Newsletter nº4 CS TOUR project

newsletterCSTOUR 4After the CS TOUR project meeting in Upsala (Sweden) on October 23rd and 24th, 2017, we have prepared a newsletter to inform you about the activities carried out during the meeting, and the next tasks we will undertake to prepare the final materials of the project.

This material will be presented in different multiplier events (in all countries of the partnership), as the final conference that will be in April in Larissa (Greece).

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Vision of the teaching staff in quality assurance initiatives in VET

webOn November 14, the city of Santander held a seminar on quality initiative experiences of management and teaching staff in VET centres. The activity was carried out in the conference room of the VET centre Decroly with a duration of two hours. A group of 34 people made up of teachers and quality managers of the centre participated in the event,

Main topics of the session were the PDCA cycle and the descriptors of the European Reference Framework for Quality Assurance (EQAVET) for VET centres that were discussed among participants, providing feedback for a better implementation of the cycle and the indicators in the teaching practice. The rationale and objectives of the European project QC-VET –Promoting Quality Culture in VET, were also introduced. Among the final outputs of the project it is planned to elaborate an action guide for the implementation of quality strategies with the participation of the teaching staff.

The attendees emphasized the importance of quality initiatives, highlighting that, although some follow-up activities are carried out for the students' development, they do not have enough time for doing adequately, and, moreover, when these are done no reward or positive appraisal is received. They are individual efforts or in small groups.


Beginning of StepUp2-ICT European Project, in which DOCUMENTA participates jointly with other European Partners

2017-11-14 18.22.11Last November 14th took place in Fano (Italy) the kick-off meeting of the European project Step Up2-ICT "Stepping Up to Technology in Adult Education towards Awareness, Assessment and Access ", in which Documenta participates. This innovative project has a duration of 2 years and focuses on improving the technological capabilities of adult trainers, in their specific work contexts.

The goals aimed are: to elaborate a pedagogic handbook: "getting to use online learning, web 2.0 technologies and mobile apps in adult education"; to draft a modularized training program for adult educators; to develop an open educational resources for adult educators and trainers; and to deliver community platform, together with the rest of the partner countries (Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal and Switzerland).

The president of Documenta, Javier Farto, attended to this transnational meeting on behalf of the entity.

DOCUMENTA receives approval for the start-up of 9 European projects


DOCUMENTA receives approval for the start-up of 9 European projects in which it will work together with some thirty entities, belonging to 10 EU countries, and with a joint budget reaches 3,400,000 euros. Some of the subjects projects addressed are social innovation, the creation of new learning and training environments or the implementation of actions to improve the social and labour insertion of groups with difficulties.

The local publication MY PERIODICO picks up the news in an interview with Javier Farto, President of DOCUMENTA.

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