The project partners will map best practices in validation and recognition of the 21st-century skills in participating countries, in other countries in Europe and the world. The 21st-century skills are skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information literacy, media literacy, technology literacy, flexibility, leadership, initiative, productivity, social and cross-cultural skills, learning to learn, digital literacy, problem-solving, and creativity.
Partners of this project will create unique skills assessment, validation and recognition pathways for adult education programmes focused on 21st-century skills development, which will be developed respecting different perspectives of organisational roles and countries. During this project, we want to extend the possibilities of digital technology to improve transparency and recognition of skills, in our case 21st century skills.
We want to develop the skills assessment and competency framework functionalities and integrate them into the platform for Cities of Learning. The assessment functionality will enable learning providers and learners to use a 360° assessment system which will combine self-assessment, and external feedback from other learners, mentors and supervisors. The 360° assessment system will be based on a specific competence model chosen by the learning provider. The competence model can be aligned to a specific qualification framework or occupational standard.
- Webinar recordings and a comprehensive report with good practices of validating and recognising 21st-century skills developed through adult education programmes.
- Guidelines for validation and recognition of 21st-century skills in adult education programmes.
- Validation and recognition pathways designed, tested and created for selected adult education programmes implemented by the project partners.
- Technical solutions to implement assessment and recognition of 21st-century skills using the platform of Cities of Learning. – Impact on learning and recognition of adult learners to improve their opportunities for 21st-century skills validation and recognition
LONGER TERM BENEFITS One of the most valuable results of this project will be to launch 5 localised platforms for Cities of Learning. This technical solution will be made available not only to the partner organisations of this project but also to any learning provider in participating cities. We will make sure to promote this opportunity well to our local partners and stakeholders and beyond our networks. Partners of the project will use Multiplier events to reach out to target audiences who can make the best use of
Cities of Learning platform locally. Every partner delivering adult education programmes identified specific stakeholders for this project. We selected local partner organisations, institutions, and businesses which we work with for some time already. In this way, we will make sure that the results of this project will be made relevant and known to important stakeholders. Validation and recognition of skills require the direct involvement of external partners to strengthen value and benefits to learners.
PARTICIPANTS PROFILE: This project will involve around 300 participants. They will be adult learners, including participants with difficult backgrounds and fewer opportunities, adult education staff, managers of adult education programmes, and policy and decision-makers at adult education organisations.
This project is co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme.