Job relevant basic skills concepts and tools for groups facing particular challenges at the labour market

7 Participating countries:
Project Reference: DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147253
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LEONARDO DA VINCI\Multilateral projects on Innovation

Summary

The employment opportunities for low-level educated learners have dropped considerably over recent years. In relation to school dropouts the situation has significantly worsened across the whole of Europe. The EU-initiative „New Skills for new Jobs” will be seen as a particular challenge for low-level educated learners especially those who are insufficiently qualified. Taking into consideration professional development for the socially disadvantaged, teenagers with learning difficulties as well as further development for post-qualification of insufficiently qualified persons and the integration of the long term unemployed; it is apparent that there is the necessity for developing workplace related and up-to-date settings of basic education. The common focus was placed upon the general approach towards the learners and the organisations in question (companies, labour administration, and institutions of learning) as well as the specific concept for basic education that incorporates the learners’ daily lives and working environment.

The main aim was to transfer and further develop tried and tested processes and existing labour market concepts by adhering to existing literacy concepts and cooperating with stakeholders, labour markets, education and employment systems from the participating partner countries. The intended concepts and settings of learning are characterised especially by constant focus on the learner, their work and their daily lives. These are specific principles which aspire towards integrating groups with particular difficulties in the labour market while being trained or employed.

This transfer project was based on the results collected by project consortium „GiWA – basic skills in labour and economy” of the research program „Research and Development for Alphabetization and Basic Education” (www.giwa-grundbildung.de). The expected result of the project transfer was the recognition of the GiWA project which promises positive results if they are contextualised and developed for the target group.

Results

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This transfer project was based on the results collected by project consortium „GiWA – basic skills in labour and economy” of the research program „Research and Development for Alphabetization and Basic Education” (www.giwa-grundbildung.de).

The products which have been developed within were provided during the transfer to the three consortiums (France, Sweden and Slovenia). Some examples of the already developed products from consortium „GiWA – basic skills in labour and economy” included:

- Course for native speaking learning counsellors
- Educational offer for supporting communicative competences among migrants in care for seniors (language course „Business German Care for Seniors“)
- Integrative context specific basic skills concepts for low-level qualified, retrained employees in senior care institutions
- Handout / Practical Guide (print): Employment and Learning – basic skills for long-term unemployed (ALG II – receivers)
- Instruments in basic skills provision
- Good Practice Examples for learning settings oriented towards counselling

In the three transfer subcontracts both different target groups as well as potential end users (diverse groups with special difficulties in the labour market) and different contexts of education (vocational education, pre-vocational qualification measures, programs for disadvantaged, operational continuing education) and furthermore instructors, teachers, trainers and advisors as multipliers were involved. The chosen consortium partners themselves have gained a wide range of experience through working in different sectors and possessing long-time experiences with educational programmes for the target group in question. This offers the ability to easily come into contact with appropriate persons and companies. In this context, the specific national as well as different sector contexts can be utilized for testing the products and further development.

BAGru combined three transfer projects which have implemented the results of GiWA into their national context: the Slovenian partner Papilot focused on the management level in enterprises and developed methods of needs analyses concerning basic education for low-level employees. Folkuniversitetet, the Swedish partner, followed the notion of unemployed adult learners being experts of their own lives and learning.The French partner IRFA Sud established networks with stakeholders from the private and public sector and incorporated basic education and transferable skills into formally accredited qualification programmes for the elderly care sector. For any approach, it is significant to involve all actors concerned – management, public institutions, teachers and tutors and, first of all, the learners themselves.

