Title Transfer of Qualifications and Learning Standards in Plastic Sector Standplast VET
Project Number 2013-1-SK1-LEO05-06359
Product Educational program for teachers, lectors and trainers in field of plastic processing industry.
Title Educational program for teachers, lectors and trainers in field of plastic processing industry.
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text Preparation and testing of an educational programme for “Trainers, lecturers and teachers” (possibility to select and send technical trainers from companies, lecturers and teachers who deliver professional training, on-the-job-training and corporate technical education)
The product will consist of preparation of target group in extent of 96 hours.
In Slovakia it is planned to be 40 hours (preparation if field of content and “how to teach”), in UK 48 hours (preparation in field of teaching methodology, quality standards and their usage, quality measuring in area of VET) and in Austria 8 hours (study visit/case study aimed at practical adaptation of educational modules).
The curricula and educational materials will be prepared in a paper form.
Interactive methods, software used for teaching, problem solving and proposing of didactical materials, study visit aimed at practical learning.
Teachers (mainly teaching at level of secondary and university education within the formal and non-formal system)
- Lectors (mainly teaching in non-formal education within the secondary and tertiary level of education)
Technical trainers (technologists who are teaching within the non-formal education directly in companies, or who are guiding the informal education within companies)
- Designers of vocational education in field of plastic Industry
Target group: teachers (secondary vocational schools, universities), trainers, lecturers in the area of plastics processing.
The completed level of education within the National Qualifications Framework – 4-8, (according to the target group on which they focus).
The main precondition for the work of a lecturer, trainer and teacher is a very good knowledge of the teaching content.
Concrete activities of the “Educational Programme”
3-day training of trainers „How to teach“ – location: SR, partner A-OMEGA, Ltd, (education in the Slovak language)
Preparation and implementation of internship for teachers, trainers and lecturers (Case study focused on use of active methods in vocational education), location: LEOBEN, partner University Leoben, Austria (education and presentations in English)
3-day training of trainers focused on obtaining new expertise in the area of plastics processing – location: SR, partner STU Bratislava (education in Slovak)
5-6-day training focused on methods of teaching (e.g. by educational software), on quality of the educational process, on verification of acquired skills, on measuring of learning outputs and their application in practice, on verification of input knowledge. – Location: Telford, City of Wolverhampton College, Great Britain (education and training in English)
LECTURER - TEACHER – TRAINER MUST BE ABLE:
to prepare and implement „initial activities – familiarisation and creation of an atmosphere“ and carry out the training needs analysis
to know oneself, one´s own strengths and weaknesses and develop one´s personality
to communicate (verbally as well as non-verbally), properly present, to be able to listen, ask the questions in a proper way, and provide the feedback
to understand the learning process and the specific sides of the adult education. He/she must be able to prepare the content and didactic side of the training/course (Training design). He/she must have knowledge and skills in setting goals of the training, or be able to choose from a large content what is important and critical. He/she must have a wide knowledge base in the area of plastics processing.
to choose from the various existing methods and forms for mediation of the vocational content of education the most appropriate methodologies. He/she must be able to prepare educational materials for participants of the training/course and must be able to use the modern techniques during education (including simulations on PC)
to implement the training and must be able to behave in an assertive way and solve difficult situations during education
to implement regular evaluation (feedback) on the level of reactions and learning, as well as behaviour and results. That means that he/she must find out/evaluate how the educational objectives have been met. He/she must be able to develop a verification system and a system for strengthening the curricula (on the level of knowledge) – e.g. test on the level of skills – practical exam, on application level – solving a case study. He/she must be able to ascertain the effectiveness of education and on the basis of feedback prepare re-design of the training/course.
Area of application
- to adapt the content, educational methods and methodology for measuring the quality of the educational outcomes through professional training of teachers, lecturers and trainers.
- to coordinate partners during professional training of trainers in the area of plastics processing.
- to draft selection criteria for teachers, lecturers and trainers for testing of the “Educational programme for teachers, lecturers and trainers in the area of plastics processing” (hereinafter only as “the Educational Programme)
- to prepare proposal for search and selection of teachers, lecturers and trainers
- to prepare curricula and educational material for the “Educational Programme”
- to test the “Educational Programme” by the project partners