EmployID is a research project aiming at supporting public employment services and their employees in adapting to the changes to their world of work by facilitating the development of their professional identities.
Part of the EmployID team presented the first year's achievements to an expert panel of reviewers at Luxembourg. This included the lessons learned from engaging with various Public Employment Services, the conceptual and evaluation framework as well as the first piloted solutions, such as as Reflective Learning Platform, a Social Learning Programme on FutureLearn, a Labour Market Intelligence tool, and work on learning analytics.
The project's progress was perceived to be be very promising as were the developed concepts. Also the agile approach as well as the integrated team was seen as a strong component in the project. Dissemination and stakeholder engagement was seen as excellent. Both the reviewers and the project members enjoyed the conversations very much, and this is giving the second year another boost. Looking forward to continuing the journey.
As part of a Trend forum session, Andreas Schmidt had the opportunity of presenting EmployID to the LearnTec audience.
The EmployID project Coaching to Facilitation Competence Framework was presented, practiced and feedback was gathered at the workshop "Skills for effective guided learning - tools for achieving ambitious learning and innovation goals" at the Interactive Collaborative Learning Conference (part of the 2014 Word Engineering Education Forum). http://www.icl-conference.org/icl2014/Brief Description: Technology enhanced learning solutions provide a support to a variety of formal and informal learning processes.
An international audience attended the workshop titled "Skills for effective guided learning - tools for achieving ambitious learning and innovation goals" at the ICL2014 conference, which tool place in Dubai, UAE. The aim of the workshop was to provide participants with a conceptual framework as well as simple and practical coaching tools they can use for effective guided learning, and align their learning objectives with their intrinsic motivation and identified ambitious (empowering) objectives.
EmployID has been invited to the symposium on coaching and supervision at the "Jobcenter" in Kassel, Germany, which had been initiated by the large German supervision association DGSv. Results from the research on coaching and supervision in Jobcenters were presented and discussed. The main target group for this workshop were supervisors and coaches that already work as external or internal supervisors and coaches in German Jobcenters and employees of German Jobcenters who already benefit coaching and supervision or are interested in coaching and supervision.
Prof. Jenny Bimrose and Dr. Alan Brown, University of WarwickOur consultations with PES in UK and Slovenia have resulted in a very clear message from the user engagement process. The very good news is that the PES do want support for identity transformation, but the support they want is slightly different from what we were expecting when we drew up our initial description of work, so all facets of the project will now need to respond in an agile way.