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Author(s): Homem, Paula Menino
Pinto, Maria Manuela Gomes de Azevedo
Title: Challenges in educating museum professionals for The 21st century: the MU.SA - Museum Sector Alliance Project
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: This paper aims to present the Mu.SA - Museum Sector Alliance project, funded by the EuropeanCommission, more specifically by the Erasmus+ Program and the Key Action 2 (Cooperation forInnovation and Good Practice Exchange), which supports the Sector Competences Alliances (575907-EPP-1-2016- 1-EL-EPPKA2-SSA).Building on the results of a previous project (eCult Skills_2013-15), funded by the Lifelong LearningProgram, weaknesses in the museum sector were identified at the level of digital and transversalcompetences. The Mu.SA project intended to contribute to the mitigation of these fragilities, in order toempower museum professionals, as well as those who aspire to be, to better face the challenges ofInformation and Communication Technologies and to enhance their museums and Society bypromoting their development and sustainability, building on larger and stronger synergies betweendifferent sectors of education, training and youth, for the better articulated interaction betweenresearch, policies and practices and for the best use of references for recognition and validation ofcompetences and qualifications.Thus, based on the identification and characterization of a set of emerging professional profiles andrespective competences, the Mu.SA - Museum Sector Alliance aimed at, and has been, developing anOpen Educational Resources repository to support individual equipping in more than forty digital andtransversal competences. These duly structured resources are offered in different formats ofeducation and training courses: a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), certified and of a genericand introductory nature; and a Specialization Course, credited and structured considering e-learning,face-to-face and work-based learning contexts.The legitimate and reasoned expectation of building communities of practice will also contribute toensuring the sustainability of the results, beyond the duration of the project. Among the other positiveexpected results, at the level of those more or less directly involved in its activities, there may be anincrease in the spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship, a more active participation in Society, a greatercapacity for understanding, respect and response.
Source: ICERI2019 Proceedings: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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