Miloš Trivić, a Community Story from Montenegro
I am 30 years old and I am a lecturer in Maritime Management. I am also professor of the studies on logistics and director of the sector for adult education. I have been the head of the sector for adult education since 2012. I am also a member of the working group for the development of education programs for the field of maritime-nautical activities, published by the VET Center Montenegro.
I am interested in adult education, teaching methods in adult education, employment of adults, monitoring of candidates' achievements and work after training. I heard about EPALE from a member of the NSS team Montenegro who gave a presentation and led a training course on how to register and work on the platform. I signed up and started to be active on the platform in January 2016.
EPALE has contributed to my knowledge of good practice in adult education from other countries, the exchange of information and materials as well as the promotion of the institution in which I work.
With the COVID19 virus pandemic, the education process in Montenegro has not shut down. It has simply moved from educational institutions to homes. Teachers and students work from home.
We use various channels to communicate electronically; exchanging text messages, video calls, photos and video content, surveys... In order to better approach the material, I started recording virtual lessons that I posted on my YT channel and sent to my students via a link. The participants accepted this way of working, completed the tasks, and did their homework according to the work plan and program. The system has remained pretty much the same, the only difference being that we have no physical interaction with each other. The main difference is that we do not get feedback when we deliver the teaching material so we do not know how much of it has actually gone in.
Finally, the state of Montenegro and the Ministry of Education deserve recognition for their part in the process of distance learning by developing educational shows, platforms and applications.
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