Using agile, interactive learning environments to promote work-based learning in cVET
The ERASMUS+ project Interface – in Action – Using agile, interactive learning environments to promote work-based learning in cVET deals with the development, testing and evaluation of WBT solutions and online solutions, such as Digital Breakouts and WebQuests in the field of work-based learning in further education.
It has a duration of 24 months and the project language is English.
Continuing vocational education and training (CVET), especially its work-based forms, are important in the current, economic and social context of Europe. Trends toward an aging society, longer working lives, greater generational diversity, and increasing globalized competition require workers at all levels to regularly update and expand their skills through CVET. Work-based learning (WBL) is an effective means of supporting CVET. CVET in the workplace has the potential to promote inclusion and social cohesion, address unemployment and underemployment, and support corporate and country policies and strategies for innovation, competitiveness, and growth. Interactive infographics are a new type of learning environment that are attractive and engaging to learners and can be used in formal and non-formal settings.
In recent years, VET tutors have experimented with new ways to introduce the World Wide Web as a resource pedagogical tool. These experiences, based on different pedagogical perspectives, have resulted in teaching methods of which Digital Breakouts and WebQuests are core examples. These methods have gained traction because of their flexibility in defining different pedagogical strategies, their adaptability to different subjects, and the way they maximize the use of digital tools and environments available today. They are approaches of constructivist theories that focus on the development of transversal competences. The authenticity of the activities developed is also an important factor to consider in this methodology. This intends that the findings are meaningful to the trainees, which is an essential component of WBL.
- University of Paderborn, Chair of Business Education II, Germany.
(coordinator, university partner)
- Auxilium pro Regionibus Europae in Rebus Culturalibus, Austria
(testing partner, didactics partner)
- Latvijas Universitate, Latvia
- Acumen Training Sp. z o.o., Poland
(testing partner, training partner)
- CARDET – Centre for advancement of research and development in educational technology LTD, Cyprus
(Research institute and development partner)
- EEO Group SA, Greece
- Mindshift Talent Advisory lda, Portugal
- Spectrum Research Centre – CLG, Ireland
(Design, research and testing partner)