Design of training activities

CARONTE trainings consist in the combination of two or more learning modules, differently combined in relation to target group, specific topic or problem to address, trainees’ level of competence and pre-requisites.

Each learning module is designed as a learning unit that start with a real information-related need emerged from interviews carried out during the survey or from SME’s partners involved in the project. Each unit explores a specific aspect of the one of the three macro-areas of Information competence: search and find, evaluate and manage, use and share, at different level of competence (beginner, intermediate, advanced).

The learning units compose a modular system useful to design some different learning paths.

The courses’ design taking into account a constructivist approach teaching methodology and a problem based learning methodology, characterized by strong interactivity and active involvement of the participants, who faced the need to solve a problem-situation in a real context.

The proposed activities have been aimed at favouring both the theoretical and conceptual dimension of learning, and the technical-practical dimension related to the skills necessary for informational competence, but also the meta-reflexive dimension and acquisition of self-awareness with respect to the cognitive processes involved in the process of discovery and search for information and documental research.

After the piloting, CARONTE team re-designed and re-defined the courses, now available here in their final version.