“Energy transition”, the transformation of how energy is produced and consumed, has emerged in Europe from the conviction that in order to address existing climate challenges we must both reduce energy consumption and replace fossil fuels with renewable energies. Challenges in engineering and ICT are increasingly entering the domain of energy transition.
Energy transition requires innovation in business and industry, developing new technologies and products. New technologies require new knowledge and production methods, thus having a great impact on vocational education. VET students and teachers will not only have to be aware of developments and know about technical innovations, but they will also have to be able to use and innovate them.
In this project educational content and the curriculum will be developed in co-creation between VET institutions and companies, while further developing the concept of hybrid education.
The project will deliver a general teacher’s handbook on implementing energy transition issues into the curriculum. Partners will develop prototypes for 14 technical models with accompanying learning materials, the modules are done in a way that all partners can work with them.
These models will be usable for levels 2, 3 and 4, and where feasible level 5 (from VET/HVET).
Partners will provide each model with didactic instructions.
Partners will involve students in piloting the products, in international exchange and virtually in between project activities.
Hybrid education as it is developing requires different forms of project-based learning, in strong cooperation between VET schools and companies. Most partners have already been experimenting with these. We’ll be building on concepts already developed, such as Energy Transition Houses, forms of hybrid education and project based learning, involving co-creation of education and the industry. The networks already in place will be informed about the project, and asked to contribute actively.