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Easy Way to Transfer Knowledge > Going digital

29/11/2018
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Project overview

The project “Easy Way to Transfer Knowledge” (eKITT) aims at generating actionable mechanisms (synergies) and methods (approaches, tools, environments) to facilitate Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT). The main aim of KTT is globally understood to facilitate the transference of knowledge from exploration into practice. Under eKITT initiative, KTT is understood as Creative Education Methods (CEM) adjusted to adult learning for low skilled individual. The project also aims at contributing to closing the loop between theory and practice, spread evidence from research on KTT to improve training, in particular in the field of apprenticeship, and generate an environment of trust and exchange of good practice.

İstanbul Avrupa Araştırmaları Derneği (IAAD) leads the research activity in which partners will relate and study the characteristics of education policy guidelines and differentiated learning approach in each represented country: France, The Netherlands, Turkey and Portugal. Partner will generate their respective Education and Training Policy documentation (general principles and baseline framework), focusing on adult education, encompassing employment readiness and lifelong learning.

Asociatia Initiativa Cetatenilor Seniori (AICS), located in Romania (Braila) leads Good Practices sharing activities relating this material with the European Union's applicable policies with a particular emphasis on the European Social Rights Pillar priorities, the EU Digital Skills and Upskilling Pathways agenda. Ecological Future Education (EFE), located in Latvia (Riga) develops the Project Handbook that will collect project data and key findings, to be the key tool for Dissemination and Exploitation of Results (DEOR) activities. Netedukacja, located in Poland (Gliwice) leads the Quality Assurance developments (monitoring and evaluation). Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development (BASD) located in Bulgaria (Sofia) generates and organises the Learning Mobility for educators staff of the participating organisations, encompassing guidelines on activities for educators, actionable mechanisms (synergies) and methods (approaches, tools, environments) to facilitate learning developments for low skilled adults, and raise awareness on related education needs. 30 educators will be engaged in learning activities at local level in each partner’s country.

Virtual platforms, live streams, e-participation

The importance of the Digital Transformation as engines of global development and social innovation has increased significantly in recent years. In this context, the Digital Transformation has turned an essential strategy and policy. It is paramount to adjust the exchange between learners, the industry, society and decision-makers to the novel technological and social environments. Also and expressly critical needs on the transfer of knowledge between learners and educators have transformed significantly.

IAAD will exceed the project’ anticipated outcomes with the “Digital Knowledge Transfer Model”, to further the advancement and progress of the digital transformation sustained by systemic pedagogical approaches practising digital tools in knowledge transfer, whilst fostering collaborative environments and platforms which encompasses key actors of the local and regional economy. This model will essentially be based on the key findings of UNESCO’s recent report “Skills for a connected world” (report of the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018).

One of the specific objectives of the “Digital Knowledge Transfer Model” is matching: bringing knowledge transfer and the digital sphere together. To that purpose, and to identify and recognise evidence-based knowledge and transfer results on relevant issues of digitisation and current challenges at regional level, scouting round tables will be held with learners, educators, and employers from the region during the project duration. Based on this, pioneering matching learning events will foster the ambitioned cooperation between knowledge science and practice and accomplish the expansion of spin-off initiatives encompassing digital innovations.

Virtual platforms, live streams, e-participation will crystallise the development of a new model for transfer of knowledge and know-how. In addition, IAAD’s project team will generate conceptually apposite digital tools , processes and mechanisms for the transfer of knowledge, practice and assess these systems in IAAD’ design event-based transfer formats. In addition, engaging, networking and activating of key stakeholders will be done, supported with structured dialogues to be developed to accompany innovation processes, and to encourage an interdisciplinary, cross-industry and inter-institutional practitioners to actively contribute in these initiatives.

Project consortium

Beneficiary/coordinator: Ecological Future Education, Latvia (Riga)

Co-Beneficiaries/partners: Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development (BASD), Bulgaria (Sofia), İstanbul Avrupa Araştırmaları Derneği (IAAD), Turkey (Istanbul), Asociatia Initiativa Cetatenilor Seniori (AICS), Romania (Braila), Netedukacja, Poland (Gliwice)

Disclaimer - This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission or the consortium Easy Way to Transfer Knowledge cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. "Easy Way to Transfer Knowledge" contract grant 2018-1-LV01-KA204-046986.

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