The ESW project intellectual outputs are as follows
Critical Review on the UTC and Concept model (guidelines)
The first Intellectual Output will consist of a report on the University Technical Colleges – UTCs and the model of transferability to the Italian, Spanish and German context.
Specifically, the results of the analysis of the English school model will be presented, taking into account the following variables:
- Ideal dimensions;
- Organization of times and spaces;
- Organization (professional figures, organization chart, etc.);
- How to relate with the companies;
- Identity of the training enterprise and identity of the student as a learning worker;
- Connection with national standards;
- Standard soft skills PiXL Edge (Leadership, Organisation, Communication, Initiative and Resilience);
- How to realize the PBL didactic model (Problem and Project Based Learning);
- How to personalize the learning process;
- How to use the technologies.
Methodological framework and common tools for developing new curriculum
Based on what emerged from the UTC Report and following the Model of transferability of English schools in the three new countries, the partnership will design a methodological framework and create tools useful for the creation of new training paths (curriculum). This tool will allow to combine the national standards of Italy, Spain and Germany with the innovative elements of the UTCs.
Design and development of curricula and Guidelines
The methodological framework will be the starting point for the creation of the new 6 curriculum created by the user partners in their own countries. The STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), typical of UTC, leave space, in these new curriculum, to different sectors (Commercial services, transports and logistics; Constructions; Agri-food; Graphics, etc).
Final evaluation report
Throughout the project, the partmers will be asked to monitor and evaluate the application of the model. The final report will underline the following aspects:
- the overall project results, from the “pure” model to the adaptation to the Italian, Spanish and German contexts;
- Interim Evaluations from the teacher’s and student’s point of view;
- Comparative analysis of the results achieved in Italy, Spain and Germany, highlighting similarities and differences.