This section and sub-pages of different countries present the material and outcomes of the project Conventus – Learning System for Cooperatives.
The learning system is based on need analysis (D2_Conventus_GapAnalysisReport, pdf), exchange of experiences, group processes (D4.1 and 4.2 Comp_2014_Group process development and education project partner group_pilot group, pdf) and pilot projects during the project.
Please check our Catalog (D6.2_Conventus_Catalogue_Jan2014, pdf) for general guidelines on how to approach the learning system and how to use different materials and exercises in order to educate cooperatives, their members and managers and also co-operators to be. The emphasis is on business skills but also on cooperative idea and principles. Cooperation is seen as a positive competitive factor for business. Learning approach is based on group process method and co-operational learning is recommended.
Catalogue’s structure follows the learning system, so there are five modules presented. Concerning each module there is:
1. General description
2. Learning outcomes (knowledge/attitudes, skills/useful tools)
3. Target groups
4. List of material in each language (English, Icelandic, Swedish, Italian, Polish and Finnish)
Approach to be used is group process method Four Field Model, which is presented in module 5. On this
basis the catalogue serves also as a teacher’s guide, and e.g. in Finnish section there is a teacher’s guide
booklet on co-operational learning for employee owned cooperatives. Chapter 7 lists other public outcomes of the project.
General instruction how to access materials:
The learning system is available in different languages (Finnish, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Icelandic,
English) on https://openmoodle.eoppimispalvelut.fi
We recommend you to subscribe to the OpenMoodle learning environment, for enabling customized access to courses you wish to utilise. Anyway, materials can be explored even without subscription.
For testing the environment, a general user ID can be used.
User id (for non-editing teacher role) is: catalog
On OpenMoodle, you will get a list of available courses based on your user ID access, or you can search “Conventus” to get a full list of courses, or select a course you wish to explore from the list below. Part of the courses and modules may require completing of the learning quiz before access to next level (next Module). If you wish to customize your access level (after subscription), please (re)check your account user role by sending email to email@example.com.
Direct links to courses on OpenMoodle: