Online picture dictionary for the EU car mechanics
Living in the era of digital technologies rapid development and taking over the traditional ways of teaching and learning the best approach for a modern VET school is to adapt quickly and create corresponding educational environment equipped with digital resources. This Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Innovation objective is to create an in depth and thorough Online picture dictionary for the EU car mechanics (Car Mechanic’s Pictionary). The Car Mechanics’ Pictionary will contribute to car mechanics’ skills upscaling and professional English language fluency fostering and will be reachable on a laptop, smartphone or any other digital device that is connected to the Internet.
The chosen language of the Car Mechanics’ Pictionary is lingua franca – the English language. The Resource will correspond with the current needs of the EU Car mechanics sector community for easily accessible speciality’s database of English terms, car mechanics’ tool names, car part names and systems names which are supported with a real life photo. Such a free of charge Online picture dictionary for car mechanics containing a large and systematically grouped amount of information in one place is a unique endeavor in the sector as it will cover a vast number of vocabulary items. This will create added value for professionalism increase in a wide range of VET educational establishments and among individuals. The professional community of car mechanics VET sector and transport sector as a whole is now lacking digital up-to-date material of such wide scope that would be appealing (visual, user friendly, free) and professional at the same time. The Online picture dictionary for car mechanics will fill in the current gap of similar tools within the sector.
A Car Mechanics’ Pictionary that will be created as a joint effort of the multinational team of European car mechanics teachers and professors will be clear, precise and giving a user an adequate answer to their search in the provided visualized database.
The created Car Mechanics’ Pictionary will contribute to open and distance learning as well, since it will not be limited to certain location or institutions. This feature of a material proves vital in many modern life situations and 2020 events with COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent distance learning is one such proof.
The Car Mechanics’ Pictionary will be used for purposes of learning, knowledge updating and verification both in the process of learning in VET, often in HE, preparing for labour market and in a routine process of work within the transport sector. In addition, the Resource will be suitable for continuous learning of learners of all ages. The online picture dictionary will contain photos of objects instead of animated version of them. This approach will be more practical, focused on hands-on work of car mechanics with diagnostics, changing car parts and repairing cars. Each vocabulary item will be supported by 1 or more photos depending on the practical need in every case. The Resource will have an enabled search engine by the term and by the letter of alphabet.
The Car Mechanics’ Pictionary will include such major content parts: Engine, Car Electronics, Transmission, Cassis, Brakes system + ABS, Tools for car mechanics, Hybrid and Electric cars specific terms and vocabulary, Car body types, Car interior, Car exterior, Automobile comfort.
The whole capacity of the Online picture dictionary for EU car mechanics will be within the range of 7200 – 7800 vocabulary items – an unprecedented capacity of any Dictionary for car mechanics.
The international aspect of this Resource creation will provide extra value as it gives the outlook of various national experiences and the wider European context avoiding the risks of being too one nation specific. Online picture dictionary for the EU car mechanics will come into being through a number of face to face transnational meetings of creators’ teams, discussions, continuous peer-reviewing and monitoring to achieve the highest standard of the educational-professional Material for wide public of Europeans in the Transport sector. As a result of its quality and professionalism, Car Mechanic’s Pictionary strives to become a must-have for every car mechanic in Europe.
VILNIAUS AUTOMECHANIKOS IR VERSLO MOKYKLA (LT)
Tartu Vocational Education Center (EE)
Centro Integrado de Formacion Professional Someso (ES)
Berufsschule für Kraftfahrzeugtechnik (AU)
Strokovni izobrazevalni center Ljubljana (SL)
Vilniaus Technologiju ir Dizaino Kolegjia (LT)
01.09.2020 – 28.02.2022
Project coordinator/contact person:
Andrei Atškasov (ph: +731 7361 894, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)