CALOHEE PROJECT (Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe)
EDIW is a partner in the CALOHEE project A multi-dimensional testing of achievement in Higher Education in five chosen subject areas which aims to elaborate criteria to evaluate achievement in higher education taking into account the characteristics of each subject area and national profile. The project covers five subject areas, each representing a specific academic domain: Engineering (Civil Engineering), Health Care (Nursing), Humanities (History), Natural Sciences (Physics) and Social Sciences (Education). It intends to understand whether students from the different universities are achieving internationally defined levels of competence preparing them for their role in society. It will will investigate the possibility of tests that are flexible and tailored to the different orientations and profiles of institutions and degree programmes. EDIW, in the person of its president Dr. Julia Gonzalez coordinates and chairs the subject- area on education. CALOHEE project is co-financed by the European Commission as a ‘Policy Support Action’ of the Erasmus+ programme. Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in the European Commission gladly welcomes the focus on competences related to employability. The project is coordinated by the University of Groningen.
Young volunteers will be trained to be ambassadors of good will and dialogue under a grant of the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Erasmus+ Programme in the fields of education, training, youth, sport, audiovisual, culture and volunteering
Six new graduates or just about-to-graduate college student – volunteers in transition from university to employment from Spain and Germany will be leaving for Manila for a period two months from mid - July 2015 to mid September 2015. They will be involved in the training teachers in a specific methodology in teaching Mathematics and tutoring of students who are Math-challenged and are in danger of dropping out from school in selected Philippine public schools and in a school for street children, Makabata School Foundation.
A research-based methodology will be implemented in teaching mathematics to students between 11 to 13 years old. This methodology boasts of having successful data-based results (cf. Multiple Learning Paths for Primary and Secondary teachers) for approximately 384 students from schools with diverse social and economic school settings. The study was undertaken for the purpose of preventing math - burnouts resulting to possible drop-outs from these age groups. Results are favorably significant.
The project is a pilot program of Teacher Training and Tutoring in a researched-based methodology to teach Math to interest–challenged students through the use of competence-based multiple learning for primary and secondary teachers.
The project is coordinated by Education for an Interdependent World (EDIW).
Philippine Partners: University of the Philippines, SEAMEO-Innotech, Teresian Association International Incorporated (TAII)
European partners: University of Bologna, Fundacion Castroverde – IEPS (Instituto de Estudios Pedagógicos Somosaguas).
Students in the selected Manila public schools and in Makabata Foundation will have the opportunity of learning math through non-formal support from these young trained volunteers.
Architects of Mediterranean Countries. Coordinated by the University of Tesalonika in Greece. Architecture departments from seven universities, two Associations of Architects and EDIW participate in the project.
This project is about the present and future of the profession of architecture from the points of view of academia (Schools of Architecture), the profession (Professional Associations) and from an interdisciplinary perspective (the part that is addressed by EDIW). Our contribution will center on interviews with a group of architects and architecture students who will be able to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the joint reflection. What does society need from this profession? What can architecture contribute to build a better world? Three groups are convened: one in Italy, one in Spain and one through a network.
Developing All Round Education. It has been prepared by EDIW and is coordinated by the University of Granada. Universities that have Residence Hall are in a consortium. These are the following: University of Padua (Italy), the University of Uppsala (Sweden) and the University of Dublin - Trinity College (Ireland). EDIW is involved with a number of Residence Halls and Colegios Mayores as partners in Europe. Deusto and Groningen University (Netherlands) are involved in the Tuning project (for competency-based learning). Also a group of Universities from Coimbra have joined the project.
The proposal consists, first, in conducting a reflection at the European level on the meaning and social contribution of this type of university structures at present. Secondly, it is about developing competencies, not only in the classroom but also in other university settings, especially in the context of Residence halls. These are to help develop a profile of students to know better how to communicate and how to understand other cultures and ways of thinking, how to mediate in conflicts, know how to work and lead a collaborative leadership, being sensitive to the social problems and be able to contribute to their solution with a skill to develop projects. These tasks will be officially recognized in those Residence halls involved in the process. For those people who will carry out the program there will be an intensive training program.
Skills Development and work with minorities and migrants. The project is designed and written by EDIW and coordinated by the University of Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Other participants are the University of Presov (Slovakia), the European Research Centre for the Study Migration in Bamberg (Germany) and the EDIW Associations: (Belgium) PRO.DO.CS (Italy), Education, Culture and Solidarity (Spain ), Caritas Sante Mare (Romania), Center for Social Initiative (Macedonia) and Statutární Mesto (Czech Republic). The proposal is to develop the competencies of volunteers and professionals working in the field of integration of people and groups that belong to minority groups and try to lead them to higher performance. It brings together universities, research centers, associations working in this area, and administrative centers (Policy makers). The proposal lists 10 outcomes and a plan for intensive work. EDIW takes care of the competency development part of the plan and advisement to prepare curriculum development for a Master on the subject. This area of migration is highly relevant at this time in the world.