Title Viking Age Skills Training - Venues, Infrastructure, Engagement, Work
Project Number 2012-1-IS1-LEO05-01835
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Do you want to learn the skills of the vikings Then the vast-view project is something for you. We will build houses in 4 country's with the same methods as the vikings used. We will develop study material and cores so you can come to the houses in Iceland, England, Germany and Romania and learn the old crafts such as building, carving in wood making tar glass beads and so many more
Summary VAST-VIEW is needed to address loss of skills in traditional building coupled with need for tangible examples of low carbon economy building techniques. Also there is a need for interactive venues to learn & teach traditional skills, (living) archaeology & heritage management. There are also old buildings that can be 'put to work' for best use of cultural heritage for rural jobs. We will transfer examples of successful transnational VET to new partners & countries & make a link between local people, traditional skills & jobs. Objectives are to combine & package ofresults from the LdV PP ‘Unlocking Hidden Heritage’(UHH) with the work of ‘Stokkar og Steinar’(SoS), which is exemplified in the LdV DOI ‘Green Village’ training course ‘Sustainable Building’. The TOI will train multiple target groups (university students, trainees, trainers, community members, tourists) through the work-based process of reconstructing & restoring ancient buildings. The TOI will engage community members, encourage them to use existing skills & learn new skills in traditional building. The project develops a legacy of buildings for continuing VET use for other traditional 'Viking-Age skills' skills, such as weaving, felting, woodworking & carving, blacksmithing, leather work, basketry, etc. The venues & ongoing VET creates infrastructure & a focus that helps village economy in 4 locations . Core partners deal with rescuing & restoring traditional buildings & teaching traditional skills in a ‘hands-on’ context. We are a multi-actor partnership involving NGO's, SME's, University, researchers, all linked to the 'world of work' with input from education professionals. Representing a geographical spread across Europe (Iceland to Romania) linked by recognition that old building styles must be reconstructed, restored & used in order to survive. We are cross-sectoral, building, forestry, culture, archaeology. Tangible outcomes are restorations & reconstructions with the process used for training; Viking age forges in UK & ISL with VET legacy; restored traditional village house in RO & DE with ongoing VET. Curriculum developed by UHH & SoS packaged, given an additional e-learning delivery mechanism (increasing impact) & accredited through ECVET & tested in RO, DK, UK, DE & ISL. Intangible outcomes, villagers in UK, ISL, DE, RO engaged in using existing skills & learning others - becoming empowered; future potential for improved rural economy; rural people in UK,RO,ISL,DE benefiting through mobility & hosting, gaining confidence & communication skills. Impact envisaged is greater appreciation of value of ancient vernacular building skills for teaching through the building/restoring process & as a venue for future training plus as examples of sustainability; a change of mind-set among rural people as to the value of reconstructions & ancient buildings & potential for improved economy demonstrated to villagers plus encouragement to put infrastructure to work.
Description The project will build a house in Romania, England and Iceland as well as reconstructing a house in Germany. All the houses are build with technique that was uses in the viking age. At the end of the project we will have 4 houses that will be used as centers for teaching viking age skills. In the project we also intend to make study material and ECVED credited coursers that will be tought in the houses that the project will build in the first year
Product information we will fully build and functioning houses that will be used as training centers for viking age. Study material that will be in the for of e-learning as well in paper form. ECVET credited coursers in viking age skills sutch as building houses, blacksmithing, glass bead making, tar making e.t.c