The final meeting of the Erasmus+ Sustein project managed by the Dutch Aloysius Foundation, in which Crema's Sraffa school participates, has taken place in recent weeks, thanks to the commitment of the reference teachers and the support of headmistress Roberta Di Paolantonio, who has always supported this kind of international cooperation, which promotes the development and exchange of good practices and methodological innovation.
The partner schools in the European project were, for Germany, Berufskolleg für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung der Stadt Herne and Kommunales Bildungsbüro der Stadt Herne, for the Netherlands, Landelijk Expertise Centrum Speciaal Onderwijs and Stichting PSW, for France, Lycée Professionnel Turgot and for Lithuania, Alytaus Profesinio Rengimo Centras. The event, which took place in France at the Lycée Professionnel Turgot in MontMorency, was attended for Sraffa by teachers Mariella Brunazzi and Maria Angela Cerri.
The aim of the project was to propose alternative tools within the vocational training system for students, especially for vulnerable students at EQF levels 1 and 2. To facilitate participation by all, the project provided, among other things, IT tools to make competences visible, presentable and more comparable at European level. An e-Portfolio was also developed as a tool for the transition from school to work. The e-Portfolio contains tools that allow students, for example, to present their curriculum and assignments in a video and to track learning progress via a kind of traffic light.
The platform enables communication for collaboration and monitoring of training periods, the focus on apprenticeships, networking between vocational schools, local communities and businesses. A
training course and a concise guide with examples summarising the results have been produced so that the ePortfolio can be disseminated to other regions, sectors, areas and for other target groups.
At the closing meeting, the contact persons from the project's partner schools discussed the e-Portfolio's capabilities and functionalities and the results of its use, which, although limited by the interruption of school-to-work (Pcto) courses during the most difficult months of the pandemic, proved positive in all the realities involved