Learn the world of profession

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The project uses a method of WebQuest, which aim is to provide students with a way of team learning based on the idea of constructivism, build their own knowledge based on the Internet, where most or all of the information come from interactive online resources, as well as additional materials.

1. Sommario progetto
Sommario: 

From January to March 2008 in our school we wrote project and organized a competition for youth for the best multimedia presentation "know the world of professions", which is implemented using Web Quest. The positive reception by the youth of our schools through the Internet and using available information sources on the Internet, and no school in our cooperation with European schools, was born in me the idea of extending this form of youth work to the European schools in the eTwinning. In November 2008 my idea gained adherents among European schools / Turkey and Bulgaria /, jointly engaged young people to act, and so it was our project Learn the Word of professions, which has been awarded the National Quality Label in Turkey and Poland. This project also raised competition in the National Service in the school library and obtained the second place in the country. Maria Mendela from Zespół Szkół Ekonomiczno-Chemicznych in Trzebinia is applyinf to the project today. I `m author and project`s coordinator. European students worked on TwinSpace from March to April 2009. 30 April our project finished on TwinSpace. Students have to develop a career path for rear but interesting professions, according to information given by the teacher, available on the Internet. Rules of the project: 1. The competition is open to all the students of partnership schools 2. The main objective is to learn about the world of professions, in particular, to present new and little known professions. 3. The task is to identify the jobs , which might not be widely known , but still are interesting and worth of attention. 4. The information to be collected by the participants are: - the nature of the job - the necessary qualifications for the job - education needed for the job - kinds of schools which offer preparation for doing the job - workplace Publication of the work / presentations Power Point, including movies and images / are to be published on the website.

2. Paese (Città / Regione)
Stato: 
Poland
Città: 
no city
3. Nome dell'organizzazione che presenta il progetto
Organizzazione: 
Zespół Szkół Ekonomiczno-Chemicznych w Trzebini
4. Tipo di organizzazione
Scegli tipo: 
Scuola
5. Coordinatore del progetto
Nome e Cognome: 
Maria Lidia Mendela
E-Mail: 
maria.mendela@gmail.com
6. Website
Il sito web del progetto: 
http://www.zsech.edu.pl
7. Selezionate la categoria di appartenenza del vostro progetto
Youth Education Project. Select Project Users by age: 
Fino a 15 anni
Inserimento dei giovani nel mondo del lavoro: 
Inserimento dei giovani nel mondo del lavoro
Creatività e Innovazione sociale: 
NOT in Creativity and Social Innovation
8. Da quando è funzionante il vostro progetto?
Da: 
16/01/2008
9. Obiettivi ed elementi di innovazione
Please explain the targets and the background of your project: 

The project uses a method of WebQuest,which aim is to provide students with a way of team learning based on the idea of constructivism, build their own knowledge based on the Internet, where most or all of the information come from interactive online resources,as well as additional materials.The students' task was to identify the little-known, interesting and a decent spread of professions. They weren't given a ready answer, they had to create and perform it in the form of a multimedia presentation. They were only given the information source. WebQuest is an ideal form of team work in the lagoon of information. It develops the ability of searching, selecting and processing information needed.The paricipants of the project had to use creative thinking and problem-solving skills to perform the task.Imagination and creativity of the students was involved, allowing them to search for information in a deliberate and controlled manner. Communication, working with others, problem solving, critical and creative thinking - that's innovative and creative approach to science and teaching.Europenian dimension of the project broadened horizons of ideas of the youth,and allowed them to know the culture of the partners' countries, too. In addition to technical assistance from the coordinator - the librarian who was also qualified as a job adviser, the participants of the project could also count on the care of English language teacher during working on TwinSpace with Turkish and Bulgarian students.

Come, e con quali mezzi cerca di raggiungere gli obiettivi prefissati: 

