Title Teacher Qualifications in the knowledge society aimed at the woodworking industry
Project Number DK/01/B/F/PP/111.120
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The woodworking industry is remarkable in having an educational backlog and a lower technological level compared to other industries in Europe. Thi...
Summary The woodworking industry is remarkable in having an educational backlog and a lower technological level compared to other industries in Europe. This industry also witnesses how the knowledge society and a knowledge-based economy vigorously influence its development and the necessary processes of change.Teachers at vocational schools have to participate in an international network in order to be able to share knowledge and obtain synergism, which also are some of the new fields of competence. Such an international dimension is needed in the national supplementary training of the teacher target group.The purpose of the project is to strengthen the teachers’ position as coaches and sparring partners for the woodworking industry in Europe by involvement of methodology variety and internationalisation. The project will develop new, flexible teaching methods and international supplementary training modules which can be used in education for young people and in supplementary training in all countries. Furthermore the partners will begin the establishment of a knowledge bank for teachers and students and start a good network between schools and knowledge centres in and between countries where the woodworking industry is important.The project will build on a platform of workshops. Each workshop will last for four days where the teachers will experience different teaching modules. The teachers will work with development of new learning modules and methods and will test them in teaching and via sparring with companies..A new web-site will be used for communication as a knowledge database and as part of an open web-structure for interested persons within the industry, at other schools, players, trade organisations and for the granting authorities.Small and medium sized companies within the woodworking and furniture industry will be the main target group for project along with the technical teachers.
Themes Open and distance learning
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities