The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all our lives dramatically overnight, both personally and professionally.
We are witnessing an unprecedented disruption to educational processes on a global scale (more than 1.5 billion learners have been affected according to UNESCO). Vocational education and training (VET) are experiencing extra pressure as the learning processes are linked to the situation in the labour market and the economy. Countries have had to react immediately and look for solutions while doing so. The situation has required every learner, teacher, school principal, and parent to adjust and change their usual routines quickly and effectively. Digital learning has become a reality overnight.
With the preparation of this article, ReferNet of Portugal responds to Cedefop’s request to provide information on the immediate response of each country to the Covid-19 pandemic and the respective national follow-up actions in VET.
See the article here: Portuguese responses to the Covid-19 outbreak.