Project: Vocational learning at production process (BLIP)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
IG Metall Frankfurt
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Description of the Project:
Vocational learning at production process is a collaborative project of different partners from economy, employee representative and different research institutions.
The project has a duration from 4/2009 till 3/2012. In the context of the program “New Media in Education” it is furthered by means of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund of the European Union.
The goal of the project is to impart operational knowledge target-group-specific and interesting in vocational training and advanced vocational training. The underlying thought is to understand real production processes instead of comprehending theoretical constructs. The didactical approach uses web 2.0 technologies and aims to facilitate and to improve active, process-oriented and self-directed vocational learning through an internet-based learning platform.
Different learning places (vocational school, department, training workshop) as well as further learning possibilities (beyond the classical learning places) are meshed with each other through the provision of appropriate interfaces and didactical concepts. Thereby a systematic transfer of knowledge between the different learning places will be enabled, and the trainees are specifically prepared on the demands of modern production. (compare http://www.blip-projekt.de/index.htm )
IBP Staff Members Involved in the Project:
Function of Institute for Vocational Education and Training (IBP):
Through a formative and summative evaluation, the experiences of the research groups of the BLIP-learning-system are documented and reflected. Thereby future qualification modules can be worked out better.
Also considered will be the acceptance of the didactical design, the usability of the technical IT-systems and the effects achieved by the changes.
In this way following questions should be answered by the help of social-scientific methods:
o Which qualification measure are necessary and in which scope?
o Which combination of defined web 2.0 systems supports the learning process optimally?
o How can a web 2.0 technology have a positive influence on cooperative learning?
- Learning place cooperation
In the project, a cooperation model should be worked out for better learning place cooperation between trainers, teachers and trainees within the dual education system. For that purpose, a Web 2.0-supported learning system is developed, which furthers the cooperation between the involved actors.
Especially the connection between theoretical and practical learning and work contents is to be improved in the cooperation between vocational school and enterprise.
With a positive evaluation of this project, an advancement model for the collaboration between all actors shall be proposed.