Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in International Activity

The eight key competences for lifelong learning were used as a basis for a tool, which was created in ToVET project for teachers and students to make the identification and recognition of gained competences easier.  There are two versions of this tool, one for students who are participating in international mobilities and the other for students, who are studying a course of international skills in their home country (internationalisation at home).

The objective of the tool for international mobilities is to assist the students to orientate to their exchange period and to report about their experiences and observations of working life, culture and lifestyle in their destination countries. This tool contains assignments for the student before, during and after the actual mobility.  In some assignments the students do self evaluation e.g. by comparing their multilingual, mathematical or digital skills before and after the exchange and explaining, in what way these competences have improved or why they haven’t.

The assignments of the home country version are nearly the same as in the international version. The students have to choose a destination country without travelling there, search different kind of information online and interview some foreigners living in their home country as well as students who have entered an international mobility. The tasks in both versions have to be completed either by writing or by audio-visual response i.e. recorded audio or video response.

Giving a report insists the student to take a closer look at various aspects of life in the destination country. The assignments of this tool develop the different competences of the student and assists the teacher to recognize the gained competences more easily.