Open Badges for Intercultural Competence (OBIC)
Jan van Brabant is one of the nine Brainport schools for secondary education
Brainport schools are going to adopt Open Badges for some extra-curricular activities,including international exchanges. Read more about Brainport and badges
Brainport is situated in the southern part of the Netherlands. Brainport is a close-knit partnership of industry, research, education and government that sets the parameters to enable the Brainport region to maintain and strengthen its position as a top technology region.
The coordinators of the Go2B project, Nicole Verhoeve and Hans Vasse (Jan van Brabant College) presented the Go2B project at the annual conference of the network of bilingual schools (TTO) Utrecht. 21 September 2016
Participants from Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium took part in the training course.
A five-day training event that has fully equipped the participants to be a go2b provider;
During this training the participants have learnt using digital badges to recognise their students intercultural learning
We’ve got the training and we really want to use it to help you optimise your exchange to enable your students to get the most out of their experience. We can support you to effectively use intercultural badges to recognise your students learning and skills development – helping you to unlock their future opportunities.
Join the go2b training event from the 26th – 30th of September in Utrecht, the Netherlands! After this event your school will be ready and equipped to support your students to use go2b digital badges for intercultural learning!
Intercultural skills – we are all convinced that these are essential for students. What are these skills exactly, how are they developed , how can we assess and recognise intercultural learning outcomes gained during exchanges and give students a platform to showcase it to the world?
The go2b consortium started collaboration in September 2015 to provide schools with a system to work with ‘ Badges for intercultural learning’. Students can show what they learn during exchanges, how they did, what materials they have used to do so and what skills they have developed. Their learning experience is made concrete! Not only practical and fun for students themselves, but also valuable for their admission for future studies or at job interviews.
During this five-day training week we provide school management and educators with practical tools to start badging their students’ intercultural learning. How to best prepare students for an exchange? What activities are needed to ensure intercultural learning? What are digital badges? How to measure intercultural skills? And how to implement this system at your school? All of these subjects are addressed extensively during the training and help you to become a recognised go2b provider!
When 26 – 30 September
Where Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Event fee €175 (covers full programme, materials, lunches and coffee breaks)
For more information and admission check: Invitation Training Event Go2b (limited seats available). Questions or interested to join the event? Send an email to email@example.com for your general request or a registration form.
We hope to see you in Utrecht!
As part of Euneos’s KA1 course ‘How to make your school international’ Ludo Mateusen presented details of the Go2B project to audiences in Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal (15th October 2015) and Benalmedena, Spain (5th November 2015).
The audience was comprised of 40 teachers from 13 countries and 19 teachers from 7 countries respectively. Some great dissemination work from Ludo! Go team Go2B!
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