The aim of this project – TACCLE4 CPD – has been to support continuing professional development of teachers and trainers to enhance their digital competences. Whilst the three previous TACCLE projects had worked directly with active teachers, the current project has sought to develop strategies and training concepts for education and training managers, curriculum developers and training providers.
The previous TACCLE projects had primarily focused on general education (including adult education). Therefore, these projects had worked with school teachers and subject-based learning arrangements. As a contrast the field of vocational education and training (VET) had been addressed in another predecessor project – the Learning Layers project. In that project the promotion of digital competences of trainers and teachers was linked to workplace learning and to mastery of working and learning tasks.
Therefore, the work in the TACCLE4 CPD project was differentiated. Contributions to the field of VET have not been mere adaptations of models or solutions for school-based education. Instead, special reports have been produced to address the specific challenges and opportunities for promoting digital competences in the field of VET. In this context the experiences from the Learning Layers project have been revisited. In particular the value of co-designing the digital toolset ‘Learning Toolbox’ and the organisation of multimedia training (with practitioners and for practitioners) have been reviewed from a new perspective.
Contributions of TACCLE4 CPD to Vocational Education and Training VET
The TACCLE4 CPD reports for the field of VET include the following themes:
Report 1: Policy analyses (with focus on different contexts, approaches and strategies to promote digital competences in the field of VET
Report 2: Legacy of predecessor projects (with a differentiated interpretation of the approaches of prior TACCLE projects and the Learning Layers project)
Report 3: Use of Open Educational Resources in VET (with specific insights into the opportunities to use OER in particular vocational learning contexts)
Report 4a: Research-based reflections on strategies and training models (with specific emphasis on different innovation paths and feedback from practitioners)
Report 4b: The “Theme Room Training 2020” framework (as an outline of a training concept for the field of VET, based on different thematic blocks)
Report 5: Promoting digital competences beyond the accustomed realm of ICT skills (with insights into online learning on Artificial Intelligence and into transfer of innovation when using the Learning Toolbox in new contexts).
Activity report on the Multiplier Event of the TACCLE4 CPD project in Germany (On the 16th of October 2020 at the training centre Bau-ABC Rostrup)
Report 2b: Introduction to the TACCLE4 CPD Showcase (presentation of a collection of TACCLE4 CPD reports and related digital resources powered by the Learning Toolbox)
Expand the sections below to read excerpts from each report and click the download link to find the full texts. You can also find all of these products on Research Gate.