Exchange experience on how to enhance digital skills among adult educators (staff, trainers, teachers).
Starfsmennt, the Educational Training Centre for Public Employees, is participating in an Erasmusplus project TVET4.0 (https://www.tvet40.eu/) where we among other things discuss the digital and didactical skills teachers and trainers need for beeing able to prepare learners for the future challenges of the 4th industrial (r)evolution. Other partner countries are Finland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Starfsmennt has introduced the use of learning management system for delivering teaching and motivating learning among our target group. By using a system, we can reach out to public employees living and working in remote areas and also those doing shift work. Nevertheless, we experience some obstacles. The thing is, that almost all our teachers and trainers are specialists within other fields that teaching. They are doing this work as subcontractors and as such don‘t have much time to explore new ways of teaching. Starfsmennt does not lack the hardware or software, but we still have not figured out what exactly are the skills and competences we need to strengthen so the teachers will be better prepared to use this new kind of delivery and new approach of teaching and learning. Therefore, it would be really interesting to know others‘ experience, exchange best practices and figure out what skills need to be strengthened among adult teachers, trainers and educators.
Adult learning providers