Welcome to the Learning Platform
1. Introduction to the course
1.1 „Learning process guide" - the new qualification
Continuously changing requirements to VET, new expectations of competencies, permanent change on all levels - there is an increasing demand on pedagogical skills of in-house trainers.
It is not sufficient anymore to be proficient in one's job and subject, trainers have to handle modern training and learning methods whilst being able to cope with youth and older colleagues, they have to recognise and utilise work processes as a scope of learning, they have to be able to apply the latest evaluation and assessment methods and be a learning guide rather than an instructor.
Additionally, the organisation of VET is undergoing change. Initial and continuing vocational education merge increasingly, controlling of VET and quality assurance become more and more important. In -house trainers are under increasing pressure to act economically, they face new demands for consultation and advice. Vocational training has become a complex and challenging profession of its own. That has been lacking only one major aspect until now: an appropriate training prepariong trainers for the increasing demands they face in their day-to-day work.
The course "Learning Process Guidance" aims to endow you with a basic set of competencies to respond to these challenges by guiding your apprentices' / colleagues' learning processes.
This is about to change:
In cooperation with four reputable European partners, IG Metall is attempting to export the newly developed German further training course for high-level qualification of in-house trainers, the workplace tutor, to Europe. This transfer of innovation process is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
1.2 Aims of the qualification course
This course aims at endowing in-company trainers with skills they require in order to accompany apprentices / trainees and colleagues successfully and pedagogically competent in their learning processes.
Participants will learn about the differences of formal and informal learning environments and the possibilities they offer. Special attention will be given to the workplace as a place of learning as well as the fact that adults and youth learn in different ways. All skills and competencies that are acquired during the course are required in the daily work of the workplace tutor to-be in order to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate their VET. A special focus is placed on the transfer of acquired skills to the work processes of the workplace tutor. The course is based on two questions:
Which skills and competencies (with a focus on pedagogical skills and competencies) does the trainer require and how can they be formulated in learning goals?
Which course contents and structures make the participants pedagogically competent?