Posts Tagged ‘Practice Research’

GOETE Videoschnappschuss

GOETE project video

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Snapshot GOETE VideoThe research project “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe (GOETE)” has asked the young people involved in the study to express their own views on their transitions in the education system. Together with the researchers the young people have produced a variety of film formats on what education means to them. The outcome are a wealtch of different approaches from video interviews to documentaries on a typical school day to a 30 minute fiction movie.

Project “Peer-Mentoring” is completed

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The results of the evaluation have been published in a report.

IRIS e.V., in cooperation with the Institute of Education at the University of Tübingen, was entrusted with the evaluation of the mentoring project “Friends create success” (Caritas Stuttgart). Within the project, mentorship was conceptually designed as a “support of equals”. Based on a similar status by small age difference between the peer and the mentee, an innovative monitoring structure for young secondary school students was implemented.

Die Evaluation wurde im Dezember 2009 abgeschlossen. The evaluation results are available immediately in the download area:

https://www.iris-egris.de/downloads/FSE_Bericht.pdf

More information on the project: Project Description.

Practice Workshops Competence Assessment

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IRIS e.V. is the scientific monitoring of the ESF – project “Praxiswerkstatt – Praxisorientierte Berufliche Kompetenzfeststellung” at Offenburg.

The project is a cooperation between the CCI BildungsZentrum and the Gewerbe Akademie Offenburg. It is financed by the ESF, the Federal Employment Agency and the Office of School and Education – Ortenau. The goal of the project is to provide an active support for pupils during the progress of occupational orientation. This is why the project enables a realistic contact with various vocations. In the centre of this is hands-on experience, where pupils shall gain a realistic impression of the respective vocations in order to position their own occupational future. Additionally the systematic survey of teachers, pupils, parents and instructors ought to assist in promoting successful occupational choices in young people.

 

Contact at IRIS: Gebhard Stein , Barbara Bumbarger

IRIS Newsletter 1/2007 published

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IRIS Newsletter 1/2007 published
Youth and Participation is the topic of the latest IRIS Newsletter. Participation of chidren and young people has become the number one topic in youth policies. But, what does it mean? Who is participating in what? Does participation make a difference with regard to social integration or is it just a cover-up of the exclusion of young people from decisions that concern them? The new IRIS newsletter is dealing with these questions before the background of current and past IRIS projects (in German language).

You can download the Newsletter from the following address:
www.iris-egris.de/downloads/IRIS-Newsletter-2-2007.pdf

Youth and Participation: URBACT Young Citizens‘ Project

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At the outset of this project potential partner cities were invited to join a network in which young people would be empowered to make a contribution to civic life in their cities; to make recommendations to statutory bodies; and help to develop forms of governance that
encourage the active participation of young people. The idea behind this was simple: young people are the future and, as such, they should be the source of solutions to local issues.
The “Young Citizens’ Project” ended up as a network of European cities how set out to create opportunities, open up decision-making
processes, and provide young people with the tools and support to engage meaningfully with issues that are of importance to them.

It was funded by the EU’s “URBACT” programme and IRIS researcher Axel Pohl supported the network as a Thematic Expert.

Details of Youth Social Work in the Vocational Preparation Year

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Monitoring and evaluation of youth social work at a vocational school

From 2001 to 2004, IRIS has been in charge of the evaluation of an innovative approach to support young people during their compulsory vocational year (“BVJ – Berufsvorbereitungsjahr” in German).

The evaluation was based on two main pillars:

  • the formative evaluation of the process of implementation of this new type of social service
  • a longitudinal study on the processes of social integration of the students of the vocational preparation year in their transitions.

The particular focus of this project was on how to seamlessly integrate the research part into the development of the practical work. Therefore, the youth social workers were involved in all steps of the research, from the design of the study to the daily practice of data collection and interpretation.

Contact at IRIS: Friedemann Bär and Ralf Nuglisch

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Secondary learning effects

Written by AP on . Posted in Informal learning and performing arts

Miles et al 2002Contrary to many training schemes, performing arts offer young women and men the opportunity to present themselves from a less “problem-oriented” side: in fact not as an “early school-leaver” or “under-achiever”, but as a musician, an actor/actress and so on.
Before this background, this research project aimed at learning more about the special learning processes happening in performing arts projects for “disadvantaged” young people which for working purposes we had “Secondary learning effects…”

Research questions and design:

Which active role do young people play in performing arts projects? Which learning potentials do these projects have with regard to the young people’s transitions to adulthood? These questions were explored in three case studies on projects working with young people who are not reached by mainstream education measures any longer: “Hope Street” in Liverpool/UK, “JUST” in Mannheim/DEand “Chapito”, Lisbon/Portugal.
The research design emphasized the active role of the young people by giving them space to develop their own view on their transitions in a self-produced video, biographical interviews and focus groups.

Project partners:

  • CIES, Centro de Investigacao e Estudios de Sociologia, Rui Banha, Maria do Carmo Gomes, Ana Micaela Gaspar
  • University of Plymouth, Department of Sociology, Steven Miles

Coordination:

IRIS e.V., Institut für Regionale Innovation und Sozialforschung, Hechingen/Tübingen, Dr. Barbara Stauber, Axel Pohl, Dr. Andreas Walther

Duration:

1997-2000

Funding:

Own funds, EU-Programme “Youth for Europe” (Contract no. 17/96-E.II-DE-97044)

 

 

Contact: Barbara Stauber, Andreas Walther, Axel Pohl

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