Donnerstag 17. August 2017

Workplace learning +

Country: Belgium (Flanders)

 

Economic Sectors: Manufacturing

 

Theme: Delivery of WBL, Partnership

 

Educational field and level: Vocational education and training

 

Target groups: Teachers and Trainers (Education and Training), Trainers and Mentors in the Workplace

 

 

The initiative ‘workplace learning +’ (Werkplekleren PLUS) is a model that involves intensive collaboration between Companies and Technical VET Schools with a view to better reflecting the realities of the workplace in classroom-based learning.

WORKPLACE LEARNING+ enables learners from technical VET schools to participate in a one-week internship as a part of their general education. Internships are organised, in small groups, at a single company, with a focus on specific technical and social skills from the existing VET curriculum. Learners are also supported by a mentor at the company, usually on a one-to-one basis. Individual learners gain practical experience and learn specific occupational skills, as well as gaining an insight into the working environment. In terms of social or transversal skills, this is also an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate specific attitudes and aptitudes such as punctuality, curiosity and ambition, and this are skills that are also assessed by mentors at the end of the internship. Behind the internship, both theoretical and reflective work is undertaken both in classroom settings and as a part of onsite supervision, the latter also involving teachers directly. Participating companies also benefit through being able to get to know possible future employees and through building capacity in their own staff, with individual mentors required to participate in a preparatory training course. The WORKPLACE LEARNING+ initiative is organised by a network of technical schools and businesses in the North Limburg region of Belgium, known locally as the KIO (Kenniscentrum industrie-onderwijs / Knowledge Industry Education Association). As well as being responsible for facilitating cooperation between industry and education, KIO also provides support and training for teachers and preparatory training for workplace mentors. More recently, there have also been efforts made to develop tools for the assessment of professional competences.

 

Success factors and challenges for WBL

 

The main success factor of the WORKPLACE LEARNING+ initiative is that of enabling cooperation and collaboration between schools and local companies. Teachers play an integral part of the internships, taking the role on onsite supervisors, which allows learning and progression to be also transferred back to the classroom and to be linked with future course delivery. Teachers are also required to undertake internships themselves, in a partner company, and mentors must participate in preparatory training: a win-win situation. A continuing challenge is that of convincing companies of the benefits, for all parties, associated with work-based learning. There is also a need to continue to motivate workplace mentors to reflect and report on learning achievement, with many seeing this as the role of teachers.

 

 

Further reading

 

Website of the initiative: http://www.industrieonderwijs.be/

 

Tool for the assessment of professional competences by KIO (users have to register before download) http://www.industrieonderwijs.be/forum

 

Presentation of the initiative: (Dutch) https://prezi.com/htuattziwemc/untitled-prezi/

 

Presentation of a case example within ‘workplace learning +’: http://www.industrieonderwijs.be/images/stories/wpl/bijlagen_draaiboek/bedrijf%20en%20wpl%20beveiligde%20pdf.pdf

What to expect?

In this section, we provide a small series of Case Examples, providing additional practice-based insight into the management, development and delivery of WBL.

Local Contact
Austria (AT)

OeAD – OeAD (Österreichische Austauschdienst) GmbH

Ebendorferstraße 7

1010, Wien

Austria

Tel: 0043 1 53408605

Web: www.erasmusplus.at

eMail: erasmusplus@oead.at

Belgium (BE01)

AEF-EUROPE

Chaussée de Charleroi 111

1060, Bruxelles

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 542 62 78

Web: www.aef-europe.be

eMail: aef@aef-europe.be

Belgium (BE02)

EPOS vzw

Koning Albert II-laan 15

1210, Brussel

Belgium

Tel: 0032 2 553 97 31

Web: www.epos-vlaanderen.be

eMail: info@epos-vlaanderen.be

Croatia (HR)

Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes Agencija za mobilnost i programme Euopske unije (AMPEU)

Frankopanska 26

10 000, Zagreb

Croatia

Tel: 00385 1 5005 635

Web: www.mobilnost.hr

eMail: info@mobilnost.hr

Czech Republic (CZ)

Dům zahraniční spolupráce (DZS)

Centre for International Cooperation in Education

Na Poříčí 1035/4

110 00, Praha

Czech Republic

Tel: 00420 221 850 100

Web: www.dzs.cz

eMail: info@dzs.cz

Denmark (DK)

Danish Agency for Higher Education

Bredgade 43

1260, Copenhagen

Denmark

Tel: 0045 72317800

Web: www.fivu.dk

eMail: uds@uds.dk

Estonia (EE)

Foundation Archimedes

Koidula 13A

10125, Tallin

Estonia

Tel: 00372 6979 411

Web: adm.archimedes.ee/erasmusplus/

eMail: erasmuspluss@archimedes.ee

Finland (FI)

CIMO Centre for International Mobility

Hakaniemenranta 6, B.P. 343

00531, Helsinki

Finland

Tel: 00358 295 338 500

Web: www.cimo.fi

eMail: see http://www.cimo.fi/contact_us

France (FR)

