Randolph

Randolph

Randolph Preisinger-Kleine since 1998 is Senior manager of Praxis und Wissenschaft Projekt, an independent research organisation located in the heart of Bavaria, Germany. The institute has been founded by research associates of the Bavarian Universities of Eichstätt, Munich and Regensburg. He has completed his undergrade studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and doctorate in sociology at the University of Eichstätt. From 1991 - 1992 he has been scientific officer at the University of Eichstätt. From 1993 – 1996 he has been research fellow of the Hanns-Boeckler Foundation (German Trade Unions). From 1996 – 1998 he held the position of an associate professor at the University of Eichstätt. His interests are on industrial modernization and its implications for the socioeconomic development of regions. In recent years he has focused on research into innovation and change of European education & training systems, and the development of the learning organisation. He has developed roughly 50 proposals for research & development endavours, and has coordinated around 30 European and national projects of different scale and scope. Moreover, he has conducted comparative studies and carried out evaluation of European program schemes, such as the ESF large scale scheme „support to systems and structures“.

Following new lifelong learning policies through the past years there’s a rapid growing of VET networks throughout Europe, with a strong tendency to interlocking educational activities across organisations and sectors. Apparently this shift towards multilateral and transversal cooperation in VET calls for new and innovative approaches to joint decision making, shared planning, coordinated implementation and quality control of educational provision.

A major characteristic of European societies might be seen in the rapidly growing differentiation of educational pathways, opportunities and biographies. This increase in complexity from learners requires great effort into initiative taking, creativity, problem solving, risk assessment and decision taking. Through the past years various structures have been developed in order to support students in mastering educational transition. However they have been often formulated in an institutional perspective, counting out learners' experience and creativity skills as well as new opportunities of technology enhanced learning.

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New Teachers for New Competences

Tools to help the teachers to develop, mobilize and valorize the transversal competences in their learners requested by the companies acquired through informal learning. The project aims to develop a teaching tool that should help teachers to transfer tacit competences to VET students in accordance with the requirements of the industry in order to facilitate their access to the labour market. The focus is made on transversal competences.

EUROlocal is the European storehouse on the local and regional dimensions of lifelong learning. EUROlocal reinforces the EC policy on lifelong learning regions by collecting the tools, strategies, learning materials, reports and everything concerned with their development. EUROlocal represents an easily-accessible resource for local initiatives to the collective experience and knowledge resulting from these pan-European efforts.

Over the past decade, the Learning Region has become a widely adopted concept in European education policies. However the concept has taken different forms and has been reflected in a variety of network figurations. From different departures points and though various pathways many projects have developed domain specific knowledge in the area of social capital building, governance and institution building, stakeholder collaboration, public-private partnerships and transversal cooperation. The basic intention of the R3L+ project was to capitalize on this diversity by bringing together actors from our respective countries in order to learn from each other and jointly elaborate a common quality framework for the development and management of cooperative learning arrangements among educational providers, SMEs and public agencies.

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