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First transnational LTT

The first training took place in Reading, UK. It gathered 14 professionals in adults’ education: 2/partner’s organisation.
Real Time leaded the training, supported by Nkey that developed the parts related to entrepreneurship and Pro Xpert that developed the parts related to project description, theoretical framework and European Citizenship and awareness topics (as shown in the agenda available here https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1IWKXr1IvAgHt-r0QP3Mt0KBBCz29Rpvv).
The main aim of the training was to make participants familiar with IO2 (testing it, in this way, at transnational level of professionals in adults’ education) and to initiate them in the project (partners, activities, expected results etc.) and in the theoretical educational framework. In this respect almost all partners (except for those from Malta and Spain) sent one participant also involved in the project management, so the participation to the training gave them a much clearer picture of the whole project and it was an extra guarantee for their involvement by the end of the project.
The agenda included theoretical presentations and practical activities. But most important, both for achieving the learning objectives of the LTT and for the whole architecture of the project, were the co-creation spaces from the end of each day. These were in fact two hours aiming to make participants more familiar with the theoretical concepts presented during the day, by allowing them to work together to propose and create non-formal educational activities for achieving the proposed learning outcomes at the level of senior artisans.
The first two and the last day activities too part in a training room owned by Real Time. The third day and fourth day we were in different places as shown below.
The first day was dedicated to the project and didactical approach (based on Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and lead by ProXpert. We started with an official welcome (by the director of Real Time) and presentation of the meeting’s agenda, then we had an icebreaker aiming to allow participants to introduce themselves and their expectations from the LTT. The next presentation included information about the project, partners, outcomes and, after a short break, we had 2 hours dedicated to theoretical framework – general presentation of IO2 (underlying the three levels of testing) and introduction in Kolb’s experiential learning theory. The second part of the day was dedicated to practical activities – right after lunch break we presented some examples of exercises, games and other activities for practicing the Kolb’s learning cycle and in the last part we ha the co-creating space described above.
The next days started with an icebreaker consisting in an informal exercise of evaluation the previous day and a Q&A session. The second day continued with a description of the target groups – senior artisans each partner will work with. As partners didn’t identify yet the groups to be involved in the third level of testing the IO2 (local trainings for senior artisans) they just described their plans relating the type of persons to be selected in these activities (and at the end of the day, in the co-creating space, we created a draft of the ”learner’s profile“ to be involved in the local piloting activities for senior artisans). After the coffee break we introduced the theoretical framework – Entrepreneurship and EntreComp. The second part of the day had the same structure with the previous but focused on entrepreneurial competencies.
In the third day we were hosted by The Museum of English Rural Life – University of Reading, one of the local partners of Real Time. The theoretical framework was focused on ICT and DigiComp. The second part of the day had the same structure with the previous but focused on digital competencies, most of all on visual part (pictures and movies). The practical activities were focused more on creating pictures/movies with different exhibits from the museum and the co-creating space was developed in the museum’s garden (as the weather allowed us to have the activities outside)
In the fourth day we were hosted by Reading Borough Council – other local partner of Real Time. The theoretical framework was focused on European Citizenship and awareness and the practical activities were similar with those from previous day. Participants visited the institution and benefitted (in the co-creating space) by the support of two employees from there.
Last day participants worked together, in three working groups (one to define a proper design for the local piloting activities

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