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What we do

Mu.SA project will produce a range of innovative outcomes, including European profiles of emerging job roles in museums that will serve as a common reference at European level, staged VET methodology based on learning outcomes, policies and tools for assessment and validation of non-formal / informal learning, modular VET curricula that dynamically combine training modules for digital and transversal competences, contribution to a European standard for learning outcomes, a European specialization course that combines e-learning, face to face instruction and work place learning, a MOOC for acquiring the basic competences and European communities of practice, which engage in open dialogue and sustainable peer learning through an online platform. European instruments (EQF, ECVET and EQAVET) will be applied improving transparency and recognition of qualifications, validation of non-formal and informal learning and lifelong guidance. Job role profiles will be mapped to ESCO and eCF, and after their evaluation to NQFs of the participating countries.

The project will produce a multitude of diverse outputs and outcomes, printed and online, tangible and intangible, including reports, methodologies and policies, VET curricula, standards, digital content and tools, courses, publications, events and communities. More specifically:

  • Reports: Report on the Museum Sector skills supply and demand and training offers at national (for 3 participating countries) and European level, Emerging job role profiles for museum professionals, evaluation report, exploitation plan listing the main outcomes and possible exploitation roadmaps.

  • Methodologies and policies: Methodology and Handbooks based on learning outcomes and principles of adult education for realizing modular high-quality VET curricula in the Museum sector, new approaches to education and competence development that capitalize on the full potential of various learning settings, procedures to validate the non-formal, informal and prior learning in the museum sector, policies for mapping VET curricula to EQF and NQFs of the participating countries.

  • Standards: application of ECVET to facilitate recognition of learning and mobility, quality assurance in the VET curriculum using EQAVET, contribution to a European standard for learning outcomes and to ESCO, adoption of eCF, mapping VET curricula to EQF and NQFs of the participating countries.

  • VET curricula: Competence based modular VET curricula for the job role profiles

  • Digital content: Digital OERs that support the acquisition of more than 30 digital competences, such as application development, component integration, testing, solution deployment, as well as transversal competences, such as innovating, communication, entrepreneurship, user support, business plan development, product service planning, etc

  • Courses: A MOOC for acquiring the basic competences of job role profiles will be made available to all museum professionals in Europe and worldwide and a Specialization Training Course including e-learning and face-to-face lectures and a work based learning phase.

  • Up-skilling more than 700 museum professionals enrolled in the MOOC and at least 75 museum professionals participating in the Specialization Course.

  • Online tools: Online training and collaboration platform that stimulates sharing and exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices, and provides community support even beyond the lifetime of the project.

  • Dissemination materials in all major European languages, the project web site, scientific publications, white papers and a book summarizing the outcomes of the project.

  • A European conference (at least 100 participants) to sustain the dialogue among museum sector stakeholders regarding emerging job roles, skills shortage, training needs, employability etc.; awareness raising, promotion and exploitation events in all participating countries (in total 300 participants per country)

  • National sector alliances, including learners, museums, VET organizations and other stakeholders and communities of practice that ensure sustainability of results beyond the lifetime of the project.

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