Title Transfer of a learning/teaching software for vocational trainer/teacher in the construction and waste management branch regarding building waste management, based on active learning methods
Project Number DE/07/LLP-LdV/TOI/147026
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The LdV project WasteTrain has concluded it’s work and presents now the results: a software along with training material to train trainers and learners on building waste issues.
Summary In Europe construction waste still counts as a „black box“, good for unpleasant surprises during the post-calculation process of construction projects. The WasteTrain project, however, considers construction waste to be a resource which can be utilized through qualified action. With its help waste can be avoided; by waste management costs can be lowered and the environment can be spared. For that purpose, waste-economic and methodical know-how of the qualification staff plays a key role. The project offers a software program and materials for action-oriented learning and the qualification of educational staff in the building sector.
Waste Train is a project delivered as part of the "Leonardo da Vinci" EU Lifelong Learning Programme - which supports vocational training and operates until 2009.
The project has focused upon the transfer of vocational training software relating to construction industry and, in particular, the management of building waste.
The WasteTrain project builds upon the results of an EU construction research project and revolves around the Waste-Tool software produced in an earlier phase of the Leonardo da Vinci programme (2004-06). With multimedia content, the software addresses a wider target market – providing valuable information to skilled workers in the construction sector.
The project has developed and transfered the resulting product to training bodies in Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, France and Portugal. Those interested can get further information / demo acces through contacting the respective partners in the countries.
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
material for open learning
These consist of a CD-ROM for teachers/trainers, which contains all tasks and solutions of six learning modules (Module 1 – waste management is a duty, Module 2 – construction of a single-family house, Module 3 – construction of walls, Module 4 – construction of a gable, Module 5 – construction of ceilings, Module 6 – waste management plan) and which is supplemented by a teacher guide to help with the preparation and creation of lessons. There is also a CD-ROM for learners, encompassing the complete learning material (background information included), plus task sheets to be used alone or in team work assignments. A methodical guide explains the „active learning“ approach and shows application possibilities.
The basic methodical principle followed in the creation of these products is learning based on experience since it promises more practice-effective results than customary frontal lessons