Taunton 21st – 22nd March 2017

Fourth Meeting in Taunton, UK 21st – 22nd March 2017

The meeting started with a tour of the Taunton Campus showing the project team the curriculum areas of the College, from Automotive to Computing.  The group also had the chance to meet with Gaming students and speak to them about their course and how they are using social media to promote their portfolio.

The morning continued, discussing the survey results and an update on the website design.  The partners also discussed how they were progressing with the project generally.  Dissemination and multiplier events were spoken about and any queries were resolved.

There was an activity which involved all partners using Padlet, this was a great example of an interactivity which fed in to Trello.

Overall the partners enjoyed their time in Somerset experiencing the culture and learning about the area.

Full minutes of the meeting can be found here.

Blibao 5th – 6th October 2016

Third Meeting in Bilbao, Spain 5th – 6th October 2017

The third meeting of Work for Adults was held at the Vocational Training School Tartanga in Bilbao on the 5th – 6th of October.

After a short visit of Tartanga College Mika opened the meeting. A relevant issue of this meeting was the proposal of the UK partners for the website and the communication platform Blackboard, and their features that the partners are going to use from now on. The National Blogs will be linked to the website and show two success stories or best practices of each country.

Each partner did a short presentation of their own blogs and continued presenting the best practices in using digital tools in work based learning. For example, Ikaslan is working on LinkedIn as it is not used by vocational training students, testing the tool with a few students  at the moment. The use of LinkedIn can help our students in the transition from the Vocational Training School to the work place and therefore, facilitate local companies seeking candidates when they are on the need to hire staff. It will also develop a tighter cooperation between VET Schools and working life.

SA Tartu Rahvaülikool from Estonia presented the curriculum of the course Digital Resources in Preschool Teachers’ Work and for Adults Educators. The aim is to introduce how to use ICT (information and communication technology) tools in the preschool teacher’s work. Omnia from Finland showed their project: Blogging with Students and Sharing blog for colleagues.

The second day after arrival and coffee Britta presented the seminar she attended in Berlin about WBL. The project team talked about the administrational issues, quality issues and completed the evaluation of the meeting. The meeting concluded with each partner being allocated tasks to be completed for the next meeting in UK at Bridgwater and Taunton College on the 21st and 22nd March 2017.

Full minutes of the meeting can be found here.

Gothenburg 9th – 10th Mach 2016

Second Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden 9th – 10th March 2016

The meeting in Gothenburg was held according to the projects timetable in March 2016. The theme of the meeting was social media in the WBL learning process. All the partners attended and the total number of participants was 15. The meeting began with a tour of the Folk High School’s different departments by the hosts and a programme made by students and children from the school’s kindergarten. The project team held a Skype meeting with project coordinator Mika Heino.  The English partners who were attending their first project meeting presented themselves and their part in the project. In the evening the project team went on a guided city tour in Gothenburg and had dinner at Scandic Rubinen in the central town of Gothenburg.

On the second day a workshop was held on how to use WordPress to create blogs. The workshop was a result of the decision to use WordPress in our national blogs. The team went through installation of WordPress, creating user accounts, creating posts and pages, and different add-ons, security issues and users management. The workshop was very successful according to the feedback received from all  partners. After lunch a discussion was held about future activities and the English partners were provided with feedback on their proposal. The projects national and main blogs layout, colour themes, logo, hosting the main blog was discussed, and it was decided to use the Blackboard platform hosted by Bridgwater and Taunton College as the projects main communication platform. Tartu Folk High School presented results of the evaluation from the first meeting. Finally,the Gothenburg meeting was summarised and in the evening we had a social dinner in the centre of the city.

Espoo 15th – 16th October 2015

Kick-Off Meeting in Espoo, Finland 15th – 16th October 2015

The first meeting brought together the project consortium for the first time. Only the withdrawn UK partner was missing from this meeting. The meeting agenda included all the necessary administrative items including a presentation by the representative of the Finnish National Agency, but also some cultural activities to tighten the bond between the partners.

The partners got to use digital tools to familiarize themselves with the town centre of Helsinki. They were also introduced to a concept that involves young adults that are in danger of facing exclusion from society. The Social Kitchen concept gives participants a meaning for everyday life and at the same time allows them to do something meaningful.

Full minutes of the meeting can be found here.