About the project
Intercultural competencies in today’s reality are a major key competence, also due to the significant growth in migration and the movements of people across countries. Nonetheless intercultural competence development is not yet prevalent in key education pathways. This is particularly true when it comes to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and VET trainers in particular.
CIT4VET – Open Online Catalogue of Intercultural Tools for Vocational Education and Training, – addresses this need for intercultural competences in VET education. The project – sustained by a consortium of partners from Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Poland – helps to improve and enhance the ability of VET Trainers to provide intercultural training by offering
- an online catalogue of accessible intercultural tools to be used in training culturally diverse groups
- intercultural training material for self-study or to be used in trainings
- user’s guide to the catalogue with glossary of terms
Open online Catalogue of intercultural tools as Open Education Resource
The catalogue is a collection of intercultural tools to be used by VET Trainers. The tools are gathered in a grid which classifies the them according to defined categories like Mode of learning, Mode of interaction, Culture focus, Copyright status etc. Users can select the tools by searching for specific categories. They also have the possibility to rate the usefulness of the tools so that future users can benefit from the feedback of previous ones.
Guidelines for Practical Application of Intercultural Aspects in VET Contexts
The Guidelines are a practical and illustrated Users’ Manual to the Open Online catalogue containing explanations about the chosen categories of and the tools included in the grid, as well as the training material.
assist GmbH (coordinator)
Institute of Technology Tralee
I.B.I. Intercultural Business Improvement