Title Development of web-based education module for the craftsmen working in restoration sector to receive a vocational training according to European Quality Standardization
Project Number 133951-LLP-2007-TR-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
RESELTAM (Development of web-bases education module for the craftsmen working in restoration sector to receive a vocational training according to European Quality Standardization) Project has been accepted by European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and has started to work since November 2007.
In Project which is funded as a framework of Leonardo da Vinci Development of Innovation and will continue two years, the educational needs and expectations of craftsmen and employers who work in restoration sector in Turkey, Poland, France and Italy will be analyzed. These analyses will be compared with the current educational systems of four countries, an educational program will be developed in the framework of European Quality Standards which the craftsmen could easily understand, reach and this program will respond to their needs.
The developed educational programs will be adapted to the e-learning system produced in Germany and will be tested in the target groups in Italy, Turkey, Poland and France. At the end of the project a handbook will be produced to help users with the e-learning system.
More than the half of the world population is travelling yearly to different places in order to see and explore the various cultural heritages all over the world. That means there is a general and common interest in cultural heritages which are the traces of the past that need to be protected in order to help us to understand what we are today. Therefore it becomes an unavoidable exigency their conservation and preservation and the main factor that makes them survive is the manpower which consists of architects, restorers and craftsmen where craftsmen are the most critical element considering their contribution and their low level of education. The project was created due to the problems of restoration works which were caused by unskilled and uneducated craftsmen in the restoration sector.
The main aim of the project is reinforcing the education level of craftsmen as weakest ring in restoration, by using new methodologies and to building up a module of education in European standards by trying to grasp the common points between different applications in different countries. Craftsmen are not able to reach education possibilities in a desirable way because of dissimilarities such as age groups, socio-economical levels, geographical or cultural situations. On one hand the difficulty of craftsmen in attending easily classroom basis education programs on the other hand disparities of educational systems between different cultures make unequal their level of knowledge and competence.
This project is aiming to create, in partner countries, generally in Europe, an accessible educational system enriched by visual elements and simulations which will allow craftsmen also to observe different restoration practices in different countries. In the first year of the project the needs of the target group and target sector in Turkey, Poland, Italy and France and the current Education systems about restoration were analysed. This analysis was reported and published. The Education contents have been preparing based on this report. The education contents are formed on five different modules under the basic headings of Wood, Metal, Stone and Masonry. The parts of “glossary”, “masterknacks” and “further information” which support the Education content will take place. The content will be in two systems as e-test and e-book. The member of target group, who will take Education via e-book, can do self- assessment using the e-test. The student can take education appropriate to his level and needs in short time without getting bored. The education contents are being prepared and after being evaluated by the “advisory group” which is consist of the members of target group will be passed to the eLearning system, and then they will be tested by target group members in partner countries. At the end of the project “Help Desk” and “Handbook” which will guide the users of eLearning will be produced. The project partners; P1 (Promoter: Pera Fine Arts) is the promoter of the project and mainly responsible management of the project but at the same time it has responsibility implementation of the project like analysing of the TG and TS sector needs, organisation of the eLearning, production of handbook and help desk together with P2, testing of eLearning, dissemination, volarisation and exploitation of the project, organisation of the partner meetings and final dissemination conference. P1 is one of the biggest training institutions of Istanbul / Turkey about vocational training and arts and it has a continuous training institute, a high school, an art gallery and a theatre. P2, ESTA Bildungswerk from Germany is the technical partner of the project and has responsibility to set the web site, forum, eLearning, help desk and handbook. P3, Budowlani Trade Union from Poland has nearly 2000 members and it has a great role to disseminate the project results and testing them. P4 (Ecole d’Avignon – France), P5 (Palazzo Spinelli Instituto / Italy), P6 (The State Higher Vocational School in Nysa / Poland) and P7 (Ege University Bergama Technical and Business College Restoration and Conservation / Turkey) have the most important role in the project. They have been working on the analysis of the TG and TS members’ needs, current education systems, writing the content, getting feedback of the “advisory group”, testing the eLearning and dissemination.
