Title Developing international vocational competence in social care and education
Project Number D/2004/PL/4303500128
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Marketing Text The participants got to know a system of education which is very diffrent compared with the German one. In two mobility flows that lasted for three...
Summary The participants got to know a system of education which is very diffrent compared with the German one. In two mobility flows that lasted for three weeks the 15 participants per flow got an idea of what education is like in British day nurseries, primary schools, a special needs school as well as day care institutions for disabled people and people with mental health problems. After a short starting phase the participants supported educational staff in the institutions. They also planned educational activities for the clients to „export“ German language and culture. The mix of an own cultural, vocational background of the participants with a new and unknown one decisively influenced the development of a vocational identity. The major differences in education of both countries concern the image of the child, stressing formal education in British pre-schools as well as product-orientation domniating towards process-orientation. Whereas four to five year old English children seem to be advanced in cognitive development (they know most sounds of the alphabet, they are able to write their name and to count up to fifty) they seem to be inferior in socoal and emotional development as well as motor skill development compared with German children at the same age. Jolly Phonics, a holistic approach for learning the sounds of the letters was most interesting for the German beneficiaries and was practiced within a workshop during the project presentation. On the other hand the English institutions took over some group- and circle games from the German benficiaries.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities