4th Partner Meeting in Hanover, Germany
Our final meeting took place in Hanover again on November 14th. Four big issues were at the center of attention. First, our implementation strategy was finalized. It gives every person or institution interested in using MyKey a kind of manual for implementation. Second, our final conference "Non Formal Learning Goes to school: The recognition of non-formal learningas a chance for students development" on the following day was discussed and organized. Third, we had an extensive discussion about to-do's until the end of the project in december and ongoing dissemination, exploitation and sustainability of the project after the end of Non-For-Lesl. Finally, with support of our external evaluator, we did an in-depth evaluation of the project.
Staff Training in Hanover, Germany
From july 21st until july 25th our staff training took place in Hanover, Germany. This time the Leibniz Univeristy was responsible for the organization and - together with Platon School and Ingenious Knowledge - in charge of the training.
The meeting was mainly concerned with two issues. First, we went through the whole eTool MyKey, making sure that everything works properly know. As part of that we were further familiarized in using MyKey. Second, we discussed the information pack which contains all important information for students, teachers and administraotrs in order to use MyKey. This output is crucial and will also be part of the implementation strategy. We discussed this strategy, as well, as it will be the final product which will be disseminated to potential stakeholders. With this strategy, every school or school board can implement MyKey on ots own.
The meeting was very efficient and purposeful. All unclear point and issues were solved and deadlines were agreed.
3rd Partner Meeting in Katerini, Greece
On the 3rd and 4th of December our third partner meeting took place in Katerini, Greece. This time Platon was responsible for the organization while Christoph Wolf from the University of Hannover was again in charge of the course.
We were mainly concerned with two issues. First, a demo version of the Open Education Ressource (OER), which is now called MyKey, is ready, but several aspects (regarding administration rights, structure of MyKey, verification process, etc.) had to be discussed, though. A first version will be ready until March 1st, just in time for the first implementation phase with our partner schools. Second, we discussed the content of an additional “information pack” with background information about the project and the issue of Early School Leaving (ESL), as well as user manuals for teachers, students and stakeholders.
The meeting was very efficient and purposeful and everybody contributed important ideas. All unclear points and issues were solved and deadlines were agreed.
2nd Partner Meeting in Iași, Romania
The 2nd partner meeting took place in Iași, Romania from may 28th until may 29th. EuroEd was responsible for organization while Christoph Wolf from the University of Hannover was in charge of the course.
Several crucial topics had to be addressed. After a summary of preceding activities, the consortium discussed two intellectual outputs in depth: Firstly, a framework for the recognition and validation of non-formal learning. Secondly, this framework will serve as a basis for the Open Education Ressource (OER) which will be used by students to document their extra-curricular skills, competences and knowledge.
The discussion was highly prolific. The consortium work was very efficient and everybody contributed important ideas and suggestions. In the end all partners had clear ideas of the framework and the OER.
1st Partner Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus
The kick off meeting took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on January 15. and 16. 2015. It was organized by Emphasys Centre (P5) and led by Meike Jens, Leibniz University Hannover (P1).
After each partner introduced him/herself and his/her institution, the consortium went through every detail of the project. According to the resp. responsibilities the partners presented the different intellectual outputs and multiplier events. The power point presentations can be found below.
Moreover the partners discussed and revised the questionnaires for teachers and students, which were prepared by Emphasys Centre. Also the dissemination and evaluation strategies were discussed and fine-tuned.
It was a highly efficient meeting, and a solid base for further cooperation was build.