Pilot Phase 1 practice
Pilot phase 1 - Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu
In July 2021 Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu has organised pilot phase no 1. Workshops have been organised in the headquarters of Środowiskowy Dom Samopomocy w Głownie - Communal Home of Mutual Aid - support center for people with mental disorders. Pilot phase no 1 was attended by 10 educators: teachers, trainers academics who work with adult trainees daily. All of them have had previous experience in workshop-based learning but BBU methodology was quite innovative to them. They found great potential for its replication in their professional life. .
WSBINOZ has implemented 2 activities elaborated by Spanish partner – Dafo. These activities were related to such transversal competences like: empathy/ability to build relationship and negotiation. Participants could test if building blocks and puzzles have didactic potential as well.
WSBINOZ was very pleased with the progress of this phase, in which the educators learned the methodology and training tools proposed by BuildIT! project.
Pilot phase 1 - Topcoach
The initial piloting phase of the project was carried out on 11/08/2202 by Topcoach sro, the Slovanian partner. Thus, the chosen educators were allowed to participate in the suggested strategic activities and obtain theoretical training on the project's approach.
The primary objective of the pilot 1 phase was to evaluate these three strategical actions:
1. Flexibility and adaptability "Puzzle for the pros"
2. Collecting and proceeding information "Construction of abbreviations"
3. Intercultural skills and global awareness "The values and objectives of the European Union"
The development of this phase, in which the educators learnt the training tools and methods, suggested by the BuildIT! project satisfied Topcoach partner.
Pilot phase 1 - Eurocrea Merchant
At the end of July, Eurocrea Merchant, the Italian partner, has conducted the first piloting phase of the project. The selected educators were thus able to receive theoretical training on the methodology developed in the project and get involved with the proposed strategic activities. Eurocrea Merchant partner chose to carry out the piloting in a virtual manner because of the risks associated with the health situation from COVID-19.
It was a challenge for them to reproduce online the strategic activities, which use building blocks as learning objects. To reach this purpose, they used a Jamboard, a free tool that could be easily used by all participants. Three strategic activities were tested: strategical and innovative thinking, teamwork and problem-solving.
Eurocrea Merchant partner was very pleased with the progress of this phase, in which the educators learned the methodology and training tools proposed by BuildIT! project.
Pilot phase 1 - Ligue de l'enseignement Nouvelle-Aquitaine
On the 30th of June and 7th of July 2021, the Ligue de lEnseignement Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the French partner, trained 10 adult educators over two days. The first day of the training took place online and the second was attended by 10 educators in person.
The morning of the first day of training was focused on theory: the context of the creation of the methodology, notions and pedagogical bases, understanding of the BBU materials. During that afternoon, the educators were able to familiarise themselves with the manual and the BBU activities to be tested.
The second day of the training was devoted to the concrete experimentation of BBU activities. Each educator prepared an activity to be tested with the other educators. Thus, they animated, lived, handled the BBU material, but also evaluated the activities proposes by the consortium!
This first time experimenting with the BBU methodology was a productive and instructive time. The educators, in addition to experimenting, enriched the activities with suggestions, comments and even proposals for activities.
Pilot phase 1 - DAFO
In the beginning of June, the Spanish partner, DAFO Gestion Estrategica, has already started the implementation of the first pilot phase, in which 10 adult educators were trained on the BBU methodology and the strategic activities. DAFO organised the first pilot phase in a blended way (online and offline).
Online, the educators got all the required information regarding the basis of the methodology, the strategic activities targeting the transversal competences and the materials to be used: building blocks and puzzles. The objectives and results of the project were presented to the educators and they received the first online version of the Handbook and Training Plan, as a support in the implementation of the pilot phase 2.
Offline, the educators had the opportunity to practice 2 of the activities which will be implementing with their adult learners in the future. By experimenting the strategic activities in a practical way and the materials, we make sure the educators acquired the needed theoretical knowledge and skills to further implement these activities with their adult learners.
At the end of this first pilot phase, the educators provided feedback on the BBU methodology and activities tested with the aim to have them improved.
Stay tuned to find out how the rest of the partners implemented the first pilot phase!