Launch of the fourth on-the-job (JOB) IGTrain intergenerational training programme in the field of urban agriculture

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Completing the JOB activities already completed by the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Associação Caminho Sentido, and SME Tojas investimentos, and the already started JOB training programme of CSO Associação Memória de Records Club, the Associação Aldeia Lusófona – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Intercomunitário offered the opportunity of implementing an on-the job training activity which started in 17.05.2015 and that will be completed on 07.06.2015 with four specific learning units encompassing communication, ICT tools utilization, training programme design and implementation and project management. Complementary learning activities will also be organized within a long term lifelong learning activity embedded in the CSO’s education and training programme for 2015-2018.

The aim of this learning activities is to implement the on-the-job (JOB) training concepts encompassed in the Trainer’s Guide, following the evidence-based results related to intergenerational learning. The work-based mentoring process will put in practice both residential working activities in group or individually, and individual e-learning sessions, using the Open Web provider Google, and more specifically the platform Google Site and all related tools, such as Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Drive, to name but a few.


Still of the field operation in Amadora (Greater Lisbon Area)

For the first time, considering the project IGTrain, the CSO Associação Aldeia Lusófona – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Intercomunitário will realize a documentary of all the process in hand in association with the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (High Scholl for Theatre and Movies), with which Waterpolis also plan to organize IGTrain learning programme activities in the near future.

Indeed, our approach for dissemination and exploitation of results purposes is to invite a variety of bodies (services providers, non-formal and informal training providers, active citizens and related CSO, etc.), to integrate current IGTrain training activities developed by a IGTrain TTT or JOB hosting partner (in the present case the CSO Associação Aldeia Lusófona – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Intercomunitário), so that Waterpolis encourage these bodies to implement the referred training actions, following the concepts of intergenerational learning.

The JOB activity will generate the opportunity to collect a variety of observation from the mentor and the mentees aiming at:

  1. improving the Trainer’s Guide structure, content and modularity;
  2. unveiling possible obstacles to the learning process and identifying feasible answer to overcome them;
  3. identifying key needs for the development and fostering of intergenerational learning in CSOs;
  4. fine-tuning conventional methodologies in order to adjust specific needs and better answer to the objectives of the learning pathway;
  5. evaluating the learning curve in order to identify, categorize and define key practices that will be gathered in a good practice model.

In addition, the working activities will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and outline the train-the-trainer (TTT) and on-the-job (JOB) concepts and learning activities. The sessions will also provide conditions to prepare material and information, and the establishment of protocols to include ESCO and ECVET frameworks, in coordination with Waterpolis partners and network in Norway, France, Italy, Spain, FYROM, Turkey and Croatia.

A variety of topics on non-formal and informal Education and Training differences and similarities in the field of Culture, media and ICTs will be discussed globally during the JOB mentoring sessions.

Please also find more information on the following pages:
English version
Versão Portuguesa


Lifelong Learning ProgrammeThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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