A manual for teachers (coming from industry or directly from a college of technical profession) without prior pedagogical knowledge has been prepared. It guides new teachers from their first attempts at teaching to independent teaching.

Additional Info

  • Period of implementation: 100 Hours
  • Country where the practice was developed : Slovenia
  • Provider of the practice : SIC Ljubljana
  • Targetg group: 17-19 y.o. students, EQF 4 level
  • How to implement the practice :

    Before the beginning of the new school year, new teachers without prior knowledge of pedagogy and andragogy receive a manual containing different forms, guidelines for online lessons applications and a list of contacts who manage a certain area. Teachers are divided into groups for each technological science. Within each group a new teacher is assigned a mentor who supervises his progress.

    Such groups hold monthly meetings during which they review their progress, analyse the work that has been done and look for solutions to the problems a new teacher might have.

  • Prerequisite knowledge:
    • - Operation of machining machines
    • - Materials
    • - Electrical sources
    • - Programming of controllers
    • - Electrical components
    • - Preparation of electrical and mechanical technical documentation.
    • - Methodical and didactic knowledge
    • - Ability to lead groups
    • - Ability to recognise psychophysical states
    • - Ability to adapt to dynamic work.
  • Main learning outcomes from the practice :
    • - Recognising the needs of the workplace
    • - Understanding the requirements for the position and corresponding tasks
    • - Interpreting the curriculum and implements it during the school year while taking the students’ interests into consideration.
    • - Appling good practices of the mentor and implements them in his lessons
    • - Analysing his own completed work
    • - Evaluating his own completed work
    • - Correcting the mistakes of the previous school year and reorganising the curriculum accordingly.
  • Needed/Suggested digital tools:
    • - Computer
    • - Controller
    • - Measuring instruments
    • - Software  
  • The practice was carried: : In Classroom or Lab
  • Critical points to shift towards STEM learning and solutions:

    Teachers are required to use the software environment to monitor teaching process and the statistics of students’ progress. Before they begin teaching they participate in a short training programme for the work with software applications

  • Positive aspects of participatory learning :

    Together with his mentor the new teacher detects his mistakes and improves his work. His mistakes are entered into the manual for the new teachers. 

  • Negative aspects of participatory learning:
    • - The teacher analyses his mistakes in too much detail, which means he can get stuck and as a result does not correct the mistake.
    • - Characters of new teacher and his mentor are not compatible
    • - The new teacher and his mentor do not stick to the plan.
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