Project result 1

Work based learning survey for a practical green and digitaljob 'community development officer"

 

The purpose of the research

is to gather from the labor market the exact job requirements that will make a graduate productive shortly after employment. This will indirectly lead to increased employment potential, objective 4 of the project.

Methodology

 

PRIMARY RESEARCH – included interviews directed to local authorities, local representatives, communities, employers, etc.

During the interviews we used the method of “Funnel Structure”, a deductive approach that works by beginning with general open-ended questions and then narrowing the possible responses using closed-end questions. 

The interview will take place either face to face or by phone/online and will last approximately two hours. The questions are not obligatory, and the interviewee can choose to not reply to any of them, if they do not feel comfortable. 

Each country conducted 20 interviews. 

DESK RESEARCH examine also secondary data aiming to describe the situation from each country regarding green and digital skills included into jobs.  It must be found answers on questions:

What are green skills

What are green economy jobs?

What are digital skills?

What does the community development officer mean at national and EU level? 

 

Research results

 

English language

Romanian language

Greek  language

Italian language

Spanish language

Project result 2

Community Development Officer Curriculum and Training Materials

 

CURRICULUM of the training course comprise information about the on-line course duration (40 hours for on-line learning), EQF level = 5,  structure of the course containing 4 modules and 17 learning units. The pedagogical resources created are 4 interactive theoretical lessons, 40 animated audio-videos and 16 branch scenarios.

Each learning unit describe the thematic content and learning outcomes which will be obtained after unit finalization.

The final quiz check the accomplishment of module learning outcomes and goes to obtaining a badge for the module.

The guide of practice was also developed to sustain the face to face training sessions held into learners mobilities in Romania and Ireland.

TRAINING MATERIALS intended to develop first theoretical knowledge about the subjects taught and then to create practical understandings and abilities about the topics. For that it was developed interactive descriptive theoretical lessons and for practical skills 2 types of resources: animated audio-video materials and branch scenario. 

The video materials spoke the story of the community development officer “Rosa” which interact with different characters belonging to the community and realize different practical activities.

The branch scenarios are stories with possible multiple ends which put learner into the shoes of a community development officer ready to act and take decisions as into real-word. The scenarios shows the consequences of each decision to learner, offering feedback and a possible continuation of the story. The Rosa colleague Alina is the main character which accompany the learners into learning process.

See all 40 videos on project YouTube Channel

Project result 3

Educational Platform andDigital Assessment Path

 

EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM it’s developed to sustain all educational activities with learners into on-line environment. 

The platform contains the “Community Development Officer” course into all project languages: English, Romanian, Greek, Italian and Spanish.  

The online training programme for Community Development Officers can be found on the project website. Users can directly access individual modules from the home screen, each consisting of a description, a learning course, a quiz assessment, and downloadable learning materials.
The learning experience is enriched with animated video stories and practical branch scenarios.

As well, the Course “Project activities” goes to project educational materials provided into mobilities and represent a dedicated section for project partners.

DIGITAL ASSEMENT PATH represent the way into the enrolled learners can obtain digital badges as a consequence of obtaining required learning outcomes.

Prior to taking the assessment, learners must complete all sections of each module. Participants have the flexibility to review the materials as many times as necessary.

The open-access learning platform is available in all partner languages and has been tested by all partners and participants. Upon successful completion of the training platform, participants will receive 1 digital badge per module.

During the project period the 57 persons from all partners countries complete on-line training.

Even the project period finalized, the results are still available for all ! So take a new step into your future career development and follow the on-line course!