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Glossary:

BTEC
BTECs are vocational qualifications designed to give students the skills they need to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. They allow you the freedom to create the programme that you want to teach and that your students will want to learn. http://www.edexcel.com/btec/
ECTS
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits that are equivalent to 15001800 hours of study in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union. http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/ects_en.htm
ECVET
The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) aims to give people greater control over their individual learning experiences and make it more attractive to move between different countries and different learning environments. The system aims to facilitate the validation, recognition and accumulation of work-related skills and knowledge acquired during a stay in another country or in different situations. It should ensure that these experiences contribute to vocational qualifications. ECVET aims for better compatibility between the different vocational education and training (VET) systems in place across Europe and their qualifications. http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/ecvet_en.htm
EQF
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) acts as a translation device to make national qualifications more readable across Europe, promoting workers' and learners' mobility between countries and facilitating their lifelong learning. http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/eqf_en.htm
Otter Board
An Otterboard is operated like a kite to bring hook and bait out into the middle of the lake or river. Its use is not sportsmanlike and illegal in most countries.
Seine net, Seine fishing
Seine fishing (or seine-haul fishing) is a method of fishing that employs a seine or dragnet. A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. Seine nets can be deployed from the shore as a beach seine, or from a boat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seine_fishing
A basic seine net, picture by Pearson Scott Foresman 2010
Zuger Glasses, Zuger Jars
Zuger glasses are a type of equippment to breed fisch eggs. Funnel schaped glasses contain the eggs while water is suplied from the bottom in an amount that the eggs are just kept in motion. The hatched fish larvae are usually collected with the spillover water from the top.
Breeding pike perch (zander) eggs in Zuger Jars

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