Erasmus BUS 2018-2020
Building Up Skills (ErasmusBUS) is a Strategic Partnership under the leadership of Akdeniz University of Antalya. It is a consortium made up of two universities, four VET schools and two NGOs engaged in research and innovation in education.
With education players being reactive to change in society, industry, technology and labour market ErasmusBUS reverses this tendency by making them become constructive proactive players stimulating continuous professional development throughout one's career. This change will be possible through Modular Learning in Distance Education.
During the 2 years of the project ErasmusBUS will:
- introduce Modular Learning methodology in VET so that trainers and students acquire better understanding and background knowledge about their profession,
- create OERs on cross sectoral Technical Design so that learners acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of design in electrical, mechanical and hydraulic engineering and these will be exploited by trainers and students in the automotive industry in a Work and Learn balance therefore creating the mindset for continuous professional development,
- carry out observations and analysis of the Work and Learn balance activities in the project and carry out further research to publish MODULearn that will be a strategy document on lifelong professional development through Modular Learning.
The Work and Learn balance activities will include trainers who take distance learning using the OERs produced while they work and students who will practice the same balance during their training mobilities in which they will work in enterprise, study Technical Design through distance learning. Students will also be mentored and coached in the culture of continuous professional development during their career.
ErasmusBUS will create a process of experimentation and innovation in the automotive industry transferable to other sectors and crafts through MODULearn strategy to create impact on learners and professionals who will be:
MODULearn will also introduce strategies for using Modular Learning in the continuing education of trainers since this can widen their knowledge and have more to give to their students and because they are the best possible ambassadors of the culture lifelong professional development in the minds of future professionals for long term impact.