The community college Norden (Kreisvolkshochschule Norden) is an institution recognized by the Lower Saxony Adult Education Act. The college has been active as an adult education institution for more than 40 years and works as a Service Agency for Cultural Work, Cultural Education, Qualification and Employment Promotion. As an adult education institution, it is active in the northern part of the district of Aurich in Ostfriesland on the German North Sea coast. Its long-term goal is to establish a regional education network with international competence teams in the fields of general, political and cultural education as well as digitization, which jointly initiate projects in adult education, develop, implement and evaluate new approaches. As a first step members of staff who are strategically or operationally involved in program development, should gain an insight into the educational, management and leadership structures of other European adult education institutions in their departments and make first contacts.
For our mobility project „Brücke über die Nordsee-Bridge over the North Sea“ we are seachrching a partner for job shadowing in Norway. The partner should be active in the area of education and counseling services or in the area of family and parent education. The mobility (expected 08/2020) is plannend as twelve days job shadowing / internship (including arrival and departure) (1 person).
Job shadowing / Hospitality
With a so-called job shadowing in the pedagogical direction or the faculty management, the participants should get to know a different form of organization and get to know a different approach to adult education. Thus the central education and management structures, leadership principles and approaches in the reception facility can be experienced. By accompanying everyday work in program planning as well as participating and observing during lessons, the participants will experience different concepts, approaches and methods. In particular, the focus should be on forms of education and participation for heterogeneous, intercultural and / or disadvantaged target groups, to get to know other, special or new ways and approaches in the respective field developed by the host institution or target country.