WinApp (2016-2018) Erasmus+ Program
This European Project will develop a mobile application for work process orientation, about learning support in Educational and Professional Training in the construction industry in Europe, with an innovative focus.
Designation: WinAPP. Work process oriented, interactively enhanced and APP supported learning and training in construction VET in Europe.
Project: Belonging to the European Union Erasmus + Programme, 2016 Call, of the Key Action 2 of Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.
Project Identification: 2016-1-DE02-KA202-003258.
Duration: 24 months, since October 2016 until September 2018.
Budget: 299.303,00 €.
Coordinator of the project: Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes eV -BZB- (Germany).
Partners: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spain), Vilniaus Statybininku Rengimo Centras (Lithuania), Centro Edile Andrea Palladio (Italy), Gospodarska Slovenije (Slovenia), Open Universiteit Nederland (Netherlands).
The aim of the WinApp Project is to develop an application for mobile devices to support the teach-and-learn process in the Professional Training of the construction industry in Europe, based on an orientation approach to work process, from a clearly innovative perspective.
Partners will analyse work process orientation based-models, which are currently applied in Europe, and they will develop an application for WinApp mobile devices for students, tutors and trainers and they will prove its efficacy and efficiency with a number of pilot or trial efforts in the participant countries.
Orientation Methodology for work process
This type of methodology is very present in the German Dual Vocational Training System, and it’s demanded by other countries in order to apply it in their own Vocational Training Systems, especially in the construction industry. The model, developed in 2006, is based on classical teaching procedures and it does not exist any other innovative tool so far, such as the case of a mobile application supporting the teach-and-learn process.
Trainers, tutors and trainees are engaged in this method which establish, with a holistic vision, a set of stages to follow during a work process: to obtain the information needed about the assignment; to plan, decide, execute, control and evaluate what has been done.
The development of an app as a tool to support trainers, tutors and trainees in the teach-and-learn process of Vocational Education and Training in the construction industry, will help to improve the impact of the training in the industry, it will improve the digital skills of users and it will increase the appealing of vocational training centres when presenting an educational offer through the current and innovative means.
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