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The QUAL4T2 project team is glad to notify you all that the Quality guide for teams, the toolkit for teams about Quality Culture and How to develop effective team year plans and the Story book about teams in the pilot will be available on our project website www.qual4t-project.org from 1 May 2019! Target groups are teams in vocational education and training.
The materials are available in English, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Italian Danish and German languages.

The project outputs have been tested in a training course for team leaders and team members , organised in Rome in January 2019. The Training Programme itself is also a project output and it will be available in English language in our website. The training programme can be delivered as a five days course, or one can select training activities and deliver a shorter course, following the participants own needs.

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The main objective of the App.Mod.E. Project is to give entrepreneurial skills to students who are doing their apprenticeships. The entrepreneurial mind-set is not a personal skill, but it can be developed through learning and experience. The App.Mod.E provides methodological support and practical tools to trainers, in order to include entrepreneurial skills in the learning design of apprenticeships.

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Competitiveness of European economy requires citizens and particularly young people to be innovative, creative, flexible and courageous to face challenges in a dynamic and volatile economy. The optimum method to approach students and provide them the chance to develop an entrepreneurial spirit is work-based learning and especially apprenticeship, however, apprenticeships are focused on the specific vocational skills, required in the specialization and not on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills.
Filling this gap, the App.Mod.E. project wants to develop an apprenticeship model for the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills by students in upper secondary and higher vocational education and training.

App.Mod.E. has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Competitiveness of European economy requires citizens and particularly young people to be innovative, creative, flexible and courageous to face challenges in a dynamic and volatile economy. The optimum method to approach students and provide them the chance to develop an entrepreneurial spirit is work-based learning and especially apprenticeship, however, apprenticeships are focused on the specific vocational skills, required in the specialization and not on the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. Filling this gap, the App.Mod.E. project wants to develop an apprenticeship model for the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills by students in upper secondary and higher vocational education and training.App.Mod.E. has been funded with support from the European Commission. https://www.facebook.com/Apprenticeship-Model-for-developing-Entrepreneurial-skills-184981312255792/http://www.appmode.eu/

Delivery of the 2nd DEMAL Workshop

The second DEMAL workshop on Evaluation of adult learning activities was piloted last week (11th – 15th June) in Piraeus, Greece, within the IDEC premises and with the help of facilitator Natassa Kazantzidou.
The workshop had a duration of five days / 30 hours and consisted mainly of practical application of skills and competences, through case studies, role play games and projects. The course was structured in units of learning outcomes, following the competence profile.
The trainees consisted of participants from various countries: Spain, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Germany and Switzerland.

DEMAL Team wishes you a sunny week!

Delivery of the 2nd DEMAL WorkshopThe second DEMAL workshop on Evaluation of adult learning activities was piloted last week (11th – 15th June) in Piraeus, Greece, within the IDEC premises and with the help of facilitator Natassa Kazantzidou.The workshop had a duration of five days / 30 hours and consisted mainly of practical application of skills and competences, through case studies, role play games and projects. The course was structured in units of learning outcomes, following the competence profile.The trainees consisted of participants from various countries: Spain, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Germany and Switzerland.DEMAL Team wishes you a sunny week!

Delivery of the 1st DEMAL Workshop

The DEMAL workshop on Design was piloted the week 14th – 18th May in Bilbao, Spain, within the Fondo Formación Euskadi premises and with the help of trainers Lorena Bilbao and Magdalena Balica. The trainees consisted of participants from various countries: Spain, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Germany and Switzerland.

The workshop had a duration of five days / 30 hours and consisted mainly of practical application of skills and competences, through case studies, role play games and projects.The course was structured in units of learning outcomes, following the competence profile.

The evaluation of the workshop was in overall positive. The training course design was considered very good relevant to a transnational and diverse audience, appropriate for adult learners and with a good mix of theoretical contents and practical exercises. The participants specifically liked the different activities and games.

Delivery of the 1st DEMAL WorkshopThe DEMAL workshop on Design was piloted the week 14th – 18th May in Bilbao, Spain, within the Fondo Formación Euskadi premises and with the help of trainers Lorena Bilbao and Magdalena Balica. The trainees consisted of participants from various countries: Spain, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Germany and Switzerland. The workshop had a duration of five days / 30 hours and consisted mainly of practical application of skills and competences, through case studies, role play games and projects.The course was structured in units of learning outcomes, following the competence profile.The evaluation of the workshop was in overall positive. The training course design was considered very good relevant to a transnational and diverse audience, appropriate for adult learners and with a  good mist of theoretical contents and practical exercises. The participants specifically liked the different activities and games.

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Launching of the E-learning courses

The DEMAL e-learning courses for the development of two key competences of teachers and trainers of adults were succesfully launched on March and April 2018 respectively.

The first DEMAL course dealt with the first competence of Design of Adult Learning courses. It provided adult educators professionals the didactic resources needed for the design of the training activities according with the detailed competences profile described in DEMAL project.

The e-learning course has succesfully been completed, with 93 participants taking part. Participants' evaluation of the e-learning course was very satisfying. The participants evaluated positively the course design, the training material and the e-learning facilitator. Some of their comments;

"The course is highly recommendable. It will help interested people to create useful courses which are appropriate for adult learners"

"Demal e-learning course is a very good starting...
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www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/toolkits/vet-toolkit-tack…

A Europe-wide toolkit inspired by successful VET practices in helping young people to attain at least an upper secondary qualification. It provides practical guidance, tips, good practices and tools drawn from VET to feed into activities and policies aiming at:

... helping young people at risk of becoming early leavers to remain in education and training and qualify;

... helping early leavers to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market.

