20 Sep BLUES PARTNERS MEET IN PERUGIA TO CONTINUE DEFINING THE PROJET`S METHODOLY TOOL TO BE CREATED BASED ON SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION CRITERIA
BLUES follow-up meeting has taken place at the University of Perugia to continue defining the project’s methodology tool to be created based on successful entrepreneurship education criteria.
As part of the Erasmus+ framework, BLUES will create and implement a blended learning methodology and training resources to develop European students’ entrepreneurship skills to improve their employability.
Perugia, September 13 2018 – The partners of BLUES, co-funded by the European Union, met in Perugia last week: The 2nd transnational project meeting took place at the University of Perugia September 13th-14th, 2018 with all the partners were represented in the meeting.
The aim of the meeting was to agree on the scope and outline of the BLUES methodology, as well as to detail the work-plan and timeline of the next work-packages to be implemented: the face-to-face training, and digital training materials and itinerary.
Afterwards, we provided a brief description of the objectives of the meeting, how to define the experts for the face-to-face modules, define the validation process, among others.
After that, we presented the BLUES syllabus, that includes learning outcomes, knowledge and competencies. The structure of the final methodology is based on 6 modules for digital training and 5 for the face-to-face training phase.
During the next working session provided a complete explanation of MiriadaX, where the MOOC will be uploaded, offering an extense overview of how it will look like, and how to interact. Focusing on the structure, he described each of the content available per module, that it’s designed for requiring one week for the participant to watch all the videos, read the documents and interact in the forums. This gives a total number of 24 working hours.
The BLUES tool-kit will content the Course Outline, Class Unit Activity Plans and Materials, Business Mentor Scheme, Annexes, Assessment Form and Peer evaluation sheets.
Regarding the pilot training courses, presented the key features of the pilot training courses, to be held in Slovenia, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Will consist in 7-12 weeks between the MOOC and the face-to-face modules. Participants, upon successful completion of the MOOC, can enroll in workshops, lessons and visits that will develop students entrepreneurial mindset and key competences.
The BLUES (Blended-Learning International Entrepreneurship Skills) programme started last October 2017. The project was born within the Erasmus+ European programme framework and is being carried out with the collaboration of partners from five countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, and Finland. This ambitious initiative has been financed by the European Commission with a budget of over €270,000 and will also involve local business representatives.
The project relies on the coordinated efforts from the University of Cantabria, Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE) and the business association CEOE-CEPYME Cantabria in Spain; Nova University of Lisbon and Madan Technological Park in Portugal; the University of Ljubljana and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia; the University of Perugia and Terni Chamber of Commerce in Italy, and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).