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Guide for Open Educational Resources

This guidebook sheds light on the practical use and implementation on institutional level as well as research review on Open Educational Resources (OER). It has practical examples and a list of essential repositories and other tools and platforms suitable for OER.

The guidebook is intended for TVET/VET educators and management and produced by IV4J project funded by EU Erasmus+. All the content is shared as OER under CC BY-SA (4.0) license.

Web 2.0 Tools For Vocational Education and Training

The crucial goal of the IV4J project is to exemplify and demonstrate that and how VET (Vocational Education and Training) can benefit from the contemporary Web 2.0 methods and tools. In order to convince VET teachers and its decision- and policy makers, this IV4J project goes two steps further than just signaling that both the effectiveness and the efficiency of Web 2.0 features will increase. More important is to clarify that the essence of the learning and teaching process will evolve further in the direction of ubiquitous, continuous and life-long learning.

In order to make this mission successful, we as IV4J team have decided to carefully articulate how the Web 2.0 extensions do not necessarily disrupt the traditional culture in expertise transfer from the trainer to the apprentice; Even if we take the more drastic extrapolations of cognitive- and social constructivism, it is still possible to assimilate the more active ways of learning into the trainer-orchestrated class or workshop.

We wish you courage and inspiration in distilling this chapter’s final message and impact.

Creative Problem Solving Methodology Guide

This is a guide, supported by multimedia materials and practical vision, describing the Creative Problem Solving Methodology, explaining in details how to implement it in VET, introducing tips and providing a suggested quality management system.

Chapter 1 is introducing the approach to the Creative Problem Solving all along Europe supported also by some success cases.

Chapter 2 is describing the basic of the methodology with specific attention to definitions, the blocks to the creativity and explaining in details why CPS is important for Vocational Education and Training.

Chapter 3 is introducing the explanation of divergent and convergent thinking patterns.

Chapter 4 is analysing and describing in details a large series of tools and approaches to the Creative problem Solving Methodology. The content is enriched by a focus on full descriptions, practical details (ref. how to), exercises ready to be used in VET and also practical tips to increase the effective use of selected approaches, methodologies and tools.

Best Practice Guide

We searched for great innovative examples of ways to improve Vocational Education and Training. We looked in all our countries and beyond. Each partner found 6 examples so we had 42 in total. Out of those we picked the best 10 so you can see only what impressed us the most. This is our Best Practice Guide, you can see it by clicking the button below.

If you feel like seeing all our Good Practice examples you can also find them on the bottom of this page.

Update: The best practice guide is now available in all project languages:
English, German, Finnish, Italian and Dutch

What we do Leaflet

If you are still wondering what we are trying to do in this project, you can just read this leaflet and find out.

If you would like to print this leaflet, if you would like to read this leaflet in all our project languages, you can use the button below to go to our resources and wiki website.

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