Architecture Vocational Learning Network

5 Participating countries:
Project Reference: EST-2012-1-GB2-LEO04-08241
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LEONARDO DA VINCI\Partnerships

Summary

This new European grouping of architecture centres, Faculties of Architecture and vocational training organisations aimed to develop closer links between vocational education and training (VET) and the world of work in the areas of urbanism/town planning, architecture, landscape architecture and other built environment professions. Through five seminars, each hosted by different partners, interspersed with regular on-line communication, the partners collaborated on: common approaches to VET for the built environment between the partners; support for graduates entering the labour market; guidance and advice on VET for secondary school teachers.

Results

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MADE's visit to Prague led to understanding the motivations and working of the Leonardo mobility programme in greater detail as we heard from participants - but also seeing how the CCEA incorporate mobilities into their practice - gave us ideas of how we could host worthwhile placements ourselves in a studio format responding to key urban challenges in our city and region working with other groups such as MADEGrads. This is now in the early stages of development at MADE.


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The document of good practice and the map of initiatives has been disseminated to professional bodies, academic institutions, non profit organisations and other actors working in vocational training within the built environment. A wider network has been informed via newsletters and other media including social media. This has resulted in increased publicity for the project and its outputs and the initiatives it highlights.


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Web Platform in Spanish (vocationalarchitecture.es) where all the activities developed by the Leonardo Association 2012-2014 are published and disseminated.
In addition, we research, collect and disseminate interesting projects and initiatives locally, nationally and internationally, links to relevant articles, advertise events and disseminate the leonardo association outcomes.


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Press release disseminating the celebration in Córdoba of a meeting and conferences of european architecture faculties and centers with local architecture studio and educational centers.
The main objective of the program was to promote the connection between formal and informal centers working in improving our cities and public spaces.
This was a great opportunity for interaction between local and international initiatives.


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NotadePrensa-Celebracion-Seminario-Córdoba.pdf
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This newsletter was sent to architecture institutes, schools of architecture and architecture studios in Spain and included the report of good practice for vocational architecture training, which is one of the outcomes of our Leonardo Association.
In this newsletter the main points of the report are summarize and the recipients encourage to use this report on its educational works as a way to learn from other proffesionals experiences and to improve their works.


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Newsletter-Informe-de-buenas-prácticas.pdf
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This newsletter was sent to architecture institutes, schools of architecture and architecture studios in Spain and included the link to an interactive online map with relevant formal and informal training initiatives in Europe, which is one of the outcomes of our Leonardo Association.
In this newsletter the recipients are encourage to send us more interesting initiatives to be included, and to use the open data format for their own research.


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Newsletter-Mapa_Interactivo.pdf
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Public presentation of interactive online map putting together relevant formal and informal training architecture initiatives in Europe.
Talk in "Open International Symposium" about "Supporting Graduates of Architectural and Building Professions in their Entrance into the Labor Market" celebrated in Wroclaw (Poland) in May, 2014.


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Dissemination in the media of the objectives and content of meeting organized by Colaborativa in Córdoba with all the Leonardo Association partners.


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Presenting Colaborativa's training activities and social community projects at City Builder Academy Event celebrated in MADE, Birmingham.


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Presenting Colaborativa's social and community projects into Open International Simposium celebrated in University of Wroclaw, about “Supporting Graduates of Architectural and Building Professions in their Entrance into the Labor Market”


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Seminar "Vocational Architecture Learning Network " held at the Faculty of Architecture of the Université Libre de Bruxelles: welcome for partners, themed guided tours in Brussels on modern architecture and restoration of heritage, initiatives of informal vocational training, and work sessions of the Leonardo partnership.


