“Developing Innovative Didactics for Workplace Training – DIDO” project is a KA2 project - Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic partnership, with the support of Erasmus+ (31st December 2015 – 30 December 2017).

The DIDO project will offer a new and innovative contribution to the field of VET pedagogy that is not reflected in current initial teacher training or within the resources available for the continuous professional development of VET staff. It responds to the communication "A new impetus for cooperation in vocational education and training" which states that the continuing development of skills and competencies of teachers and trainers must be reviewed in light of their evolving roles.

DIDO will provide appropriate pedagogical preparation for those providing workplace learning including trainers and supervisors of interns; supervisors and mentors of apprentices; and human resource professionals responsible for in-company training.

At 20-21 April, was held the first partner meeting in Drogheda (Ireland) where was discussed: the framework for quality management, the guidelines for the establishment and management of the local working groups, the research and the dissemination framework, the responsibilities and tasks of each partner, the structure and functioning of the project website.

The second partner meeting will be held at 27-28 October in Palermo (Italy) and will be planned as part of the peer review process. It will also be used to present the project thesis, evidence base and learning objectives to a wider cohort of stakeholders. The project website and social media pages will also be presented to attract potential users and contributors to the project development process.

The Partnership is so composed:

  • LOUTH MEATH EDUCATION AND TRAINING BOARD (Ireland) - Coordinator
  • BEST (Austria) - Partner
  • KADIS D.O.O. LJUBLJANA (Slovenia) - Partner
  • GRUPUL PENTRU INTEGRARE EUROPEANA ASOCIATIE (Romania) – Partner
  • INNOVADE LI LTD (Cyprus) - Partner
  • PEOPLE HELP THE PEOPLE (Italy) - Partner
  • SWISS FEDERATION FOR ADULT LEARNING (Switzerland) – Partner