One of EBSN’s initiatives, a 3-year long Erasmus+ KA3 project was launched this year. The project aims to strengthen transnational networks of adult education providers by means of capacity building.
As its title suggests, EBSN Professional Development Series for Basic Skills Teachers is focusing on the establishment of an innovative tool for continuing professional development of practitioners in basic skills provision paving the way to an innovative professionalisation model, one that is based on open educational resources (OERs) and open online courses (MOOCs).
During the project 6 thematic OER units and 6 MOOCs will be created respectively to offer teachers, practitioners and other adult education providers an opportunity to have a better understanding and an up-to-date toolkit to train adults with basic skills needs. Another aim of the project is to find a way to a flexible accreditation that can lead to merit-based application of the EBSN Professional Development Series (PDS) in the future.