national pilot courses

Co-creative cooperation in culture and heritage

National pilot courses

The national course programmes from the three partners countries can be seen here:


Period and lead partner

The three national pilot courses in Denmark, Finland and Austria took place in  Aug -  Oct 2019.

The lead partner was SKS - The Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland.


Aim and objectives

The aim is to elaborate and assess the curricula guidelines for short national in-service training courses for culture actors engaged in co-creative and cross-sector cooperation. The objectives are:

  • To apply the Curricula Guidelines to design national pilot course programmes
  • To test and evaluate the pilot course programmes
  • To provide ready-to-use formative course packages to be sued in a regional or national contexts.


Frame and content of the courses

The Course design includes descriptions of

  • The main curricula and essentials of the training sessions.
  • The pedagogical approach and certification methods.
  • The QA approach and methods to validate the learning outcome.


The common outline for national pilot courses include:


A. Frame:

The initial 1-day course frame may be extended to a 2-day course or a residential weekend course  by the partners, if they can increase their own financing or manage to get extra national or local funding and sponsor support.


B. Essential content:

The planned learning outcome can include:

  • High level knowledge of the essential features of an empowering co-creative cooperation
  • High level skills to promote the 'transformative potential' and synergetic benefits.
  • High level skills in planning and coordinating new co-creative forms of cooperations.
  • High level skills on how to document and validate co-creation activities to key stakeholders.


C. Pedagogical approach:

Participatory and activity-based methods, integrating theory and shared experience. There will be a blend of lectures, trainers’ presentations, plenary discussions, workshops on case studies, pair work and individual learning. Short presentations on the topic prepared by participants themselves, as well as case studies taken from participants' own experience will be part of the course

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