Title Implementation of E-Learning Content for Energy Saving Farm into Vocational Education
Project Number 2010-1-SK1-LEO05-01561
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The aims of ECEVE project was linked to the European policies in the field of education and training defined in “Council Conclusions on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training – ET 2020” in Brussels and the Lisbon Strategy. In both of these documents, vocational education and training have a crucial role in the areas of socio-economy, environment and technology. It was stated that European education and training systems should become world reference by 2010 and that cooperation should be promoted in the area of Vocational Education and Training (VET). From this aspect, the ECEVE project was an investment in vocational education through the implementation of the latest knowledge into educational content and innovative learning. Improving VET in the fields of RES, energy efficiency and climate changes and their application in the agriculture sector enhanced the human potential of the target group in the agri-food sector.
The project prepared a study program for VET schools with the main emphasis in the areas of renewable energy resources, basic procedures for reducing energy intensive farms and the theory of climate change as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. Educational methods was used to include blended learning supported by WEB 2.0 technologies as blogs, wikis and forums. The main attention was focused on improving language skills. The European Credit System for VET (ECVET) was also considered.
Secondly, the project will prepare teachers – experts for the newly-formed study program. The project gives opportunities for VET teachers to become familiar with knowledge from the areas of energy efficient farms, climatic changes and the effective use of RES. Distance learning methods will be used for improving their skills.
Description The creation of a new educational program, using the newest knowledge from the area of RES and energy efficiency, modern educational methods and ICT technologies attracted the interests of young people in vocational education and increased their competencies in the field of using RES and energy audit for economical and ecological rural development and so increased their chances in the labour market. Training through ICT equipment improved the participants’ competencies in working with ICT. Cooperation between VET schools across the whole of Europe assisted in implementing ECVET into practice and raising the mobility of VET students and teachers. These facts, together with study materials in the English language also improved their language skills. The study materials available in online form consisting of the latest knowledge of actual problematic can be used not only for partners of the ECEVE project but in other European countries.
Open and distance learning
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Information and Communication
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
material for open learning
1. Didactical Needs Analyses and Training Needs analyses
2. The School Education Program with a focus on the field of renewable energy sources
3. Online study materials – the content is based on the qualified knowledge of scientific research partners and this is guarantee of their high quality. Students become familiar with the renewable energy sources, basic methods of reducing the energy intensity and the theory of climate change driven. Consortium had a long time experiences with the e-learning, LMS portals and Web 2.0 technologies and it provided good starting points for the high quality and attractiveness of the study materials. Materials for the study are in English, so it should improve their language skills, not only for everyday situations but terminology.
4. VET teacher training - was implemented as a trusted online course with the main objective to obtain feedback about the new SEP and online study materials.