L’Institut La Mercè va presentat el passat 26 de març 2019, el Projecte KA2 – Cooperació per a la innovació i l’intercanvi de bones pràctiques, KA202-Socis Estratègics per la Formació Professional (Cicle Formatius de Grau Mitjà): From Combustion Engine Vehicle to Electric Vehicle.
In the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution, electric vehicles (EV) are proposed as a realistic solution to combat poor air quality and climate change, and to overcome fuel shortages and emission induced pollution. The development of the lithium ion battery technology in the 1990s has updated the EV programs and the electro-mobility in general. The developing and implementation of
alternative source of energy, new materials, designing and 3D fabrication, digital technology and robotic is growing rapidly and consequently the demand of creativity, innovation and problem-solving thinking.
In order to tackle with these challenges and to provide VET students with significant experience, we propose the conversion of a combustion engine vehicle into an electric vehicle. We will focus on the implementation of the electric car technology at the level of the classroom and training places. By carrying out this project, we want to offer to the stakeholders an educative path that stimulate creativity, innovation, interest, proactive learners, interest, dynamism and create opportunities for critical thinking, flexibility, negotiation, judgement and decision-making, emotional intelligence, coordinating with others, people management, creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving.
The project involve six VET schools from Spain, Finland, France, Turkey and Romania. All partners have a long tradition and experience concerning their technical knowledge and project-based learning and learning by doing.
The project consist of seven different stages, namely, a) collecting information and processing information on EV and EV conversion, b) performing mechanical work on a combustion engine car, c) managing the power/control electronics and EV batteries, d) assembling the EV, e) testing the electric vehicle, f) testing and improving the EV, and g) compiling and closing. These stages will be performed at every partner school by two expertise teams, the electromechanics and the
power/control electronics. These teams involve students, teachers and silent partner. Each partner teamwork will be linked with its peer at international level; sharing, comparing and contrasting information and experiences. This project will provide the possibility to compare the education system, the curriculum forms, and good education practices in-situ. It will also attempt to move from the local to international level via the contrast and harmonization of those contents considered in the project, as the electric car technologies, power/control electronics, electric vehicle conversion procedure, among others.
The proposal suggests the realization of six transnational project meetings for planning the project stages, monitoring the progress of the planned tasks, evaluating the level of compliance, and rectifying and adjusting the working plan accordingly in order to achieve the objective proposed. It also proposes three different learning, teaching, training activities. The LTTA consist of a series of activities as lectures, workshops, demonstration, flash talk, poster, panel or round table. These activities aim to provide to the stakeholders (students, teachers, and silent partner members) significant experiences in an international and multicultural scenario meanwhile they are learning, training and sharing. They also offer the possibility to acquire new professional competences, to train the language, the international and soft skills, to exchange experiences and good practices, to meet experts and to learn from successful entrepreneurs, and to acquire multicultural awareness.