Learning Mentor

5 Participating countries:
Project Reference: DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147219
Part of :

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

Summary

The Learning Mentor needs to focus especially on three key elements: 1.guidance (and life) as a path with many alternatives, 2. support for individuals in making the paths and the solutions visible, 3. offering of tools to answer these questions/challenges. Therefore guidance in education should be formally recognised and improved by fixing state-of-the-art-standards for methodologies, the use of ICT to support the counselling process. This is even more important considering social changes like inconstant occupational biographies, demographic changes and the increase of marginalised groups. Therefore the project had developed a recognised qualification for learning mentors within the education and training systems of 5 EU-countries.
The project intented to professionalize as well as to underline the necessity of a workplace based “promoter” for lifelong learning who cares about possibilities in regard to individual career development as well as about continuously training on the shop floor/in the production lines. The qualification of a learning mentor had to assure the assessment, recognition and classification of qualifications and skills to increase educational, employment and mobility chances according to the EU “standard” EQF. Guidelines, structured in fields of competences and learning outputs served as independent learning units/modules for learning mentors. The modules have been piloted with 80 employee and staff representatives. They have been adapted to the structures and legal conditions in 5 countries and adapted to EQF and EC-VET to assure quality and support the transferability of the products.

Results

Description

The consortium was comprised to assure the transfer of three important innovative products and concepts. First the basis for a professional- and competence profile for learning mentors which has been delivered by the Irish partner. Secondly a state of the art methodology in terms of target group specific career coaching and thirdly – in order to support the learning mentors adequately – a systematic advice infrastructure in form of an interactive, target group-specific, web-based career planning instrument.


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Description

The website is a tool to disseminate the project results and inform the public about the background of the project and promote the project results.


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Url:
Typology: Product 9 - Websites, databases
Description

The project flyer provides short information to promote the project results to the target group.


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Description

The competence profile is the starting point for the Learning Mentor qualification. Here the competences of a Learning Mentor formulated in terms of learning outputs are structured.


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File(s):
Profile_final_BE.pdf
Profile_final_DE.pdf
Profile_final_EN.pdf
Profile_final_LV.pdf
Profile_final_PT.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

The Handbook promotes the project products and results and intends to encourage organisations to carry out Learning Mentor trainings as well as encourage individuals to become Learning Mentors. It is a 94 page handbook with three parts: I) "Convincing others about the concept" with information about the project, the origins of the Learning Mentor concept,
the professional profile; II) "How to become a Learning Mentor" with information about the qualification, the pilot courses and the allocation of the qualification within the EQF and NQFs. It gives orientation to interested
people who want to become LM, on the prerequisites and characteristics of
Learning Mentors; III) "Learning Material" with a brief description of the
single learning modules and helpful material for the future Learning
Mentors.


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File(s):
European_Handbook_Final.pdf
Typology: Product 4 - New curricula and qualifications
Description

The learning modules are the framework for the Learning Mentor qualification and consist of training concept and training methods.


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File(s):
Common_Module_Structure.pdf
Modules_and_Learning_Material.pdf
Typology: Product 3 - Innovative education and training modules
Description

The guidelines and checklists give practical advice for (future) Learning Mentors on how to represent lifelong learning on the shop floor and how to persuade the management to invest in VET measures.


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File(s):
Guidelines_checklist_BE.pdf
Guidelines_checklist_DE.pdf
Guidelines_checklist_EN.pdf
Guidelines_checklist_IT.pdf
Guidelines_checklist_LV.pdf
Guidelines_checklist_PT.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

The competences of a Learning Mentor have been put into a qualification curriculum formulated in form of learning outcomes and structures into "knowledge", "skills", and "competences".


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File(s):
Competences_due_to_EQF.pdf
Typology: Product 4 - New curricula and qualifications
Description

Overview of qualifications in the field of work of the Learning Mentor to compare the Learning Mentor qualification and set it into relation to other comparable qualifications/studies.


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File(s):
Classification_BE.pdf
Classification_CH.pdf
Classification_DE.pdf
Classification_LV.pdf
Classification_PT.pdf
Typology: Product 4 - New curricula and qualifications
Description

Guidelines defining formal, non-formal and informal learning, reflecting on the national practices of the accreditation of non-formal and informal ways of learning and giving a recommendation on the accreditation of non-
formal and informal gained competences of (future) Learning Mentors.


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File(s):
Guideline_inform_comp.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

This checklist is a supporting instrument for the counselling activities of the Learning Mentors.


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Description

Pilot courses carried out by the project partners in all project countries with
overall 97 participants and now trained Learning Mentors.


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Description

Logo as a dissemination tool to promote the project.


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File(s):
Logo.JPG
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

European Conference with 60 participants from all partner countries: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Portugal, and Switzerland to promote the Learning Mentor concept and qualification as well as to disseminate the
Leonardo da Vinci-project by presenting the partners and the work that has been done in the last 25 months. Participants were: pilot participants from the partner countries, experts in adult education and career counseling, union representatives, interested people, project partners. The possibility to
exchange their experiences was very much appreciated by the first trained Learning Mentors. They also were very eager to learn more about the experiences of their Irish colleagues that are Union Learning
Representatives.


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File(s):
Evaluation_Results.pdf
Presentation_Bridgford.pdf
Presentation_Griffin.pdf
Presentation_Kelly.pdf
Presentation_OFlaherty.pdf
Programme_Final_Conference.pdf
Summary_Final_Conference_DE.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

The tool box consists of different methods and instruments for low-level career counselling, Learning Mentors may use in their daily counselling activities.


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File(s):
Modules_and_Learning_Material.pdf
Tool_box.zip
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

National tests concerning competence assessment and development as a supporting instrument for the counseling activities for Learning Mentors.
German Learning Mentors may use the instruments on the website www.JobNavigator.org


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File(s):
Competences_assessment_BE.pdf
Competences_assessment_CH.pdf
Competences_assessment_IE.pdf
Competences_assessment_LV.pdf
Competences_assessment_PT.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.

Coordinator

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Im Neuenheimer Feld 582, 69120, Heidelberg
claudia.guenther@bfw.EU.com
+49-6221-50 257-47
+49-6221-50 257-44


Partners

Instituto de Soldadura e qualidade (ISQ)
Av. Eng. °Valente de Oliveira Lt 19, 2740-112 Porto Salvo, Porto Salvo


Institute for the Development of Employee Advancement
563 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Dublin


Landelijke Bedienden Centrale
Sudermanstraat 5, 2000 Antwerp, Antwerp


Vereinte Dienstleistungsgesellschaft
Paula-Thiede-Ufer 10, 10179 Berlin, Berlin


Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia
Bruninieku Str. 29/31, 1001 Riga, Riga


Industriegewerkschaft Metall Bildungsstätte Lohr-Bad Orb
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 1, 97816 Lohr am Main, Lohr am Main


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