Bulgarian Association of Network Academies (BAMA) and other 7 partners from 4 countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Spain) are working on Erasmus+ KA2 VET project E-Classes – Flip your classes through multimedia enriched apprenticeship simulations and develop e-skills for VET teachers and students to enhance youth employability or, short, E-classes. The project is funded under the Erasmus + program, Key Activity 2, Strategic Partnership in VET, 2017-1-RO01-KA202-037344.
The project developed a methodology that will form the basis of creating multimedia lessons in different technological disciplines. Based on the methodology, each partner developed video tutorials in English, but also with subtitles in the four languages of the partners – Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. Videos are available on YouTube at the following address:
At the international meeting, which took place on 02 and 03 October 2018 in Sofia, the partners announced the successful completion of the development of the methodology and video lessons.
The essence of the flipped classroom is that before the lesson the learners have access to the video material that prepares them theoretically, and during the sessions, there is a discussion session and practical exercises, etc.
The aim is to ensure maximum attendance of learners in class – giving them the opportunity to think more sensibly, provoking their thinking followed by discussions; the theoretical knowledge is applied in practice.
Teachers from vocational schools will undergo one-week training in Madrid between November 26 and November 30, 2018, on the methodology established under the project. On the Bulgarian side, instructors from the Cisco Academies, members of BAMA, will participate.