Schools 4.0 – innovation in vocational education: project nr. 2018-1-PT01-KA202-047463

António Cunha, José Dantas, Pedro Arantes, Luísa Orvalho, Sandra Monteiro

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A transnational partnership has been created to develop, since 2018, the Project no 2018 -I-PT OI-KA 202-O4774463, under the Erasmus + Program, KA2, entitled “School 4.0 - Innovation in VET”, to build the pillars to reinvent the school capable of responding to the new challenges and opportunities of Vocational Education Training of the current “liquid” times in which we live. The partnership is formed by four portuguese vocational schools, from the “Schools Network 4.0”, the European partners from Denmark and Greece, with the involvement of EfVET, having as scientific and pedagogical consultancy two researchers from the Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH) and consultants from the Support Service for the Improvement of Education (SAME), from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Católica Porto, Portugal. The purpose of this transnational partnership is to co-build and publish an Intellectual Product (IO), in Portuguese and English, on paper and digital, with links in each partner's mother tongue, which constitutes an innovative theoretical-practical framework to help the different stakeholders to rethink and identify the changes to be introduced in the pedagogical, organizational and evaluative practices, in order to move from a traditional school, with only face-to-face classes, to a 21st century school, "SCHOOL 4.0", oriented towards positive change, with classes, also at a distance. As a research strategy, the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and the guidelines of the quality management system (SGQ), in line with the European framework EQAVET, were followed. This communication aims to spread the project, the process and some of the products already achieved, namely good practices designed, implemented and tested by partners, in classroom contexts and narratives of graduates and testimonies of some partners to increase the social connection, in time of Covid- 19 pandemic.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationLiberdade, equidade e emancipação. Atas do XV Congresso da SPCE
EditorsLuis Grosso Correia, Tiago Neves
PublisherSociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Educação
ISBN (Electronic)9789899539044
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021
EventXV Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Educação - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 10 Sept 202012 Sept 2020


ConferenceXV Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências da Educação


  • School 4.0
  • VET pedagogical innovation framework
  • 4.0 School Network

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