FoSaMed – Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean

WP3

Training of Teachers (ToT)

The main aim of this WP and the focus of the whole project is to build capacities, to improve scientific and technical knowledge and to be able to transfer it to the labour market.

The ToT is developed through online modules and webinars in addition to an on-site Lab Training which took place in July 2022. Moreover, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is being designed to engage local stakeholders and citizens on Food Safety in Morocco, with the joint participation of European and Moroccan teachers.

The main purposes are: identification and transference of the best teaching practices; improvement of learning processes; analyse the technological and methodological framework; implementation of international teaching methodologies; upgrade of technical skills; share of knowledge on Food Safety between EU and Moroccan HEI partners.

32 Moroccan professors (8 from each local university) are involved in the training for the technical and the methodological upgrading. The more active and participative ones will be involved in the implementation of the Master frontal lessons.

1️⃣ The first webinar of the Training of Teacher, entitled “Mediterranean Diet: pattern and adherence“, was held on the 16th March 2022. The agenda is available here

2️⃣ The second webinar on e-Learning and Open Education was held on the 13th April 2022. In the agenda you can find suggested readings and useful links in addition to the programme of the session.

3️⃣ The third webinar on Food Waste Valorisation was held on the 30th May 2022. The agenda is available here

In addition to those webinars, two face-to-face trainings were held at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the University of Évora (Portugal) in July 2022.

According to the needs assessed and the feedback on the studying of the individual online materials, about 30 Moroccan teachers from the four partner institutions of the project (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan-II, Université IBN Tofail, Ecole Nationale D’Agriculture de Meknes and Université Mohammed Premier – Oujda) exchanged their teaching and learning methodologies and upgraded their technical skills through on-site lessons and lab activities with EU colleagues, from both UEVORA and UB.

Indeed, the main objective of this task is to build capacities, to improve scientific and technical knowledge and to be able to transfer it to the labor market.

Workshop I, entitled “Techniques in Food Safety” was held at the University of Barcelona, Campus de l’Alimentació de Torribera, from July 18-22, 2022. Find out more on the agenda and the list of teachers.

Workshop II was held at the University of Evora from July 25 to 29, 2022.

The activity aimed at the acquisition of new teaching methodologies and the improvement of pedagogical techniques in laboratory context, specifically in the area of food safety. The acquired skills will be  applied within the framework of the implementation of the new Master in Food Safety starting from this academic year, in Moroccan universities. Find out more on the agenda and the list of teachers.

Deliverables

D3.1 Best teaching practices manual/guidelines

D3.2 32 trained Moroccan teachers

D3.3 MOOC ready and online

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This project has been funded with support from the European Union. This website reflects the view only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project number is 618518-EPP-T-2020-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP