Pathways to teaching identities project sought to strengthen the capacity and the skill set of adult educators, to develop teaching, training, and learning processes toward the integration of interpersonal skills development in adult education. The objective was to meet the learning needs and knowledge gaps of adult learners, regardless of their identity, and their learning or performance abilities to improve their professional development for a productive career.
The project looked at the implications a competence-based approach has on the teaching, training, and learning process in adult education in order to design participatory learning activities and effective learning-performance evaluation. Developed results aim to foster interpersonal skills development in adult education and among adult educators. At the output level, the project has produced a pathways to teaching identities handbook and a training to teaching identities module from national open-ended consultations on the challenges to interpersonal skills development in adult education. Further, a digital survey to interpersonal skills evaluation supported by an integrated self-assessment tool for adult educators and a learning and teaching manual on media and information literacy have been produced.
Taken together, all these intellectual outputs aim to facilitate and evaluate adult educators interpersonal skills development, by providing interactive open education resources for adult educators and adult institutions. At the outcomes level, we aimed at testing participatory approaches for fostering interpersonal skills development in adult education. This was achieved by creating training opportunities for adult educators to practise and transfer developed outputs in an inclusive learning environment. Further, this provided us opportunities for transferring project outputs outside partner institutions through practical classes, seminars, and on field training.