Training of students on how to manage your own European Project
The training will be focussing on people working with refugees. There will be three training weeks, where a group of young students will get a training in how to organize a European project.
The training will focus on:
- presentation of best practices
- intensive course on how to develop a project
- communication strategies
- international team work and networking
- company visits
- intercultural activities
Increase the quality and effectiveness of VET through a better integration of curricula and mobility
âInternships are most times validated and results accepted. But still they are seen as extra-ordinary with little connection to the rest of the subjects. We want to increase continuity between the content of the curricula and the work based learning experience abroad. There will be a focus on key competences, citizenship skills and entrepreneurship. Specific objectives: - to exchange good practises on the most effective ways to make mobility more integrated with VET curricula for the achievement of non-professional learning outcomes and transversal skills - to enhance the capacity of VET curricula combined with mobility projects - to raise awareness of VET providers on new methodologies that put students in the centre of the learning experience - to improve the (self)evaluation of the impact of the mobility on the training path through the use of innovative tools
Develop a Summerschool training for VET Teachers
âThe project will develop and test a methodology for a Summer school for teachers in VET schools in Europe.
The partners will put together their best practices to develop and test a training methodology for VET teachers that will take the form of a 4 days training event. European Development Plans: after participating in transnational activities with their staff, VET providers and mobility experts will produce local development strategies in collaboration with stakeholders (in particular other schools and business actors) to put in practice what they have learned and the competences acquired. Collection of Best Practices: the practices that will be presented through the project will be categorized according to focus areas, collected in one place (e-book and website) and made available for organisations that have interest in improving their competences on WBL and mobility.
The specific objectives are:
- To improve competences of VET teachers/trainers on how to plan, organise and evaluate high quality WBL experiences in mobility.
- To exchange practices in teacher training on WBL and internationalisation, and thus identify, test and mainstream an innovative training methodology.
- To improve networking and collaboration between VET provider and mobility experts to develop Internationalization strategies together.
Boost for CLIL in VET
âDevelop and test Massive online Open Courses (MOOC’s) on the Content and language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology.
Objectives of this three year project:
- Raise the number of teachers using CLIL to better prepare student for the labour market of the Future
- Help teachers to understand the methodology of CLIL
- Help teachers to disseminate 21st century skills
- to stress the need to master foreign language skill for better employability
- to use CLIL in improving intercultural competences for students
- to exchange innovative methodologies and learning materials in VET teaching
- using WEB 2.0 tools to share knowledge and good learning and teaching methods
- provide teachers with a database of state of the art teaching methods
Building a bridge between students and the elderly by using VR methods
The goal is to help students to work with innovative methods in elderly care. Students will have meetings with elderly to discuss important life events and search with them for photos. These photos will be used to create a VR story with information about the history and questions.
The main outputs of the project:
- Creation of a Digital Compendium with best practices of how in Europe technological solutions are use in the care of the elderly
- Creation of 10 Virtual Content Packs aimed at elderly people based on 10 cultural / historical events that occurred in the past of the participants
- Creation of glasses to visualize RV contents with recycled material.
- Publication of 5 videos in English and in the partner's language that will teach to create the virtual environments of the packs. These will stimulate the enterprising spirit of the participants because it will allow them to apply this methodology to create new virtual environments.
Vocational Education recources to develop cyber security skills
âThe context of the project is explained by several data and actions carried out at the European and international level. According to a recent report released by Intel Security, called “Hacking the Skills Shortage”, there will be 1 million to 2 million unfilled cyber-security jobs worldwide by 2019.
It is in the EU's strategic interest to ensure that the technological tools of cybersecurity are developed in a way that allows the digital economy to flourish, while also protecting our security, society and democracy. This includes the protection of critical hardware and software. To reinforce the EU's cybersecurity capacity, the Commission and the High Representative are proposing, among other priorities and actions to address the skills gap in cyber defence. With this objective, the EU will create a cyber-defence training and education platform in 2018.
Our project therefore lies within the different initiatives carried out to build a cybersecurity capacity in Europe, at national and international level, and feeds from the momentum cybersecurity is having in the European agenda by addressing these detected needs:
- Lack of skills related to security operations among workers in general
- Lack of qualified profiles in cybersecurity and as consequence a gap between qualifications and job demands
- Increased risks related with a more digitalised world (financial operations, internet of things...) - Low awareness and knowledge about digital risks and how to protect oneself and one´s organisation
- Low capacity of response in front of cyber attacks, at all levels (personal and professional).
