IDENTIFICATION OF GOOD PRACTICES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE LEARNING METHODOLOGIES
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Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:We intend to present the partial issues resulted during the development of the Project with the acromin: DeInTRA ”Cooperation for Innovative Training Methodologies Deployment in the European Labour Market”- Stage 4. Identification of Good Practices in the Implementation of Innovative Learning Methodologies. This project is included into the LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME Leonardo da Vinci, Partnerships, DG. Education and Culture during the period 2008-2010. The European partnership is formed of multiagent organisations directly linked to training, entrepreneurial and social environments. Next to the Promoter INVESLAN – Spain, there are other 7 Partners from other 7 different UE 27 countries, including: Centre for Educational Research, University of Koblenz Landau – Germany, ET Infoart - Bulgaria, Hellenic management association – Greece, MOMINT Ltd. – Poland, National Institute of Scientific Research and Social Protection – Romania, Pragma Engineering srl – Italy, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação, S.A. – Portugal. Thus, the partnership, after agreeing a common definition about “Innovative Learning Methodology” [Currently DeInTRA classify new training methodologies in five types: e-Learning, m-Learning, Blended learning, On-the-job planned training (coaching and mentoring), Cooperation Networks, Events] has examined the level of implementation of Innovative Learning Methodologies in participant countries and developed an analysis of the national systems for training for employment. The 4th step in this project stage is the identification of good practices in the implementation of Innovative Learning methodologies in the participant countries. The network on-line collaboration was validated by the Transnational Meeting held in Sofia, Bulgaria on September 28-29th, 2009. Based on the methodological guidelines agreed by all the partners for identifying Good Practices in the implementation of Innovative Learning Methodologies in Training Systems for employment were defined and approved some methodological approach issues. like: a) the main elements that characterise Good Practices (to define the methodological approach), b) the analysis phase for each 3 national practices on innovative learning methodologies identified by every team country and c) the main/general characteristic elements that afford to identify the Good Practices according to the Partnership. The main results of this stage are: the partnership has identified more than 20 good practices in the field of Innovative Learning Methodologies and has elaborated the “Report of Good Practices on Implementation of Innovative Learning Methodologies in Training System for Employment” (already available on the Project site in electronic format). Our specific contribution is represented by the 3 Best Practice identified for Romania, under the comparative frame developed by the partnership. Because this repesents only an intermediary stage, the series of conclusions elaborated about these practices will be a helpful instrument for the next stage: the 5th one focused on the “Gaps and Barriers to the Implementation of Innovative Learning Methodologies”.
Keywords: Good practices, Innovative methodologies, life long learning, partnership.