Títol: Matching graduates' skills and labour world demands through authentic learning scenarios
Objectius: Skill Up answers the urgent priority established by Europe 2020 policies of promoting graduates' employability by means of strengthen ties between higher education and VET curricula and the labour world through authentic learning scenarios and career counselling and guidance. The project sets the stage for scaling up innovative learning approaches, ICT-based methodologies, greater inter-sector cooperation, and the European-wide transfer of a replicable process that responds to real world work demands. Through a strong transnational strategic cooperation between 6 partners (four universities with diverse backgrounds and an employer representative) from three European countries (Spain, Sweden and Germany), Skill Up engage HE and VET teaching staff, career counsellors, undergraduates, graduates and employers’ stakeholders to create real, practical, scalable ways to enhance new graduates' employability skills by improving the connection between HE curricula with the demands of the labour market. Our specific objectives are thus defined: - Map best practices in matching graduates' skills and labour market demands through authentic learning scenarios in partners' HE settings. - Improve soft and hard employability skills of undergraduates by means of designing, developing, applying and evaluating authentic learning scenarios in HE and VET programmes identified by partners as priorities. - Promote the wider take-up of our methods and results to targeted early-adopters and both national and international multipliers of innovation and policy decision-makers, equipping them with a set of indicative principles, guidelines and best practices for aligning HE and VET curricula with the labour world. - Enhance access to career counselling and guidance services for undergraduates by training tutors in Career Counselling with emphasis in e-Counselling by means of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). - Implement and promote a virtual environment that acts as a hub for attracting stakeholders offering guidance to labour market newcomers and real hands-on experiences in professional world as part of students learning. Indeed, the project: a) builds in flexible and transferrable-to-other-sectors processes for creating and delivering new content and support services; b) opens up new ways for research and technology to improve the results so far; and c) sets the bases for more internationalization initiatives by each institution in collaboration again or apart.
Investigador Principal: Ornellas Rios da Silva, Adriana
Equip de projecte: Bos Solé, Alexandra; Fitó Bertran, Angels; Martínez Argüelles, M. Jesús; Rocadembosch Bruch, Carles; Santamaria López, Elsa
Grup de Recerca: Relacions entre l'educació, l'ètica i les TIC
Data d'inici: 01/09/2016
Data fi: 30/06/2019
Entitat finançadora: European Commission
Convocatòria: Call 2016 - Strategic Partnerships in the field of Education, Training and Young, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good, ERASMUS+