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Start and end date: 10/01/2012 to 09/30/2014

Funding frame: Lifelong Learning Programme, LEONARDO DA VINCI, Transfer of Innovation

Duration: 24 months

Project coordinator: BFW Düren

Contact person: Jürgen Hüllen

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Contact person phone:+49 2421 598238

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Aims of the project

The main aim of this project is to develope a unique blended-learning course  for  trainer and teacher in vocational training for people with visual impairment. Purpose of this approx. 60hr lasting course is to introduce  trainers into the appropriate use of the ICF according to the requirements of the target group.

This course will implement the "best practice" results of the partner Dutch Royal Visio which is successfully using ICF during the last years for people with visual impairment. This partner succeed to implement ICF in all areas of his nationwide service and training system.  VISIO educated nationwide more than 120 trainer in the target group oriented utilization of the ICF corresponding to their assessment and reporting system.  In this course also the results of the partnership project ICFPROViP will be included. In this project all participating partner developed their specific lessons according to their company scope. In the new course those elements will be adopted, which comply with the demands of all partners.

A final web-based online-examination will be also developed and executed. The course will be hosted on a contemporary LMS (Learn Management System). Participants of this course will receive a certificate of the ENVITER network. The course will be offered after the project period under the aegis of ENVITER also for training personal, who don't belong to the ENVITER network.

The  on-site sessions of this course (approx. 1 week) will be also promoted on  COMENIUS-GRUNDTVIG IN-SERVICE TRAINING database and can be carried out by all project partners on a rotating basis.

The implementation of ICF is supported by all EC nation according to the UN  disability act. The holistic approach of ICF supports the evaluation of existing and probable capabilities of people with impairment. It's implementation in the training process has system-relevant importance. It will lead to an improvement of vocational training by considering all aspects of a person. It also changes conventional valuation methods. So far trainers have to adapt the classification in their daily work.

The development of a unique training course by several training organisations abroad of the EU and the involvement of an ophthalmologic research organisation, improves their future co-operation  by establishing a common understanding in using the ICF and a continuous  update of this course. The collaboration in questions of system-relevant developments is innovative.