The ERASMUS+ Project"Focus on Sustainability – Education for Professionals in household and guest-orientated businesses" (ProfESus), started at 1st October 2016.

Project Partners are:

P1: UCAEP - University College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy, Austria

P2: International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE), Germany

P3: Anne Fox ApS, Denmark

P4: Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas Universitate, Latvia

P5: LAUREA University of Applied Science, Finland

P6: CISMe - Cooperativa per l'Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Meridione, Italy

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Based on the ERASMUS+ Project an expert workshop took place in January 2017 (18th and 19th January 2017) in Bonn, Germany.

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Course Announcement of an innovative Teacher Training Course - October 2017

Request for Promotion and Dissemination Support!

Since many years education for sustainable production and consumption is an important theme of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE).

Since last year IFHE is involved in an EUROPEAN Project which aims to develop an innovative blended learning course for teachers and trainers in the field of Home Economics and guest-orientated businesses. The first pilot runs of this course will start in February 2018. The course will include all relevant background knowledge, aspects and competences for an innovative lesson planning to support a sustainable mindset for students in vocational trainings.

Please find here the announcement of this blended learning course and here the detailed information and programme. We would appreciate if you distribute this to your networks such as teachers, schools and students in teacher training courses etc. and motivate your students for the course!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Second ProfESus Multiplier Event at LAUREA, Finland

"Implementing a sustainable mindset - Innovative Teacher Story"

The Second European ProfESus Multiplier Event took place in January 2018 (16th and 17th January 2018) in Espoo Finland

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Discovering a sustainable mindset for future thinking professionals in guest-oriented business

ProfESus Expert Workshop at LAUREA, Finland
Experts in Home Economics or consumer education and experts in teacher training participated in the second ProfESus Multiplier event at LAUREA, Finland at the end of January 2018.

The aim of the expert workshop was to discuss innovative approaches for teacher trainings and to get feedback from the experts on the current status of the ProfESus Project and most of all on the developed blended learning innovative teacher training.

Victoria W. THORESEN, UNESCO Chair for Education about Sustainable Lifestyles and Professor of Education at Hedmark University College in Norway and Adrian HENDRIQUES, Middlesex University, UK gave inspiring keynote speeches. They discussed with the participating experts as well as with the project team concepts and aspects of an innovative teacher training for sustainable consumption and production in vocational trainings. One special topic was, in which way trainees, learners can be supported to discover a sustainable mindset and in which way a sustainable mindset can be assessed?

In a second phase, the discussion of the professional and sustainable competences, the concepts, structures and tools for the four modules of the innovative ProfESus blended learning teacher training gave valuable references for the project partners.

During a future thinking session, the participants discussed the question, “What will innovative teaching to discover a sustainable mindset will look like in 2025?”

The very exciting results and ideas of future teaching environments, networks, co-operations or communication tools were inspiring to promote new ways of teaching.

Big interest for the ProfESus Blended Learning Course
More than 60 participants from 15 different countries registered for the ProfESus innovative teacher training, which will be conducted as a blended learning course. The first presence phase will take place at the University of Agrarian and Environmental Education in Vienna, Austria at the end of February.

The upcoming ProfESus Course will be a chance and challenge for all teachers and students teachers.

The Project Team and the keynote speakers would like to invite all Home Economics educators to join the group of Home Economists and sustainable consumption and production, who actively promote innovative teaching to discover a sustainable mindset for future-thinking professionals in guest-oriented businesses!

Please watch the messages of the Keynote speakers, Victoria W. THORESEN and Adrian HENRIQUES and the Project Video Course announcement of the ProfESus Team!

Victoria THORESEN:


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ProfESus Newsletter 1 - September 2017 - is now available:

The first ProfESus Newsletter provides you with the context and some aspects of the project. It indicates also links to the project ebsite and current publicatons as results of the first project year.

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Outcome I - August 2017 - is now available:

"Planning Teacher Training for the fields of Home Economics"

O1. Collection of practical needs, tools, materials and recommndations to arrange professional learning processes to improve education for sustainability in the fields of Home Economics.

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