Title INNOVET - Innovative VET concept (Car) Mechatronics for slow learners, especially for youngsters and young adults
Project Number DE/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/147134
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The innovation transfer project INNOVET focuses on action-oriented learning, co-operation between different learning sites and facilities (enterprises, esp. SMEs, vocational schools, training centers etc.) and 'embedded' learning scenarios. Different types and groups of learners, teachers, trainers and instructors will benefit from curricula, methodology, training concepts and materials developed.
Recently, vocational education and training (VET) activities in mechatronics and car mechatronics in Europe are usually dominated by concepts, materials and VET measures which mostly focus on highly qualified and experienced learners.
This endagers people with 'difficult' learning pre-conditions, especially youngsters and young adults to get separated from future-oriented jobs and tasks.
Thus, we have (together with media and automation training providers) developed appropriate laerning concepts and arrangements and new forms of co-operation of learning sites and facilities.
Teachers, trainers and instructors have also received integrated pedagogical, technical and didactical training to provide appropriate training for youngsters and young adults with learning difficulties.
Our main objectives was to develop the competencies to act in a real-job situation with modern learning arrangements and scenarios in the fields of mechatronics and car mechatronics.
Our focus was / is on persons with learning difficulties, especially youngsters and young adults. Therefore, we have developed and tested methodology, learning materials and arrangements dedicated to the learners' needs and the facilities and competencies at different learning sites (enterprises, esp. SMEs, vocational schools, learning centers etc.).
Testings have shown that especially 'weak' learners can benefit from specific support. Furthermore, we have developed and implemented also a special train-the-trainers programme, which combines pedagogical, technological and methodological issues and didactics.
Weak learners need dedicated learning-friendly learning arrangements, which comprise facilitated and self-guided learning phases which use the whole spectrum of 'embedded learning' environments (from facilitated learning towards self-guided and e-learning).
All project partners have special core competences in pedagogical, methodological and technological issues with a focus on people with learning difficulties. Futhermore, the partners are all members of different training networks on local, regional and federal level which is a pre-requisite for transfer of concepts, learning arrangements and training material.
Testings in the partner countries have shown that our products and experiences are also suitable for other groups with learning difficulties, like immigrants, migrants, unskilled or semi-skilled adults and long-term unemployed.
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
program or curricula
open and distance learning
material for open learning
The project partners have been working together with professional media and automation training equipment providers. They developed curricula as well as learning concepts and materials. learning concepts and materials for people with learning difficulties.
Concepts, materials and learning arrangements have already been transferred within the partner organisations, their co-operation partners (especially vocatiopnal schools, other training centers etc.).
Finally, we participated at several conferences and special transfer workshops to disseminate and transfer our pedagogical concept, curricula, concepts and materials into the 'usual' programmes and objectives on regional and/or federal level where appropriate. The project has also contributed to the development and accreditation of new professional and VET profiles (in Bulgaria) and to the further improvement of existing VET profiles and training schemes (in Germany and the Netherlands).