QUALIFIED BASIC SKILLS TRAINING PROJECT (QUBAST)
QUALIFIED BASIC SKILLS TRAINING PROJECT
Basic skills have an impact on all aspects of daily life, from school to employment and from health care to social life. We have seen this very specific during the “corona” crises, in terms of understanding given advices and regulations, to master digital tools, to decide if information in media and social media is true or false etc
Moreover, Basic skills effects business life and duration of employment shows that literacy difficulties limit individual capabilities, reduce productivity and prevent innovation. Recent research shows that adults with poor literacy and numeracy skills are less likely than more highly skilled adults to engage in education programs designed to improve their skills.
The percentage of low-skilled jobs in the EU is expected to decrease by nearly 30 % between 2015 and 2025 (Cedefop, 2016). This means that today’s jobs require better skills and more education since the future the workplace will become even more basic skills dependent.
The educator is the most important factor to create quality in adult training and education thus we are working to improve quality assurance of adult learning and improve the quality standards among teachers in adult education involved in basic skills (BS) training and teaching. Training them will have direct impact on their students (adult learners) and institutions they work in.
The QUBAST Project aims to make a significant contribution in extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners.
To handle this challenge, with the cooperation of 6 different countries and 7 organizations, QUBAST Project ‘s goals are to create;OUTPUT 1 – Curriculum: Create updated curriculum for concrete skills like Numeracy, Oral communication, Critical thinking, Digital skills, literacy and Media literacy with adjusted content meeting the real needs.OUTPUT 2 – Toolkit: Create a powerful methodology package with learning modules, tools and guidelines to support basic skills teachers and trainers.
OUTPUT 3- Certification System: Create certification criteria for trainers in order for lifelong training centers to certify their staff in using developed material. Create assessment tools to certify educators within basic skills training as developed in this project.
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