As part of the PLACEDU Project, the partnership is proud to present the Digital Social Training Curriculum, a multi-faceted approach constituting part of the COVID-19 recovery. The training course curriculum is addressed to teachers in support of their efforts for social inclusion and community development during online education.
The development of the training was inspired by the needs identified in the Ethnography for Digital Research along with the good practices gathered at the initial stages of the project. The main objective was to design a training Curriculum by defining and developing the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies for innovative training on online education along with inclusive non-formal education methodology. This is particularly relevant for teachers who want to know more, get trained, get involved and network in the online education sphere. The project strives to overcome “lost” social and physical environment aspects in distance learning.
The PLACEDU training curriculum consists of 6 modules: Module 1. Professional Engagement; Module 2. Digital Resources; Module 3. Teaching and Training; Module 4. Assessment; Module 5. Empowering Learners; and Module 6. Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence.
Project Coordinator Žemartas Budrys stated: “It is not enough just to use digital tools. It is very important to understand what impact they have on the education process and its participants. Here, through the Placedu curriculum, we address this carefully.”
KMOP’s Unit of Education Coordinator, Eirianna Dragona mentioned the importance of creating resources that reflect the needs of educators in the present conditions. “With the continuous development and incorporation of the courses in the Digital Social Place, the training curriculum will continue to evolve, to reflect and fit the needs of educators and students all over Europe and beyond,” she added.
The Digital Social Training Course can be accessed here.
The PLACEDU project is implemented by 7 partners from 6 countries: Lithuania (XWHY and Vilnius University), Slovenia (University of Ljubljana), Cyprus (CSI), Belgium (OTB International), Iceland (University of Iceland), and Greece (KMOP Education & Innovation Hub).
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission.