The University preparing HF Science study is a recipient of EU Erasmus+ funding towards the STEM topics
VUC Roskilde is a participant in the EU Social Fund project "Evaluation of skills". The overall target is to entice more students to apply for STEM college degrees in Region Zealand, which has 800.000 inhabitants. The local target is to deliver quality STEM education including voluntary elements that would allow students to explore college - elements during their A-levels. The project is lead by Lene Mikkelsen at https://phabsalon.dk/english/ and ends ultimo 2021.
At VUC Roskilde we are open to discuss pedagogical themes that might foster a pan-Nordic or pan-European collaboration. I work with an advisory international committee, who will be pleased to organise a brief visit to our school.
VUC Roskilde contributes to academic research and now we have appeared in Japanese.
http://hdl.handle.net/10087/11763 The article was written by the distinguished professor Shuji Toyoizumi, Dean of Gunma University. Our alumnus Miss Michella Beck presented the cause of the Danish second chance education - in Japanese. For the second visit Mr. Svend Holm explained his part time duty of reducing student absenteeism, which includes the task of permanent supply teacher. Mr. Holm is a senior teacher with training as a student councilor.
The international committee serves as an advisory board to me, as the Principal of the school, on all issues relating to international activities.
The members are: Deputy Principal Lars Bretlau and senior teachers with special duties; Lis Eilertzen, Jan Larsen and Raino Hansen.
As of this Summer we focus on the STEM treaty, which was released 24th April 2018 under the Danish name of Teknologipagten.dk. Our aim is to utilise the funded initiatives to foster future Erasmus-plus collaborations in topics as diverse as:
* E-sport with A-levels as a gateway into the IT College
* Virtual Reality for laboratories (Labster.com Build!)
* Virtual Reality for linguistic experience (primarily English)
* Usage data (Education 4.0) as a predictive tool for the teacher's formative evaluation
As an institution we have had guest lectures on Education 4.0 by Dr. René B Christiansen of the Absalon teacher training college. Furthermore, we sponsored an employee to undertake a non-executive MBA with the final thesis entitled "from Digital native to Digital specialist ". We sponsor another employee to undertake a Master’s degree in pedagogy with a thesis anticipated in formative evaluation.
We have been working on our local project “Language, reading, learning” since 2017. "The best way to communicate with a fish is to drop them a line", and other ambiguous phrases can be supplied by our international coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). The project was launched by guest lecturer, Professor Birgit Henriksen from the University of Copenhagen. She leads IT - supported research projects on topics like, “The 1000 most frequent words.”
The scaleable app "VUC bliv klog" was released in May 2017 in Google Store for Denmark and it was paid in part with a governmental grant 2015-2017. The content and programming authors are here.
Dorthe Jensen Lundqvist
If you are interested in being a part of our international network, please contact Dr. Raino Hansen on phone: (+45) 4012 5861 or e-mail here.