Online training for K-12 teachers
In this article by Douglas Armendone, he explains about the EUN Academy, their free-of-charge MOOC courses and educa.ch's participation in its international projects on behalf of Switzerland. The main issue is to reinforce the integration of ICT for teaching and learning in Swiss schools.
More political education in schools
05.08.14 / Educational politics
According to a study on political reform among some 1,000 Swiss people, schools should be made responsible for childrens‘ education in civic studies. They should raise the interest of children and young people in political matters to make them participate actively in matters like popular votes.
Swiss Skills Berne
For the first time in its history, Swiss Skills Championship for professional skills and artistic knowledge of young people will meet in one place. 70 professions compete from September 17 to 21 at the Bernexpo. Additionally, young people find information for their choice of occupation.
Fast-track school in an asylum
18.07.14 / Educational politics
As a result of the trial fast-track asylum process that has been running in Zurich since January, children are being taught German in makeshift schools – in case their parent's application is accepted. The test project will run until September 2015 to see if it can serve as a model for Switzerland.
World Skills General Assembly
12.09.14 - 19.09.14 / Lucerne
For the first time the World Skills General Assembly GA will be held in Switzerland. WorldSkills International is the responsible body for the worldwide professional championships. Some 250 delegates worldwide are expected to attend the conference.
Congress on Vocational and Professional Education
15.09.14 - 18.09.14 / Winterthur
In 2014, the Confederation will launch the first international congress devoted exclusively to dual-track vocational education and training. The main focus will be on image building, bilateral exchanges between the private sector and policymakers and the presentation of best practice experiences.
Learning Festival 2014
19.09.14 - 20.09.14 / all of Switzerland
The national Awareness Campaign for Life Long Learning brings a news learning experience to the people. Various national, regional and local events in the field of adult education will take place in the framework of this national platform.