Themen dieses Kurses

  • Welcome to the Learning Platform

    Welcome course participant!

    1. Introduction to the course

    1.1 „Learning process guide" - the new qualification

    Continuously changing requirements to VET, new expectations of competencies, permanent change on all levels - there is an increasing demand on pedagogical skills of in-house trainers.

    It is not sufficient anymore to be proficient in one's job and subject, trainers have to handle modern training and learning methods whilst being able to cope with youth and older colleagues, they have to recognise and utilise work processes as a scope of learning, they have to be able to apply the latest evaluation and assessment methods and be a learning guide rather than an instructor.

    Additionally, the organisation of VET is undergoing change. Initial and continuing vocational education merge increasingly, controlling of VET and quality assurance become more and more important. In -house trainers are under increasing pressure to act economically, they face new demands for consultation and advice. Vocational training has become a complex and challenging profession of its own. That has been lacking only one major aspect until now: an appropriate training prepariong trainers for the increasing demands they face in their day-to-day work.

    The course "Learning Process Guidance" aims to endow you with a basic set of competencies to respond to these challenges by guiding your apprentices' / colleagues' learning processes.

    This is about to change:

    In cooperation with four reputable European partners, IG Metall is attempting to export the newly developed German further training course for high-level qualification of in-house trainers, the workplace tutor, to Europe. This transfer of innovation process is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.

    1.2 Aims of the qualification course

    This course aims at endowing in-company trainers with skills they require in order to accompany apprentices / trainees and colleagues successfully and pedagogically competent in their learning processes.

    Participants will learn about the differences of formal and informal learning environments and the possibilities they offer. Special attention will be given to the workplace as a place of learning as well as the fact that adults and youth learn in different ways. All skills and competencies that are acquired during the course are required in the daily work of the workplace tutor to-be in order to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate their VET. A special focus is placed on the transfer of acquired skills to the work processes of the workplace tutor. The course is based on two questions:

    1. Which skills and competencies (with a focus on pedagogical skills and competencies) does the trainer require and how can they be formulated in learning goals?

    2. Which course contents and structures make the participants pedagogically competent?

  • Kilkenny Course

    WELCOME

    This is the first of four courses organised to take learners through a course of study that will lead to be competent to act in the role of Learning Process Guide and new form of Workplace Tutor. The course is organised by Noreside Resource Centre in Kilkenny in Ireland from the 20 to the 24 February 2017.

    Set up in 1987 as a direct response to a need for an information source, independent of government departments, the Noreside Resource and Education Centre is accredited by the Irish Qualifications and Quality organisation (QQI) who make awards based on the Irish Qualifications Framework which is linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The centre also sources and provides information on any subject, although work is focused on Labour and Family Law matters, Tribunals and Appeals.

    The Centre is staffed by 15 workers on a Community Employment Scheme, and the services provided have expanded to include a number of educational courses.

    The centre organises numerous QQI Accredited Courses suited to beginners right up to experienced users, we also provide courses in both ECDL standard and advanced, as well as 1-2-1 tuition at whatever level you may be and in whatever subject/level you would like to achieve.

    An online course differs from a Face to Face course in that the trainer does not have available the same range of teaching methods. To make up for this we pose questions for you to consider and provide forums for you to discuss with your fellow learners and your tutor.

    You can read a general guide to the overall course by downloading the word document at the top of this page.

    COURSE 1 KILKENNY

    This course is the online version of the "face to face" course delivered in Kilkenny and will be of benefit to learners as they complete their assignments and prepare for the next course in Finland.

    This course will in general consider and locate the position of the Learning Guide in the historical context of the workplace and the role of the Workplace Tutor

    This course has three forums:

    • The first Forum is at the top of the course page and is for general use only.
    • Forums 2,3 and 4 are at the end of the course and follow the assignments. There is one for each assignment.

    It is essential that you read your copy of the core textbook for the course "The Workplace Tutor - Professional Training in the Modern Workplace" by Patrick Coughlan. While this book contains more information than is required for this course it will help you place the course in perspective

    COURSE PROGRAMME

    Click below to read the five day course programme

    COURSE PROGRAMME

    http://lerne.igmetall.de/pluginfile.php/2018/course/section/355/Kilkenny%20Course%20Programme.docx

    IMPORTANT

    The button below this one opens the first of the four courses in a this window. To navigate through the Table of Contents (TOC) highlight a page and then use the arrow keys on your computer to scroll down or up to the desired page. The system works best on computers with a pointing device and arrow keys. You may have difficulty with tablet PC's and touch screen devices.