The evaluated outcomes of the three transfer subprojects established access to products and achievements of the innovation transfer project so that in the end a re-import of new, innovative concepts, methods, instruments and materials to Germany was due.
The diversity of competences and experiences in the project consortium and the particular contacts and possibilities for access to different actors in the field of the partners has proven to be conducive. This way, contacts with multipliers and stakeholders from different sectors and diverse working levels have been established from the beginning: science, companies, administration and promotion of employment, education institutions. From the beginning, a group of strategic partners has been involved in the communication process in the project in a special way. A lot of trainers, advisors, coaches, course designers and project leaders have been reached by various activities like meetings, workshops and expert conferences as well as publications. Furthermore, persons responsible for programme design and tenders of new (e.g. labour market politics) programmes, courses and counselling activities received new ideas and impulses. With the background of demographic devel...


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Das im Rahmen des BMBF-Programms „Forschungs- und Entwicklungsvorhaben im Bereich Alphabetisierung/Grundbildung für Erwachsene“ geförderte Projekt GiWA ‚Grundbildung in Wirtschaft und Arbeit – mehrperspektivisch’ist Ausgangspunkt des Leonardo-Innovationsprojekts. In dem Informationsreader werden nicht nur Arbeitsmaterialien, Instrumente und Werkzeuge aus der Grundbildungsarbeit beschrieben, sondern darüber hinaus die wesentlichen konzeptionellen Grundlagen und Zugänge.


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Das Handbuch richtet sich an Multiplikatoren und Bildungsmanager in Kommunen, Unternehmen,Arbeitsagenturen und Bildungsinstitutionen. Es enthält Beiträge zum Verständnis von arbeitsbezogener Grundbildung und beschreibt den besonderen Nutzen des Innovationstransfers im Rahmen eines LEONARDO DA VINCI-Projektes für die Bildungsdiskussion und die Weiterentwicklung der beruflichen Bildung in Europa. Die Transferpartner stellen ihre Projekte in den jeweiligen nationalen Kontext und geben Hinweise für die nachhaltige Implementierung ihrer Projektergebnisse.


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Manual1_Englisch_Internet.pdf
Typology: Product 4 - New curricula and qualifications
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Das Handbuch ist an Lehrer/-innen, Trainer/-innen, Berater/-innen und alle, die
praxisbezogen im Bereich von arbeitsbezogener Grundbildung tätig sind, adressiert. Drei Fallstudien der Transferpartner geben einen konkreten und anschaulichen Einblick in die Projektpraxis. Eine CD mit einer Toolbox liegt dem Handbuch bei.


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In der BAGru Toolbox haben die drei Transferpartner FOLK, PAPILOT und IRFA Sud ihre im Rahmen des Projektes entwickelten und genutzten Methoden und Instrumente zusammengestellt, so dass sie in Verbindung mit dem im BAGru Manual 2 beschriebenen Fallstudien zur Nutzung und Weiterentwicklung in ähnlichen Arbeitskontexten anregen und praktikable Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten bieten.


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In der BAGru Toolbox haben die drei Transferpartner FOLK, PAPILOT und IRFA Sud ihre im Rahmen des Projektes entwickelten und genutzten Methoden und Instrumente zusammengestellt, so dass sie in Verbindung mit dem im BAGru Manual 2 beschriebenen Fallstudien zur Nutzung und Weiterentwicklung in ähnlichen Arbeitskontexten anregen und praktikable Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten bieten.


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BAGru_Manual_2_Deutsch.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.

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Partners

IRFA Sud - Institut regional de formation des adultes sud
30 avenue Maurice Planes - Val de Croze 34070 Montpellier France, Montpellier u.a.


Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi
ul. Rewolucji 1905r. nr 64, 90-222 Łódź Poland, Łódź


Papilot - Instiute Zavod za vzpodbujanje in razvijanje kvalitete življenja
Dimičeva 9 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia, Ljubljana


Folkuniversitetet Kristianstad
Föreningsgatan 1 291 33 Kristianstad Sweden, Kristianstad


The University of Glasgow - College of Social Sciences / School of Education
St. Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street Glasgow G3 6NH Scotland, UK, Glasgow


BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
Mariahilfer Straße 8/2. Stock A - 1070 Wien Austria, Wien


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