET students of the intermediate cycles of the three participating Salesian VETs.
The students worked together in common projects, acquiring, through the “Playlist” methodology, new skills that were recognized through the interactive badge directly linked to their “Europass” European professional curriculum.
On Wednesday 18 November the result of this project was presented to the Salesians of Pamplona. Miren Garate Llombart, head of the Graphic Arts Department of the Salesian Institute, defined the project “very emotional, moving”, and explained that “Covid-19 meant that some mobility activities were not carried out, but we were able to re-adapt ourselves.”
Fr Jorge Lanchas Rivero, Rector of the Salesian institute in Pamplona, observed: “In this institute, we are firmly convinced that pedagogical innovation makes technological innovation possible. This project is proof of that.”
The presentation took place both in presence, in compliance with local regulations, and online, and the complete recording of the event is available online.