Open Professional Collaboration in Innovation (OpenPROF)

In the vision for 2020, (C)VET and adult education includes high quality, new modes of curriculum and learning services, courses which develop expertise for higher level qualification characterized by innovation and excellence. (C)VET and adult education should empower people to acquire knowledge, skills and competences at work place. Moreover, they require that curriculum is not purely occupational, but oriented to broader – key competences – that are important to succeed in life, to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Training and education should be provided to target learners in most convenient places, including work – based learning. ICT skills are critical in terms of getting and keeping a job and managing life. It is inevitable to continue gaining skills at work – based environment.

Designing innovative and sustainable curriculum is a new challenge for the majority of teachers, trainers and adult educators. Professionals supporting innovative services at institutions contribute substantially to developing professional identify, self-esteem, and self-potential. Online learning and open educational resources meet these needs and suggests solutions for innovative, quality work – based learning curriculum designing.

The project addresses key innovations in training of teachers and trainers, as well as adult educators: open educational resource and open curriculum development and licensing, open collaboration, as well as designing curriculum for diverse target groups including the mode of work – based learning. The project aim is to foster open and international professional collaboration for innovation by training them to openly collaborate in the development of online innovative curriculum designing using open educational resources. The requirements raised in this project for the innovation of curriculum will allow to create learning services suitable for diverse learners and target groups, including work – based learning.