Learning and interacting to become more employable
- August 2021
Universities tell us that, however full their classrooms are and whatever their restrictions in funding, resources and time, they can still improve their teaching - with the help of digital technology, open educational resources (OER) and active learning methods - to help each person develop in a wide range of fields
Culture & Human Capital
“A cross-country analysis of how active learning conducted in companies to build multi-disciplinary skills can be transferred to higher education”
Whether you are a university teacher or a decision-maker in advanced education, with it results, eLene4Life can help you combine several of the active learning practices successfully implemented in companies into a well-structured format. The analysis of the transfer of in-company multi-disciplinary active learning to higher education is one of the project’s major outputs. The results of this multi-country analysis are available in three different formats, to address the users’ requirements and desired level of detail. We have also prepared a dynamic toolkit containing the methods and tools for putting multi-disciplinary active learning into practice. A MOOC will also soon be developed covering the same material.
The role of the Foundation
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano is partner in the initiative
eLene4Life is an Erasmus + KA2 (2018-2021) project to support innovation in higher education curricula by developing active learning methods to develop multi-disciplinary skills, where the end objective is to improve student employability. The main aims set out by eLene4Life are
– Develop new innovative curricula and educational methods that include active learning, tackling, at the same time, the most common barriers, such as large class sizes and the limits of physical spaces,
– Improve the pertinence of curricula in higher education in a VUCA world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, by concentrating on multi-disciplinary skills.
In January 2020, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and AIDP Lombardia (Associazione Italiana Direzione Personale) organised a joint convention on “Training as the link from companies to universities, taking in soft skills and active learning”, where the purpose was to bring together active learning in the business world and that in universities.
Partners: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (IT), METID Politecnico di Milano (IT), European University College Association (BE), Warsaw University of Technology (PL), Universität Bremen (DE), Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta (IT), University of Dundee (UK)