Title Professional Mobility for Headmasters
Project Number AT/12/LLP-LdV/VETPRO/158059
Project Type Mobilität - Fachkräfte in der beruflichen Aus- und Weiterbildung VETPRO
Individual Participation Nicht möglich
The project aims at the professional development of headmasters in Upper Austrian technical and vocational schools and colleges for engineering (HTL) by enhancing their foreign language skills and competencies in English.
The target group, which has already participated in an annual language in-service training programme in Austria for several years, will now get the opportunity of applying English as a foreign language in a native language environment (Northern Ireland).
The content of this initiative will comprise language activities, company visits and contacts to further educational providers in order to discuss the transition from initial education to working life in the UK and to learn about the strategies of recruiting technicians for jobs of the future.
The project activities will comprise language training and application, company visits and contacts to further educational providers in order to discuss the transition from initial education to working life in the UK and to learn about the strategies of recruiting technicians for jobs of the future.
Moreover, the organisers will facilitate an opportunity for an exchange of issues of school management and experience between head-teachers in Upper Austria and Northern Ireland, which will definitely lead to further contacts, possible partnerships and probably to a return visit or mobility project submitted by the NI partner.
The expected outcomes are an improvement in foreign language skills as well as the establishment of contacts for further partner activities. In addition, it can be expected that the participants can develop a deeper understanding of the vocational systems in the UK and analyse the job requirements and conditions of enrolment for the alumni of their colleges. Furthermore, the proposed mobility will prepare the headmasters for the implementation of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) in the new innovative curricula in Austrian HTLs (for more details see below).
It is planned to realise the mobility in the county of Armagh, where the receiving partner is based, in spring 2013. Two Leonardo VETPRO and one Comenius Regio project were realised with the receiving partner SELB and since 2005 the Education Board Upper Austria and SELB have cooperated mainly in the field of information technology for learning ("eLearning").
Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Erziehung und Unterricht