Mini-Format-Learning Resource structure

Dear SYNERGY visitors,

Within the project the partners are going to develop several learning materials called Mini-Format-Learning Resources. Overall, we have three different sets of resources:

Set 1: Within the SYNERGY project it is planned to engage micro-enterprise owners to share learning materials on the SYNERGY Exchange platform. These resources adress local learning needs. In the project it is planned that in each country the so called local sub-groups develop six different learning resources that are shared on the platform then.

Set 2: To have an initial stock of resources the project partners will create six resources per country that adress the international learning needs, as outlined in the Summary Audit Report.

Set 3: The Induction to Pedagogy is a curriculum that plans to qualify the participants of the SYNERGY Exchange in regard to the development and evaluation of learning resources. Therefore, the partners will create short videos that cover all of the contents outlined in the Induction to Pedagogy. Overall, there will be about 24 resources.

All of the resources developed will adhere a common structure that was build based on didactical, pedagogical, and technical considerations with the aim to foster learning best. The structure looks as follows:


As you can see each resource has four different phases. In the first phase the learners will introduced into the learning resource, they will get some information about the author, and they will be familiarized with the objectives of the resource. Following, the actual learning content will be conveyed which should primarily be practically oriented. In a third stage it is planned to reflect on what has been learned, and to contextualize the learning contents so that the learners can transfer what they hav learned to their given real-life context. Lastly, the learners will be assessed informally with the aim to provide them self-evaluation opportunities. The learners shall become aware of their learning needs, and the author will support them in doing so by providing hints regarding other resources that have a similar focus, or that focus on a certain aspect more in depth.

An great advantage of this structure is that it is easy to apply to any resource format. It can be used to structure learning contents indepedently of the used medium like, e.g., case studies, worksheets, videos, podcasts, etc.

If you have any feedback, please let us know!

Kind regards,
your SYNERGY Team.

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