Title Learning for Living: Innovations in career education: Lernen zum leben; Apprendre a vivre
Project Number 2010-1-NL1-LE005-02658
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
European labour market has become more and more open. There is a need for employers with skills to manage not only their careers but also their lives as engaged EU and world citizens in using established reflective methods. This projects supports this need. The method introduced will enable VET institutes to strengthen career and life education and teach students and teachers to gain the insights and competences needed.
The project establishes a link between career education for students and career management for older teachers. VET is looking for ways to diminsh drop-out students and to safeguard the well-being of older teachers. The innovative methods will be described for use in the curriculum by older teachers for their students and as a management tool for guiding older teachers by their school management. This will be visible in competences and learning outcomes.
There is a strong need in Europe to broaden career education to life learning. This project establishes a link between career education for students and career management for older teachers. This can be accomplished by training in L4L (Learning for Living) an innovative method developed in the UK. The project aims to develop a model supporting career education and career management. In the project the method will be shared and developed.
Dutch VET is looking for ways to diminish drop-out students and to safeguard the well-being of older teachers. European VET institutes want to contribute from their experience. The partners will be working in a Community of Practice consisting of representatives from schools and companies.
The method will be described for use in the curriculum by older teachers for their students and as a management tool for guiding older teachers by their school management.
The project improves career education and development for older teachers and students which will be visible in competences and learning outcomes.
Dissemination will start among the project partners. They’ll start to establish partnerships between VET and stakeholders in their own town and region and subsequently on a national level. Dutch VET Counsel will focus on the MBO Raad and their network. The strong VET networks in Finland and Italy are important and also the involvement of the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research and Youth.
The co-operation in the UK between research and best practices strengthens impulses for dissemination. EU VET forums will also be involved.
Other officials from (VET) counsels and managers from trade & industry are invited and will be asked for their involvement, to give input and take part in the decision making process. Appointments will be made for further meetings. Dissemination activities will be discussed in the CoP. Results will be published in different media and on the internet. Manuals for use for teachers and school management will be made available.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
open and distance learning
program or curricula
The following products are the output of the project:
- Project workbook and digital community
- Handbook/manual for HRM managers on guiding older teachers
- Handbook/manual for (older) teachers on guiding students in career and life learning
- Teacher training on Learning for Living
- Publications (in VET umbrella institutes)
- Free publicity