This is an Erasmus+ project of four vocational educators. The partners are Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia from Finland (project coordinator), Kuresaare Ametikool from Estonia, Vuxenutbildningen Borås from Sweden and Zealand Business College from Denmark. Read more from the partners.
The aim of the project is to create opportunities and develop a model for teaching and learning green and sustainable entrepreneurial skills that are needed in today’s hospitality and catering business. The project will use blended learning, where both digital skills and physical mobility are included in the model.
With the project, we want to increase interest in vocational education, create motivation and attractiveness to the industry and give students a broad and stable foundation to stand on with good digital knowledge, increased international experience and an understanding of cultural similarities and differences. Students get to develop their communication skills in language and the social and civic skills in the various virtual and physical encounters between schools. For the staff, the project contributes to the development of digital methods and training tools, which supports teachers in their professional development to increased digital preparedness.
There will be two main results in the project. Result 1 will be a step-by-step guide for teachers about implementing GreenPopUp restaurants into everyday training process. Project result 2 is a module in a learning space in a common open platform aimed at students and teachers in European VET schools within food & catering. After the project, the module can have a function as a stand-alone orientation or extra resource for learning about sustainability and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset.