The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu 2017) states the urgent need for educators to develop a specific set of digital competencies in order to be able to seize the potential of digital technologies in enhancing and innovating education and Towards Maturity ‘The Transformation Journey’ 2019 reports that among Learning Professionals:
The Critical Curation and Collaboration in Learning (Cur8) project seeks to address this challenge by supporting the development of these competencies in Educators (CVET and VET providers, Workplace Trainers, and Adult Educators).
It focuses on the development of the specific competencies of:
Our aim is to foster efficient, effective, inclusive, and collaborative learning strategies for adult learners.
Critical content curation offers the opportunity to source learning content in dynamic, learner-centered, and socially interactive ways in order to support an inquiry-based pedagogy. It is relevant to both Educators AND learners who, through the Cur8 project, are encouraged to become digital curators who not only consume information that they find on the internet but also evaluate and synthesize it to meet learning needs.