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Going Europe - Stärkung der europäischen Dimension und Qualifizierung des Bildungspersonals für die internationale Öffnung des BBZ Mölln
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Berufsbildungszentrum Mölln (Vocational College for Secondary Education, BBZ Mölln) is divided into twelve departments which cover the vocational fields of business studies and administration, technology and mechanics, vocational preparation and social pedagogy, health, nutrition, gastronomy and agriculture. Moreover, the school offers a number of vocational sixth form colleges in the fields of technology, business studies as well as health and social studies. The school's long-term objective is to involve teachers and students of each department in international projects and school partnerships on a regular and continual basis. The proposed project “Going Europe – Strengthening the European Dimension and Qualifying Educational Staff for an International Approach of the BBZ” offers teachers the possibility to enhance their foreign language skills and to develop and strengthen their intercultural competence by attending teacher training courses or doing a job shadowing at another school in Europe. By communicating and exchanging experience with other European teachers they will gain an insight into European educational systems. They will get to know new teaching methods and tools which will help them to improve their teaching competence on the one hand and to participate actively in the advancement of the school curricula in the different subjects. The intention of a job shadowing is to get to know the different educational and vocational systems in the participating countries and to improve both the intercultural and professional competences of the participants. The teachers involved in this project work in different departments of the BBZ Mölln – vocational sixth form college, full-time vocational school and vocational college – and can therefore disseminate their experience to colleagues who teach other subjects in other departments as well as to their students. Nine teachers will participate in this project. Apart from their vocational subject they all teach a foreign language, either English or Spanish. They want to improve their foreign language skills as well as their didactical, methodical and intercultural competences. The primary objective of the project "Going Europe" is to enhance language competences in connection with getting to know new teaching methods, to gain professional and international experience and to acquire intercultural and international competences. Furthermore, this project is supposed to enhance and professionalise teachers’ TEFL and ELE skills. By publishing the results teachers, students and trainees of the BBZ Mölln alike should be lastingly motivated to actively join European projects. In a multicultural and multilingual Europe both advanced professional skills and intercultural competences are of increasing importance in one’s private and professional life and have to be specifically and steadily revised and advanced in order to have a sustainable and positive effect for everyone concerned.
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