Agence Erasmus+ France/Education Formation

24-25 quai des Chartrons

33080, Bordeaux CEDEX

France

Tel: 0033 5 56 00 94 00

Web: www.agence-erasmus.fr

eMail: contact@agence-erasmus.fr

Germany (DE)

Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

Robert-Schuman-Platz 3

53175 Bonn

Germany

Tel: 0049 228 107 1608

Web: www.na-bibb.de

eMail: na@bibb.de

Greece (GR)

Greek State Scholarship's Foundation (IKY)

41, Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue

14234, Athens

Greece

Tel: 0030 210 3726300

Web: www.iky.gr/erasmus-plus

eMail: erasmusplus@iky.gr

Hungary (HU)

Tempus Public Foundation

Lónyay utca 31

1093, Budapest

Hungary

Tel: 0036 1 237 1300

Web: www.tpf.hu

eMail: info@tpf.hu

Iceland (IS)

Landskrifstofa Menntaáætlunar Evrópusambandsins

National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programme

Dunhaga 5

107, Reykjavik

Iceland

Tel: 00354 5155800

Web: www.rannis.is

eMail: lme@rannis.is

Ireland (IE)

Léargas the Exchange Bureau

Fitzwilliam Court, Leeson Close, Dublin 2

D1, Dublin

Ireland

Tel: 00353 1 8871200

Web: www.leargas.ie

eMail: info@leargas.ie

Italy (IT01)

Agenzia Nazionale - Erasmus+ - ISFOL

Corso d'Italia 33

00198, Roma

Italy

Tel: 0039 06 85 447808

Web: www.isfol.it

eMail: erasmusplus@isfol.it

Italy (IT02)

Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ - INDIRE

Via Cesare Lombroso 6/15

50134, Firenze

Italy

Tel: 0039 055 238 03 48

Web: www.indire.it

eMail: erasmusplus@indire.it

Lithuania (LT)

Education Exchanges Support Foundation

Gelezinio Vilko str. 12

01112, Vilnius

Lithuania

Tel: 00370 5 261 0592

Web: www.smpf.lt

eMail: info@smpf.lt

Luxembourg (LU)

Anefore asbl

58, Boulevard Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

L - 1330 Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 247 85284

Web: www.anefore.lu

eMail: info@anefore.lu

Norway (NO)

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Vaskerelven 39

5014, Bergen

Norway

Tel: 0047 55 30 38 00

Web: www.siu.no

eMail: siu@siu.no

Poland (PL)

Foundation for the Development of the Education System

ul. Mokotowska 43

00-551, Warszawa

Poland

Tel: 0048 22 46 31 000

Web: www.erasmusplus.org.pl

eMail: kontakt@erasmusplus.org.pl

Portugal (PT)

Agência Nacional para a Gestão do Programa Erasmus + - Educação e Formação

Praça de Alvalade, 12

1749-070, Lisboa

Portugal

Tel: 0035 21 01 01 900

Web: www.erasmusmais.pt

eMail: agencianacional@erasmusmais.pt

Romania (RO)

Agentia Nationala pentru Programe Comunitare in Domeniul Educatiei si Formarii Profesionale

133, Calea Serban Voda, 3rd Floor, 4th District

040205, Bucharest

Romania

Tel: 0040 212010700

Web: www.anpcdefp.ro

eMail: agentie@anpcdefp.ro

Slovakia (SK)

Slovenská akademická asociácia pre medzinárodnú spoluprácu

Svoradova 1

SK-811 03, Bratislava

Slovakia

Tel: 00421 2 20922201

Web: www.saaic.sk

eMail: erasmusplus@saaic.sk

Slovenia (SI)

CMEPIUS “Center Republike Slovenije za mobilnost in evropske programe izobraževanja in usposabljanja”

Ob železnici 30a

1000, Ljubljana

Slovenia

Tel: 00386 1 620 94 50

Web: www.cmepius.si

eMail: info@cmepius.si

Spain (ES)

Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE)

Calle del General Oraa, 55

28006, Madrid

Spain

Tel: 0034 91 550 67 18

Web: http://sepie.es

eMail: sepie@sepie.es

Sweden (SE)

Swedish Council for Higher Education

Wallingatan 2

104 30, Stockholm

Sweden

Tel: 0046 10 4700300

Web: www.uhr.se

eMail: registrator@uhr.se

Switzerland (CH)

Ch Foundation for Federal Cooperation (CH)

Dornacherstraße 28 A,  P.O. Box 246

4501 Solothurn

Switzerland

Tel: 0041 32 34618 18

Web: www.ch-go.ch

eMail: info@chstiftung.ch

The Netherlands (NL)

CINOP

Stationsplein 14

5211 AP ’s-Hertogenbosch

The Nederlands

Tel: 0031 73 6800800


Web: www.cinop.nl

eMail: erasmusplus@cinop.nl

Turkey (TR)

THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMMES (TURKISH NATIONAL AGENCY)

Mevlana Bulvari N°181, Balgat

06520, Ankara

Turkey

Tel: 0090 409 60 00

Web: www.ua.gov.tr

eMail: bilgi@ua.gov.tr

Co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union
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