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Soft Skills Training and Recruitment of Adult Educators – SOSTRA
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Soft Skills Training and Recruitment of Adult Educators – SOSTRA

SOSTRA is making soft skills visible

Soft Skills Training and Recruitment of Adult Educators – SOSTRA, is an EU funded Erasmus+ Strategic partnership project

SOSTRA project is responding to the new EU Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (2018) fostering also the development soft skills, often referred to as personal and interpersonal skills, and sometimes to as ‘life’ or ‘socio-emotional skills’. “Our societies and economies rely heavily on highly educated and competent people. Skills such as creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, intercultural skills, taking initiative and problem solving play an important role in coping with complexity and change in today’s society.”

Soft skills are closely connected with employability and competence development, both being important focus areas also in EU 2020 strategy and joint actions linked thereto. EU countries have different methodologies and approaches on the assessment of soft skills and furthermore on training of teachers. The SOSTRA project is seeking an innovative way to intertwine digital badge-driven learning approaches and competence-based education into soft skills development in the field of European adult education.

Six organizations from Finland, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain are forming a partnership on soft skills. By joint actions the partners aim to support adult educators, training companies, school-based training centres, training consultants and HR staff in achieving a better understanding of the needs and importance of soft skills in their daily activities and of their further development.

Objectives:

  • to recognize the need of soft skills and competencies in partner countries through two survey rounds
  • to identify and describe 15 key soft skills and competencies in learning outcomes
  • to develop an online self-reflective test for assessing soft skills
  • to co-create an open badge-driven learning process to improve missing soft skills

Outputs:

  • a list of identified and recognized adult educator’s soft skills: SOSTRA Output2 Identified key soft skills
  • an online self-reflective test for adult educators for assessing soft skills
  • a competence-based, open digital badge-driven learning process for improving soft skills
  • educational, multimodal material for developing the missing soft skills: SOSTRA podcasts

Follow us at SOSTRA Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/sostraeu and at SOSTRA project website

Competence-based and open badge-driven process makes educators´ personal competence development more flexible and personalized. With the help of SOSTRA outputs adult education institutions can apply innovative methods in their Human Resource Management activities, especially in recognizing soft skills during the recruitment process.

SOSTRA outputs will be adapted to local needs and contexts including translations in six languages. The technical solutions will be applicable for average users. This aspect is a conscious criterion ensuring the sustainability of the project results.

Project partners:

  • HAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Professional Teacher Education, Finland, Project Coordinator
  • Formacion Para El Desarrollo E Insercion, Sociedad Limitada, Spain
  • Universidad De Cordoba, Spain
  • Fondazione Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca, Italy
  • Orange Hill Sp. Z o.o., Poland
  • Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente Timisoara Asociatia, Romania

Remark: The European Commission accepts no responsibility for the contents of this website.

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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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It has been a great week for the SOSTRA project as we had the privilege to approve the last of 15 badges for Mari Kähkönen from Taitotalo, the first person to complete all 15 Soft Skills badges in Finland! Not only did she manage to do this during an exceptional time but she was able to obtain a high level of quality throughout the process. Congratulations Mari!

Even though the piloting period has ended you are still able to improve your skills by studying the materials (sites.google.com/view/sostraen) and listening to the podcasts (kaltura.hamk.fi/playlist/dedicated/257913/0_y7xbzspa/0_rveev594)

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It has been a great week for the SOSTRA project as we had the privilege to approve the last of 15 badges for Mari Kähkönen from Taitotalo, the first person to complete all 15 Soft Skills badges in Finland! Not only did she manage to do this during an exceptional time but she was able to obtain a high level of quality throughout the process. Congratulations Mari! Even though the piloting period has ended you are still able to improve your skills by studying the materials (https://sites.google.com/view/sostraen) and listening to the podcasts (https://kaltura.hamk.fi/playlist/dedicated/257913/0_y7xbzspa/0_rveev594) #SostraEU #SoftSkillsImage attachment

2 months ago

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Did you know that by practising you are able to achieve a flexible attitude? Learn more about adaptability and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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Did you know that by practising you are able to achieve a flexible attitude? Learn more about adaptability and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

2 months ago

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Do you know the value of asking open-ended questions? Learn more about the art of inquiry and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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Do you know the value of asking open-ended questions? Learn more about the art of inquiry and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

2 months ago

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A huge thanks goes to our Polish partner for virtually hosting our project meeting (which supposed to be in Krakow). All went smoothly and small audio clips made our day! #sostraeu ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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We all think that we are listening, but are we really? Learn more about active listening (+14 other soft skills) and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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We all think that we are listening, but are we really? Learn more about active listening (+14 other soft skills) and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

2 months ago

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Wonder how you can increase personal and student integrity? Learn about this soft skill and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
... See MoreSee Less

Wonder how you can increase personal and student integrity? Learn about this soft skill and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

2 months ago

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Oprah once stated that “the greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
You can learn more about positive attitude and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
... See MoreSee Less

Oprah once stated that “the greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” You can learn more about positive attitude and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

3 months ago

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Gold and Roth (1993) identified teacher self-awareness as a key component for managing stress. Increased self-awareness involves a more accurate understanding of how students affect our own emotional processes and behaviors and how we affect students, as well. Learn more about self-awareness and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu

SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators.

We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information.

SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
... See MoreSee Less

Gold and Roth (1993) identified teacher self-awareness as a key component for managing stress. Increased self-awareness involves a more accurate understanding of how students affect our own emotional processes and behaviors and how we affect students, as well. Learn more about self-awareness and earn a digital learning badge to demonstrate your knowledge by visiting www.sostra.eu SOSTRA project introduces new ways to recognize prior soft skills and knowledge, as well as a unique opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge via digital badges for adult educators. We are piloting the digital badging concept between 15.1.-1.5.2020. Join the soft skills learning community (FB group for guidance) and like our Facebook page to get more information. SOSTRA is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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