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BEST FOR BETTER – Best Skills for a Better Teaching
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The consortium needs a system activity to train the staff on specific issues related to education/training, employment and international mobility. The sending organizations involved need to learn innovative teaching and working processes, methods and instruments, in order to improve their educational activities, to prepare students for the labour market and to improve their strategies of internationalization. The partners use the funds of the Training of Trainers Regional Directive, of the CRC Foundation, the Inter professional Fund FOR.TE and internal funds to develop their internal plan of training of trainers. The international mobility of trainers/staff fits as a complementary measure to the training plans of the institutions involved and wants to investigate innovative issues and topics, hardly developable in Italy, in the selected European countries. The choice of the European partners took place within the European network of collaborations of the coordinator, developed during the LLP and Erasmus + programmes, selecting the foreign partners according to their operational contexts and previous experiences. The participants in the mobility project are 34 senior trainers and operators of the sending organizations: 7 trainers of the hotel and catering sector (France), 6 of the agriculture sector (France), 3 of the clothing/fashion sector (Spain), 8 English trainers (Malta) , 6 training tutors (Germany and Sweden), 2 apprenticeship operators (Belgium and Germany) and 2 work services operators (Germany). The project aims at improving the knowledge, skills and competences of the participants. In particular, the learning results of the participants are as follows: • Improved skills in differentiate methods and teaching materials according to the learning needs of the students; • Improved competences in defining the individual training project of students/apprentices; • improved competences in developing innovative teaching methods and instruments; • Improved competences in planning theoretical and practical lessons; • Improved competences in including creativity, entrepreneurship and use of ICT in training programmes; • improved use of ECVET tools in mobility; • improved dialogue and collaboration with companies to define the training programs of trainees/apprentices; • Improved competences in assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal. The mobilities will last 5-7 days and will allow participants to acquire knowledge and innovations to be transferred into their schools. Participants will learn the processes, projects, best practices, teaching methods and tools used by the European partners and will have the opportunity to discuss with foreign colleagues on issues concerned by the project. They will assist them in carrying out practical activities, according to their fields of competence. At the end of the job shadowing activities, the participants will develop, through the method of project work, an innovative educational project to be presented to the Direction offices of their sending organizations. The meetings that will take place at the end of the mobilities and the dissemination plan will allow the partners to share the training activities developed abroad within the sending organizations. Participants will be supported by tutors of the sending partners in the processes of preparation, mobility, and follow up. The partners have agreed to use the Project Cycle Management and Participatory Approach to prepare and manage the project. The 34 trainers/staff involved in the activities in Italy and abroad will have a key role in increasing the impact of the project on didactics, practical management and education of students/apprentices of their sending institutions, thanks to the improvement of their transversal and professional skills. The impact of the project within the training agencies and professional institutions involved should be measured on the real participants in mobility and on indirect target group reached by the dissemination of the project: 3,171 students/apprentices and families, 417 trainers/teachers, territorial partners who cooperate with the sending organizations. The sending organizations involved in the project will get the following long term direct benefits: improved knowledge, skills and competences of their staff; improved popularity of the agency/institution in the local community and enhanced image of the school and of work services; increased quality of education and training; increased interest in promoting creativity, the use of ICT, entrepreneurship and multilingualism; increased European dimension of the school; increased partnerships at local, regional, national and international level.
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