Project P.A.S.SA.LO. School-work dual education system in Province of Siena


Project P.A.S.SA.LO. School-work dual education system in Province of Siena

Affiliation(s)/ Institution

Metrica Società Cooperativa di Siena

Email addresses

Project funded by

Provincia di Siena con il concorso finanziario dell'Unione Europea, della Repubblica Italiana e della Regione Toscana

Promoter name and country

Istituto Statale di Istruzione Superiore "G. Caselli" di Siena ITALIA

Partner(s) name and country (if applicable)

- Metrica Società Cooperativa di Siena - I.I.S. "San Giovanni Bosco" di Colle Val D'Elsa - I.I.S. "P. Artusi" di Chianciano Terme - Istituto Tecnico Agrario "Bettino Ricasoli" di Siena - La Sfinge Srl di Chiusi

Type of provider


Area of implementation

  • urban
  • local

Context and motivation of the project - legislative background/obligations, institutional policy, institutional structures

The project responds to the regional strategy of Tuscany in supporting reform processes of the system of vocational education and training. It is identified as one of the main factors of delay of Italy compared to the Lisbon targets the excessive separation of schools from that work, and reaffirm the centrality of the working world in the learning process. Therefore it represents the strategic training method for endogenous development of the school system. In this sense, the project intervenes through a process of Participatory Action Research on the main weaknesses highlighted during experiences of internships and by the paths of school-work dual education system.

Aims of the project

Valuing the concept of work as a reality and a founding value of the learning experience. Correlate the provision of training and development of the territory. Establish a connection of educational and training institutions with the world of work.

Target group

  • students
  • parents
  • Teachers

Description of the target group

Teachers and students of all high schools in the Province of Siena - Company Tutor – Network Tutor - limited action of dissemination: Families and students, representatives of institutional and social actors

Staff (selection, evaluation, training, promotion)

In the staff of the project are: 1. Project Manager 2. 3. Designers Teachers Coordinators 5 4 1 Network Tutor Tutor Tutor classroom FAD 5 6 Rendicontatori 12 Administrative 3 figures for "Technical professional"

Methodological approach, activities implemented

The project has enhanced the experience developed in recent years in the area covered by the technical and vocational schools, with the aim of systematization and validation methodology and dissemination of tools and instruments of alternation in the curriculum reform. Through the convergence of activities to upgrade school tutors and company tutors and activities of tutors network we have offered support to the teachers engaged in the activities Alternating School-Work. The decision to use the methodology of the Participatory Action Research is dictated by the need to promote an integrated approach to educational research and social action. Actions provided Action 1: training programs targeted at school tutor Action 2: upgrade path and training of company tutors Action 3: Non-training: actions of tutoring network

Results and impact - data of program internal/ external evaluation, beneficiary satisfaction, the impact of the didactical practices at individual and institutional level

Dissemination of best practices used by the Educational Institutions of the Province of Siena and at the Chamber of Commerce of Siena. Better knowledge of the instrument of alternation in the light of the reform processes project in its numbers (of training hours, to provision sites, target achieved, for hours in order to run an impressive number of interventions), testifies to an effort weighty involvement of teachers, students and business mentors, standing out among the projects delivered in all the provinces of Tuscany such as a more quantitative impact and the lowest value of the indicators of cost. Noteworthy among the weaknesses of the persistence of a response "tepid" by companies to stress compared to a greater involvement in the design and evaluation of routes, while confirming the availability at the time of acceptance of the students.

Conclusions, lessons learned

The project has experienced a territorial integrated system of school-work. The project has produced an improvement of the professional status of the participants. Update model "sustainable", workshop.

Directions of further development/ Transferability, replicability

The project, with respect to continuity, presents significant elements of innovation, just aimed at providing context the foundation on which to continue the application and integration of the training method of alternation.

Type of ESL (early school leaving) practice

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Compensation

Web references (url, social media presence)

The platform Moodle, made available free of Regional Academic Office (supporter) at alla rete partenariale del progetto

Parameters on which the practice is applicable (check those appropriate)

  • Governance and coordination
  • Objectives and needs
  • Competences and skills for practitioners
  • Evaluation of performance and effectiveness


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