To guide agricultural ET teachers in the renewing of their teaching methods by providing them a freely available online course “Teachers for Farming 4.0” based on a networked learning pedagogical model. The project will integrate the networked learning methodology of a successful Leonardo project (Tenegen: http://www.tenegen.eu/) with the pedagogical innovations of learner-centered methods such as the Creative Classroom (CC) and the Flipped Classroom (FC) model. The learning environment and teaching model applied by this LdV project are aligned with the pedagogical innovations of the ET 2020 framework, focusing for the development of 21st-century skills, creativity, and the digital entrepreneurship of students.
The target group for this project:
- Agricultural VET teachers
- Students, farmers, advisors
iTStudy Hungary Kft., Hungary
Foundation Agro-Centre for Education, Macedonia
АГ Футура Технологии, Macedonia
GAK Oktató, Kutató és Innovációs Non Profit Közhasznú Kft, Hungary
CAPDM Limited, Scotland
Wirelessinfo, Czech Republic
Agriculture has changed fundamentally over the last 15 years and is increasingly becoming a knowledge-intensive sector within the 21st-century global economy. New initiatives, such as ICT4Ag (the most widely adopted acronym for the use of ICT in the agricultural sector) and Farming 4.0, highlight the fact that cutting-edge technology, mobiles and smart devices, sensors and knowledge networks are now more and more widely employed in productivity improvement of agricultural enterprises.
The practical application of the new knowledge and skills gained during the project will filter through to the education of future students in agricultural education. This age group is much more receptive to ICT-based learning and the use of modern tools. If teachers can become familiar with the possibilities and benefits of using ICT tools in agriculture, they will be able to motivate and attract more young people to study in this area.
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