Education and education methods
TREE ASSESSOR – Partnership for the development of training standards for tree assessors in Central and Eastern Europe
A new branch in a pool of Dobre Kadry projects. Trees, nature and ecology are more and more important in climate changes environment. Well educated diagnosticians mean less accidents with trees, more healthy parks, more sustainable development of urban areas. The aim of the project is to improve the quality and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the activity for vocational training of people involved in the diagnosis of trees by developing a comprehensive training programme and teaching materials in the field of Diagnostics of trees (Tree Assessment), as well as the standards of training and evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills. Developed in a team of experts from 3 partnership countries a set of standards for training of tree diagnosticians (tree assessors), materials for trainers, manuals and tools for self-evaluation at a basic and advanced level, will be unique offer for the arboriculture in Europe.
Go4FutureSkills – (01.2019 – 12.2021, European Social Fund, budget €200,000)
A transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the Center for Continuing Education Aikuiskoulutuskeskus (Kouvola, Finland). The aim of the project is to develop testing and implementation of new solutions in adapting education and training systems to the needs of the labour market, including mechanisms for forecasting skills and competencies necessary to effectively perform work in current and future occupations. The effect of cooperation will be a Go4FutureSkills model solution using modern tools to create competence profiles and study the level of competencies desired in specific professions and offering development activities in the traditional and e-learning form. In the project, we will implement a model solution in the area of logistics.
ECOLOGY project (07.2010 - 12.2013, European Social Fund, budget €1,500,000).
An innovative project implemented in partnership with the University of Wroclaw and companies from the environmental protection industry from Poland and Germany. Cooperation with over 200 teachers from 46 schools from all over Poland. As part of the project, an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum of mathematics and natural sciences was developed and implemented in schools using the project method.
Science and technology for food (07.2014 – 10.2015, European Social Fund, budget €650,000).
Project implemented in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Economics at the Wroclaw University of Economics. The project assumes the joint development and testing by teachers and research and teaching staff of the university curriculum of science subjects (biology, physics, chemistry) based on interdisciplinary research projects. The project cooperated with over 50 teachers from 15 schools from Lower Silesia. 72 research projects in microbiology, physics and biotechnology have been adapted to three educational levels. The project used good practices from the German MINT program.
LIFT – Learning in Facilited Teams (Poland) – (04.2017 – 12.2019, European Social Fund, budget €120,000)
Transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (Hasselt-Diepenbeck, Belgium). The main goal of the project is to develop, test and implement new solutions in the area of team learning. The target groups of the project are mainly people (especially 50+) working in enterprises and institutions that have common goals and problems to be solved, as well as enterprises and institutions and trainers of adults (internal trainers of the organization and people working in training companies). The effect of the project is to develop a model LIFT solution, i.e. a comprehensive approach to the topic of mutual learning of adults using modern collaborative learning methods; moving away from group training in the direction of learning through (co-operation) activities (with the support of a facilitator) within a specific organization, in the team solving of real problems occurring in a given workplace. The LIFT Model consists of: 1. The concept of methodological and organizational assumptions of interactive learning methods in teams, 2. A guide to the LIFT method, 3. A handbook for facilitators, 4. Training materials for running sessions using the LIFT method, 5. A compendium for employers on the implementation of the LIFT method, 6. A set of implementation procedures.
The implementation and application of the LIFT Model allows to solve the real problems appearing in the organization and to implement necessary changes and to introduce innovations. The high effectiveness of the Model is guaranteed by the cooperation of members of a heterogeneous team, which - with the support of a facilitator - uses the synergy effect caused by the phenomenon of mutual learning and develops solutions that meet the specific needs of a given company or institution.
Modernity and experience. Academy of competence development for employees of HS Wrocław Sp. z o.o. – (12.2011 – 11.2013, European Social Fund, budget €580,000).
Training project implemented in partnership with Hamilton Sundstrand Wroclaw Sp. z o.o. a corporation in the aviation industry, which in December 2010 bought PZL in Wrocław. The project was based on the diagnosed training needs of the HS Wrocław company. Over 300 people participated in the project, mainly from older age groups.