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Presentation of Leonardo Partnership and Mobility programs, experience sharing of the Faculty of Architecture as sending organization, meeting and exhibition of trainees' experience


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Presentation of research projects (ALICE Lab, Computer lab for design and architecture image http://www.alicelab.be) design and pedagogy (FAB LAB MOBILE PROCESS DESIGN LAB, LAB DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE, http: // aweek .be / en / program / exhibition / fab-lab-mobile) using digital tools in the Faculty of Architecture


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Pedagogy of architectural project teaching in Faculty of ULB, training for designers and administrators of the Brussels’ territory
http://www.pyblik.be,
BRUSSELS MASTER CLASS "End of Line"
https: //www.facebook .com / BrusselsMasterClasses


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Sharing experiences of teachers architects about the formal and informal learning based on an immersive teaching methodology of architecture. Projects are carried out from concept to completion by students and meet a need or an order of the city.


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In the context of the architectural teaching transition to university, new career opportunities open to young graduates. Research in architecture is also an opportunity for faculty to offer advanced education in the fields of construction and the built environment. In addition, research projects allow researchers to work closely with professionals in the architecture on current issues.


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Presentation of good practices of an organization that sends trainees in European architectural agencies : application, selection, search for partners, monitoring mobilities, validation and certification.


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Presentation and sharing of experience in architectural design " Esquisse Commune " in the service of the city led by all students of the Faculty of Architecture of the ULB


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Participation and presentation of the project at the forum On! Primary Employment Forum


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Presentation of the project and results to faculty councils, and partners via email, website http://www.archi.ulb.ac.be/international/reseau-international/partenariat-leonardo, newsletters, postal mail


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Online Blog "Learning from student experiences of international placements" was created to present to the public and partners examples of good practice from mobility programmes - internships. This blog has an aim to continue referring to the new platform Erasmus Plus and spread the direct experience of an internship participants from all EU countries. This blog might be an inspiration for students but also hosting organizations.


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Vuste Envis in cooperation with the Institute VISUIN within their regular Sunday meetings - archi-breakfast presented to students of the Faculties of Architecture results of the partnership project and mobility projects. Students were informed about the possibilities of training. At the meeting were present special guests who have completed an internship in the field of architecture abroad and students could learn about their experiences and discuss directly with them.


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Pozvanka na diseminacny workshop PZEA.png
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During the current exhibition Swiss Positions: 33 approaches to sustainable architecture, Distinction Romande d'Architecture 2010 in Jaroslav Fragner Gallery project participants mobilities for Czech side Igor Kovacevic and Yvette Vašourková brokered talks to other partners who were present in Prague within the mobility partner. International partners and other visitors to the event had the opportunity to attend lectures and then meet to discuss the sustainability of European architecture.


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Vuste-Envis representatives visited the school of architecture Archip where they prepared for the students a presentation about the project partnership to introduced them to an interactive map, which is one of the outputs of the project.
This interactive map can be a useful tool for young architects who are interested to establish contacts with European institutions, focusing on training and development architecture.


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The brochure in Polish language with general information on project, partners and short description of outcome. Accessible online and in prined version. Sent to about 70 Polish institutions.


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The article presents seminars held as a part of final international project meeting at Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Technology attended by Faculty, University and Municipality authorities, didactics, tutors, trainers, employers and students. It also serves effects dissemination.


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The article serves effects dissemination, showing the „Report of Good Practice for Vocational Architecture Training” abstract as well as shortly describes final partner meeting form 7th-9th of May in Wroclaw.


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This article presents the beginning of project at the Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Technology in a form of the seminary with Faculty, University and Municipality authorities, didactics, tutors, trainers, employers and students. It outlines main project assumptions, goals and planned activities.


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The meeting with University, City and Regional authorities, tutors, employers and students served presentation of main goals and project activates and as an invitation to collaboration of organizations and individuals.


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The exhibition of diploma works of students of Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology serving to promote faculties’ graduates among employers and other guests of the meeting: : „Launch of partnership program Leonardo da Vinci 2012, titled: >>Vocational Learning Network Architecture<<”


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Between March 10, 2013 and November 30, 2013 the Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology organized two series of English-taught science seminars, entitled: “Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning – the problems of specialized use of English”. The course was designed to address the need to refresh and improve language skills of academics and to exchange experience and knowledge.