The ability to search, collect, select and present information is essential for the proper achievement of the objectives of curriculum in each subject. Understanding the world of occupations, methods of finding information about them, improving the skills of using the Internet, using a variety of information sources available on the Internet, learning new opportunities of communication, developing knowledge of other europenian countries, breaking down language barriers in communication, improving the ability to work in teams and knowledge of English ( as a compulsory subject at Matura exam – Leaving Certificate) – these are the benefits of European cooperation in the framework of e Twinning while working on our project using WebQuest. The project used and deepened knowledge of the school subjects: English language, geography, information technology, information management, Polish language, biology, chemistry, knowledge of culture and society While working on the project we used Twinspace platform with its tools: forum, chat, e-mail inbox, calendar, Skype and MSN. The students had to: -choose the partners for the project - choose the profession and make a presentation about it In each team was suppsosed to be at least one person from Turkey, one from Bulgaria and one from Poland.. Occupation suggested by one person had to be accepted by others members of the team. The students then announced chosen profession to the teacher, who assumed a folder on Twinspace with the name of the occupation. There the students placed all the information they had collected, pictures, movies etc which were later used to make a presentation. Each group independently, without interference from the teacher selected occupation and the members of the teams divided the tasks among themselves.Every day the students met in the chat room from 7- 8 p.m. where they had the opportunity to exange views, information and knowledge in a wide group of peers. All possible forms of communication through the Internet were allowed .The teachers placed important messages to all the students on the information board or forum

Quali opportunità/problemi affronta: 

• The ability to use multiple sources of information available on the Internet • Knowledge of methods of finding information • Ability to search and organize information • Understanding the world of professions • Ability to plan career path to the profession • Developing English language skills • Becoming pro-Europenian • Awakening of respect for people from other countries and their cultures http://desktop.etwinning.net/index.cfm

Please explain what is unique or special in your project: 

- Signing a contract with the student to do a specific task within a specified period - Each student had to take care of itself to win or to enter into relations with other groups of participants - Through conversations, negotiations and compromise the members of the group had to choose one profession - To do the task in accordance with the schedule of work, participants in each group had to divide the roles and the allocation of work - To do the task, each student had to know with the methods of finding information on the Internet and professional sources of information, developed by the teacher

10. Risultati
Describe the results of your project as per today: 

Measurable effects: - 10 multimedia presentations in English and national languages of both partners showing the career path for the little – known, but interesting profession of the future Immeasurable effects: participant of the project: - develops knowledge of English - Knows ways to search for information - knows a variety of professional sources of information available on the Internet - uses a different web portals -is able to plan their career path - Uses English in practice -is familiar with types of communicators available on the net -develops communication and interpersonal skills http://desktop.etwinning.net/index.cfm

In che misura risponde ai bisogni degli utenti: 

50 students worked in this project both during working at our school in 2008 or working on TwinSpace in 2009.

Descrivete in quale modo il progetto contribuisce a migliorare l'educazione e la formazione dei giovani: 

Our project is an 'open door' leading into the depths of the world of professions Based on these same sources of information, you can attempt to carry out further projects at the e Twinning, for example "Jobs of the past and jobs of the future", "My career path", ”Me and my dream profession "," My dream job / career ", "The European labor market in a particular profession” and even projects in the field of psychology in terms of interests, values, personalities. These problems could be implemented in any type of school and at every level of education. Continuation of learning about the world of professions would allow to get knowledge about the basis of European and national employment policy and to develop career planning skills in order to make better choices and decisions in life. The project ‘Learn the World of professions’ is an ideal starting point for further work with young people on the European forum within the framework of the eTwinning in the theme of professional guidance.

Descrivete in quale modo il progetto ha ottimizzato la partecipazione di professionisti, ragazzi, giovani o altri soggetti: 

Using modern information and communication technology can encourage young people to work in various thematic areas. Young people go back willingly to the creations of modern digital technology. Imagination and technology are means of learning, agreements, personal development, social and professional life. Participation in the "Learn the Word of professions", provides good conditions for learning and fun at the pleasure of working on self-selected materials. Young people are keen on trying new gadgets and new hardware programs. They are fond of using new tools or new features, which have not been used before. Participation in the project allows young people to work and, at the same time,develope this what thet were not interested before. Classes with the use of the Internet is an effective method of teaching. Learning by playing an active role is accepted by youth and is attractive form of learning as well. The texts written in a text editor, digital photographs included in the Power Point presentations, video movies and e-mail, Internet publications, Power Point, pictures and drawings, video, chat, forum, MP3, - these are the technical means use for the implementation of the project. The higher the technology is, the more fun with it and attractions, which young people will certainly appreciate. Through taken up planned project activities, partially fulfilled students dreams of working with European peers.

