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Newsletter 6 en

  1. 1. NEWSLETTER NUMBER SIX APRIL 2014 ABOUT THE PROJECT This project will be an opportunity to guide students to identify their capabilities and skills and will help the organizations establish a guidance methodology. Most of the students who are on the edge of selecting their ways for their future education are unsure and indecisive about which occupation to choose and which school offers the best options. Sometimes, the Vocational Guidance they receive is inadequate; therefore, they don't know which career opportunities they have in front of them. Any wrong decision that they could take could affect their Life Long Learning Process negatively. To avoid such situations, this project aims to develop a methodology to guide students through a wide range of opportunities for their further Vocational and/or Educational Training. 1. PROJECT MOBILITIES 2. THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 3. FEEDBACK AND DISSEMINATION MATERIALS 4. NEXT MEETING This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. 1- PROJECT MOBILITIES SEVENTH MOBILITY CRAIOVA (ROMANIA) The seventh GI-VET project mobility and consortium meeting took place in Craiova (Romania) on 22 – 26 April 2014. During these days, the partners had the opportunity to visit the Tudor Arghezi theoretical highschool in Craiova. They met and discussed guidance with the headmaster and several teachers of the school. They visited the school, enjoyed an artistic programme and attended a project-related meeting. During that meeting, the following were discussed: an optional course syllabus – Career Education, an example of how the Guidance and counseling school subject is approached in the 10th grade in terms of counseling and career education, an example of how French is approached as a school subject in terms of counseling and career education, the relationship between the school, family and the society as important factors in career guidance and an optional course on counseling and guidance. During the teachers’ meeting, the Romanian and Bulgarian students went to the Children’s Club in Craiova, where they took part in various activities, such as learning how to dance traditional folk music.
  3. 3. The students and teachers had lunch and then visited the Craiova Town Hall, which is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Craiova. 2. THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE The participants also attended an international conference, organized at the Dolj County School Inspectorate by the Automotive Technological Highschool and by the “Tudor Arghezi” Theoretical Highschool in Craiova.
  4. 4. The conference consisted of four sections: - E-Learning, educational software, multimedia presentations which can be used in the teaching process, in counselling and career guidance; - Vocational counseling and guidance; - Permanent education in the knowledge society. Disseminations of LLP projects and training courses; - Creativity and innovation in the teaching process (examples of good practice). On the second working day, the partners had a project management meeting at the other partner school in Craiova, the Automotive Technological Highschool. They visited the school, talked to the teachers and students and enjoyed a cultural programme which included a walk in the Nicolae Romanescu park. In the meantime, the Bulgarian and Romanian students visited the workshops which are part of the Automotive Technological Highschool and saw how vocational education is implemented in Romania. 3- FEEDBACK AND DISSEMINATION MATERIALS At the end of the meeting, the participants received a link to the feedback questionnaire available on the blog. Also posted on the blog were dissemination materials (two movies about
  5. 5. the meeting and two articles published in various magazines, disseminating the project) 4- THE NEXT PROJECT MEETING The next partners meeting will be hosted by the Latvian partner, on 7-11 of June 2014. The meeting will focus on the final report of the project.
  6. 6. more information: leonardovocationalguide.blogspot.com

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