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Visual World, fostering multicultural VET collaboration in visual art and design profession by using virtual and peer learning
Date du début: 1 sept. 2015, Date de fin: 31 août 2017 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

The VIWOproject is a VETpartnership project in the field of visual art and design. Target groups are of second degree students, teachers and colleges of visual art and design. The main goal of the project is to foster participants’ skills to collaborate in a virtual and multicultural working environment. The project has four partners, Kouvola Region Vocational College from Finland (KSAO), Goldenberg Europakolleg from Germany (GEK), ROC Friese Poort from the Netherlands and The Art School Manolo Blahnik La Palma from Spain. KSAO is the coordinator of the project. Occupational profile in visual sector is a wide combination of artistic, communicative, cultural, social and commercial knowledge, crafts and ICT-skills. Considering sustainable development, need to cut expenses and advanced digital mobility of information has changed working life in visual design field extensively in the recent past. Collaborative working in multicultural groups is necessary skill in current working life and in future it seems to become even more indispensable. The first objective of the project is to develop visual field students’ professional skills to work and cooperate virtually in an multicultural working environment and raise their language skills, by producing curriculum based learning events and to expand curriculum in an international collaborative virtual learning environment. The second objective is to raise awareness of similarities and differences in Visual art and Graphic design field in European countries using peer learning. The third objective is to offer teachers an opportunity to observe and to apply new pedagogical systems and material, to try out a new virtual learning environment and peer learning, to compare of levels of training and qualifications in partner countries and to improve their own skills and creativity. Long-term objective is to create collaborative learning event which applies virtual mobility and which could be transferred equally to vocational studies (ECVET) in all partner organizations. The target group is second degree VET organisations, teachers and students in the field of visual art and design. The project will be carried out transnationally with four European countries to develop new pedagogical materials and to test new virtual learning and teaching methods and platform. The project includes four workpackages which are combinations of virtual tasks and traditional, learning and teaching activities in four transnational workshops. During the project will also be tested which one is more effective: a plain virtual learning process or combined virtual learning process and learning/ teaching activity.



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