Stručno usavršavanje agronoma u Francuskoj
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
A) Context / background of the project:
In the application form the mobility of teachers to France in partnership with the MFR Plabannec School was planned, however due to a declared state of emergency in France, for safety reasons, Agricultural school has requested and received approval of AMEUP to change the partners and the country of mobility.
The new partner - Croatian Economic Association made sure the necessary conditions were satisfied: the visit of two vocational schools and relevant husbandries / companies in the field of horticulture and agro-tourism. In this way, the planned objectives and learning outcomes were achieved, but in another EU member country.
The main objective of the project was to raise the level of international approach to develop the quality of the teaching process in Agricultural school and was fully met. During the mobility the participants gained insight into the German educational system and economic sector in the field of agriculture.
During the implementation of the project participants undertook activities divided in three themes:
A1) Professional training in the field of agriculture
A2) intercultural / intergenerational education and lifelong learning
A3) Learning foreign languages
The project was accomplished in partnership with the Croatian Economic Association in Frankfurt - KWVD Kroatische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e.V.
12 adults, eight women and four men, participated actively in the project.
B) Description of undertaken activities
B1) Activities prior to mobility - the participants were engaged in:
- German language course - in the Agricultural School
- cultural preparation - in the Agricultural School
- pedagogical preparation - in the Agricultural School
B2) Activities during mobility - the participants visited:
- Two vocational schools in the field of agriculture - Philipp-Holzmann-Schule and Eugen-Kaiser-Schule
- Three agricultural companies and husbandries - Dottenfelderhof, Gemüse-Gärtnerei Bärengarten and MainÄppelHaus Lohrbrg
- Horticultural association of Federal States Hessen and Thüringen - Fachverband Garten, Landschafts und Sportplatzbau Hessen-Thüringen
- Consulate General of the Republic of Croatian in Frankfurt Thüringen
B3) Activities after mobility - the participants presented the project:
- Within the school: in student councils, parent councils, professional council of agronomists, teachers' council and school board
- Outside the school: on the inter-county professional council, on the school’s website www.poljoprivrednaskola.hr and in the media.
C) The results of the project:
C1) Achieved planned outcomes and developed competencies:
a) The principal
enhanced managerial competence which is important for conducting vocational schools and connecting with the business sector.
enhanced competences in the context of harmonization and comparability of the National Qualifications Framework with the European Qualifications Framework and the changing needs of the labour market in the European Union
b) the Head of practical training
enhanced competence for successful organization of practical training at school and agricultural companies / husbandries in the local community
c) Vocational Teachers
enhanced competences in the application of modern agrotechnical measures in the cultivation of plants in the areas of farming, vegetable-growing, fruit-growing, viticulture, herbs and spices
enhanced competences in the application of modern technological measures in the area of cattle, pig and poultry farming
enhanced competences in horticultural design of parks and gardens, taking into account regional specifics of the German landscape architecture
enhanced competences in the field of agro-management focused on the German and European market for agricultural commodities and products
C2) All project participants have improved their ability to act in new environment by developing intercultural adaptation, cross-cultural sensitivity and linguistic competence. This is a very valuable experience that allows participants of mobility strengthening of professional and personal capacities in terms of better productivity, flexibility, adaptability and resilience in different environments.
C3) Participants gained insight into the dual system of education typical of vocational education in Germany. The education system consists of practical training which the students do in a company and theoretical part which is done at school. Examples of good practice from the dual system that are applicable in our education system will be implemented in the curriculum of the Agricultural school.
D)The impact of the project is noticeable in Agricultural School employees, who are well informed about the implementation of the project, which will increase interest in participating in new mobility for students and teachers in Program Erasmus+.
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