Innovative and Applicative Methods in Work Based Learning
G.1. Intellectual Outputs
The Intellectual Output is a curriculum that will allow teachers of VET schools to implement learner and collaborative centred pedagogies in the WBL pathways by enriching their professionalism. Examples of learner and collaborative centered pedagogical methods could be Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Simulation Based Learning, Cooperative Learning.
The teachers will develop:
- a preparation in the form of inspireship, problem solving, real tasks, demonstration;
- an ability to manage interdisciplinary learning situations in cooperation with colleagues from other subject areas.
The curriculum will describe the organized complex of learning experiences that the strategic partnership INAPPME WBL will design and test for the teachers in order to achieve the indicated training and transformation goals (personal change).
It includes a group/matrix of skills that the WBL teacher will have to develop, a detailed description in terms of knowledge, skills and skills.
The matrix in its synthetic form will then be included in the curriculum mainly consisting of:
- Skill Units;
- Learning outcomes associated with learning units;
- Evaluation criteria related to each learning result;
- Activities / challenges to promote the achievement of learning outcomes and the development of skills units.
The curriculum describes the training solution that will be tested to form a pilot group of WBL teachers in all its phases (self-learning, classroom / laboratory, jobshadowing, learning from practice, peer learning).
The output will consist of the following sections:
I: the purposes (curriculum sources, skills, learning outcomes, curriculum mission, vision of the trained teacher);
II: knowledge and activities (contents, challenges / training activities, experiences, didactic mediation, transversality and unity);
III: schooling (information and communication, type of training, documentation, material and human resources, structures, technologies, methods);
IV: evaluation (criteria, kind of products to be implemented, detection / observation tools, evaluation section);
V: indications on the need for organizational changes at school level;
APPENDIX: critical issues to the application of learner and collaborative centered pedagogical methods.
The Intellectual Output 2 consists of Pedagogical Material, Open Educational Resources (OER) and guidelines on the application of learner and collaborative centered pedagogies.
They are pedagogical-didactic resources related to activities to be carried out with the teachers online, in the classroom, in the field (described in C1 and C2) in different learning modalities:
- on-line self-learning through the use of open educational resources;
- learning from experience - classroom-laboratory and jobshadowing in the company and application in the field;
- peer-learning facilitated with European colleagues.
The IO2 will also contain a series of training materials that teachers can use with their students. This will enable them to immediately apply the learner and collaborative centered pedagogy. They consist of:
- digital toolkit, a collection of practical learning activities from the experience immediately applicable by teachers with their students complete with instructions for teachers and students;
- guidelines on organizational changes for the application of the new pedagogy, which also contains a series of essential measures for application success.
Summarizing the Intellectual Output will contain pedagogical and didactic material directed to the training of teachers and pedagogical teaching material for the training of their students.
The output will support the teachers in applying the innovative learner and collaborative centred pedagogical method.
All resources developed in the IO2 will have the following characteristics:
- they will be "open", freely and freely usable and reusable by all interested teachers;
- will be "educational", therefore addressed to the needs of learning and research of teachers and partly to the learning needs of their students.
The pedagogical methods to which they will refer are those on which the VET innovators are specialized: Haaga Helia University (methods of reflective learning and positive pedagogy), ilmiolavoro srl (project based learning, cooperative learning etc.).