This resource aims at familiarisation with the Productive Learning process and concept, confirming the basic characteristics of Productive Learning (learning in real life situations; connecting theory and practice; individualisation of the learning process; connecting general education and vocational orientation) and encouraging reflection among the participating teaching and training professionals. As well as providing a conceptual introduction, dedicated chapters exist for the use of Productive Learning in Vocational Orientation (including a number of methods) and for the use of Productive Learning in Vocational Training (including country-based examples of practice).
Original goals for the PROVE project centred on a transfer of knowledge, experience and resources to allow the Productive Learning process to be transferred from general education to vocational training and to countries where the concept was less well known. This resource acts as a handbook for those using the Productive Learning process for the first time, providing a theoretical introduction to the concept as well as methods, approaches and practical examples. This is a practical resource that is freely accessible online, in English, for which a Creative Commons licensing model has been adopted. The resource might easily support those looking to introduce one or more aspects of Productive Learning into vocational education and training delivery, including in the workplace.