The project "Work Based Learning - Didactic tools for extra-occupational studying? Learning from Europe" was performed to establish academic education and training options. It has been developed in cooperation with experienced partner from Great Britian, Finland, Ireland an Austria.
This project is support by the ministry for labour, social, woman and familly with ressources of the Europaen Social Fund and the state Brandenburg.
Work Based Learning (WBL) is a modern method which enables experienced individuals to acquire academic knowledge and skills in a vocational context, based on the needs of their career. Achieving an academic degree is possible without leaving or losing the job. The development of competencies and skills plays a vital role in this approach of vocational and advanced training. Adult learners are able to promote and improve existing competencies, knowledge and skills through individual learning.
The project aims to improve the action competencies of actors in Brandenburg in the field of "Work Based Learning" and job-integrated studies through:
The primary objective of the initiative is to gain knowledge about the conception of job-integrating study programmes or certificate courses through universities and the implementation of those programmes or courses in small and medium sized enterprises.
With the help of company representatives and associations as well as other local actors, the results will be transferred by means of a closing workshop and a final publication.
England - Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation - Institute for Work Based Learning - www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Schools/iwbl/
Ireland - Centre for Advanced Professional Studies Ltdl. - Institute for Work Based Learning - www.novalisinternational.com
Finland - University of Jyväskyla Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER)
Austria - Fachhochschule Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences