VET educational methods


In this page we'll provides articles concerning vocational educational training practices. Its intend to be usefully to practitioners into different fields of educational activities.

Article 1


Dear Friends,

In this article I would like to introduce you the educational method called suggestopedia. Suggestopedia is a new teaching method developed by the Bulgarian psychotherapist Georgi Lozanov. It is used mostly to learn foreign languages but also for other subjects.

Suggestopedia is a science for developing different non-manipulative and non-hypnotic methods for teaching/learning based on the level of reserve (potential, unused) capacities of the brain/mind. That means: at least three to five times faster, easier and deeper learning; inner freedom; increasing the motivation for learning; joyful learning and psycho-physiological well-being. The effectiveness as well as the benefits of the genuine method have been confirmed by the most prestigious international commissions and scientists.

The best results of suggestopedia are not due to any technique (guided relaxation, guided fantasies, breathing exercises, etc.) as a number of authors fabricated but to a holistic knowledge of the psychophysiological mechanisms of personal reserves.

Article 2


During the last decades several scientists observe that videos facilitate thinking and problem solving.

According to Galbraith, 2004 in some cases, video can be as good as an instructor in communicating facts or demonstrating procedures to assist in mastery learning where a student can view complex clinical or mechanical procedures as many times as they need to. Furthermore, the interactive features of modern web-based media players can be used to promote ‘active viewing’ approaches with students.

More recent research shows that there is strong evidence that digital video reporting can inspire and engage students when incorporated into student-centered learning activities through:

 increased student motivation

 enhanced learning experience

 higher marks

 development potential for deeper learning of the subject ...

Article 3

Mind mapping educational method

Author: Association Ecosystem Europe


Mind mapping is a creative and logical means of note-taking and note-making that literally "maps out" your ideas.

All Mind Maps have some things in common. They have a natural organizational structure that radiates from the center and use lines, symbols, words, color and images according to simple, brain-friendly concepts. Mind mapping converts a long list of monotonous information into a colorful, memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain's natural way of doing things.

Article 4

What's e-learning?

Author: Catalina Constantin



The shortest definition it’s “education delivered electronically”. That been said many readers unfamiliar with the term considers that e-learning must be some resources embracing .doc or pdf. form embedded into a web-site. If, this affirmation can be true, there is not representing at all the complexity and functions of e-learning which I will try to make deepen understood into the following lines.

Article 5

Moodle LMS: activities which permit application of VET collaborative methods


Author: Catalina Constantin



In conformity with web-site, Moodle rank no. 1 into a top of free and open software solutions for e-learning. See whole top HERE.

With over 10 years of development guided by social constructionist pedagogy, Moodle delivers a powerful set of learner-centric tools and collaborative learning environments that empower both teaching and learning.

Collaborative pedagogy believes that students will better engage with writing, critical thinking, and revision if they engage with others and rejects the notion that students think, learn, and write in isolation.

Article 6

Scenario based e-learning in VET


Author: Catalina Constantin



In conformity with revised Bloom’s taxonomy the scenario-based method achieves with all cognitive learning process dimensions: remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create which make it a valuable method for VET learners.

The method introduces learners into a hypothetical situation – scenario where they must analyse and evaluate a situation and then take specific action/s. During the scenario they are driven into creative process being in situation to take decision and solve specific tasks. In some points or at the end of the exercise the learners will receive feedback's which will make them to re-evaluate the process and discover the correct answers.