Breakout Challenges for Developing Transversal Skills – Xcape

Project title: Breakout Challenges for Developing Transversal Skills

Project acronym: XCAPE

Reference number: 2019-1-IS01-KA202-051133

Project duration: 24 months (01/09/2019 – 31/08/2021)

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Programme: Key Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices within Erasmus + programme

Project summary:

XCAPE is an Erasmus+ funded project, running from September  2019 to end of  August  2021.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Promote creative and critical thinking through the development of alternative pedagogical resources using digital breakouts based on constructivist learning theory
  • Encourage the development of creative and critical thinking skills in VET environments where non- formal and informal learning can flourish
  • Support front-line VET tutors to harness the potential of mobile learning environments to build high-value skill sets within their marginalised target groups
  • Foster an entrepreneurial spirit among young Europeans ensuring that they have the necessary skills to research, select, analyse, organise and present information

To achieve these objectives the following intellectual outputs will be developed:

  • IO1: XCAPE Digital Breakout Compendium of Resources – this will comprise the learning content for the proposed digital breakout resources at introductory and advanced levels to develop the key components of creative and critical thinking.
  • IO2: In-service Training Programme & Handbook – this will provide the essential continuous professional development support to VET tutors to enable them harness the full potential of these new dynamic learning resources
  • IO3: XCAPE Online Learning Platform – a bespoke, fully mobile, collaborative online learning environment that provides access to all the digital breakout resources

Note: all of the aforementioned outputs will be available in: IS || EN || PT || FI || GR || BG ||

The described results will be of use to the following target groups:

(1) VET trying to respond to the needs of the high-value economy;

(2) young adults on the margins of society and economy for whom formal education has failed to build the key competences necessary to enable them fulfill their potential in the labour market.

Project consortium:

The consortium that will develop the XCAPE intellectual products consists of 6 partners from 6 EU countries with complementary background and experience, as follows: