Skill-Pics: Using Interactive Infographics to Promote Problem Based Learning for the Development of Key Transversal Skills

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Welcome to the Skill-Pics project. With rapid technological changes taking place in the world today, digital natives are under extreme pressure to keep up-to-date with them. The Skill-Pics project addresses the current global need for employee upskilling by developing a range of educational materials that support them to develop the key transversal skills needed to succeed in their career.

Skill-Pics aims to teach these skills to those who are in employment looking to upskill, or those looking to start their first job after completing formal education.

Project Number

2020-1-AT01-KA202-077956

About

Skill-Pics provides a range of learning materials addressed to young employees, seeking to develop their work-readiness and workplace skills; to increase their future career and employment opportunities.

Skill-Pics learning materials empower young employees to develop their skillset. To support young employees, Skill-Pics proposes a Compendium of Interactive Infographics. Presented as a poster with QR codes, an Interactive Infographic is embedded with links to digital learning materials that encourage users to engage and interact information and learning content through completing
challenge-based learning activities. The Interactive Infographics will address the key transversal skills required by young employees, with each one containing a mixture of different elements including an explainer video, digital breakout challenge, an article, a quiz, or a puzzle, and each Infographic culminating in an WebQuest challenge that will support young employees to apply what they have learned to their own careers.

Throughout the course of the Skill-Pics project, partners will work with and train VET tutors to develop their own resources which they can use to further encourage digital natives to develop their transversal skills. To support VET trainers, Skill-Pics proposes an in-service training programme with the focus on supporting VET trainers to use the Interactive Infographics in their teaching practice, as well as supporting them to develop their own challenge-based learning resources for young
employees and learners.

All of this learning content is to be presented through the Skill-Pics MOOC (Massive Open Online Courseware). This is an online platform, where VET tutors, business support workers, employee relations professionals and young employees can access all of the learning materials developed in the Skill-Pics project.

To ensure the Skill-Pics projects addresses the needs and requirements of participants, an in-service training event will take place in the Czech Republic, in December 2021. Furthermore, a Transversal Skills Development Workshop will be held in Spain, in February 2022, where young employees will have the opportunity to participate in transnational training.

Our Partners

Skill-Pics has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Skill-Pics project commenced in September 2020 and will run until August 2022. Skill-Pics is currently being delivered by a team of 8 organisations from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

Berufsförderungsinstitut Burgenland (BFI), Austria.

The BFI vocational training institute is one of the largest educational institutions in Austria. Owned by the Chambers of Labour and the Austrian Trade Union Federation, its activities focus on (continuing) vocational education and training for workers as well as educational and occupational schemes for unemployed persons and workers threatened with unemployment.

Our priorities:

  • Specific education and training schemes for individual industries
  • Customised company courses
  • Preparation for school leaving exams
  • Apprentice education and training
  • Labour market courses
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Callidus ustanova za obrazovanje odraslih, Croatia.

Callidus – Institute for Adult Education was founded in spring 2008. Listening to the needs of the market, we are timely reacting to new trends related to the needs of the modern labor market by creating special programs. As Institute we have created numerous educational programmes in the areas of management, personal development, marketing, sales, tourism, gastronomy, finance, farmacy, business economics, and construction.  All of our programs are current, diverse and focused on the constant development of your knowledge and competences needed in the dynamic labor market. Callidus cooperate with public institutions (Employment Services and Ministries) and possess extensive experience and know-how in writing tender documentation and seeking financial resources which resulted in a successful completion of a dozen ADA, IPA, ESF and Erasmus + projects.

Website: www.ustanovacallidus.hr

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FUTURE IN PERSPECTIVE LIMITED, Ireland.

Future In Perspective Ltd. Ireland specialises in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation.  Through national and EU funded projects, local youth groups, micro-enterprises, owner-managers, employment support workers and local employer have been engaged and supported through our VET programme.  FIP have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. FIP specialise in the areas of branding and digital media. We have developed the branding for the Skill-Pics project.

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Hauptstadftallee 239 V V UG (Skills Elevation FHB), Germany.

