Project Number 2009-1-nl-leo05-01599
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text Career orientation program for pre vocational pupils with: an instrument to messure comptences, a programme and a guidance model.
Preventing early school drop out is a major issue for the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Koning Willem 1 College when defining their longer term policy. This complies with the Lisbon agreement which states that early school drop out should have been reduced by 50% by 2010. The major aim for the four participating pre-vocational training schools is to prepare their student as comprehensively as possible.
One of the key causes of early school drop out is the bad pedagogical and didactic connection between the education offered at the VMBO (preparatory vocational education) and MBO (vocational education and training) schools, but also between MBO and HBO (higher vocational bachelor education).
Project core is:
- The development of a Competence Meter, a tool which analyses the competence gap,
- the development of a Guidance Model to support the Competence Meter
- the development of a Improvement Program which can be used to erase the differences between desired and present competences.
- a Competence Profile will be defined and eventually added to the student’s portfolio for further education or job application.
The Competence Meter is a computerised tool which provides insight into the student’s competence gaps with regard to his/her learning plans or profession and is yet to be developed. This will start up a learning process enabling further development. This development process of making choices ought to be documented.
Any action invoked by results from the Competence Meter will have to be coached. The Guidance Model will be a firm handhold for both teachers and students in the new approach to learning. Shifting the focus from facts to growth, from supply to demand.
The Improvement Program will be a collection of integrated project tasks which can be used to help to define, based on experience, the personal profile. At last there could be a common database of such project tasks.
Target group Pre vocational pupils
Result Possibility to build up an online development portfolio
Area of application Region 's-Hertogenbosch
Product Languages Dutch