Reflections on the Learning Path 2.0

Our GUIDE 2.0 project has almost reached its final stage. Participants, Information, Advice and Guidance professionals from partner organisations and externals could all benefit from the richness and density of the courses available on Moodle.

With the Guide 2.0 courses…
… you can get to know the Case Studies developed in the former projects, find good practice examples on how to use them as learning tools in your own organisation and learn how to write useul Case Studies yourself.
… you will learn about co-design and co-production and the concept of a Community of Practice. You will also be encouraged to use Action Learning Sets to benefit your professional development.
Guide 2.0 participants have experienced co-production through establishing a Community of Practice (CoP) and different Action Learning Sets (ALS). They gained experience in writing self-reflective journals in order to keep notes on this innovative learning path.
The following participant testimonials offer insight into the spirit and essence of their experience, as well as the challenges they foresee in implementing these skills into their everyday work:

  • “My first CoP: great! Each member learns to interact and together they create something completely new. This makes CoP a very interesting way to learn to see in a new way. An important feature of CoP is that it is voluntary; another one is that there is no hierarchy.”
  • “The 7 principles of learning are like the perfect ingredients to make a delicious cake, and as teachers/facilitators if we can incorporate all the ingredients we will enthuse our learners and make the process of learning rewarding and hopefully exciting.”
  • “It is very useful to know the definitions and theoretical concepts of a CoP and its main features and benefits. It really needs people who are willing to commit and give their time to this community. Therefore, such learning and community building should also be approved by the organization’s management.”
  • “I know that imposing the model often results in nothing. If you use a non-participative approach, where the boundary between user and service provider is very clear and where it is not possible to enhance the active role of the person, you fail. I have seen many projects fail because the person had not been involved in the planning; and some changes he or she did not want to change had simply been imposed on him or her. So co-production is the key!”
  • “In my daily work, I would use a CoP for sharing tools and methods for youth guidance in order to solve problems and face challenges”.
  • “What I like about all the three modules in the Facilitator Resource Pack, is that each module is about development and growth on an individual basis, as well as on a wider level including organisational and sector development across Europe”
  • “Reading through the notes on the three core elements of the Facilitator Resource Pack allowed me to identify where these elements are already in use in my own place of employment. Our wider company operates as a Community of Practice, within which different teams take part as an Action Learning Set and all of this falls under a model of Co-Production”.