Title Innovation Laboratories for the quality assurance of vocational education and training
Project Number 2012-1-PL1-LEO05-27430
Product Final conference
Title Final conference
Product Type others
Marketing Text This conference shall sum up the completed project and present its developed outcomes.
Description The conference, constituting the project’s summary, was organised on 3 December 2014 at the P4 partner (University of Rzeszów, Poland). In its course, the following elements were presented: idea and mission of innovation laboratories, capacity of their use in vocational education, and previous experience of the i-Lab operation in other EU countries. A part of the conference took place in three parallel groups, during which the participants took part in a demonstrative session presenting the i-Lab at the University of Rzeszów, workshops concerning development of creativity, a session presenting experience of partner institutions resulting from the implementation of innovation laboratories in the vocational education process. The conference participants included teachers of vocational education, representatives of universities and enterprises, employees of various faculties of the University of Rzeszów. The conference participants received the set of materials, including Innovation Laboratory – Guide to Good Practice and a project brochure (in Polish language version for representatives of Polish institutions, in English language version for foreign conference participants), stationery: pendrive, notebook with pen and marker with the Lifelong Learning Programme logotype and a logotype of the completed project, a conference bag with the Lifelong Learning Programme logotype and a name of the completed project.
Target group Representatives of educational authorities, headmasters, and teachers
Result Organisation of the conference contributed to promotion of the innovation laboratory’s idea in a wider environment than the local dissemination seminars described above. The conference participants found out not only about the completed project experience, but also about the wide context of operation of innovation laboratories in Europe and experience related to their use not only within the scope of vocational education. The conference was significant in relation to dissemination. Some persons expressed their interest in further cooperation within the scope of use of innovation laboratories in various areas, as well as in use of the software itself, which is possible, though it is hard to talk about an innovation laboratory in such an event.
Area of application Final conference constitutes an element of promotion and dissemination of the project outcomes.