Descrivete in quale modo il progetto favorisce l'uso delle nuove tecnologie da parte di professionisti, ragazzi e giovani per lo sviluppo culturale e didattico: 

Using modern information and communication technology can encourage young people to work in various thematic areas. Young people go back willingly to the creations of modern digital technology. Imagination and technology are means of learning, agreements, personal development, social and professional life. Participation in the "Learn the Word of professions", provides good conditions for learning and fun at the pleasure of working on self-selected materials. Young people are keen on trying new gadgets and new hardware programs. They are fond of using new tools or new features, which have not been used before. Participation in the project allows young people to work and, at the same time, develope this what thet were not interested before. Classes with the use of the Internet is an effective method of teaching. Learning by playing an active role is accepted by youth and is attractive form of learning as well. The texts written in a text editor, digital photographs included in the Power Point presentations, video movies and e-mail, Internet publications, Power Point, pictures and drawings, video, chat, forum, MP3, - these are the technical means use for the implementation of the project. The higher the technology is, the more fun with it and attractions, which young people will certainly appreciate. Through taken up planned project activities, partially fulfilled students dreams of working with European peers.

11. Sostenibilità
Indicate la durata complessiva del progetto: 
Meno di 1 anno
Come è finanziato il vostro progetto: 
Altro
Altro: 
school
Is your project economically self sufficient now: 
Si
Insert date: 
01/16/2008
12. Trasferibilità
Il progetto è stato replicato/adattato altrove: 
Si
Specifica: 

The project Learn the world of professions from 2008 we adapted to working on TwinSpace

Che cosa possono imparare altri soggetti dal vostro progetto: 

The 'Learn the World of professions "is based on technology. Its use is various, from a very simple program such as e-mail or chat, Twin Space learning platform, to more advanced digital presentation of the film, audio, video, photographic technique is used at every level of its application purpose, to serve the personal and social development of students. Children acquire the technical efficiency, creating sound files, video, photographs, used in Power Point presentations and more. On the one hand, students have the opportunity to appreciate the potential of technology as a mean of communication and source of information. On the other hand, they learn to take responsibility for their work which is published on the web, for information, which is sent in texts directly, and indirectly through the method and style of cooperation. Surely, the participants of project will be prepared better to enter the labour market. Their chances of finding a job will increase. Making their creative work and presenting it online ,students improve their ability of self-improving, train how to overcome shyness.Participation in the European project affects positively the level of ambition in life, participation in a national contest allows you to put their knowledge and skills into practice, encourages, and overcomes psychological barriers overcome resistance in the use of e-learning in teaching and learning. Showing teachers the possibilities offered by the program eTwinnig impact directly on the changing attitude of teachers. A student who will contribute development of teaching resources to support teaching and learning at a distance, will have no resistance to the use of this form of learning now and in the future. Acquired experience in the use of multimedia can foster lifelong participation in distance learning courses available around the world. Participation in the project will certainly influence the shaping of a positive image of our school among the potential candidates for our students and their parents, and rest. Also among the local government

Siamo disponibili ad aiutare altri soggetti a sviluppare progetti o a migliorare progetti esistenti: 
Siamo disponibili ad aiutare altri soggetti a sviluppare progetti o a migliorare progetti esistenti.
13. Informazioni aggiuntive
Background: 

Our school is a professional school preparing young people for work. Hope to prepare young people better to choose a future profession and to the smooth and efficient movement within the European labor market, has developed a program, the School Support Career Job Club, which has been implemented to achieve our school in the years 2004-2008. The program consisted of all students / 495 / in the various stages of training and was conducted 3-year period. Each student, ranging from first grade until the last class, passed through the entire cycle of training,which was done by the teachers of Economics. As a coordinator of the School Support Club career, I managed a team pursuing a program and took care of the realization of the program. The value which was added to our work, beside the obvious benefits to students, was the fact that teachers involved in the execution of the program, took up postgraduate studies in the field of professional counseling, and subsequently, the EU further postgraduate studies in the field of teacher preparation for distance learning. Another consequence of our actions aimed at equalizing educational opportunities for young people, was to develop two projects School and Multimedia Super Szkoła.which I elaborated. The projects have achieved the acceptance of the jury and that is the way we got more than 160,000 zlotys for the program development to the students of our school. Our activities included the conversion of school libraries in the modern educational and information EGO Center School, which sent students to our school a whole range of after-school activities, to equalize educational opportunities for young people. These were trips to the theater, cinema, swimming pool, the tour operator. We bought 7 professional learning courses, to prepare young people for entry into employment and learning of foreign languages, including the lease for a period of a one year, commercial learning platform WBT Server. More than 560 students received certificates of completion of learning courses. In addition, with the computerization of school libraries, the Internet page was developed multimedia information center, which is designed by my service with professional advice via the Internet. www.zsech.biblioteka.edu.pl At the same time we organized a competition for youth for the best multimedia presentation "know the world of professions", which is implemented using Web Quest. The positive reception by the youth of our schools through the Internet and using available information sources on the Internet, and no school in our cooperation with European schools, was born in me the idea of extending this form of youth work to the European schools in the eTwinning. My idea gained adherents among European schools / Turkey and Bulgaria /, jointly engaged young people to act, and so it was our project Learn the Word of professions, which has been awarded the National Quality Label in Turkey and Poland. This project also raised competition in the National Service in the school library and obtained the second place in the country. Effects our projects with on TwinSpace http://my.twinspace.etwinning.net/stuk92

