Interact – Learning new basic skills through Internet-based simulations

Internet-based Problem Solving Role-play is a short term activity which has been used in formal academic education and which may provide an innovative and stimulating way of fulfilling specific educational needs in the workplace.

New Basic Skills (NBS), as described in the EU's Memorandum on Lifelong Learning and in the Commission’s Communication “MAKING A EUROPEAN AREA OF LIFELONG LEARNING A REALITY” comprise traditional basic skills including literacy and numeracy and also new skills (IT skills, foreign languages, entrepreneurship and social skills: communication, team-working, negotiation, etc.)

Target group

European workers, particularly those with low to medium levels of formal education, need to develop these NBS in the workplace within a frame they can see as relevant to their work situation through tools that are user-friendly, interesting and motivational.

Pedagogical solution

Internet-based Problem Solving Role-play is a short term activity which has been used in formal academic education and which may provide an innovative and stimulating way of fulfilling these specific educational needs in the workplace, but the model needs to be developed both regarding scripts (problem topics relating to specific occupational sectors) and didactic/organisational approach.

Partners

A total of 13 partners come from the following countries:
Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Norway

Coordinating institution: Vox

Project period

2004–2007

Website

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