Title Promoting Project & Practice Based Learning supported by Collaborative Learning Technologies in Initial Vocational Education of Mechanical Manufacturing
Project Number 2010-1-ES1-LEO05-21046
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Collaborative work by e-learning tools
Summary PBLinVET has developed, experimented and validated a pedagogical model to implement Project & Practice Based Learning didactical methods supported by collaborative e-learning tools in VET Mechanical Manufacturing.
Changes in companies related the work organization, ICT and innovation, have motivated in the labour market an increasing demand of other competencies added to those of technical character - team working, communication, problems resolution, self-learning, time self management or creativity. To answer to these company’s needs, VET Schools have innovated the educational approach. Experiences at technical university level have demonstrated that Project and Practice-based-Learning (PjBL&PBL) methods and e-collaborative training IT are suitable to provide these interdisciplinary competencies, with the involvement of industries and the active participation of the students in learning processes.
PBLinVET has developed, experimented and validated a pedagogical model to implement Project & Practice Based Learning didactical methods supported by collaborative e-learning tools in VET Mechanical Manufacturing. The model has been built by adapting the technological collaborative e-learning environment Knowledge Practices Environment (KPE) developed in KP-Lab project (FP6 IST/TE). The final products forming this pedagogical model have been:
-A collaborative work on line software, adapted from KPE, to facilitate VET students the development of their assigned projects during their practices stages on industrial enterprises, on line supported and monitorized by their trainers and tutors of the companies.
-A “ PjBL Based e-Learning Toolkit” with didactical contents , resources , tools, assessment procedures and user’s manual.
-A “Pedagogical Guide to Implement e-Collaborative Project and Practice-based-Learning in Initial Vocational Training Programs”
-A multimedia DVD that collects all results and documentation created in the project and the different phases that have been carried out in the pilot experience
This model has been tested in 4 pilot implementation experiences, in 3 VET Institutes.
A Virtual PBL/PjBL Community based on 2.0 Web has been launched as a dissemination action and as instrument to support a future exploitation. A website, a project brochure an a presentation of results has been developed too.
The consortium has been integrated by 3 Secondary Vocational Training Schools who give the context and the field of application of the transference, 1 University who have large research expertise on Collaborative e-learning tools which have been the promoter of KPE-Lab, 1 University Research Centre in vocational education and training (VET) specialized in educational ICT and 1 Consultancy expert on ICT and on the management and evaluation of related transnational projects, EURONET-PBL's promoter.
The foreseen impacts have been :
-the innovation of initial vocational training to enable students to acquire soft competencies to attend the enterprise’s requirements and to increase their employability
- the increase of the involvement of industries in the training of VET students and a closer approach between learning and working experience.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
DIVULGATIVE RESULTS- dvd
TOOLKIT- teachig material