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CSB -Cultural Studies in Business

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

The idea of this training was born thanks to an Erasmus project in the field of university developed in the years 2018-2020 by a consortium of 6 universities (4 European from Italy, Portugal, Lithuania and Croatia and 2 extra European from North Republic of North Macedonia and Albania) and JUMP as the only NGO. https://www.culturalstudiesinbusiness.org/ 

The topic refers to the necessary dialogue between Cultural Studies and Economic and Business Studies. Economists are very focused on their specific field while Human Scientists such as sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists etc … aim to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. 

The study of the human sciences attempts to expand and enlighten the human being's knowledge of their existence, its interrelationship with other species and systems, and the development of artifacts to perpetuate the human expression and thought. It is the study of human phenomena. The study of the human experience is historical and current in nature. It requires the evaluation and interpretation of the historic human experience and the analysis of current human activity to gain an understanding of human phenomena and to project the outlines of human evolution. Human science is the objective, informed critique of human existence and how it relates to reality. 

The course is based on lessons realized by an international team of lecturers of the 6 universities which contain important information and reflection on European and Global issues useful for students at secondary school or university level to widen their perspectives. This course is not just for teachers of economic studies but for teachers who want to approach this topic in general for their students or for their colleagues in order to introduce a new subject in the school program or as specific workshop moments along the school year. 

This course helps to develop an open minded entrepreneurial culture in teachers and students.

Target group

Teachers should be English teachers or teachers of Economy or professional figures in charge of guidance and support the school-to-work placement. The course could be useful also for School Directors.

 

Training modules

1) Module 1: The history of Cultural Studies and Cultural Studies in Business and Economic Studies

2) Module 2: The State of the Art of Economic and Business Studies in Europe 

3) Module 3: Analysis of the CSB Pilot courses developed in 6 universities and the proposed Master Degree Curriculum 

4) Module 4: Different approaches and different lesson plans

5) Module 5: Deeping Cultural Studies from the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) 

6) Module 6: Developing a more specific approach of Cultural Studies in Business

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Cost

The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

Program

Sunday: arrival of participants, welcome by the B&B, social dinner, free time and relax.

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistics of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the Cultural Heritage of Calabria region. 

12:00 - 13:00 lesson. Introduction to module 1, The history of Cultural Studies and Cultural Studies in Business and Economic Studies.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing Module 1

Tuesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 2, The State of the Art of Economic and Business Studies in Europe.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing Module 2

Wednesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 3, Analysis of the CSB Pilot courses developed in 6 universities and the proposed Master Degree Curriculum.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 4, Different approaches and different lesson plans

Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 5, Deeping Cultural Studies from the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS).

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing Module 5

Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 6, Developing a more specific approach of Cultural Studies in Business.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 Outdoor excursion to an old village on the coast in Calabria.

Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of certificates, checking the Learning Mobility Agreements and administrative receipts. In the afternoon of Saturday afternoon, or free time or proposed  ​Intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions". Final social dinner among participants. 

As all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning). 

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with international spirit, at local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

PLAN YOUR SESSION

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1st of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to info@associazionejump.it