Transformative Teaching and Learning in Further Education

July 31, 2019

Education is one of the most valuable investments that any government can make. It has the power to transform and enrich our lives in so many ways, with benefits for individuals, employers and our society as a whole. But in recent years Tory austerity has led to our education system being chronically under-valued and under-funded. Nowhere has this been truer than in further education, which has seen successive cuts in every year since 2010. Yet I know from my own experience that further education has a vital role to play in helping people get on in life.

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Learning is gaining new skills. These skills are for life. At visionYOU we believe that media education is as important as literacy and numeracy skills. visionYOU aims to make digital education available for everyone! We support teachers and companies in the digital transformation of education. For this purpose we provide them ready-to-use teaching concepts and further training with e-learning. Secondly we help companies to get in touch with potential trainees at an early stage.

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Learning is gaining new skills. These skills are for life. At visionYOU we believe that media education is as important as literacy and numeracy skills. visionYOU aims to make digital education available for everyone! We support teachers and companies in the digital transformation of education. For this purpose we provide them ready-to-use teaching concepts and further training with e-learning. Secondly we help companies to get in touch with potential trainees at an early stage.

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