According to the European Commission (Supporting the Teaching Professions for Better Learning Outcomes, 20.11.2012), the role of teachers and trainers is crucial in the modernization of VET with special focus on their professional development and status in society. The future dominated by change presents news challenges for both teachers and trainers in VET, involving new pedagogical, curriculum design, quality assurance, management and administrative tasks.
In this sense, the Pedagogical Methodologies for Trainers is understood as a main tool for preparing teachers and trainers to be aware of the different competencies required to the trainer´s functions and role in VET and at the same time to be conscious of the importance to promote 8 key competences, “green attitudes” and lifelong learning attitudes for all: trainers became knowledge mediators and brokers (instead of knowledge transfers) in information society and green economy as well as promoters of the balance of different individual needs and talents, under an inclusive and empowering context.
Some important attractive an efficient products and training modules for trainers (training of trainers) were built in the partners countries and they can be adapted and improved in each different European county, based on national needs, strengths and opportunities.
XXI Trainer Project aims are to: