It had to happen after Easter, but the numbers of those admitted to intensive care units did not allow it. But the idea is that it happens before summer.
The ‘minister’ of Education, Josep Bargalló , has assured this Wednesday that the high school and vocational training (FP) students who now follow a blended model will return to the classrooms before finishing the course. ” The Procicat does not see it badly, ” he has detailed, as long as the epidemiological data of the pandemic allow it.
At a press conference to explain the post-compulsory training offer for the 2021-2022 academic year, the head of Education pointed out that returning to classes is especially necessary in the case of students who are preparing for the entrance exams to the university and for the students of the more technical branches of VET , so that they can return to carry out practices in the workshops.
In any case, and without wanting to detail what number of critics for covid is considered good to break with the hybrid model, he recalled that the final decision rests with the health authorities . Facing the start of the courses last summer, Bargalló has taken for granted that thetelematics system and that all students (this year there have been 350,000) will return to the situation prior to the confinement of March 2020.
Regarding the training offer, the course will begin with two new VET centers (one in Sant Just Desvern specialized in graphic arts and the other on food in Mercabarna) and a total of 8,267 groups will be opened , 261 more than now and of which 259 will be in public centers.
The entire educational offer can be consulted in a newly created portal that includes the courses, the access requirements and the contents of the studies. It is a website, Bargalló commented, that is created with the vocation of becoming “an open day that lasts 24 hours a day all year long.”
The ‘minister’, to questions from journalists, has also made reference to selectivity , a system that he has criticized without nuances in the past. This Wednesday has not been the exception. He has said that the baccalaureate is a formative stage that “worries” him, since it responds to the ” old rote model ” that moves away from the “competence education” that is tried to be implemented in the compulsory stage of teaching.
He has defined the university entrance exams as “a corset “, an opinion that has already been sent to the Ministry of Education. “It is a system that is not sustainable for much longer,” concluded the ‘minister’, who also recalled ” before an illogical reality “lived by the young people who were examined last year.
To promote this reform, as this newspaper explained in February , the ‘conselleria’ has promoted a working group to shape a new high school model , a work that must be done yes or yes at the hands of the universities, which are, after all, responsible for selectivity.
The reform, according to Educació sources, seeks a “competent, open, flexible and guiding” baccalaureate. In short, more aligned with a primary education and an ESO increasingly open to new educational methodologies.
Regarding pre-registration and enrollment, the thing will work as follows:
Baccalaureate and intermediate level training cycles: from May 11 to 17
Higher level training cycles: from May 25 to 31
Training and reintegration programs: May 10-20
FP specialization courses: from July 1 to 7
Performing Arts: April 15 to June 4
Baccalaureate and intermediate level training cycles: from July 12 to 16
Higher-level training cycles: from July 19 to 23