Title Innoguide : Innovation dans le domaine de la formation permanente des médiateurs du patrimoine et des guides, partenaires de développement d’une Europe viable, attractive et riche de sa diversité.
Project Number 510487-LLP-1-2010-1-BE-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Développement d'innovation
Country EU-Projets centralisés
Marketing Text Les guides, médiateurs du patrimoine travaillent à l’échelon local, régional, national et européen. Ils ont un rôle très important dans le processus d’intégration européenne en permettant une meilleure compréhension de notre diversité culturelle et en renforçant la notion d’identité européenne. Ils sont également à même de permettre aux publics de prendre conscience de la nécessité d’un tourisme viable pour l’avenir du développement de l’Europe. De même, ils sont en mesure de permettre l’acquisition de compétences clés relevant de la formation permanente des publics qu’ils touchent. L’objectif premier de ce projet est d’élaborer l’inventaire des besoins en terme de formation afin qu’ils puissent à l’avenir être partie intégrante des formations dispensées. Cette approche résolument européenne assurera une efficacité maximum à cette démarche grâce à la mise en commun des contenus de formations et la création d’outils pédagogiques inédits.
The objectives of the 3 year project are:
- to make a comparative study of the training programmes for tourist guides in the partner countries. They will be compared on level (EQF norm), duration and content. The outcome will support the development of the new training modules.
- to develop 3 training modules (and 3 trainers’ manuals) in English for teachers of tourist guides and for tourist guides (in training) studying at level 4 or 5 of the EQF. The modules will focus on sustainability, intercultural skills and creation of (LLL-)experience. The materials will integrate the Eur. dimension by developing a common practice and by enhancing mobility between trainers. Competences aimed at in the three modules will be developed in relation to descriptors at level 4 and 5. The modules will be tested, peer reviewed and finalised.
- to establish a platform for sharing of the experiences to ensure active continuation. In the implementation an interactive knowledge transfer model is developed to facilitate efficient dissemination, valorisation and future sharing of the innovations.
The project has three concrete aims:
- to benchmark the current professional training programme of tourist guides to the EQF reference via a comparative study in each partner country and in relation to the European standard made up by the CEN.
- to develop new European training modules for trainers and guides, integrating in every module common European vision and practices. The topics covered are:
A module to strenghten the tourist guide to be a significant partner in Europe's sustainable development. Guides' interpretative skills are important because of the influence they can have in the environmental, socio-cultural and economic arenas of an area.
b) Intercultural skills and European dimension
A module exploring on the different ways in which tourist guides can bridge the gap between different cultures within Europe and between Europe and other cultures. The European dimension, which is present in all modules, is emphasised here because this module will expand on the role of European Union, the way in which guides can clearify that role to tourists and on Europe's unique culture and its contribution to world heritage.
b) Creation of experience
A module on how to create different experiences (smelling, feeling, ...but also a LLL-experience) in a guided tour. Stories and storytelling can distinguish both destination and guides and will be tackled in this module.
- To stimulate mobility between teachers and students.
The European modules should be validated in the partner countries. Train-the-trainer-sessions for teachers of tourist guides will be organised to test the developed materials. In a second phase students can follow foreign courses in the institutes of the partner countries. The e-learning is an integrated part of the programme to ensure a flexible lifelong learning strategy. The mobility of teachers during the project will assist in developing a shared understanding of the framework.
The intended users are primarily the organisations providing vocational training for tourist guides. However the tools will be useful for alle organisations active in the training of tourist guides across Europe. In addition, national tourist guide associations and the European Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (FEG) will benefit from the material that will be generated. The partnership involves training centres for tourist guides, governmental tourist bodies with strong links to the national and regional tourist guide associations, schools and universities that have tourism courses and private non- profit organisations with expertise in tourism education and LLL learning projects.
The project will
- allow tourist guide training providers across Europe to include in their courses components that address sustainability while stressing European intercultural mediation as a contribution to LLL;
- facilitate the intercultural dialogue between tourists and guides;
- increase tourists' awareness about environmental and socio-cultural challenges thus promote a sustainable tourism;
- improve the quality of training programmes for tourist guides and of qualification systems across Europe in a LLL perspective.
While the project is progressing the appropriate information will be published on the project website. The summary of research information, good practices and recommendations will be published online during and beyond the life of the project. Through access to the partners' network, the project will be presented and discussed around Europe.
The long term target groups will be the organisations working in the tourism sector in all Member States. In particular the organisations that are involved in training and/or employing tourist guides. The target organisations therefore include the local authorities with responsability in tourism, LLP national agencies, public and private tourism institutions, vocational schools and universities.
The group will be reached thanks to the wide contacts of the partnership with European tourism sector. It should be noticed that several partners in this project are linked to the national governmental tourist bodies and have strong links with guide associations and training providers.
Partners that provide training courses for tourist guides, will include these modules in their permanent courses. Each partner will stimulate the introduction of these modules in the permanent courses for tourist guides across Europe via their national and international networks. Partners will also provide lectures at conferences presenting (the results of) the project and publications in professional journals
Utilisation et diffusion de résultats
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Marché du travail
Formation ouverte et à distance
Entreprise, TPE, PME
Autres Activités de Services
Arts, Spectacles et Activités Récréatives
Activités Spécialisées, Scientifiques Et Techniques
Information et Communication
Matériel pour l'enseignement
Enseignement à distance
Procédure pour l'analyse et le pronostic des besoins de la formation professionnelle
Transparence et certification
- Development of training modules, and manuals for trainers.
- Study on the training programmes for guides in 8 countries – digital report
- Current practices in guide training – digital report
- e-learning courses
- The e-learning system embedded in the website will make the courses accessible to everybody. A wide set of information, good practices and recommendations will be publicised online during and beyond the life of the project. This will allow institutions and practitioners working in tourism to exploit good practices in tourism sustainability, intercultural exchange and creation of experience.