iflip-amsterdam-dec2016On December 16, 2016 the members of the project’s steering committee met in Amsterdam to discuss the progress and the logistics around the upcoming training for adult trainers and educators.

The training is now planned to start in March 2017 in supported distance learning format. It will be followed by an intensive one-week workshop in Ghent, Belgium, in the month of May 2017. The meeting in Amsterdam included two very important presentations and triggered discussions among the participants, which were needed to conclude this stage of the project’s work.

Mr Jaap-Jan Vroom from Hyperworld, the company which helped develop the core of the training course, presented the concept, the units and the content/activity types in each unit. Ms Lut Dejaegher from Artevelde University College in Ghent went into all the detail around the pilot version of the course which took place in her institution. Different metrics were presented in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the work already done, and important feedback from the pilot course’s 14 participants (all of whom training to become teachers) was discussed, along with the related corrective actions already having been made by the course authors.

While this was at the centre of the meeting, the partners also made a review of the project’s Gantt chart, and the current administrative and reporting arrangements. The partners also carried a final round of consultations on the composition of the training group, and additional decisions have been made concerning the suggested options for wider participation in the training, beyond the already planned numbers.

Final project management meeting before start of training