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Equipping actors in forestry training with digital learning skills

Hybrid learning concepts and tools in forestry education

The objective of the ERASMUS+ project FOREE is to develop a Train-the-Trainer course (ToT) and MOOC on blended learning models to transform European forestry education from purely classroom-based courses to a flexible hybrid education system through the complementary use of digital learning concepts, tools and platforms and their broad application in adult forestry training courses.

European lighthouse project
  • for the promotion of teaching(er) competence for hybrid knowledge transfer in forestry education and training
  • Content: Train-the-trainer course for teachers and trainers of forestry training institutions on the creation of digital teaching content and its use in practical knowledge transfer.
  • Aim: Attractiveness of the forestry teaching profession (obsolescence in all partner countries), knowledge transfer to “new”/offer forest owners for active forest management.
  • Project development by Holzcluster Steiermark based on results from Rosewood4.0
The trainers and educators through FOREE project will
  • improve their own knowledge base on eDidactics, blended learning models, digital tools and platforms
  • develop a joint approach for hybrid courses due their lack of e-didactic skills, missing knowledge on supporting technology and digital content creation
  • prepare the basis for a future-oriented, flexible and attractive multi-modal learning environment that will boost the attractiveness of jobs in forestry education for a younger generation,
  • exchange skills and experiences related to digital teaching between education centers and across borders,
  • exploit the interactivity and rapid loops of learning, tracking, feedback and course optimization provided by use of technology.
  • Fast Pichl (Landeskammer für Land und Forstwirtschaft in der Steiermark), Austria
  • Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz in Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany
  • Luua Metsanduskool, Estonia
  • Università degli studi di Padova, Italy
  • Holzcluster Steiermark (Austria)
Key data

Project consortium
The consortium includes 5 partners from 4 European countries. Holzcluster Steiermark GmbH is the coordinator.

Project duration
1.12.2022 – 31.5.2025

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Budget: EUR 400.000
Co-financed by ERASMUS+.

“This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

Projektnummer: 2022-1-AT01-KA220-VET-000089296


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