Students and professors of The School Centre Celje, Secondary School for Service Activities and Logistics are included into the three-year project Learning E-Mobility. The project is led by The School for Road Traffic and Transportation from Croatia. Within this project we want to encourage individuals to make use of green technology in their daily lives and thereby reduce pressure on the environment. Lemo project is designed on the basis of close links between educational institutions and industry. We are aware that such cooperation can achieve the desired results – the economy can get adequately educated staff, students could achieve competitiveness in the labour market.
Expected outcomes of the project are: the project logo, website (platform for the dissemination of e-learning), Facebook profile, purchase and use of equipment for the purpose of education and the introduction of a new educational module (components for improvement of the electric car) and a new educational module of e-mobility, e-learning (innovative materials and tools for teaching and learning of e-mobility). The educational module was developed together with our partners and the existing curriculum was complemented in the field of transport and logistics. This module is designed in terms oflearning outcomes which are defined in the project.
Teachers from partner schools as well as institutions that have experience in this area and economic sector are involved in designing the module. They are from Spain, Croatia, Finland and Slovenia. These are beside The School Centre Celje also The School for Road Traffic and Transportation from Zagreb, RACC (Automobil club assistencia sa) from Barcelona, Ducati komponenti d.o.o., Avant car d.o.o., The Energy Institut Hrvoje Požar, Kouvola Region Vocational Clooege from Finland and Neteko.
Cooperation between schools, institutions and enterprises took the form of meetings of all partners in different countries. The first meeting of the participants was held in Zagreb, later followed by consultations, discussions, guidance in Spain, and later again in Croatia and in Slovenia. Students of all countries were also involved in the exchanges, integration of the module created in the process of educating students followed.
In addition to active participation in all working meetings of teachers in Zagreb and Barcelona, we were working with students on a one-week exchange in Croatia and Finland, as well as we also hosted students and teachers of these countries.
Teachers from The School Centre Celje wanted to share all acquired knowledge with public, so in addition to many publications in the media many meetings were organised and the Lemo project and importance of such mobility was presented.
The workshops were attended by experts, economists and educators; we have drawn attention to the importance of e-mobility and ideas on how to spread awareness about sustained mobility among young people. We discussed the future of electric cars in Slovenia and compared it with the development of green mobility in Finland.
People who attended these workshops were invited to the Safe Driving Centre in Ljubečna to join and try driving electric cars Tesla, Volkswagen E-Golf, BMW I3, Renault Zoe, Kangoo, Dacia Duster from companies Selmar, A2S, Merkscha and Avtotehnika. They could also drive electric vehicles from Bike shop and test electric skateboards from the company Plorer.
Teachers and students have presented new professional material on e-mobility which will significantly contribute to the modernization of existing curriculum in the field of transport and logistics. This material was established and completed in collaboration between the partner schools with contribution of co-experts in the field of logistics and businessmen.
We will all gain with the integration and encouragement to use green technologies: individuals in their daily lives, economists, schools will by raising awareness of the importance of electric mobility and reducing impact on the environment influence on the young future transport users, as they will be more competitive in the labour market. The resulting material will contribute to a concrete example of improving the use of e-mobility and they will enrich the lessons of professional and general-educational subjects.