Project at a glance

G8WAY to educational transition


A major characteristic of European societies might be seen in the rapidly growing differentiation of educational pathways, opportunities and biographies. This increase in complexity from learners requires great effort into initiative taking, creativity, problem solving, risk assessment and decision taking. The G8WAY platform provides rich learning opportunities. It assists young people through their transitions and provides a space for information, reflection, discussion and self development. Visit the G8WAY portal and national platforms at: www.g8way.eu

G8WAY will produce 2 transition scenarios, which is a) school to work and b) higher education to work. A third scenario will test the latter ones in an intergenerational learning setting. For each of the scenarios a problem oriented concept and case based reasoning method will be developed and embedded into a web 2.0 learning environment. The project capitalizes on the outcomes of excellent EU projects, which developed e-tools to make visible informal competencies through media such as digital video and fotography, digital cartoons, assessment tools and e-portfolio.

Thus, G8WAY will develop web 2.0 enhanced learning environments, which will enable learners to reflect and develop creativity potentials and transitional skills in the light of self and others' learning experience, made visible through a variety of media sets and PLE tools, each of them designed to meet the requirements of transition envisaged, and all of which are mapped into one single pedagogy framework.

Transition focus:

The project examines key issues of transitions and the national contexts as well as central questions regarding the links to learning and ICT. Based on the results the project will produce a report, which consists of the following elements:

  • Introduction into the key issues and topics related to educational transition.
  • Review of the state of current transition research, focusing on learning processes taking place in transitions and exploring questions around challenges and required competencies in transitions to employment. We take a closer look at country-specific conditions that frame these transitions - a matrix will highlight the main features around the topic in the partner´s countries, followed by more detailed reports on national contexts such as labour market situation, educational system, support systems and challenges.
  • In order to create a concrete link to the project´s aims, the report will close with creating a link to web 2.0 and its application to learning processes in transitions.