About the project
"The Academy of
combined learning"

Teachers face the challenge of providing quality teaching in traditional and remote forms. We expect them to adapt their work methods and didactic approaches to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.

The Academy of Combined Learning-AcademyCOLE is co-financed by Norway, with the resources of the Norwegian Financial www.norwaygrants.si and www.norwaygrants.org.

The promoter is Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development. It is intended to strengthen human resources.

To do this, they need appropriate content, didactic and digital support, a modern learning model and digital tools and platforms.
By developing interactive learning content and establishing a digital learning environment, the project addresses the need to develop new teaching and learning practices for work, further education and lifelong learning.

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The challenge for teachers is how to create, apply and transfer good practices into their own environment, where they are often constrained by inadequate digital competences and a lack of learning models. The project wants to connect teachers with stakeholders within (including Norwegian teachers) and outside the education system, with the aim of sharing knowledge and good practices in the field of promoting and developing the skills and competences of both the teachers themselves and the students of secondary vocational education.

These challenges require a different way of teaching and otherwise structured materials that teachers need in teaching and students in their learning. Developed and upgraded e-materials in this project, working methods and newly acquired digital and didactic competences will also be useful at other levels of education as well as other professional fields, such as construction, energy, mehatronics ....


The main objective of the project is to create a digital learning environment based on institutional integration at several levels of professional education and the economy, including international integration, with a view to digitising teaching, developing new teaching and learning practices and promoting skills and competences in education.


The cornerstone of the environment is a combined learning model that effectively exploits the digital learning platform and digital tools for its implementation.


Learn more about the project's key objectives


  • Develop a combined learning model for secondary professional education that allows hybrid teaching and learning and the possibility of implementation also in higher education.
  • The specific objective of the project is to train and raise the competences of teachers in upper secondary vocational education for the 21st century, with the primary address of learning, problem solving, critical thinking, initiative and entrepreneurship. The acquired competences will be used by teachers to implement the curriculum in the "classroom".
  • Training of multipliers/mentors who will transfer knowledge to new teachers
  • Training students to make use of modern learning methods easier
  • Partnerships between educational and other institutions (economy, industry, educational and research institutions) will be established.
  • Dissemination of good practices with the help of a project partner from Norway to the Slovenian space.
  • Transfer of results to other areas of expertise.
  • Contribute to increasing women's motivation to engage in technical professions.



  • Developed a combined learning model for digital teaching and an upgraded digital platform to support the implementation and use of digital tools.
  • Developed interactive teaching materials (teacher's manual, textbooks for students).
  • A network of institutional partners is established.
  • Trained teachers and multipliers.
  • Pilot implementation and mutual learning activities carried out in 6 school centres in Slovenia.
  • Developed 7 intellectual effects (5 teaching materials for students and 2 teacher manuals).
  • Modular design of the platform, which will allow the reuse of content both in the framework of secondary professional education (SSI) mechanical engineering, as well as in other professional fields and education programmes.
  • Ability to upgrade the digital platform with new functional approaches.
  • 9 mutual learning activities carried out (6 training sessions and 3 mutual learning activities).
  • Promotion of the project through round tables, conferences, digital media, special websites. Publications of information in various media. Information on project funders.
  • Exchange of good practices, including through the transfer of knowledge from the Norwegian education system to the Slovenian space (result of a study visit in Norway).
  • Analysis of the material in terms of the effectiveness of the methods.


The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, will lead the establishment of a partnership between organisations and carrying out an analysis of teacher skills needs in the professional Education. She will participate in the preparation of professional content for interactive learning materials.
The Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education will participate in the establishment of a partnership organisations and to carry out an analysis of teacher skills needs in the professional education, as well as in the preparation of professional content for interactive teaching materials.
Rokus Klett is the developer and will manage the project. It will also guide the development of combined learning model and upgrading the digital platform for the implementation of the digital Teaching. It will coordinate the preparation of professional content for learning materials for students and Teachers.
The Novo Mesto School Centre will work together to establish a partnership between different and carrying out an analysis of teacher skills needs in professional education, as well as as well as in the preparation of professional content for interactive learning materials.
Gyldendale will lead the exchange of good practices and experience in the education in the Kingdom of Norway and carried out a study visit to Norway. It will participate in the the design of the combined learning model and in the preparation of professional content for interactive Material.
The CPU will lead online and direct communication of the project's results and conference and developed promotional materials. It will lead pilot implementations and coordinate activities training and implementation of the curriculum in school centres.