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  • Lahti Course

    Welcome to Lahti, Finland

    Basic

    Salpaus Further Education is one of the biggest vocational education provider in Finland. Our main goal is to serve the Lahti region. Salpaus was established on 1 January 2001. Our training programmes include basic vocational qualifications as well as further and specialist qualifications for all ages.

    Salpaus Services Ltd was founded on January 1, 2017 to offer versatile and high-quality non-degree-oriented training. Salpaus Services Ltd provides training for work life in various forms, supplementary skills education and immigrant integration training. Salpaus Services also offers tailor-made training, skill level mapping and development services for your business.

    Salpaus Activity

    Salpaus Further Education main activities and goals are set by the Ministry of Education and Culture. This includes our main goal of providing vocational education and training as well as the following:

    • strengthening relationships between education and work-life
    • anticipating training needs

    • arranging on-the-job training

    • planning and implementing education according to individual needs

    • utilizing and developing the skills of our teaching staff


    timetable

    Learning Process Guide competence profile units covered in the Lahti seminar 12-16 June 2017:

    Unit 2 Planning and preparing training measures

    Unit 3 Guiding learning processes

    Our training methods include elements of collaborative, problem-based and active learning where the learner is the active doer and the trainer, teacher or tutor is the facilitator of learning. Reading materials and links to sources you will find below.

  • Valencia Course

    Assessment and documentation of learning processes


    Following the training programme for workplace tutors, the 3rd seminar took place in Valencia from the 26th of February until the 2nd of March. The topics covered in the course, as planned, included Assessment and Documentation of Learning Processes and an Introduction to local VET System. The course was thoroughly prepared considering the results of the survey previously completed by the participants, always trying to meet their needs and interests.

    The course was facilitated by Javier González, Work Psychologist and trainer with 20 years of experience and expertise in adult education, who was also professionally involved in the previous Project EWT. Classroom sessions were carried out in the mornings (9:30-13:30). These sessions focused on the topics to be covered in the course presenting the contents with a very practical approach using group dynamics, role playing, simulations, etc. Several experts were invited to participate in the course to share their expertise with the participants. Elena Baixauli (University of Valencia) presented a practical approach to Conflict Resolution and Business Mediation. Emilio Sanz (Fundación Pascual Tomás) explained in detail the Spanish Vocational Education and Training System.

    Study visits were carried out in the afternoons. Participants visited selected institutions where they were welcomed by experts presenting their work in the field of interest for the project. Participants visited: Trade Union UGT-PV Training and Guidance Department, 'Virgen de la Esperanza' Occupational Centre for mentally disabled people, Diputación de Valencia (Province Government) Department of European Projects and Innovation, FEVECTA Valencian Federation of Worker Cooperatives Training and Guidance Department.

    According to the participants evaluation, the course held in Valencia was very successful and fully met their needs covering the topics planned for this seminar with a practical and innovative approach.

  • Frankfurt Course

    Quality assurance and -development in training measurements

    Following the training programme for workplace tutors, the 4th seminar took place in Frankfurt/Main from the 28th of May till the 1st of June2018. The topics covered in the course, as planned, included Quality assurance and -development in training measurements and an Introduction to local VET System. The course was thoroughly prepared considering the results of the survey previously completed by the participants, always trying to meet their needs and interests.

    The course was facilitated by Sascha Seel, trainer of bfw.

    Classroom sessions were carried out in the mornings and afternoons(9:00-12:00/13:00-16:00). These sessions focused on the topics to be covered in the course presenting the contents with a very practical approach using group dynamics, role playing, simulations, etc.

    One study visit was carried out in the afternoons: Participants visited Provadis where they were welcomed by experts presenting their work in the field of interest for the project. As the Frankfurt seminar was the final seminar, there was a final assessment day of the 4 seminars in which all participants had to present their final assessment.

    According to the participants evaluation, the course held in Frankfurt/Main was very successful and fully met their needs covering the topics planned for this seminar with a practical and innovative Approach.