Project description

The project addresses a crucial need for improving qualifications of trainers/educators in the field of case study (CS) methodology applied in business education aimed at SMEs. It fills the gap of training dedicated to SMEs needs by adjusting this methodology for the purpose of training SMEs owners/managers. CS methodology, worked out in another LdV project (RePro), combines educational problems and actual business problems. Within the project, this methodology will be adjusted to SMEs context and transferred to partner countries.

Aims & Objectives

The overall aim of the project is to adjust and transfer the case study (CS) methodology worked out in RePro project to the new environment – Polish and other partner countries business education systems. This CS methodology will be modified to the SMEs environment. The project will contribute to the quality improvement in business education in partner countries.

The objectives of the project are as follows:

1. To adjust CS methodology developed in RePro project to the SME environment.

2. To train 15 trainers in RePro methodology devoted to case study writing on SMEs.

3. To prepare 12 real-life CS devoted to SME management in close cooperation with selected SMEs (3 per country – PL, DK, FI, CZ).

4. To transfer knowledge concerning problem-based learning between partners.

5. To create e-learning case study pack (ELCSP) devoted to various management issues in SMEs based on the previously prepared case studies.

6. To test and improve the ELCSP according to the feedback received during the pilot testing.

7. To prepare a guideline for tutors/educators and for participants to use the ELCSP.

8. To disseminate and exploit project results via a variety of measures (e.g. project website, dissemination meetings, international conference).

9. To prepare two publications on innovative methodologies in business education.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
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