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A touristic journey in Eire
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Context/background For the 10 students this project is the first contact with fellow-students outside their own school and with a different society and culture. It’s their initial step in the ‘long-life-learning’ process. Thanks to the Erasmus project they gain international experience in their branch of study and share the acquired information, knowledge and methodology with the other participants and cultures. This international exchange programme offers the students a unique chance to prove themselves. The students of the 6th form Tourism technical education have already done an internship in international hotels/travel agencies last school year. Those students are able to speak Dutch, English, French and German. Objectives The workplace learning is an important component in joining education and the labour market. Profile of the participants The participants are students Tourism (technical education). About 10 students and 2 coaching teachers participate in this project. Description of the activities The tourism students take lessons and guide in Ireland. The teachers observe, take part and evaluate the workplace learning and coach the students where needed. After the project they communicate their finding with thestaff and teachers of Campus Wemmel. The teachers start the project by means of job shadowing in the partner school to evaluate the quality of the lessons and give the information to the accompanying teachers. Methodology First the students’ counsel is consulted about projects and proposals made. Then the teachers of the tourism department together with the teachers of the general courses department look for partners via AEHT Europe (European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools) to work at a mutual project. We will work together with ‘" Athlone Institute of Technology"in Ierland’ Campus Wemmel attaches this project to the Integrated Test after the declaration of intent of these partners. The teachers involved, the coaches and the external members of the jury draw up a plan of work and an evaluation method for the participating students. The parents and students are fully informed about the working method and the expectations during an info meeting. Results and impact The coaches of Campus Wemmel, the teachers of the host partner will evaluate the internship according to the school system. The students fill in a self-evaluation. The trainee posts provide an internship certificate. The school provides a Europass. The external jury of the Integrated Test evaluates the participants during the practical assignments at school. The deliberating class counsel decides whether the student passes or fails.
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