In February a free Discussion-based MOOC for teachers will start and guide participants in rethinking elements of their own courses. Through this MOOC participants will also discover how an active learning method, i.e. any instructional method that engages students in the learning process, can effectively be designed and implemented in a curricular course to support students’ in their soft skill development.
The classes will start on the 22nd of February, with the duration of 7 weeks with weekly estimated participation time of 2-3 hours. For more information about the MOOC and learning objectives as well as enrolment site please follow the link https://www.pok.polimi.it/courses/course-v1:Polimi+SSD101+2021_M1/about
This MOOC is one of the results of the eLene4Life – Learning and Interacting to Foster Employability http://elene4life.eu/ project, that supports curriculum innovation in higher education (HE) through the development of active learning approaches for transversal skills, with the ultimate aim of improving students’ employability. eLene4Life defines soft skills as “a dynamic combination of cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, interpersonal, intellectual and practical skills. Soft skills help people to adapt and behave positively so that they can deal effectively with the challenges of their professional and everyday life”.
The project is also addressing how to overcome commonly encountered barriers such as large class sizes and physical spaces. To find out more, take a look at the project outputs: entry for project-based learning in the eLene4Life Dynamic Toolkit (http://elene4life.eu/dynamic-toolkit/) , see how this is applied in the context of Learning Videos and take it further with Video Contest Workshops. And feel free to explore the full collection of methods in the Dynamic Toolkit, including hackathons, design thinking and many more!
More information about the eLene4Life MOOC and project: