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Intellectual outputs

During the project we will develop, approbate, disseminate and exploit the following envisaged outcomes:

  • IO1: “Train the trainer” – Curriculum and training handbook on provision of ecological (organic) vegetable gardening  training (ECVET based) for VET trainer/teachers
  • IO2: Training course on ecological vegetable gardening (ECVET based) for the students with learning disabilities
  • IO3: Illustrated eco-vegetable gardening handbook
  • IO4: Social entrepreneurship skills guidelines
  • IO5: Ecological (organic) Vegetable Gardening Worker
  • IO6: Accessible mobile learning application for Android devices

IO1: “Train the trainer” – Curriculum and training handbook on provision of ecological (organic) vegetable gardening  training (ECVET based) for VET trainer/teachers

Goal: to ultimately train VET teachers/trainers  on how to structure (via curriculum) the process of training of VET learners including those with learning difficulties by using and implementing the ECOGARD training resources.

Target group: a guidance didactic material only for the VET providers in the field of this new area of learning – eco (organic) vegetable gardening.

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IO2: Training course on ecological vegetable gardening (ECVET based) for the students with learning disabilities

Goal: To develop and approbate a training course which will consist of modular based training content which will be connected with ECVET learning outcomes.

Characteristics of the Eco-vegetable gardening worker knowledge, skills and competences  related to key tasks according to the job profile will be considered:

  • grow, harvest and blend a variety of vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and herbal teas, seeds etc.
  • identify and correct soil deficiencies
  • identify and organically treat pests and diseases on plants, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs etc.
  • prepare fields, garden beds or lawn areas by cultivating soil and adding natural fertilisers and composts
  • read landscape plans and construct rockeries, paths or ponds
  • plant and transplant flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns
  • maintain gardens by naturally fertilising, trimming and making sure that plants are receiving adequate water
  • prune trees and hedges in ways that help the plants’ health, are safe and look good
  • thin out, hoe, irrigate and naturally fertilise crops
  • maintain lawn and grass areas using machinery, natural fertilisers but no chemicals
  • service equipment such as tools, lawn mowers and heavy machinery
  • operate and install irrigation and drainage systems
  • plan and supervise other workers’ daily activities
  • develop long-term plans, set budgets and manage the financial aspects of the organization or business.
  • never use growth regulators and other chemicals
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IO3: Illustrated eco-vegetable gardening handbook

Goal: To design and develop an easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs, tips and tricks for everything from organic fertilizing and composting to rotating a vegetable garden for every important gardening and landscaping technique.

Target groups:

  • VET learners including those with learning difficulties with no prior knowledge will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes.
  • The learners will be trained – the right way – how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around the new settlement.
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IO4: Social entrepreneurship skills guidelines

Goal: To develop guidelines which will support the VET learners (VET students, students with learning difficulties) and supporting the teaching/training process conducted by the VET trainers/teachers) in order to achieve acquisition of social entrepreneurship skills and to apply them on the establishment of their own business.

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IO5: Ecological (organic) Vegetable Gardening Worker

Goal: To develop and submit for accreditation a new job profile in EQF (NQF) level 1

Target groups: VET learners including those with disabilities (minimum age 16 years)

Job description field:

  • The gardener will participate in the care of an extensive greenhouse plant collection, organic vegetable gardens, native wildflower meadow, mushrooms and ornamental gardens.
  • This work includes watering, propagation, planting, organic pest management and plant cleaning, pruning, harvesting, managing weeds and invasive plants.
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IO6: Accessible mobile learning application for Android devices

Goal:

  • To develop pilot native Android mobile app will be developed to facilitate the self-planning, self-learning and self-assessment needs of the ECOGARD learners (including those with learning difficulties).
  • To offer a simple, intuitive and self-explained user interface, thus removing usage stress and subsequently increasing adoptability by all types of users.

Target groups:

  • VET learners including those with disabilities
  • VET trainers
  • Educational experts
  • Employers / In-house trainers
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