With this project we intend to achieve the following aims:
- Increase the level of awareness of digital perils and the importance of adopting preventing measures among VET students.
- Define a joint VET curriculum in cybersecurity, built upon a modular basis.
- Increase the level of qualification related to cybersecurity among VET students and workers.
- Improve the capacity of people and companies to prevent, protect and react in front of cyberattacks and other digital perils.
- Reinforce cooperation between VET and business/technical experts to ensure an adequate training and qualification of workers.
- Contribute to create a saver digital Europe.
In order to achieve the mentioned aims, the target groups of the project will be:
- VET teachers, who will increase their knowledge on cybersecurity and will improve their ability to teach this topic.
- VET students, who will be able to develop their skills related to cybersecurity, especially those demanded by companies.
Updating skills of culinary teachers on alternative proteins
âBy changing the eating habits of western population, the climate impact of food could be reduced significantly. By changing to diets using plant-based protein sources the climate impact of food could be reduced by over 30%. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN suggests insects to be used as protein sources for humans and livestock. Many people eat they daily meals in diners or restaurants. The workers in food production (chefs and cooks) need understanding about the nutritional value of the alternative proteins as well. The goal of this project is to facilitate the change of our eating habits towards more climate friendly direction by updating catering and culinary teachers’ skills in the field of nutrition and culinarism.
The project seeks and builds knowledge relevant for VET training on alternative proteins in several areas:
- What are the alternative proteins available in Europe?
- What information is available on the environmental and nutritional impacts of alternative proteins?
- How are alternative proteins used at the moment?
- How to combine alternative proteins with traditional proteins and traditional cooking?
- How to make attractive products out of alternative proteins and how to use them in restaurants?
- How to train teachers to spread the knowledge and teach culinary arts students about alternative proteins?
Click on the image below to read an article about this project in Algemeen Dagblad (article in Dutch only).
Upgrading the skills of VET teachers in Advanced Industrial Technologies
31 oktober 2018 is het tweejarige project LAIT 4.0, waaraan Da Vinci College deelnam, afgesloten. Met succes, kan ik zeggen. Dit project heeft een grote bijdrage geleverd aan ons onderwijs. Als één van de weinige roc’s combineren wij nu techniek en ICT in één opleiding en werken onze studenten projectmatig’, vertelt Robert Bezemer, docent aan de ICT academie en deelnemer aan het project LAIT 4.0.
How to use a buddy system to prevent dropout
In this project, we are testing the system of using buddies to help students to keep on going in their training. The drop-out rates are too high and we need all the potential workforce there is in Europe. Colleges show their best practice in the field of student service.
The project ends in 2018
Collaboration with companies to improve the level of education in child care
In this project colleges and Child care organizations work together to improve the collaboration. Different methodologies used in child care are explored, Reggio Emilia, Community based working and working with art as an important tool. ka2train2train.wixsite.com
The project ends in 2018
Strengthening the key competences of teachers and managers
The role of leaders in VET colleges is changing. In the transnational network we are identifying the success factors in a leadership that helps teachers and students to get the best out of they work and study
More info will follow, the project runs until October 2019
Students working in international teams to solve realistic problems
In this project students from four different countries will work together to solve realistic problems that have a link with the Future. There will be Future labs organized where a company is presenting a problem and students work in international teams to analyse the problem and come up with solutions.
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Future Lab Dordrecht was een groot succes
âIn de Duurzaamheidsfabriek vond afgelopen week Future Lab Dordrecht plaats. Twintig studenten (vijf studenten van Da Vinci College en studenten uit de landen Spanje, Groot-Brittannië, Finland) werkten, onder begeleiding van een docententeam (coaches), aan een case uit het bedrijfsleven. Hierbij stond met name het leren in een team centraal.
Project end 2019
Exchanging good practices in E-commerce teaching
E-commerce is a growing sector. There is a need for workers in webshops and cross channel shops.. This requires new skills. In this project colleges and companies will work together to identify the skills needed. Colleges will get new knowledge, materials will be made to train students.
The project will end in 2019