UPSKILLEAD

Upskilling Adult Educators for Digital Lead

Project Code: 2016-1-SI01-KA204-021588

Website: www.upskillead.eu

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Upskillead-577378059053462/

Duration: October 2016-September 2018

Project Description:

It is widely acknowledged that educators across all sectors but more importantly adult educators and trainers face many challenges as they deal with increasingly complex and diverse learning situations and meet competence demands in a constantly changing work environment with the evolvement of new technologies, a constantly changing labour market with highly technical demands for skills and a challenging socio-economic context.

As a result, there is an urgent need for Adult Educators s to enhance uptake of ICT in teaching and learning, to promote stronger coherence between the needs of the labour market thus achieving a better skills match for their adults and bridging the gap between the education and the world of work. Providing attractive, effective and efficient high-tech possibilities for training helps Adult educators/ trainers to address skills deficits and update their competences throughout their career based on the current needs of the labour market and the economy are the main tasks of the project.

The project aims to provide adult educators/trainers a comprehensive professional development programmes for upgrading and up-skilling their digital skills which will be offered as an in-house training and pilot-tested as on-line tool.  During the implementation of the ICT training Adult Educators’ progress will be carefully monitored, whereas at the end validation through the use of the OPEN BADGES system will be offered. Endorsement procedures will be taken by the consortium in order for the Adult Educators to have by the end of their training a valid recognition of their new digital skills. Europass and participation certificates will be provided, whereas efforts will be taken to utilize the mechanisms of EU tools such as ECVET and EQF.

The direct target group is Adult Educators involved in adult learning who will upgrade their digital skills and use of technology, whereas the indirect target group is adult learners, who will benefit from digitally literate teachers through the provision of high quality adult learning.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

RIC Novo mesto, Slovenia

Metod Pavseli

www.ric-nm.si

Partners:

  • Pixel Associazone, Italy

CP.: Elisabetta Delle Donne

Website:  www.pixel-online.net

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website:  www.emphasyscentre.com

  • EUNI PARTNERS, Bulgaria

CP.: Ilina Yakova

  • Drustvo za razvijanje prostovoljnega dela Novo mesto, Slovenia

CP.: Mitja Bukovec

Website: www.drpdnm.si

  • INBIE, Poland

CP.: Luis Ochoa Siguencia

Website: www.inbie.pl