Competence oriented open learning for disadvantaged learners


The context analysis is an instrument to describe the context of a learning project. 

The COOL Competence Framework is a derived cluster of four areas based on different theories of competence. Based on the results of the mapping phase, the partnership developed the competence framework along the following clusters: Identifying ideas and opportunities, Design thinking, Validation, Open learning.

This planning and documentation template refers to the open training/learning offers and projects developed and implemented in COOL. It is a toolbox for planning and documentation.

How can informal (“unplanned”) learning be improved without making it too “formalised”? The informal learning patterns were developed as a planning tool to counter the “instructional design patterns” used in formal learning.

This catalogue provides an overview of possible methods that can be used to assess the development of core competences in learners.

The COOL platform is an open source based learning platform that facilitates blended learning and seamlessly combines e-learning and validation.

After the development phase, the partnership organised a 4-day training course, embedded in a self-learning and follow-up phase, which was attended by 18 AE trainers and facilitators. The documentation presents the main elements of the four-day course.

This document contains narrative reports written by trainers and facilitators who undertook a learning project.

One initiative within COOL was the C2 Learning Activity, a special ‘mobility learning’ approach involving disadvantaged learners. The documentation presents the main elements of the course and the feedback gathered