VET/HRD R&D in Slovenia, there are many initiatives which have been
implemented mainly via Target research programmes and different EU programmes.
Although Slovenia is very active in researching and developing VET/HRD,
it still lacks a more systematic approach to this activity on the national
level. Thereby the main goal, i.e. the strengthening of R&/D with the
help of action research, is still to be reached in the future. On the other
hand, several institutions are members of international R&D networks,
which connect Slovenia with the international R&D community.
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 developmental role of the schools.
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 faster development and new innovations at school level.
the European trends and comprehension of VET, Slovenia is modernising the
entire VET system including educational programmes and legislation. Despite
the problems already mentioned we strongly believe this means a great step
forward for the entire VET field in Slovenia.