"Tutors more trained - students more educated"

“Septimiu Muresan” Police School Cluj-Napoca organized between February, the 9th and March, the 10th, 2022, more than 30 working meetings and seminars nationwide, under the name ”Tutors more trained - students more educated”. These activites are part of Erasmus+ Project ”Guiding the guide - an European approach of police internship” (TRIDENT Project). The activities had a double role: to ensure a high level of transferability of the intellectual outputs created by the school experts within TRIDENT Project ”Guiding the guide - an European approach of police internship” and to respond to a common need regarding the importance and efficiency of VR (3600)/digital technology in the educational process. Also, on this occasion, internship monitoring activities were carried out for the school’s students.

The targets of TRIDENT experts teams were the police county inspectorates from 20 counties - Caraș-Severin, Timiș, Arad, Hunedoara, Bihor, Sălaj, Vâlcea, Mehedinți, Bistrița-Năsăud, Sibiu, Alba, Dâmbovița, Iași, Botoșani, Suceava, Cluj, Harghita, Satu Mare, Mureș and Brașov - and 8 educational institutions from Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) and the Ministry of Justice: MAI Center for Basic and Further Training Orăștie, ”Avram Iancu” Border Police School Oradea, ”Grigore Alexandru Ghica” Gendarmerie Military School Drăgășani, ”Dr. Aurel Greblea” Canine Center Sibiu,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy Bucharest, ”Vasile Lascăr” Police School Câmpina, ”Petru Rareș” Gendarmerie Military School Fălticeni and Penitentiary National School Târgu Ocna.

The following aspects were discussed: training topics for internship tutor for police education system (TSP) / knowledge a TSP would like to acquire during a training program; psycho-pedagogical methods proposed to be included in TSP training plan; proposals regarding the way to organize TSP training (online, long distance, face to face, mixed); proposals regarding the content of TSP Guide; proposals regarding making didactical materials and study cases (emphasized on using VR-3600 technology); proposals regarding optimizing the use of TRIDENT Educational Platform by TSP and students; proposals for the content of Students’ Internship Guide; proposals regarding the students’ activities and endowment during internship.

Officers from police county Professional Training Departments, tutors of students during internship, didactical staff and methodical specialist participated at the activities.

The stage of intellectual outputs’ creation within TRIDENT Project “Guiding the guide - an European approach of police internship” was presented, by the TRIDENT management and implementation team from Cluj-Napoca police school, at meetings carried out with representatives of Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR) and MAI. In cooperation with Holisun partner, there were also demonstrations / tests with another intellectual output, a software for automatic assessment of written tests, which will be created within another Erasmus+ Project, FAST Project ”Innovative assessment tools and practices for formal education processes for Defense and Public Order Educational Sector - enhanced digital and online methods and technologies”.

The representatives of the Cluj-Napoca police school, Holisun and ”Mircea cel Bătrân” Naval Academy (partners in FAST project) participated also at a discussion organized with the counselors of the National Agency for Community Programs in the Field of Education and Professional Training (ANPCDEFP, coordinator of Erasmus+ program), presenting the assessment software prepared within the project

In Târgu Ocna, the objectives of the meeting included also the exchange of good practices and information on the attributions and professional activity of the staff belonging to educational departments, logistics and juridical ones, as well as aspects regarding the training of future penitentiary forces.

Opportunities of educational / professional training projects financed by Erasmus+ Program were also presented at the meetings.