IMPAECT - Intercultural educations by Means of PAr..
IMPAECT - Intercultural educations by Means of PArtners working with ECvet Transfer
The project was a reaction to the European demand, to establish the Copenhagen process and to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) as well as intercultural competencies of teachers, trainers and students. Its issue was to implement the ECVET principles in vocational education and supply on the job training for relevant target groups. IMPAECT aimed for the implementation of the ECVET principles in the field of ECE, to assess and recognise learning outcome and to increase mobility of staff in ECE. Major goals were to transfer innovation from the projects ‘FINECVET’ and ‘EVOC’ and an ongoing development of prior results such as a learning unit according to the ECVET principles and a train the trainer course for teachers and tutors. Therefore one topic of intercultural education from EVOC was to be focused on. By this a sustainable change towards outcome orientated learning within the field of ECE in vocational education was to be aimed for. The partner consortium consisted of 15 partners from five countries (DE, FI, NL, SE, TR) and spread its network from the North to the South of the European Community. Partners were vocational institutes, day-care-centres, employers, colleges, universities and ministry institutes. Munich University as an experienced partner was in charge of the international coordination. All partners were highly motivated, had international experience, excellent expertise and also participated in national and international networks. Jyväskyla University as the research institute was the partner to evaluate the project as an independent actor. In addition, consulting groups were implemented by all national coordinators to ensure high quality. As a result a handbook was published and disseminated and EURO-pass was the tool to assess and recognise learning outcomes. The impact of the project was expected both on EU and national levels such as an increase of mobility, teachers and tutors to be trained for ECVET-principles, learning outcomes to be assessed and recognised plus ECVET-principles to be implemented in vocational institutes.
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