The Handbook will serve non vocational educators as a compendium of solutions on how to design and deliver trainings, workshops or other educational events promoting and teaching pro-eco habits development with the use of available digital tools. They will learn to use digital technologies to provide feedback to learners, to foster learners creative engagement with the topic and teach them how to work with the content they find online so that it enhances learning vs serving pure informative purpose.
The Handbook will contain a curricula built around GoBeEco Gamification and others for teaching pro-ecological habits using digital technologies (the number will depend on the number of valuable digital pro-ecological learning solutions found by Partners). The curricula will not only focus on knowledge provision but mostly on encouraging adult learners to actively seek knowledge. The Handbook will contain a library of examples, ideas, good practices and digital tools available online for pro-eco habits development – a resource that none of the partners or previewed educators have found so far. It will also have a section with tests for educators to check their knowledge of innovative teaching methods and digital tools as well as methods for skills and knowledge assessment – drivers of improvement in lifelong learning. At the moment there is no similar manual available. Educators will have access to the Handbook in EN, PL, DE & PT in its pdf and online version through the Project webpage. Language versions are of importance here since the educators will also find a review of available pro climate e-courses eg on https://unccelearn.org that are only in English.
The major impact will be motivating educators to include gamification and other digital solutions to maximize learning, engagement and motivation to learn through one’s lifetime with special focus on eco-friendly habits. Educators will increase digital skills in several DigCompEdu competency areas, e.g. reflective practice, professional collaboration, creating and modifying digital resources, differentiation and personalization. Both, the beginners and experienced educators can use the Handbook. Educators working with adult learners for Partner organizations as well as Partners’ staff who want to increase their knowledge and skills could also benefit from Handbook. The potential impact on other beneficiaries is described further on in the Proposal. The Handbook online and in pdf allow easy access and distribution.
The Handbook will also be useful for other groups of educators eg. coaches, mentors, working with VET, with youth or with university students; the curricula and methodology used to design them can be used as a benchmark for a wide selection of educational goals and audiences eg. soft skills development, on the job trainings, safety procedures, attitude development– any topic where adequate digital learning resources could be found and applied and where mobile learning with fun aspect is an advantage. Educators will be able to apply the educational process learnt in the Handbook when working with all available applications for mobile devices that appear on the market.