is currently in the process of a huge curricular reform. All VET programmes
are being developed on the basis of national occupational standards, which
were explicitly required by the economy and are founded on the detected
needs of the field.
the new guidelines for the preparation of VET programmes, Slovenia has
already successfully implemented new curricula concepts in selected sectors,
which include developing school curricula, teamwork, new concepts of teaching,
learning and assessment, project work, higher level of support for individuals,
increasing the developmental role of the schools. The implementation of
these concepts has been performed via several projects in pilot schools.
However the main goal, i.e. the strengthening of R&/D with the help
of action research, is still to be reached in the future.
is especially a need for research-based activities with regard to a new
concept of assessment of competences, defining educational standards, validation
of non-formal learning. Slovenia lacks researchers, HR in this field. Due
to the lack of researchers, also the didactics in VET is underdeveloped,
and this hampers a faster development and new innovations at school level.
activities will focus on the development of the foundations and models
for research in VET/HRD. The implementation of innovations within the learning
process and its assessment will be the priorities. In this respect the
teachers will be encouraged and trained in order to act as carriers of
year the entire VET system will be reformed. New programmes will be orientated
toward competences and will be modularly structured. The certificate system
and the formal education system will be better linked in the light of the
National qualifications framework. The principles of individualisation
and maximal inclusion of employers on the regional level will be followed.
issue that needs to be addressed in the future concerns VET school policy,
in particular developing a quality assurance system, clear national indicators
and the improvement in statistical data and data-based policy.
these efforts are directed toward the improvement of reputation of VET
among youngsters and toward the rise of the number of first-year VET students.