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Matkalla Mestariksi JEDUsta
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

All the existing partner ships will be developed further during this project (MAMEKAM 2003–2015 and DEMOKAM 2003-2015). All the Vocational Colleges of the Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot will take part to this project. During on-the-job learning periods abroad students’ language skills and knowledge of foreign cultures improves. The project will also improve the ability work in international companies. The student has a possibility to widen his/hers opinions about the needs on international labor markets and at the same time the student can improve his/hers communications skills in a foreign language and culture. According to the results of previous projects, students’ own personal and professional growth and development intensified during the on-the-job learning period abroad. Student’s 50 mobility periods and 15 experts mobility periods are planned to be accomplished during 1.8.2015.-31.5.2017. Students form different study fields can accomplish one or more vocational skills demonstrations during their on-the-job learning period abroad. The vocational skills demonstration can also be accomplished in English. Online-based assessment form is being used with these assessments of vocational skills demonstrations. For personnel the goals in this project are to develop their professional qualifications and to improve their communication skills and knowledge about the culture and traditions in the foreign country. In addition, one goal is to observe and to develop international on-the-job learning periods and vocational skills demonstrations together with the hosting organization and other partners. . Teacher, who takes part to 14 days of working life period abroad can improve his/hers multicultural teaching skills by working in multicultural environment in foreign culture. The experts who takes part to this project will instruct the staff from collaborate organizations how to instruct students during their on-the-job learning periods and with students’ vocational skills demonstrations based on the good practices developed in previous projects. If possible teachers and students will be abroad at the same time so that the teacher can instruct and support the student and collaborate organizations during the period and accept student’s vocational skills demonstration or part of the demonstration. The project will improve the commitment in common quality standards (for example Europass, common formulas, European CV-model) and also the quality of these mobility projects. The project also supports teachers changing role in the development process of vocational education. Participants’ vocabulary improves during these mobility periods and for example, teachers have afterwards better qualifications to teach in foreign language some courses. Teachers will get a certificate about participating on the working life period abroad and they can add the certificate about this mobility period on their own CV if they want. In this project, the five shorter staff training abroad periods are planned for one-week courses to improve staff member’s professional skills and qualifications. These courses can be seminars on topics related to teachers professional field or common courses about teaching methods that will provide new good practices to use in everyday teaching work. One criteria for the courses is that the results can be distributed in every vocational college where the study field is being taught.
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