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The QUAL4T2 project is well on track. The Italian teams that are piloting the Qual4T2 tools selected by the consortium of the project, have been exploiting the tool number 4 directly to plan the piloting itself. This tool's title is "Five elements that form a good teaching teamwork", and it is proposed to support how to plan the meetings of each group and to set the main topics for each meeting.
Thus the Italian teams scheduled the following five meetings:
1.meeting Clear direction for the team: setting goals/directions/objectives of the group;
2.meeting Clear division of labour: the concrete annual planning with dates and tasks for each component;
3.meeting Teaching is a jointly affair: the class - progress of teaching planning, pedagogical and relational elements, multidisciplinary projects;
4.meeting Competency development in the team - Development of skills of trainers in relation to emerging needs in the classroom;
5.meeting...
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http://www.qual4t-project.org/news/http-wwwqual4t-projectorg-news--5The QUAL4T2 project is well on track. The Italian teams that are piloting the Qual4T2 tools selected by the consortium of the project, have been exploiting the tool number 4 directly to plan the piloting itself. This tool's title is "Five elements that form a good teaching teamwork, and it is proposed to support how to plan the meetings of each group and to set the main topics for each meeting. Thus the Italian teams scheduled the following five meetings:1.meeting Clear direction for the team: setting goals/directions/objectives of the group;2.meeting Clear division of labour: the concrete annual planning with dates and tasks for each component;3.meeting Teaching is a jointly affair: the class - progress of teaching planning, pedagogical and relational elements, multidisciplinary projects;4.meeting Competency development in the team - Development of skills of trainers in relation to emerging needs in the classroom;5.meeting Evaluation and valorization Meeting - What worked, what we need to improve.The first impression, at least from a visual viewpoint, was that the tool fully respected the Deming cycle. To date, the tool has proved to be effective.

IDEC participates as partner in the project DEMAL that developed two e-learning courses for staff in adult education sector:
• Design of adult learning
• Evaluation of adult learning
The first course on Design has been launched and will run until the 20th of May 2018. The course consists of six units of learning outcomes, plus a closing and requires approximately 24 hours of self-learning, spread over a period of eight weeks.
The participants that will complete the course and pass all assignments successfully will get a certificate of attendance.
If you are interested to register and attend the course, follow the instructions below:
1. Go to thalys.gr/course/view.php
2. Go to Create a new account, fill-in the form and create your account. Remember to keep your username and password, as you will need them to access the e-learning
3. An e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address, with instructions to validate your account. Click on the link.
4. You will access the course as student...
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IDEC participates as partner in the project DEMAL that developed two e-learning courses for staff in adult education sector: • Design of adult learning• Evaluation of adult learningThe first course on Design has been launched and will run until the 20th of May 2018. The course consists of six units of learning outcomes, plus a closing and requires approximately 24 hours of self-learning, spread over a period of eight weeks. The participants that will complete the course and pass all assignments successfully will get a certificate of attendance. If you are interested to register and attend the course, follow the instructions below: 1. Go to http://thalys.gr/course/view.php?id=3 2. Go to Create a new account, fill-in the form and create your account. Remember to keep your username and password, as you will need them to access the e-learning3. An e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address, with instructions to validate your account. Click on the link. 4. You will access the course as student. The enronlemt key for student is Demal_design_student5. You can now access the course and start your learning journey.The course is structured in units. Each unit includes an introductory presentation, the core learning material, additional learning material, a closing presentation and one of more assignments. Some assignments are compulsory and you have to complete them, before the end of the course, before 20 of May. After that, you will still have access to the course material, without the option to do the assignments and get a certificate. The course language is English and it will be attended at the same time by participants from five countries. It will give you the opportunity not only to access the learning resources, but also to discuss with other participants and exchange your experiences in adult learning. The second e-learning course on Evaluation is expected to start in April and there will be a separate invitation.

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German conservative press warns, lightweight validation of migrants' prior learning could undermine quality standards of dual training system (in German language)

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Michael At last some sense concerning validation. It is an EU obsession. Of course we should recognise and capitalise on prior learning, and give migrants opportunities to be fully involved in education systems and get good work, but let's not pretend that it can substitute for high quality training. 2 years ago
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Randolph Absolutely! Only recently a number of pilot projects have started their work here in Germany. Their mission is to support refugees towards making the transition to Higher Education. The first results make evident that complex arrangements must be found in order to make transitions a success. Validation of prior learning showed of some help, but its only one aspect of many.

The first results from those pilot projects make evident, that refugees in order to meet the requirements for HEI access need to spend an enormous amount of time and effort into extra-curricular learning activities, such as language courses, computer courses, courses about scientific working methods and basic seminars in the subject of the study envisaged.

By participating in those pilot projects and their obligatory course programs, the refugees are given a transitory status. They are enroled, but without formal student status. So, the courses represent a kind of "non-formal" learning, which after succesful...
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New term, new teaching standards - The Welsh Government introduce goals for newly qualified teachers.

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