Erasmus+ fördert Work-based Learning in Europa - 20.-21. November 2017 – Bonn
Vom 20. bis 21. November 2017 fand in Bonn ein europäisches Open Space Event zum Thema Work-based Learning in Europa statt. Vierzig Projektverantwortliche aus zwölf Ländern diskutierten über ihre Projekterfahrungen in den Strategischen Partnerschaften, formulierten Fragen zur Implementierung von Work-based Learning und fanden gemeinsam eine Reihe von interessanten Lösungsansätzen. Da das Event auf Englisch abgehalten wurde, ist auch die nachfolgende Dokumentation in englischer Sprache verfasst.
Open Space: Let´s talk about work-based learning, experiences, questions and solutions
Transnational cooperation activity
The seminar targeted at organisations currently active in Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships in the field of Work-based Learning (VET providers, VET schools, social partners, universities, enterprises, etc.). 40 participants from Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria, Macedonia, Spain, the UK, Hungary and Germany attended the seminar.
Themes and goals
There is an international trend towards work-based learning (WBL) in vocational education and training and even in higher education and adult education. EU policy documents increasingly emphasise the importance of apprenticeships, traineeships and other forms of WBL, focussing on the need to foster cooperation between education and business.
The monitoring seminar has improved the exchange of information and knowledge across national boundaries. The main objectives have been reached:
- content monitoring in order to improve quality at individual project level
- facilitate exchange of experience between project actors and improve the quality and impact at individual project level
- strengthen the networking between projects, practitioners and decision makers.
The event offered a programme of activities allowing open dialogue. The Open Space methodology enabled direct interactions among participants. All had the opportunity to name their concerns and work with other interested parties.
The participants organized the entire work and time schedule themselves being the experts for their topics. During the dialogue sessions the participants discussed 17 themes, they shared what works and what doesn’t and identified synergies and ways of working together to help in future work. Out of these topics, four were prioritized leading to concrete action plans:
- How can we improve the quality of feedback in the WBL process?
- How to find committed companies?
- Which tools are you implementing for facilitating WBL experiences?
- How to get learners to see the value of WBL?
For detailed information of please have a look into the “Book of Proceedings” enclosed.
In the future, the project representatives want to stay connected, exchange their experiences with the European partners and, as far as possible, create new projects.
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