Title Modular teaching and learning offers for contemporary and needed further education
Project Number D/04/B/F/PP-146 157
Product The new approach (due to new environmental laws and regulations)
Title The new approach (due to new environmental laws and regulations)
Product Type modules
A series of sessions on the following sup topics:
- Introduction session: The new approach
- Sup topic 1: Contact with external parties
- Sup topic 2: Why environmental laws and regulations?
- Sup topic 3: Dangerous and toxic waste (phosphine)
- Sup topic 4: Special topics: Fireworks
- Rounding off: Evaluation
Target group Shippers collecting and handling shipping waste
Shipping companies nowadays are obliged to bring their waste into the harbour. Due to new regulations the demand on waste collecting is increasingly considerable. Bek & Verburg, a medium size company based in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam harbours, is the only shipping and waste handling company in those areas. Most employees are shippers with extra qualifications in this area.
The Director and founder of the company is intrinsically motivated to help clean the sea. His main motivation is his concern about the future of his children and grandchildren. The company is well-organized and works to improve quality and certification in a structured way. The Director employs an external Environmental Manager, who educates the employees on a regular base.
Microteaching topics The Environmental Manager expressed his ambition to raise awareness with regard to the following topics:
• Internalizing the reasons for focusing on Sustainable Development
• Understanding new environmental laws and regulations
• Improving the attitude towards precautionary maintenance
Choice of topic Because of the urgent learning needs the first Microteaching Module focused on new environmental laws and regulations, with the inspiring title ‘The new approach’. The sessions were conducted both in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam
Active work forms All the sessions were facilitated by the Environmental Manager and were supported by a leaflet containing background information and examples (pictures and attributes). By questioning the employees personally he tried to involve everyone. There were lively discussions.
Because of the early time of teaching (before working hours) and the conservative target group the Manager was unable to explore any approaches that involved too much activity.
Evaluation The Environmental Manager views Microteaching as a good way to stimulate people to learn, and to inform people. He will continue the sessions. Continuous learning is necessary for all people and the company to make progress. The challenge is stimulating the awareness and learning about various topics. Due to the irregular workload of the participants he sees the realisation of a consistent planning of the short Microteaching sessions as a problem.
Area of application
Information that needs to be put into practice
Basic knowledge that needs to be refreshed or improved
Integration of new working procedures into the daily working routine as a result of laws and regulations
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