The project will start with a needs assessment of teachers/trainers and learners in terms of LGBT+ teaching and learning practice, this will identify the specific needs in the participating counties.
National and international policies and guidelines will also be explored by the project and taken into account when developing the learning/teaching resources and the online MOOC course.
The MOOC is an innovative training model using based on the Papadopoulos (2014) model for “Culturally Competent Compassion” (CCC). The module provides a logical and easy to follow structure based on its four constructs "Culturally Aware and Compassionate Learning", "Culturally Knowledgeable and Compassionate Learning", "Culturally Sensitive and Compassionate Learning", "Culturally Competent and Compassionate Learning".
For each construct a learning/teaching tool will be created, organised in user friendly form with links to additional resources, you tube videos, animations and quizzes and posted on the project learning platform in the form of easy to navigate course, available in all partners’ languages. This approach will create permanent open leaning resources. On the other hand, the learning tools and resources will be used in the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Due to the nature of this innovative pedagogical approach of co-learning through co-creation, based on digital integration of learning. The duration of the availability of the course is limited during the lifetime of the project.
The permanent availability of the resources created for the MOOC will enable institutions to create their own MOOCs in the future.
The MOOC will be piloted with a minimum of 30 participants during the facilitator training (C1). The MOOC will be delivered to 140 participants, specifically recruited by the partner organisations. It will naturally opened to anybody across the globe who wishes to subscribe to it, however, a cap of 600 participants will apply.