The MOOC-type course "Competences for 21st Century Schools" was developed as part of the KeyCoNet project on the European Schoolnet Academy and will be offered in a 2nd iteration on the School Education Gateway (start date 19th September 2016).
Anybody is welcome to join the course but it is targeted at teachers and other educational professionals: it has been designed to improve teachers competences, so that they can in turn develop those of the young people they work with.
The course aims to provide with a thorough introduction to the topic, as well as make you aware of the issues and challenges related to making competence-based education a reality in the classroom. Furthermore, teachers will be given concrete tips on how to implement project-based learning, a particularly suitable method for delivering competence-based education, as well as on how to assess this type of collaborative learning.
The course is entirely free, lasts 3 weeks and requires around 2-3 hours of your time each week. Upon completion participants are awarded a digital certificate and digital badges.