Critical Curation and Collaboration in Learning

An Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for Innovation Project: 2020-1-UK01-KA202-079257

Supporting the uptake of innovative approaches and digital technologies for Learning, Training and Skills Development

Even before the ravages of COVID-19 there was an urgent need for teaching and learning professionals to develop Critical Digital Literacy skills and competences in order to be able to seize the potential for applying digital technologies in enhancing and innovating learning.

The skills of Educators and Trainers are having to change from those of being the ‘sage on the stage’ (creating and presenting learning) to a ‘curator-concierge’ model – directing adult learners to excellent existing learning content. This is a shift in mind set as well as skill set.  Learning and development professionals are also increasingly confronted with the challenge of sourcing, filtering, creating and managing digital content to enhance learning effectiveness.

Critical Curation plays an ever more essential role in the learning process and serves as an important digital literacy requirement for all knowledge workers.

Consequently, within the context of developing and delivering Blended Learning, Collaborative and Self-Directed Learning programmes for adult learners, the Critical Curation and Collaboration in Learning (Cur8) project is focusing on applying Critical Digital Literacy skills to the development of learning content.

It will support the development of the specific digital competencies needed by Educators and Trainers (CVET and VET providers, Learning and Development Professionals, Workplace Trainers and Adult Educators) in providing the skills training so critical to economic growth and social well-being.