More Sustainability in the Food Trade

  • Project no.451456
  • Duration 05/2018 - 04/2020

Classical trades in which grain (in German: "Korn") is processed are the focus of this vocational training project: millers and brewers, bakers and confectioners in particular are to be provided with innovative teaching and learning materials in training and further education so that they are enabled to act more sustainably in their everyday professional lives. Sustainability competencies are to be built up along the value chain. The scientists rely on "grain scouts" who disseminate the newly acquired knowledge as "change agents". The "Zentralverband des deutschen Bäckerhandwerks e.V." (Central Association of the German Bakery Trade) has been recruited as a practical partner. The educational materials developed in the project will be made available as Open Educational Resources after a successful test phase.

The joint project KORN-SCOUT aims to promote competence orientation towards sustainable action in the everyday professional life of the "grain-handling" occupations of millers, bakers, confectioners and brewers/maltsters and related occupations in the field of vocational training.

Special attention is paid to allowing communication on sustainability between the individual actors along the value chain to culminate in the development of grain competencies, so that the actors drive the change towards sustainability and thus act as change agents. For this purpose, various innovative teaching materials for future "grain scouts" are developed and tested for their effectiveness by the partners in the project together with the practical partners.

The central objectives are not limited to the increase in scientific knowledge, but relate to the improvement of vocational training and further education, i.e. to the effect of the increase in knowledge in vocational education and training in the context of grain processing along the value chain. The educational materials developed in the project are made available as Open Educational Resources.

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