Pedagogical principles for activity based Training methodologies
Stav, John B.
Mavrotheris, Efstathios (Stathis)
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This paper outlines and discusses pedagogical approaches, teaching principles and learning design of industrial oriented skills upgrading processes utilizing video based training sessions, blended learning methodologies and Activity Based Training (ABT). The educational processes may utilize videoconferencing and/or high quality video streaming. ABT training courses are structured in a number of orders with subsequent work packages that improve knowledge and competence transfer according to a just-in-time job production workflow approach, where theoretical and practical training follows each other closely. ABT merge blended learning methodologies mixing on-site training with self-paced learning through e-learning, and inclusion of state of the art visual communication and collaboration solutions, e.g. industrial video streaming. Welding trainers and welders working in mechanical industry or Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME), constitute model user groups. The pedagogical principles as well as ABT principles may be utilized in company skills upgrading processes where the production workflow is divided into work packages.