THE PROJECT


Background

Since the end of the e-PPR project (a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership led by Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service between Sep-14 and Aug-16), most of the enquiries that the partners received were from schools asking for further training on other emergencies than those included in the e-PPR e-learning platform (www.e-ppr.eu) . This is the reason why the partners of the e-PPR project decided to carry out, between Oct-17 and Jan-18, a transnational study to assess the training needs of school teachers and students on the emergencies most likely to occur in EU schools. In total, 677 school teachers from six EU countries (Denmark, Estonia, Romania, United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania) participated in this study. Results showed that 22.36% of the teachers and 33.37% of the students have not been trained at all. For 41.46% of the teachers and 47.19% of the students who were trained, the training was “not enough” because it was limited to evacuation in case of fire (87.75% teachers, 94.18% students) and it was too short (less than 3 hours for 62.53% of the teachers, and less than 1 hour for 58.43% of the students). The emergency areas where more training is demanded are: first aid, fire, terrorist threat, earthquake and toxic cloud.



Objective

In this context, in order to respond to the identified training needs of primary and secondary school teachers and students across the EU, the objective of the project is to develop the first e-learning platform for primary and secondary school teachers and students on how to respond to the emergencies most likely to occur in EU schools: first aid, fire, terrorist threat, earthquake and toxic cloud.



Activities

ACTIVITY 1: DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSLATION (October 2018 to August 2019)

The development of the e-learning platform has been distributed according to each partner's expertise:

The partners from the emergency sector (three fire and rescue services and one civil protection division) will develop the online training for teachers on how to respond to the five emergencies listed above, including the video tutorials and the online tools to assess the learning outcomes. The partners from the education sector will develop the online toolkits for teachers to train primary and secondary school students on each of the five emergencies listed above.

Once the first development is completed, the partners will translate it from English into Danish, Spanish, Estonian and Lithuanian in order to get ready for the next project activity: the testing.


ACTIVITY 2: TESTING (September to December 2019)

In order to evaluate how effective is the e-learning platform in delivering the target learning outcomes, a validation will be carried out in 4 pilots (Denmark, Spain, Estonia and Lithuania). 4 teachers and 60 students will participate in each pilot so 16 teachers and 240 students (120 from primary school and 120 from secondary school) in total.

The teachers will first complete the online training courses and afterwards, using the online toolkits (set of methods, tools and handouts), will put in practice what they have learnt by developing and implementing a lesson plan to train their students on the five emergencies listed above.


ACTIVITY 3: IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSLATION (January to July 2020)

The partners will evaluate the results from the testing and define the necessary improvements to ensure that the e-learning platform answers the needs of teachers and students. During the next months, the partners will implement these improvements.

Once the improvement is completed, the partners will translate the final version from English into Danish, Spanish, Estonian and Lithuanian.


ACTIVITY 4: PUBLICATION (August 2020)

The e-learning platform will be published in five languages (English, Danish, Spanish, Estonian and Lithuanian) in August 2020.


ACTIVITY 5: MULTIPLIER EVENTS (August and September 2020)

The project partners will organise several events in all the countries represented in the project to present the e-learning platform to teachers and other stakeholders.



Results

The main project result will be the first e-learning platform for primary and secondary school teachers and students on how to respond to the emergencies most likely to occur in EU schools: first aid, fire, terrorist threat, earthquake and toxic cloud.

The e-learning platform will be accessible from computers, tablets and smartphones. The platform will be available in 5 languages (English, Danish, Spanish, Estonian and Lithuanian) and it will contain 5 modules, one for each of the emergencies for which more training is demanded according to the transnational study carried out by the partners of the e-PPR project.


MODULE 1: FIRST AID. This module will include:

a) Online training course for teachers on first aid, including video tutorials.

b) Online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online training course and produce a certificate with the description of the learning outcomes that teachers could add to their European Skills Passport.

c) Online toolkit (set of methods, tools and handouts) for teachers to train primary school children on first aid.

d) Online toolkit for teachers to train secondary school students on first aid.


MODULE 2: FIRE. This module will include:

a) Online training course for teachers on how to respond in case of fire, including video tutorials.

b) Online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online training course and produce a certificate with the description of the learning outcomes that teachers could add to their European Skills Passport.

c) Online toolkit (set of methods, tools and handouts) for teachers to train primary school children on how to respond in case of fire.

d) Online toolkit for teachers to train secondary school students on how to respond in case of fire.


MODULE 3: TERRORIST THREAT. This module will include:

a) Online training course for teachers on how to respond in case of terrorist threat, including video tutorials.

b) Online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online training course and produce a certificate with the description of the learning outcomes that teachers could add to their European Skills Passport.

c) Online toolkit (set of methods, tools and handouts) for teachers to train primary school children on how to respond in case of terrorist threat.

d) Online toolkit for teachers to train secondary school students on how to respond in case of terrorist threat.


MODULE 4: EARTHQUAKE. This module will include:

a) Online training course for teachers on how to respond in case of an earthquake, including video tutorials.

b) Online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online training course and produce a certificate with the description of the learning outcomes that teachers could add to their European Skills Passport.

c) Online toolkit (set of methods, tools and handouts) for teachers to train primary school children on how to respond in case of an earthquake.

d) Online toolkit for teachers to train secondary school students on how to respond in case of an earthquake.


MODULE 5: TOXIC CLOUD. This module will include:

a) Online training course for teachers on how to respond in case of a toxic cloud, including video tutorials.

b) Online tool to assess the learning outcomes from the online training course and produce a certificate with the description of the learning outcomes that teachers could add to their European Skills Passport.

c) Online toolkit (set of methods, tools and handouts) for teachers to train primary school children on how to respond in case of a toxic cloud.

d) Online toolkit for teachers to train secondary school students on how to respond in case of a toxic cloud.


The e-learning platform will also include an online forum and connection with social networks so teachers across the EU can share their experiences and support each other.