The project web site, www.reseltam.eu is online now and ready for publication. It has explanation of the project, partnership, links with related organisations, glossary, forum, reports and news. It has also “bazaar” section which is another outcome of the project. Bazaar aims to get together the members of the sector and craftsmen together and create a pathway to reach them easily.
The project will assure in short term the education of craftsmen, in long term the acquisition of a standard education system, the sharing of different restoration practices in different countries, the standardization of the quality of the restoration work.
The Project has been started since November, 2008. Now we are in the third stage of whole Project duration (every stage includes six months). The first stage was mainly about curriculum development. In the first stage the events which are listed in following are realized;
- 1. transnational partnership meeting
- Partners contracts has been signed
- Data Management Serves has been set up (DMS aims to set up a common portal sharing the datas in the partnership)
- Partners presented the reports about their own curriculum about the restoration-conservation in the first partnership meeting.
- The common points of the e-learning were defined.
- The questionnaires which were used during the Target Group and Sector survey were developed.
- The analysis on TG and TS members were realized.
- The results of the analysises were reported by the related partners.
- VET provider partners implemented a survey about the current education systems and curriculums about restoration in their countries.
- The analysises were reported by the related partners.
- P5 and P4 prepared a report about the ECPL project and outcomes.
- The partners were trained about administrative and financial process of the project.
- The steering committee members were defined.
- The logo of the project was designed and selected.
- It has been started to design the project’s web site and the first edition was published.
- The “data-base” has been started to develop during the survey.
- The new silent partners have attended to the project.
- It has been started to select the piloting stage participants.
- It has been started to set up the “advisory group”.
The dissemination activities have been started (press releases, meetings, workshops, web sites, search engineers, etc.)
The second stage was mainly about curriculum design (between April – October 2008) and following activities were reliased;
- Second partner meeting was held in April in Warsaw.
- The curriculum design has been started.
-It has been started to combine the content and technical structure.
- The development of the content has been continuining.
- The main report about the Target Group and Target Sector has been prepared.
- The additional, technical meeting was realized in Berlin, in the 1st of August, 2008.
- The silent partner analysis has been continuing.
- The designed and upgrading of the web site has been continuing.
- The dissemination activities have been continuing.
At the end of October, the project will be reached to mid-term. That means the mid-term report has to be prepared. Now the most important issue of the project is the development of the content. All VET provider partners have a role in the development stage. The tasks were divided between partners in Warsaw meeting. P2 has to prepare the technical structure and in parallel with the web site. P3 has to control the prepared content with the Target group and sector members. P4 has to prepare a part of the content called “masonry”. P5 has to prepare another part of the content called “stone”. P6 has to prepare another part called “wood” and tha last part will be produced by P7 and called “metal”. All parts will have a special “glossary” which will support the users to understand the curriculum, and a “master knacks” part which will give further information which are known by the masters or the craftsmen informally about the subjects, and “job security” which gives information about the health and safety rules about special subjects. After finishing the first editions of the content (the masonry part has already finished), it will be checked by the partnership. Then it will be translated into the partners’ languages (except German) and circulated to the “advisory group” to get their feedbacks. At the same time the technical structure will be done. We are planning to finish all these steps at least at the end of third stage, end of April. In the first stage the piloting stage, finalisation of the outcomes and dissemination-volarisation activities will be the main issues. We are planning to finish the project in a final seminar at Florance in a international restoration and conservation fair but it is not certain yet.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
program or curricula
In the proposal;
1) Electronic or paper-based products /output / results
* E-learning education module
* Help – desk
* Web site
* Data – base
2) For publications: Versions and numbers
* Handbook (2500 copies / in EN, TUR, FR, IT, PL)
* TG, TS and VET analysis report (Vocational education institutions which supply restoration education / Reproducable if desired, there will be also an electronic version / EN)
* Quality Assurance Report
3) For conferences, seminars, festivals, training or other events: Venues and numbers
* Final dissemination conference
* Small dissemination conferences
* Test educations
* Transnational meetings