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6. Education and Training

6.7 Skills for innovation

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  1. Innovation in formal education
  2. Fostering innovation through non-formal and informal learning and youth work

Innovation in formal education

1. Education environment: To increase the quality of education environment by improving the content and developing proper infrastructure

The quality of education environment at all education levels is determined by: (1) education content promoting the development and strengthening of knowledge, competences and skills of individuals, (2) professional and competent teaching staff which transfers this education content to students, (3) modern education environment and education process which promotes perception and mastering of content, (4) integration of the principle of inclusive education, which envisages equal opportunities regardless of needs and abilities, financial, social status, race, nationality, sex, religion and political beliefs, health conditions, residence and occupation of students in an available, respected and supportive environment.

2. Skills of individuals: to promote value education based development of professional and social skills of an individual for life and competitiveness in the work environment

Professional and social skills are improved in the most targeted way, when an individual choses a proper path of professional development at the same time envisaging support mechanisms for school leavers and individuals having not completed their education, thus increasing the general level of education of the Latvian society and fostering employment, with activities of formal education fostering civil responsibility and public activity of students, as well as strengthening the principle of lifelong learning.

3. Effective management: to improve the efficiency of resource management developing institutional excellence of educational institutions

The improvement of resource management efficiency at national, regional and local level developing institutional excellence includes introduction of supervision or monitoring of education quality, which enables all the interested parties to trace, evaluate and impact with consequences processes and results related to education, improvement of financing models, including consolidation of resources, ensuring of the availability of education and fostering of international competitiveness of education.

Fostering innovation through non-formal and informal learning and youth work

Informal forms of participation and learning implemented in local youth organizations and youth centers:

• informal meetings with politicians (for example, "coffee with politicians") • use of photo, video, theater and other creative and innovative methods in expressing opinion • expressing opinions using social media • public campaigns and campaigns