Title European Specialists in Traditional Orchards - ESTO
Project Number 517667-LLP-1-2011-1-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Pilot Orchard Schools
Title Pilot Orchard Schools
Product Type others
Marketing Text During the period April - October 2014, pilot courses "Pilot Orchard Schools" took place in four project partner countries. The aim of the pilot course was to test developed project results (curriculum, teaching material, expert text) in the practical training. The four testing institutions covered three educational levels - vocational, university and adult education. Generally, there has been very positive resonance from side of course participants. The courses have been assessed and evaluated by external evaluators invited to observe the courses, secondly by trainers/teachers and project external evaluator in order to prepare a guideline "practical remarks" for curriculum users.
Description Pilot courses "Pilot Orchard Schools" taking place in four project partner countries aimed of to test developed project results (curriculum, teaching material, expert text) in fields of pomology, care and management of traditional orchards and processing and marketing of their products in the practical training. Specific units (Getting the pomological base; Propagating fruit trees for traditional orchards; Producing fruit juice) have been selected from all mentioned areas. The aim of the pilot course was to test the “Traditional Orchards” curriculum on the basis of teaching materials, which of both have been developed by the partner consortium of the ESTO project. During the courses both – theory and practical activities done by own hands of participants were well balanced. The courses have been assessed by external evaluators as well as trainers in order to prepare a "collection of practical remarks" for users of the curriculum and other supportive results.
The target group of the pilot course can be distinguished on 2 levels:
- teachers/trainers/pedagogues giving the courses on the base of materials developed within the ESTO project
- students/trainees trained in testing institutions (vocational schools in PL and AT, university in Budapest, and organisation providing adult education to TO in DK).
Result 3 completely and 1 partly implemented pilot courses testing project results (curriculum, teaching material, expert text) and evaluated providing remarks and recommendations for further using of products and providing courses related to traditional orcharding.
Area of application pilot courses tested project results (curriculum, teaching material, expert text) in 4 educational sites on 3 levels (vocational, university, adult education)