Training method

The MECCA project developed and validated an innovative new learning environment that utilizes a new active learning pedagogical methodology, in a new competence transfer model by combining on-site training, e-learning, instructional video on demand solutions, high quality videoconferencing. Activity Based Training (ABT) focuses on delivering theoretical content just in front of the practical training tasks, linking directly theory and practice according to the industrial production path of an object. ABT create relevance and motivate the student. By using such a model in combination with the technical video solutions, it is possible to transfer education, competence and know-how on a just-in-time on-the-job basis in a lifelong learning perspective.

ABT courses are structured in a number of job orders, each containing a number of job packages, that improve knowledge and competence transfer according to a just-in-time on-the-job production workflow approach. The results from the MECCA projects demonstrated that students, who usually are not interested in theoretical explanations, started to request more theoretical training in their education. This is quite extraordinary and demonstrates that the principles of delivering the theory just-in-front of practical training and according to the production line are important.

Coordinated use of highly focused industrial instructional video: They demonstrate how to do and (even more important) how not to do various manufacturing techniques. They may serve as a staring point for discussions.


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