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ELIC – Engineering Literacy

Teachers as a Medium for Change

Target area: Linking Higher Education & Society
Sub-target area: Human Resource Development
Target countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy
Target groups: Individuals
Duration: 16/10/2017 - 15/10/2019

FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ) , Austria
TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany
Cooperativa Cramars, Italy
ISCN, Austria
Isis Fermo Solari, Italy
BRG Kepler, Austria
Pascal Gymnasium Grevenbroich, Germany


Budget line: European Union, Erasmus+


Project Description

ELIC aims to provide a didactical and content toolbox for teachers to increase engineering skills among secondary school pupils to enlarge their interest in technical occupations. A MOOC will equip natural sciences teachers with examples and experiments they can apply directly in class.


Located within the objectives of the EC Strategy 2020, ELIC addresses European-wide shortages of qualified professionals and technical job-specific skills. More specifically ELIC deals with skill mismatches, which are causing a shortage of engineering professionals in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy.


Main objectives:

§ ELIC seeks to improve and transfer technical skills of natural sciences teachers through the implementation of a MOOC

§ ELIC intends to motivate pupils to engage with engineering – thereby their engineering literacy will improve intrinsically

§ ELIC plans to impact the trainee’s competences directly and it is assumed that 50% of teachers who complete the training will implement more technical science aspects immediately thereafter

§ ELIC aims to adapt secondary school education to the requirements of the modern labour market and to lead to a change in thinking


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Contact persons

Rottensteiner Maria - Graz Office