ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PLATFORM OF EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY IN FISH MANAGEMENT AND THE DEVELOP OF A TOP LEVEL COMPETENCE BASED INTERNATIONAL EDUC
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||Establishment of the European Platform of Education and Industry in Fish Management and the develop of a top level competence based international educ
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Main aims of the partnership is to create and institutionalise an European Platform Education – Industry for Fish Management, to develop sector skills and to develop a top-level competence based education for students, qualified co-workers and managers in Fish Management, executed in training centres for VET and adult education and recognized by the European Association of the Fish Management retail branch.Sport fishing and Aquaculture are pre-eminently internationally oriented study programmes. Setting up an international network in these fields is a requirement in order to realise a European Curriculum. This network can identify the differences in the participating countries and fields of education and list which differences can be bridged and/or integrated into a European study programme for Aquaculture and Sport Fishing, called 'EMAS'Developing the European curriculum, the education of the countries participating in this project, provide a framework for student traineeships in accordance with the European Credit Points Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) system.Evaluation takes place in the last meeting of the partnership. During this meeting students of the participating colleges will test out (evaluate) the main results achieved; a so called “proof of ability” will be organized. The results of the evaluation will be the starting point for further development and implementation of the results of this project.After finalising the project a joined Convention on Vocational Training for all European Colleges interested in in Fish Management and representatives of industry of Sport fishing and Aquaculture coming from all over Europe will be organised. By doing so, results of the project will be disseminated all over Europe.
Quality of methodology
As they are involved as partners in this project, the coordinator as well as the other members of the steering committee ensure that monitoring and evaluation takes place throughout the whole project (formative evaluation). After every plenary partner meeting, a meeting of the steering committee is planned. In these meetings evaluation and how to carry on are the main topics of discussion. Halfway the project and during the last plenary partner meeting everybody evaluates issues like the roles of all partners as well as own role in the project, results achieved, missed opportunities, points of improvement and so on (summative evaluation). This will done by specific targeted discussions as well as an enquiry, developed and worked out by the steering committee. After the project period a final evaluation takes place in the established European Platform for Fish Management. In this meeting Industry and Education will evaluate the process and it will be discussed whether the right steps have been made in order to achieve the aims. Feedback will be given to the projects’ steering committee.In the last meeting of the partnership another type of evaluation takes place. Students of participating Colleges will test out (evaluate) the European curriculum; a so called “proof of ability” will be organized. The results of the evaluation of this proof will be the starting point for further development and implementation of the results of this project on European as well as on national level.The final evaluation report, drafted at the last steering group meeting. The evaluation will show:• an evaluation of the process, including the role of each partner and the cooperation, the activities and the achievement of the aims. • in how far the insight into different teaching methods, for example competence based learning (CBE) was gained.• if the project created opportunities for further co-operation as for Education – Industry on various levels;• which impact the circulation of knowledge and experience has on the European workspace and on the strategies and vision of all participantsHAS van Hall / Larenstein will evaluate the process in matching the competences developed in the study programme with the competence profile of the EMAS, evaluate the content of the curriculum and as a whole the education of European Manager in Aquaculture and Sport fishing. They will compare the content of the EMAS with other educations of the level of Associated Degree.
Aims of relevance
The first objective of this partnership is the formation and institutionalisation of an European platform for Education/Industry for Fish Management. Main aims of this platform are:- work on concrete objectives as a driver to establish a structured partnership on European level and to provide this partnership with a clear perspective on continuance- strengthen and give a clear structure to the cooperation and dialogue of industry with educational institutes all over Europe- to develop sector skills for Sport fishing and Aquaculture - to develop European professional profiles for Sport fishing and Aquaculture The second objective is to develop an competence based international curriculum for Sport fishing and Aquaculture compatible with the EQF and the national QF. An innovative and strongly internationally oriented vocational training with emphasis on cross-cultural learning and the use of the output of dedicated knowledge centres.The third objective is to create transparency and recognition of the qualifications and competencies in Fish Management education in Europe and to realise harmonisation and coherence. This will be done by stimulating the spin-off towards regular education in these institutes and other schools. Regards the EQF: as a consequence of this project, insight into other teaching programs in Europe as well as in social and cultural differences will be acquired and developed by the trainers involved.The fourth objective is to organise study programmes in a way so that entrepreneurs and employees in these sectors can continuously attend further training in the relevant subjects. In addition to this, the lecturers from the participating countries can continuously attend further training and remain informed of the developments in the sector.The fifth objective is to identify, document and value the different lecture components (modules) in the curriculum of the countries participating in this project, in order to provide a framework for student traineeships in accordance with the European Credit Points Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) system.The sixth objective is the development of innovative practices in the field of vocational education in Fish Management and their transfer, including from one participating country to others will be facilitated during and after the project.The seventh objective is to improve the expertise of the participants within their profession, thus increasing their employability.