ERIC Number: ED413527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Qualification Challenges in the Partner Countries and Member States. Proceedings of the Workshop on Curriculum Innovation (1st, Turin, Italy, September 26-27, 1996).
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
These proceedings present 10 presentations and 3 working group reports from a workshop on the challenges of the new learning culture and their consequences for the partner countries of the European Union (EU). "Introduction and Summary of the Workshop" (Bernhard Buck) begins with a brief overview of distinctions between the vocational education and training (VET) system; curriculum development; and standards. The second part contains summaries of the opening remarks, the papers presented, and the discussions held during the workshop as well as outputs from three working groups. Part I has four papers on requirements for curriculum innovation: "The VET System and Qualification Needs of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises" (Edwin G. Nelson); "Against Over-Specialisation and in Favour of Flexibility: The 'Correct' Design of Occupational Profiles" (Marian Piotrowski, Henryk Bednarczyk); "The Role of Social Partners in Curriculum Development" (Haralabos Fragoulis); and "The Integration of Research and Development in Curriculum Innovation" (Pavel Petrovic). Part II on problem solving--the new quality of work and learning consists of six papers: "Problem Solving: How to Manage Uncertainty" (Bernhard Buck); "The Relevance of Key Qualifications in the Transition Process" (Janko Mursak); "Choosing the Internet Approach: 'Learning by Doing'" (Robert Blom); "Problem-Solving Tools in a Learning Organisation" (Paul Olry); "The Implications of Ecological Awareness for Problem Solving" (Hilde Biehler-Baudisch); and "The (Re)Integration of Work and Learning" (Andre Hendrikse). Reports of three working groups discusses the following: the learning environment in VET curriculum innovation; the differences between teachers and trainers; and active methods for learning problem solving and open-structured training materials. Appendixes include a participant list and "Phare Projects on Curriculum Development: What Has Been Achieved" (Helene Jourdan). (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Trainers, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union