The Erasmus+ On the Mic project recently organized an LTT (Learning, Teaching, and Training) activity and a Transnational Project Meeting in Marburg, Germany, hosted by project partner Arbeit und Bildung e.V. The event, held from June 19th to June 21st, served as a platform for partner organizations to exchange ideas, showcase their progress, and collaborate on various project components. The agenda of the event was meticulously planned to maximize the benefits of this international gathering.
Day 1, June 19th, commenced with a warm welcome and an introduction to the project website. The participants engaged in energizing warm-up exercises, setting the tone for the productive sessions ahead. Subsequently, each partner organization had the opportunity to present themselves, fostering better understanding and collaboration among the participants.
After a much-needed lunch break, the focus shifted to validation and adult learning from partners in Iceland, the MSS organization. A presentation shed light on the current practices and challenges in this field. The highlight of the day was the presentation of the 1st project result, a digital self-assessment tool for non-formal and informal skills learning. At this point, partners showcased their progress, demonstrated the functionality of the tool, and discussed the remaining tasks. This interactive session involved testing the self-assessment tool, questionnaires and results received by end-users, to ensure their effectiveness.
Following the presentation, valuable feedback was collected from the LTT activity participants, who were trainers of adult learners, facilitating constructive discussions and improvements. To add a touch of further insight to the local activities of Arbeit und Bildung, the participants visited the Marburger Bootswerft, where they familiarized themselves with sustainable fashion and sailing boat repairing workshop.
Day 2, June 20th, commenced with the presentation of the 2nd project result, focusing on the Micro-credentials development and the work implemented by the Finnish program “GoodWill”. Goodwill’s representative introduced this innovative concept and its usefulness for adult learners. The session was followed by a valuable feedback collection, enabling the partners to refine their approaches.
After a short break the project meeting followed, exclusive to project partners. During this session, the importance of the project and its impact on adult learners was emphasized, particularly through the perspective of the MSS team from Iceland.
Day 3, June 21st, continued with adult learners testing the self-assessment tool and e-portfolio. This practical session allowed the learners to provide insights into the usability and effectiveness of the tools. Valuable feedback from the LTT activities and the tools themselves were discussed, aiding in further improvements.
As the LTT activity and TPM implementation came to a close, the participants left Marburg with enriched knowledge, stronger connections, and a renewed commitment to project’s goals. The event served as a catalyst for collaborative efforts and ensured that the project goes further on making a positive impact on adult learners.