DECSA (2018-2020)

DECSA – Development of effective coping strategies for VET trainers to provide reliable training to learners affected by psychological disorders

Website: https://decsa-project.eu/

2018-1-TR01-KA202-058893

Start date: 27 December 2018
Duration:
24 months

Partnership

  • Istanbul Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, Turkey
  • National Association Of Professionals Working With People With Disabilities, Bulgaria
  • Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Spain
  • Kartaltepe Çok Programli Anadolu Lisesi, Turkey

Aims and objectives

  • This project will train and allow trainers to raise their awareness about the behaviour and learning problems that such learners may experience in order to implement relevant coping strategies to ensure their full inclusion into the VET learning process and to avoid any possible dropout because not adapted learning strategies have been applied.
  • We will equip with knowledge, skills and competences the VET trainers that could implement strategies towards career development and social inclusion of those disadvantaged learners.
  • We will not allow VET staff to diagnose or to treat these problems: this is not part of the trainers’ work and besides, it is strictly forbidden!

Target groups

Direct users:

  • VET teachers/trainers
  • Head teachers
  • Principals
  • Educational planners
  • Educational directorates
  • Policy makers

Beneficiaries:

  • Students affected by psychological disturbances / disorders
  • Families of those students
  • Society

Outcomes

  • Manual for VET trainers dealing with learners affected by psychological disorders aiming at raising awareness on behavioral characteristics of psychological disorders and related learning difficulties
  • Handbook with coping strategies for VET trainers to provide reliable training to learners affected by psychological disorders
  • Policy recommendation guideline for improving vocational training of people affected by psychological disorders

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