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From 15.03.2013 till 18.03.2014 (will be continued) a cycle of five training seminars was introduced aiming at increasing students and graduates preparation for entering the professional work market.


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The Convent – Social Council of Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Technology is an advisory body that was created in order to enhance the integration of educational programs to the requirements of the labour market and is created by representatives of: employers connected to the profession of architect and urban planner, institutions of importance to the profession, as well as local authorities.


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The brochure in English language with general information on project, partners and short description of outcome. Accessible online and in printed version. Sent to about 100 European institutions.


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This report details examples of good practice in the field of vocational training within architecture and other built environment professions from the 5 countries participating in the project.


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Vocational Architecture website was created to present to the public all partner activities as well as results and effects as they were created. It was aslo a medium through all of the project to invite societies and institutions to collaboration all through the project.


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This interactive map aims to illustrate the best of initiatives related to formal and informal training in architecture and other built-environment disciplines from across Europe. The website includes contact details for each initiative and a short description of the activities and its aims.


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Description: The article presents one of the local project activities which were scientific seminaries in English for Faculty of Architecture Wroclaw University of Technologies, aiming at increasing staff language skills and enabling knowledge exchange between tutors.


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The article presents project activities, through description of partner seminars. Outlines main partnership statements, common approach issues and learning from each other opportunities. Highlights formal and informal training importance as far as building environment is taken into account.


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The international symposium between project partners and local Wroclaw’s organizations, authorities, employers, tutors, interns, students aiming at continuation of discussion on VET as well as project effects and results dissemination.


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The exhibition of diploma works of students of Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology serving to promote faculties’ graduates among employers and other guests of the meeting: Open International Symposium “Supporting Graduates of Architectural and Building Professions in their Entrance into the Labour Market”


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The cycle of lectures from members of partnership for students of Architecture Wroclaw University of Technology presenting possibilities of professional development, searching for support on carrier planning and offers of international internships.


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List of relevant formal and informal training initiatives regarding Vocational Educational Training (VET) architecture in an open standard format CSV (comma-separated value) o JSON (Javascript Object Notation) and under a free license. Meaning that all this information can be used and modified by other organizations to create derivative works and continue the research and development in VET in Europe. The objective is to facilitate connections and spread out their works.


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Throughout the duration of our Leonardo Association we (the partners) made seminars in each country including visiting initiatives and places that where relevant to the project topic. This web shows the images of the visits, meetings, events and also interesting brochures of initiatives.
All this information is useful for other people wanting to know about VET initiatives in each of the leonardo partnership countries.


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As a result of the project MADE collaborated with Vuste Envis to bring architecture graduates to Birmingham in the West Midlands. During summer 2014 4 Czech architects undertook placements with practices in the West Midlands. It resulted in new connections within the region for MADE, new learning from the mobilities for hosts and the participants, and one placement resulted in an offer of a permanent position.


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As a result of the project Colaborativa.eu collaborated with Vuste Envis to bring architecture graduates to Córdoba. During summer 2014 2 Czech architects undertook placements with practices in Córdoba. It resulted in new connections within the region and new learning from the mobilities for hosts and the participants.


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The exhibition of mobility experiences of graduates from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Brussels aims to promote the mobility of graduates among the Leonardo project partners, professionals, teachers, students and academic authorities during the lunch on the topic “internships and European mobility in Architecture”. Posters and portfolios showed each mobility conducted in an architectural agency, a cultural center or a research center of an European country.


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Debate with former internship participants from EU countries who experienced internship workplacements in Architecture Hosting Companies in Prague. The debate was focused on different aspects of vocational training involving the role of intermediary organizations and hosting organizations confronting with the real experience of the participants. These debates helped to improve the synergy of all member within the mobility programme.


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Coordinator

Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment

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Partners

Colaborativa SL
c/ MARROQUIES 2 BAJO
Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre-Horta, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Place Flagey, 19 – bureau 185
Vuste-Envis Ltd
Velflikova 10
Wroclaw University of Technology
WYB. WYSPIANSKIEGO 27

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