Pathways to teaching identities project seeks to strengthening the capacity and skills of adult educators, to develop teaching, training, and learning processes toward the integration of interpersonal skills development in adult education to meet the learning needs and knowledge gaps of adult learners, regardless of their identity, and their learning or performance ability as a means for fostering their professional development for a productive career.
The project fosters interpersonal skills development among adult educators and the implication a competence-based approach has on a teaching, training, and learning process, to design appropriate training programmes with participatory learning activities and effective learning-performance evaluation with integrated interpersonal skills self-assessment tool to foster competences in terms of skills and attitudes and increase the likelihood for the application and transfer of the acquired interpersonal skills to their practices.
Thus, project's overall outputs are to produce a Pathways to Teaching Identities’ Handbook from national open-ended consultations results on the challenges to interpersonal skills development in adult education; further, produce a guide to interpersonal skills evaluation supported by an integrated self-assessment tool for the adult educators in line with a complete training programme to facilitate and evaluate adult educators interpersonal skills development; and create a guide to interpersonal skills advocacy by blogging.
At the outcomes level, the partners aim at sharing the mechanisms for fostering interpersonal skills development in adult education by presenting and creating training opportunities for adult educators to practice, and transfer developed outputs in an inclusive learning environment. Further, create opportunities for practicing or transferring outside partner institutions to further disseminate and exploit outputs through practical classes, seminars, or on field training.