Title Developing the Skills of Organic Agriculture Trainers for the Mediterranean
Project Number 2009-1-ES1-LEO05-10399
Product Organic.Mednet curriculum
Title Organic.Mednet curriculum
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text The Organic.Mednet curriculum covers the essential organic topics of a level 3 course in Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean countries.
The curriculum consists of 12 modules structured in a standardized form which contains the following elements:
1. Module Title and Number
2. Module Size
3. Module Aims
4. Module Description
5. Core Competence and Learning Outcomes
6. Content Outline
7. Guidance (delivery methods, resources required, assessment methods)
It is considered that the contents of the following modules are the essential organic aspects of a level 3 course in Agriculture in Mediterranean countries. For a level 3 course additional modules would be needed to build up a course of 6, 12 or 18 modules in the areas that interest the learner.
Target group Trainers and educational institutions
To investigate the training needs, in terms of required skills and qualifications of the targeted user groups, a series of consultation meetings were planned during the first months of our project. These meetings were held during March of 2010 one in each of the partner countries: Turkey, Spain and Greece.
The local partners in each country organised the meetings inviting agricultural experts that would later serve as candidate advisors for farmers on Organic Agriculture topics. In these meetings, participants were asked to list short, skills based courses, that they considered important to farmers/students to meet their immediate needs. All added additional areas for training and education; a preliminary list of example competences was greatly expanded to include those considered important to local circumstances.
The final result of this process was the “Organic.Mednet curriculum“, a list of 12 modules covering the essential aspects of a Level 3 course in organic agriculture in Mediterranean countries. All modules share a standard structure.
Area of application
Product Languages English