Title Organic Agriculture E-learning (FINESSA)
Project Number 2008-1-FI1-LEO05-00455
Product FINESSA inventory of needs
Title FINESSA inventory of needs
Product Type others
Marketing Text The inventory of needs for organic production VET in the target countries (FI, UK, ES) at the start of the projects guided the project partners identify the most significant target groups with a perceived need for or interest in such education. The FINESSA blended learning program was designed with the specific audiences in mind.
The findings of the partners showed that there is a clear demand for VET in the field of organic production.
The most significant target groups were identified as newcomers into agriculture/horticulture, young adults and adults, most with urban backgrounds and usually having previous vocational or academic education and often professional experiences from another field. This group was identified as having strong, often ideologically based motivation and interest in organic production and often good cognitive and ICT-skills, but very little of the practical skills related to the competencies in organic (or any) agriculture/horticulture production.
Although other groups were also identified, this was the group that was taken as the focus of the FINESSA curriculum development activities.
Target group The main target group of the inventory were the FINESSA project partners involved in curriculum development. However the report is available on the internet and it may be useful for parties interested in future development of the project products or other activities in the same field in the target countries.
Result The inventory guided the development of the other products in FINESSA.
Area of application Curriculum development
Product Languages English