Project Green Wheels addresses some of the long-term strategic objectives of EU education that were defined by The Education and Training 2020 work programme (ET 2020), namely improving the quality and efficiency of education and training and enhancing creativity and innovation in education and training.
The project aims to create open learning materials in the newly emerging field of Operation, repair and service of hybrid and electric vehicles, by using innovative methods and approaches such as Critical thinking, Inquiry-based learning, Collaborative learning, Flipped classroom, Peer Instructions etc. The project focuses on improving and enriching teacher methodology through innovative methods, extensive teacher trainings and mentoring.The project intends to develop a new professional curriculum using EU criteria (ECVET-EQAVET) designing competencies for Operation, repair and service of hybrid and electric vehicles through innovative e-learning materials and work based learning activities. The projects will create tangible and intangible results such as: complex online learning management system (LMS), e-learning modules and worksheets for practical assignments, online picture-based explanatory dictionary in all project languages, blended learning resources, ECVET system in the VET in the automotive industry of hybrid and electric vehicles in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Furthermore, the project focuses on creating guidelines for ECVET system in the field Operation, repair and service of hybrid and electric vehicles at VET schools in the project countries.The new curricula will observe ECVET concept using EQAVET indicators to enable their adoptability across EU. The project will primarily make an impact on VET providers in automotive industry so that their graduates would improve the skills missing in this industry sector and on professional motor industry companies that will have more skilled workforce. The project results will be disseminated to a wide range of stakeholders (VET providers, professional organizations, regulatory bodies in education, etc.) inside and outside the project countries to increase the sustainability and adoptability of project results.
Project consortium consists of partners from 4 countries (CZ, SK, UK and HU). In each of the participating countries there will be –among others- one VET school, one professional association in the automotive field and other partners, such as regulatory bodies, etc.
Sector skills partners are professional associations and key car industry players that will provide professional feedback to the learning materials and make sure the material include stat-of-art technologies and approaches. The involved VET schools will pilot and test the newly developed materials, the regulatory bodies will actively participate in designing the methodological system and incorporating the ECVET in the school curriculum, as it is one of the objectives of the European Commission for the Erasmus Plus programme. The project will be lead by the CFME which has substantial experience with managing and administering international educational projects.