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Mobility programme for SAMI
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Internationalization is one of the priority areas in Savonlinna Vocational College. SAMI is a regional developer. The most important task of organization is to educate professionals with current and future working skills for the companies in area of Eastern Finland. There is a special need for international skills, such as language and cultural skills. The project objective is to provide well-trained students and teachers for high quality mobility periods carried out abroad. The project's objectives are based on SAM's internationalization plan. Two main key priorities will be developed in this project: 1. International skills for the SAMI's students equally based on Curriculum 2. Developing the quality of international activities in SAMI. The aim of the project is to supplement the vocational education, which is served in SAMI in the area of internationalization by offering training and mobility periods abroad for both students and teachers. Training contains linguistic and cultural training. On Line Language training and previously created linguistic and cultural training material and courses will be developed and tested during the project. Equality in internationalization actions should not depended on field of education, curriculum or the age of students. That is why there must be a possibility to have internationalization education for everybody. This kind of training course will be developed in this project. The total number of mobilities for students is 60, divided equally among the students. Teachers mobility periods are the part of SAMI's staff training program. The demands of working ability’s the teachers are the base of planning the mobility periods. As a result, the teachers will have new linguistic and working skills, which will affect positive way to the attitudes and values of the teachers concerning the international education and multicultural students. However, as a result of this project, the students receive a high-quality and equitable global education in their own classroom. The teacher is the leading person the international education whose attitude strongly affects especially the young students' attitudes The total number of mobilities for students is 8, divided equally among the teachers. In addition, 2 mobilitys are applied for teachers professional development period of the 14 days. There is a special need for developing the international mobility training, so that serves the skills for those students and teachers who will take part of mobility periods abroad. We want also to develop international training method and content of such that it can be to chosen by student who does not take part of mobility period, but seeks cross-cultural skills at home.

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