Project Number 2013-1-DK1-LEO05-06940
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The background for launching this project is to give teachers and institutions some concrete tools to make recognition and accumulation of work-related skills and knowledge acquired during a stay in another country easier. Currently student mobility in the VET sector is very limited at European level, among others due to barriers such as lack of transparency according to the Bruges Communique which also underlines the need for more transparency tools in this regard.
By transferring the principles from the MOVET projects based on ECVET to the automobile sector, the project will transfer a product which will be adjustable to others in the future and hereby potentially benefit the whole VET sector in the future.
When it comes to mobility in vocational education and training the benchmark is that more than 6% of 18-34 year old with an initial vocational education and training qualification should have had an initial study or training period abroad by 2020
Insufficient mobility among VET students in Europe is defined, in the Bruges Communique, as a problem area and therefore in focus in the European 2020 strategies in order for EU to educate the workforce better in the future and remain competitive in an ever more globalized world.
By using already developed tools based on ECVET, learners can accumulate the required learning outcomes for a given qualification over time, in different countries or in different situations and improve overall credentials. The system also allows the possibility to develop common references for VET qualifications and is fully compatible with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
It is an EU goal to increase VET mobility considerably before 2020, which means that at least 735.000 VET students spend a part of their education in another European country.
The aim of this project will be to increase mobility in the automotive sector by making it easier for teachers and institutions to compare and agree on learning outcome (LO), when VET students participate in international mobility. The aim of the project will be achieved by transferring innovative outcome from Leonardo da Vinci projects MOVET and MOVET II. The aims will be achieved and the outcome will be increased mobility among VET students through better transparency in Europe in the automotive sector. The automotive sector is particular relevant to implement the tools on because of the easy to compare technologies and the fact that the end products (car brands) all over Europe are the same. The project results will be capable of reaching out to more and more institutions in EU simply by using ECVET as a tool to do so.
The project results will, in the first project year mainly impact the organizations involved, hereunder students and teachers in the automotive sector and administrative personnel working with mobility. By transferring the principles of already proven methods from the MOVET projects based on ECVET (which focused on mechatronics engineers) to the automobile sector, the project will transfer a product which will be adjustable to others in the future and hereby potentially benefit the whole VET sector in the future.
The aim of the project was to eliminate some of the challenges related to mobility for VET students.
The focus of this project was making it easier for teachers and institutions to compare and agree on learning outcome (LO), when students participate in international educational mobility.
The background was insufficient tools in order to be able to contribute to increased mobility of VET students both now and in the future.
The aim of the project was achieving mobility for VET students by transferring innovative outcome from the Leonardo da Vinci projects MOVET I and MOVET II.
By transferring the principles from the MOVET projects based on ECVET to the automobile sector, the project should transfer a product, which would be adjustable to others and hereby potentially benefit the whole VET sector in the future.
The project has achieved all its objectives and has with the final conference achieved more than expected by hosting a conference with more than 90 participants from ten different countries and 11 different technical colleges, policymaking bodies, international coordinators, company representatives and ECVET-experts. In addition, the project has made a final brochure with a description of the main tools (competence matrix and taxonomy list) which can be used as a small handbook for describing modules.
All partners have contributed with specific knowledge in relation to the project objectives, for example experience in mobility, curriculum development, understanding of ECVET and educational expertise within their field of automotive education. The transfer partner from Germany, with experience from two ECVET projects, was a valuable player in the assistance of comparing educational systems and finding common ground and a common language in the process of achieving an ECVET system for the automotive education.
The project developments and results have given an unexpected degree of reliability of and trust in the project materials. The process of analysis, resulting in common tools for describing international modules including evaluation and assessment documents, has resulted in the production of materials that form a very solid base for international networks. All materials from this project will be used in the existing Automobility Network, where eight automotive schools from seven countries cooperate and send automotive students to each other.
In addition, the project materials, the matrix and the mobility tools, will be transferred directly to the work of a KA2 project, Urban Mobility - 2014-2017
Recognition, transparency, certification
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Administrative and Support Service Activities
transparency and certification
program or curricula
Project website - www.automovet.eu
Taxonomy tabel translations List of words – A taxonomy table, a list of words, to be used for describing learning outcomes.
A taxonomy table, which supports the description of modules and learning outcomes for the automotive education. The taxonomy table has turned out to be a logical part of the competence matrix supplemented by a list of words for describing learning outcomes and levels. Hence, the taxonomy table is not an actual table in itself, but has taken the form of the competence matrix in combination with a list of taxonomy words and terms. www.automovet.eu/final.php
Mobility Process Guide - A small handbook with ideas and inspiration on how to build reliable networks. Part of the dissemination strategy. The guide can help unexperienced schools and teachers to find and build reliable networks. www.automovet.eu/final.php
(Final) Brochure - A mini brochure that presents the aim and objectives of the project www.automovet.eu/final.php
Comparison Grid EQF (Overview of national automotive educations): A common competence matrix/grid and a common language for describing learning outcomes to understand how different automotive educations are run. www.automovet.eu/final.php
Tools for mobility and module description. The modules give examples of how to describe and assess a module with learning outcomes according to the common competence matrix :
CMCM competence matrix
AutoMOVET module template
AutoMOVET assesment sheet social skills
AutoMOVET module assesment sheet
AutoMOVET module diploma template.pdf
Memorandum of Understanding www.automovet.eu/final.php
Survey and evaluation report of the pilot
We have tested whether the competence matrix and the common framework can be understood and accepted primarily by teachers. We have also tested whether the competence matrix and module descriptions including the module assessment sheets also make sense to the students. The tools have proven to work well as an ECVET tool for both students and teachers.
The conference contributed to the dissemination, to the exploitation and sustainability of the project. The conference hosted over 90 people from 10 different countries and from many different automotive schools. In addition to this, representatives from branch organizations participated and from national agencies, for example the educational body of Munich, international office. The programme for the conference included not only the AutoMOVET results but also two keynote speakers, Karin Küssner head of the German ECVET contact point and Thiemo Schalk - from department of strategies Urban mobility. There were round table sessions where all participants could get a closer look and a discussion about the AutoMOVET modules and automotive education. As an extra plus the conference worked at one big network event for teachers, managers and representative working in the field of automotive education.