Skills Elevation FHB, Germany, was established in 2019 by a range of educators, environmentalists and academics, with the aim of providing alternative educational methodologies. FHB work extensively to provide support and education for marginalised groups, especially with regards to their social, emotional and cognitive developments. FHB have three main areas of focus; the development of new pedagogic approaches, the development of training materials for marginalised adults and conducting research into social psychology, business and education.

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ALIANCE LEKTORU a KONZULTANTU, Czech Republic.

ALK was established in 2005 in the Czech Republic as a network of professionals working in the fields of education and counselling. ALK organises a wide range of training courses, educational programs, thematic workshops that help educational professionals to acquire a new qualification, competencies and special practical skills. The mission of ALK is to support new methods and forms of education, support trainers and other professionals working in education. ALK regularly participates in national and international projects focused on lifelong learning, innovative educational methods, e-learning, distance education, special methods for counselling, integration programs, etc.

Organisational website is www.trainers-alliance.eu

Rightchallenge – Associação, Portugal

Right Challenge is a non-governmental organisation which aims to ensure a quality access to non-formal education, while generating institutional value by providing integrated and tailor-made socio-educational services. We provide a wide range of services such as:

  • Human resources development, capacity buildings and consultancy in non-formal education, youth work, community education, VET and employment;
  • Curriculum design and development in face-to-face and e-learning environments
  • Design, development, and evaluation of socio-educational programmes for a variety of target-groups;

  • Development of cultural and recreational activities for youth;
  • Volunteering, internships, and job opportunities through the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

JAITEK TECNOLOGÍA Y FORMACIÓN SL, Spain.

Jaitek is a Spanish company specialized in the use of technology for education and training, supporting technical developments and implementations in educational institutions of all educational levels.

Jaitek provides consulting, implements and validates eLearning environments, Instructional Design, customization of eLearning Platforms and creation of multimedia and SCORM contents.

At Jaitek we are aware that today’s society demands companies and professionals who are constantly training and growing. We understand technologies as a means of facing up to the new demands of the environment and as a tool for change and adaptation to the many changes that are occurring and will occur in the future.

Official Website: http://www.jaitek.net

INNOVADE LI LTD, Cyprus.

INNOVADE is a social innovation organisation with extensive expertise in designing and implementing projects and solutions in diverse settings around the globe. The team has decades of expertise in implementing over 100 projects in more than 30 countries. Expertise includes Adult Education, Vocational Training, Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Capacity building and Information and Communications Technology. Its goal is to assist stakeholders in defining and attaining their Strategic Goals and achieving their operational objectives by providing an exceptional level of expert support. INNOVADE works with organisations to help them streamline technological advancements and productivity tools into their processes to ensure that they improve performance, increase productivity and profitability.

Learning Materials

The Skill-Pics project – Using Interactive Infographics to Promote Problem Based Learning for the Development of Key Transversal Skills – aims to empower young individuals to develop the skillset in order to progress in their career and to support vocational educators to support their own professional development. To achieve these objectives, the Skill-Pics partners are collaborating together throughout the term of the project to produce the following innovative learning materials:

IO1.
Skill-Pics Compendium of Interactive Infographic Transversal Skills Resources

The first learning material proposed by Skill-Pics is a suite of Interactive Infographics, which provide vocational learners who are in employment or looking to develop their skills with a range of challenge-based learning activities, that they can complete at a time that suits them. The following key transversal skills will be addressed in IO1: Digital literacy, entrepreneurship, critical and creative thinking, leadership, innovation, problem solving, teamwork and social impact. 

To accompany these Infographics, 16 individual tutor handbooks will support VET trainers to use these interactive infographics in their teaching practice.

IO2.
Skill-Pics In-service training programme

Consisting of 35 hours of learning, the in-service training programme can be used by vocational educators to support their own professional development. Vocational educators will be empowered to develop their own range of educational resources in an online environment.

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Skill-Pics MOOC

To provide access to the range of educational resources from the Skill-Pics project, partners propose a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Due to the online nature of the resource, participants can access the materials on their smartphones, mobile device or computers.

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