ANDRAGOŠKI ZAVOD LJUDSKA UNIVERZA VELENJE

ANDRAGOŠKI ZAVOD LJUDSKA UNIVERZA VELENJE

ANDRAGOŠKI ZAVOD LJUDSKA UNIVERZA VELENJE

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PARTNER DESCRIPTION
Ljudska univerza Velenje established in 1959 is public non-profit adult education institution providing education and support to various target groups. LUV takes an active part in regional community by improving the educational structure of the population, by motivating and informing the members of the community and by involving them in the formal and non-formal educational programmes. Staff of 19 is supported by over 60 contractual teachers.

Programmes are intended for adults and youngsters. Programmes include primary school for adults, programmes for vocational secondary education, professional secondary education, language and ICT courses adapted to various target groups (NEETs, business sector, seniors), labour market orientation programmes, social activation programme, study courses, workshops, and national and international projects.

Within LUV also operate 2 Centres for Intergeneration learning that includes 4 full-time employed staff members and over 20 volunteers and Pattern City – an ecosystem for education, experimentation, prototyping and innovation. The unique, interactive digital learning environment is focused on providing interdisciplinary content with learning by doing and playful learning methodologies. LUV also delivers social integration programme for people with distance to labour market focusing on improving their employment chances. LUV is active in local environment by supporting rural areas through development programmes and trainings to improve basic and entrepreneurial skills.

LUV is actively involved in various local, regional and national initiatives and actions (Life-long learning week, educational festivals and other events). LUV has years of experience in participating and coordinating European projects and is currently involved in 18 international projects (mostly Erasmus+ KA2).

ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE OF THE ORGANISATION IN THE AREAS RELEVANT FOR THIS PROJECT

LUV offers various programs to different target groups. It works with over 100 educators with different levels of experience using different methodologies in educational process. As a result, we are well aware of modern IT supported educational needs adapted to the individual learners. With the increasing need for more interactive, freely available and adaptable educational materials LUV is getting involved in EU projects developing online learning tools and using modern technologies. LUV operates with Pattern City, innovative digital learning ecosystem with capacities for development of VR/AR supported learning tools, digital learning pathways and innovative teaching methodologies.

LUV has participated in several projects related to flipped learning methodology. It has therefore extensive experience and knowledge how to implement methodology in educational process. However, projects were focused on adult learners therefore adjustments and adaptations to the higher education field will be needed. LUV will support partners with practical experience and shared lessons learned with the entire partnership. Pattern City will be used as innovative environment for training implementation to demonstrate use if technology to enrich the educational process.

As LUV cooperates with teachers who also teach in other educational organizations and school centres (vocational, technical HE) the impact would be even greater and cross-sectoral– from primary schools via secondary to adult education. LUV operates with all necessary means and skills needed for successful project implementation (staff skills and experience, financial means, operational means, networks, quality assurance, communication and dissemination skills).

KEY PERSONS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT

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Mihaela Orozel
Project Manager with over 9 years of experience on managing EU projects. Translation graduate in Slovene, German and English language. Experience in project evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination strategies. Good consultancy, reporting, communication and presentation skills. Active in various areas of educational fields. Ability to learn fast and to adjust to new settings. Very good ICT skills. Experienced teacher/trainer. Co-developer of educational programmes and initiatives.
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Miha Cojhter
Development of new education approaches, problem solving as a teaching and learning technique within schools, creative media and art producer, who is working in the field of art and education. In his work "Playful engagement in educational system" he investigated the teaching and learning processes through which children are encouraged to develop different kinds of knowledge and thinking skills, not only through internal cognitive stimulation, but also through their social and physical environment. https://www.ufg.at/Playful-engagement-ineducational-system.14335.0.html. Development lead in the field of visualization, hardware, programming and software.
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Erik Kapfer
Creative media producer and artist, who worked on film and TV projects from perspective of editing, directing, producing and special effects art. Research and development lead in the field of visualization tech, hardware and software. A lot of experience with interdisciplinary education and eLearning in the past 20 years.