Ostacoli: 

- Lack of familiarity with the principles of cooperation on the platform eTwinnig - Basic knowledge in the use of the English language on the part of both pupils and teachers in our school -psychological barriers in establishing the knowledge and cooperation with European peers, and lack of experience in communicating via the Internet - Basic knowledge of information sources among young people from the professional advice available on the Internet - Basic knowledge of methods of finding information - Basic knowledge of programs designed to assist in the publication of material on the Internet - Low level of knowledge and often the total lack of, about eTwinnig both on the part of the Directorate, teachers and pupils and the local media and local government -total lack of knowledge of the concepts and their meanings: National Quality Label, Label eTwinning European Quality Label, Quality Label English

Soluzioni: 

To know the rules of the platform, I registered for eTwinning learning course on How to Work with young people using the platform Service. I passes my knowledge gained from this course to the young people involved in and keep the teachers in our schools and from Turkey. I acquainted the Directorate of eTwinning with the idea and the benefits of the TEF forms of collaboration for students and schools. I also explained the importance of the concepts of the eTwinning Label, Quality Label. I has developed information materials, which included a visit to the school and the District Educational Portal. I informed the local media of any awards for this project followed by a detailed explanation of the meaning of their concepts. I taught young people how to use methods of finding the information they need, has developed a multimedia presentation of the sources of information with professional advice. The project involved working with a teacher of English, who helped us with the language difficulties. Designed to allow any form of communication with European peers. Each student signed a contract in which committed itself to work in a group comprising at least one student from Turkey, Bulgaria and Polish. Each group was required to collect materials about the one county they chose in the group and agreed to develop the profession and a multimedia presentation in English. In this way, shyness problem and overcome the psychological barrier has developed into a purely substantive problem: how to do this, how to find relevant materials, and how to share your work, to perform the task in time, in accordance with the schedule of work and thus honor the signed contract.

Future plans and wish list: 

This project was implemented over a period of two months. Its objectives have been achieved in 100%. However, we are still not satisfied and disappointed that the cooperation with European partners has finished. Our ambition is to extend this project to thematic workshops related to the succession: the motivation, techniques, knowledge of himself, his own personality, self, with the capability and knowledge of the European labour market trends, with simulated interview with a European employer, the documentation accompanying the search for work in Europe, with ways of finding work, developing the professional presentation of the future of modern professions, virtually unknown, such as copywriter, COOLHUNTER, ADVISOR ON NUTRITION, GROOMER, HIPOTERAPEUTA, MAÎTRE D'HOTEL, ORTOPTIST, PERSONAL SHOPPER, SEKSER / KA , APPRAISER, TANATOPRAKTOR, TRENDSETTER, UNDERWRITER,WEBMASTER, WEDDING PLANNER. ETC., This project could be implemented over an extended period (even 3 years) as a multilateral project, taking into account the exchange of European schools. Taken by secondary school adolescents aged 16-19 years. Each of the host partner would prepare information from the field, which in turn all have the opportunity to present them during the joint meetings in the field of activity. At first it's subjects related to sightseeing himself, then learning would be a leading topic of the European world until the end of the professions would be an issue related to employment policy in Europe and the documentation associated with this. And that all young people would be required to produce in English, using modern digital techniques. However, such a project would require approval and funding from the European Union. Taking into account life-long learning and improving their qualifications and skills, the person reported on the exchange holiday in Malta in the period 26.07-01.08, on receiving a grant from Comenius. I am sure that by participating in this course, I will be able to work more efficiently and more effectively pursue my acting within the framework of European cooperation between schools, using my qualification skills as a teacher economist, a professional librarian and an adviser. At the same time, I am improving my language skills by participation in a course learning English through the Internet www.sayspeak.com / 50 hrs., As well as attend an English language course off line / 240 hours /

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