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After the success of the programme “Museum Mediator” with this project “Work Based Training (Art and Culture)” we want to share and improve the programme with the help of a network of European VET partners, and thus, address the horizontal priority that encourages organisations to work together towards achieving transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications to facilitate learning, employability and labor mobility.

 

Context/background of project;

The promoter of the project is Italy-led consortium made up of 6 partners ranging from education institution and training organisations (I Cinque Sensi Associazione Culturale, Kairos Europe, Complexul Muzeal National MOLDOVA, CPA Di Giuseppina Bomba, Palatul Copiilor Constanta and Associació Cultural CRESOL).

 

We want to create a project of good-practice where we can learn from each other’s Cultural and Art programmes of empowerment to create new and standardized curriculum to empower people in difficulties, like people from Migrant background, marginalised people, or refugees. Culture can bring people together and it also empowers them to take charge of their life’s and paths. IVET training for enterprise skills development (team-work, communication) has to have a standard approach for all parties.

 

Objectives of your project;

The objective of this project is that all partners will work together to bring in good practices and improve the materials of the Empowering programme and standardise it, with inputs from 6 partners from 4 EU countries. We are all seeking to enhance the “boost to empowerment through art & culture” through a curriculum that is offered in all partner organisation.

We want to design the most appropriate curriculum and pedagogy, using the knowledge of all the partners. We acknowledge the different pedagogical approaches of partners/nations, yet also seek to be uniform in our approach.

 

Impact envisaged:

The project will impact all 6 participating organisations by equipping them to deliver a training course that supports EU's policies embedding work based learning into their curriculum and engaging their network of partners; aligning their activities with the Bruges Communiqué (develop a vademecum/study on successful work-based learning models); contributing to the "Agenda for new skills and jobs" by helping VET students penetrate the labour market after having completed the Empowering programme; aiming to integrate ECVET into their existing non-formal training.

 

Project partners:

  • I Cinque Sensi Associazione Culturale – lead apllicant
  • Kairos Europe
  • Complexul Muzeal National MOLDOVA
  • CPA Di Giuseppina Bomba
  • Palatul Copiilor Constanta
  • Associació Cultural CRESOL

SECOND MEETING - 27th and 28th June 2018, London, the UK

OUTCOMES OF THE MEETING 

Importance of learning through problem solving for:

The course:

Learning through problem-solving is based on concrete, real-life problems and develops long-term knowledge retention. Apart from that it:

  • helps the development of open mind thinking through the possibility to have many different solutions to the problem;
  • encourages cooperation and interaction between students, as well as supports a team building and inclusion;
  • and develops and promotes critical thinking and creativity.

The essential thing is that teachers/facilitators are proactive and ask a lot of thought-provoking questions.

The sustainability:

The importance of problem-solving for sustainability can be perceived from two points of view:

-    Participant

-    Trainer

Participants get long-term knowledge, a solution which is easier to implement, maintain and replicate. They also develop critical thinking, reach a higher level of engagement, and better understanding and therefore are more motivated to make the solution/result on their own. Apart from that, they get a feeling of belonging to the group.

The trainer gets a better-united group which is easier to work with and also the possibility to replicate the solution in other contexts. 

The effectiveness:

Learning through problem-solving makes the result more effective because it makes the problem personalised and participants get more involved in finding a solution to it.  Apart from that, working as a team and the combination of individual solutions results in a much more effective universal solution.

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