BREED Open Data
At the end of the project, the BREED team makes available the results of the surveys to which VET experts and teachers contributed.
These results are at disposal as Open Data that could be freely used by research communities and stakeholders.
Consultation of national experts
In order to achieve high quality and usefulness, the creation of the BREED course was based on the examination of needs and expectations of the addressed final users. A special questionnaire was developed to identify the main issues which would have to be presented, best practices for free-range pig farming, media suggested to illustrate the topics of the course, methodical areas for the learning outcomes as well as organizational areas. The survey was carried out in the period from December 2019 to January 2020, in the project countries Italy, Poland, Greece, Portugal and Lithuania. Initially, 122 experts have been involved in the project countries.
Distribution of the respondents – by country of origin
Distribution of the respondents – by type of experts
Areas of importance for free-range pig farming
Importance of pig practices for free-range pig farming
Distribution of media suggested to illustrate the topics of the course
Consultation of VET teachers and trainers
Since the declaration of the worldwide pandemic status, the BREED Consortium started a reflection on the impact that the safety measures was producing on the VET training methodologies and the possible changes of the training needs that were identified in the survey previously undertaken. With the aim of finding potential areas of improvement of the BREED course, the project distributed online a short questionnaire. The survey was publicly addressed to VET teachers and trainers and was undertaken from June to July 2020. The survey was based on three open-text questions plus an optional field for recommendations and suggestions. A total of 18 valid answers was registered.
In your own and/or other colleagues’ opinion, what are the most important difficulties encountered by VET training during the outbreak response?
Specifically regarding the training on pig farming, what have been the aspects that you believe have negatively affected the learning process during the outbreak response?
How and how much do you believe that training on pig farming should be reviewed in the medium and long term, in the post-pandemic forthcoming period?
Additional remarks and suggestions