Soft Skills Training and Recruitment of Adult Educators - SOSTRA - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
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

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3 days ago

Sostra

Without diversity, life would be BORING!

Openness for diversity is the acceptance of similarities and dissimilarities between the individuals or a group one belongs to. Learn more 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.
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Without diversity, life would be BORING! Openness for diversity is the acceptance of similarities and dissimilarities between the individuals or a group one belongs to. Learn more 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.

6 days ago

Sostra

Just like Aretha Franklin once demanded, we all want RESPECT!
You now have a unique opportunity to show your skills and apply for the Respect for others digital badge (and 14 others!) 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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Just like Aretha Franklin once demanded, we all want RESPECT! You now have a unique opportunity to show your skills and apply for the Respect for others digital badge (and 14 others!) 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.

1 week ago

Sostra

30 Slovenian vocational teachers participated in Anne-Maria’s webinar for Soft skills yesterday. The topic was "Active listening" and teachers also had a change to practice regulating their participation in dialogue using break out rooms in small groups.

JOIN US! You can study Soft skills independently online in six different languages and display your knowledge by applying for digital badges until 1.5.2020!
Just visit: sostra.eu/improve-skills/
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30 Slovenian vocational teachers participated in Anne-Maria’s webinar for Soft skills yesterday. The topic was Active listening and teachers also had a change to practice regulating their participation in dialogue using break out rooms in small groups. JOIN US! You can study Soft skills independently online in six different languages and display your knowledge by applying for digital badges until 1.5.2020! Just visit: https://sostra.eu/improve-skills/

1 month ago

Sostra

We have some EXITING NEWS! Our webpages are now officially OPEN! Visit sostra.eu/improve-skills/ for more information and to improve and display your soft skills. Materials are available in 6 languages (English, Italian, Polish, Finnish, Romanian and Spanish). ... See MoreSee Less

We have some EXITING NEWS! Our webpages are now officially OPEN! Visit https://sostra.eu/improve-skills/ for more information and to improve and display your soft skills. Materials are available in 6 languages (English, Italian, Polish, Finnish, Romanian and Spanish).

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Onnea!! It would be good to add this in about, here in facebook. Will give you more visibility!

Elisa Hassinen here we go 🙂

Yes!

2 months ago

Sostra

Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through and with this a brand new soft skill podcast "Motivating to development" is great to start a brilliant new year!
kaltura.hamk.fi/media/Motivating+to+Development/0_rveev594/257913

Motivating to Development
SOSTRA project´s podcast related to Motivating to Development. To improve your soft skill, please visit at https://sites.google.com/view/sostraen/learn/motivating-to-development
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2 months ago

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This week we have developed our Multiplaier. Our project really like it! All attendees agree: They love it! ... See MoreSee Less

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