The aim of this result is to effectively define the contents and the structure of the course regarding circular economy and sustainability, through research and literature reviews carried out by each partner.
Each partner will involve at least 5 sustainable enterprises sending them questionnaires, in order to find out which green skills and competences are relevant for them and should be taught in a VET course.
In this way the methodological materials will take into consideration the needs and priorities of each partner country in terms of CE and sustainability, the skills and knowledge sought by businesses, the good practices already used in teaching these topics to students, and the needs of VET schools.
The aim of this result is to develop a training course on CE and sustainability for VET students, defining tools, teaching materials, course modules and practical activities to be carried out in class or in students’ everyday life.
Partners will create a training programme divided in two “macro sections”. The first one will provide a general overview of topics related to sustainability and the CE, while the second section will include more detailed information on how sustainability and the green transition is affecting the sectors of plastics, wood and agrifood. The first part of the training programme will mainly aim at raising VET students ecological awareness and promote the adoption of “green habits”. On the other hand, the second part of the programme will be concerned with infusing them with concrete knowledge and “green skills” for the job market.
Training course will provide teachers of VET schools with teaching materials and methods ready to be used in their classes and to be included in their regular school activity.
Being provided online, the course will be easily integrated into schools’ training programme also during distance learning periods which have become very frequent due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The course is based on “micro-learning” methodology and it will consist of short lessons/chunks of information (15-20 min), that can be taught by teachers and assimilated by students at any time.
Circular economy and sustainability course’s online platform
Once the training course is finalized, it will be digitalized and transferred in the online platform. The platform will also be freely accessible by VET schools that have not directly participated in the project but want to adopt its methodology and contents.
The platform will contain short lectures on EC and sustainability, in both text and video form, and the description of the practical activities and useful tips and suggestions for the project-work. Part of the platform will also be dedicated to the creation of a network of relationships between sustainable companies and experts in the EC and sustainability sector, VET schools and students.
The results developed in our project are considered as tangible deliverables and elaborated materials related to the project.
The result contains the element of innovation, contribute to the general objective of the project, show potential impact within the organizations (mainly VET, green companies, NGOs who cooperate with educational institutions) and as much as possible within other sectors (Secondary education, Adults education, Higher education) and different levels (local, national, international) in order to exploit and to disseminate it to a wider public.
The results are substantial in quality and quantity for given grant support by European Commission. All reults developed within the project have free access for the public and also have an educational purpose.