Project Type Transfer of Innovation
ESPRIT has a duration of 24 months (November 2007 to November 2009) and foresees the participation of TECLA Association as project leader, the territories of Lecce, Teramo,
Matera, Pescara and Potenza in Italy and of the Zeimaitija College in Lithuania, as well as of the scientific partners BSJ (Germany), Project Outdoor Education (Italy) and Threshold Consulting (United Kingdom). The project focuses on the experimental use of outdoor education systems in Italy and Lithuania.
Summary The Project ESPRIT – Experiential Supporting Programme for Innovation in Training - aims at promoting the transfer and integration of innovative experiential education and training methodologies, based particularly on outdoor education, in education and training systems in Italy and Lithuania.
The project is based on the results of the pilot experience NEXT – New Experiences in Training (Leonardo da Vinci 2004-2006) and addresses the need to innovate education and training methodologies currently used by the education and training system in the partner territories. These systems are in fact still focused on traditional curricula and methods and therefore appears still distant from the social and labour world.
ESPRIT intends to favour the valorisation and inclusion in technical/vocational schools and training agencies in the partner territories of experiential methodologies based on outdoor education, as these are particularly effective in helping young people develop transferable skills (communication and analysis abilities, ability to work in a team, self-esteem, etc), necessary to lead a positive social and working life.
ESPRIT works therefore directly with teachers and trainers. The final beneficiaries of ESPRIT are the same students/trainees and especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, considered more at risk of social exclusion, drop outs, etc., who require specific skills and abilities to improve their interaction within the context they live in and to learn how to better cope with the challenges of society and of the labour market.
ESPRIT has a duration of 24 months (November 2007 to November 2009).
The general objectives are:
- Transferring and encouraging the inclusion of innovative experiential education and training methodologies, based particularly on outdoor education, and aimed at developing transversal skills in young people, in the education and training systems of Italy and Lithuania
- Encouraging the cooperation among the key actors of the education and training systems of Italy and Lithuania, thus promoting shared territorial strategies and actions
Access for disadvantaged
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
material for open learning
audio or video cassettes