Venoces

Leonardo Da Vinci Program VENOCES

Project participants
Project coordinator:
Lilianna Anioła-Jędrzejek - Lilianna.jedrzejek@put.poznan.pl
Content Creators:
Lilianna Anioła-Jędrzejek -Lilianna.jedrzejek@put.poznan.pl
Barbara Marszałek - baskamarszalek@wp.pl
Dorota Żarnowska - dorota.zarnowska@neostrada.pl
Lucyna Schmidt - schmidt@sol.put.poznan.pl
Wiktoria Tyszka - wtyszka@wp.pl
Michał Remiszewski - michalremiszewski@yahoo.com
Promotion and dissemination of the project:
Liliana Szczuka-Dorna - doorn@sol.put.poznan.pl
Administration:
Elżbieta Derkowska - elzbieta.derkowska@put.poznan.pl
Beata Augustyniak - beata@bp24.pl

Project goals
The overriding objective of the project is to improve the quality and availability of vocational training and thus create more employment opportunities in the EU labour market. In addition, the project aims to build the cultural awareness of and partnerships  between former and new members of the European Union.
Specific goals:
- Architecture (including urban design issues in the Baltic region);
- Creating an evaluation system to help achieve the highest quality standards;
- Enhancing the cultural awareness of course participants in the intercultural and pan-European context;
- Teaching interpersonal communication skills in English in a specialized context;
- Increasing cultural awareness of the so-called "Old Europe" of minority language societies;
- Enhancing the qualifications of course participants to meet the demands of the EU labour market;
- Creating innovative methodological tools for the assessment and recognition of language skills;
- Facilitating access to education as a lifelong learning process involving people with disabilities;
- Promoting access to modern teaching methods.

General information
The project aims to create virtual professional English courses in the following areas:
- Architecture (including urban design issues in the Baltic region);
- Civil Engineering (including structures and materials);
- Environmental protection (including pollution of the Baltic Sea);
- Internet technologies and their latest applications;
- Interpersonal communication (including practical behaviour in business situations);
- Physics (including lasers, holography, nuclear power plants,and  integrated circuits).

The project uses state-of-the-art multimedia technologies (distance learning, m-Learning (Mobile Learning)) and introduces key changes in professional education through the use of new CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).

Project Partners
The partners differ in terms of the teaching, economics and geography of the European areas. They represent large cities and developed regions, as well as small towns and less developed regions. Nine partners are representatives of the Baltic countries.

All the partners have clearly defined roles:
1 Poznan University of Technology
Coordinator, administrative and financial management, development of course modules, module testing, organization of meetings and product dissemination conferences;
2 Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Supervising the dissemination process, and developing the Internet Technology module;
3 Luebeck University of Applied Sciences
Participation in needs analysis, and participation in product testing;
4 Miksike Learning Environment
Research on product maintenance and project management after its completion, as well as material preparation;
5 West Pirkanmaa District Municipal Federation of Education, Adult Education Unit
Participation in module development, testing on the unemployed, and organization of one partner meeting;
6 Vilnius Pedagogical University
Participation in the development of Contemporary Technical Physics module, and testing the module;
7 Riga Technical University
Responsible for ICT: selection of software platform, and testing of all course modules;
8 Gdansk University of Technology
Responsible for the project management system in order to hold appointments according to the schedule, testing all the modules, and the organization of one partner meeting;
9 Higher Vocational Training School in Konin
Responsible for product language and methodology, and testing of IT and IPC modules;
10 University of Dundee, Centre for Applied Language Studies
Supervising the preparation of courses and product quality by developing an evaluation system.

Project results
Innovative methodology: A new teaching methodology will be developed that includes interactive elements and uses CLIL approach and m-Learning technology.

Creating professional virtual classroom modules based on CLIL methodology in the following areas:
- Architecture,
- Civil engineering,
- Internet Technology,
- Interpersonal Communication,
- Contemporary Physics,

- Environmental Protection,

- Guides for teachers and users in English and partner languages.
Teaching materials in the form of CD-ROMs, photocopies, and bilingual dictionaries based on useful vocabulary from each offered module.
Course evaluation system to ensure the quality of the offered modules.

Contact

Poznan University of Technology
Center of Languages and Communication
Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań

Phone: +48 61 665 2491, e-mail: office_clc@put.poznan.pl


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