Educational resources and training
Training, a decisive condition for scaling up
The ecological transition will not take place without an evolution of concepts, institutions, professional cultures, know-how and interpersonal skills: those of elected representatives, local public services, economic actors and civil society, young people, future managers and researchers.
Resource persons capable of accompanying change processes or giving access to the experience of others, popular education facilitators, teachers from primary school to university are indispensable but need to be supported by resource centres and teaching tools. No local transition factory with a massive multi-stakeholder training plan and no massive plan without widely disseminated pedagogical tools.
Identifying, validating, producing, disseminating and implementing a wide range of educational tools is the fourth mode of action of the Factory. These resources must become a common resource, available to all allies, which implies governance ensuring that they benefit everyone and that everyone contributes to them.
The diversity of the themes, beneficiaries and training materials
Training rooted in each territory
Initial and continuing training have everything to gain from being rooted in a precise territorial context. In initial training, the territory is at the same time the support for reflection on society, the economy, the environment and the space for initiative where knowledge can be transformed into commitment [see the summary of the dossier of Monde Pluriel.
Continuing education, even if it concerns general concepts or knowledge, is addressed to actors committed to the territory and they must be able to make the link with the questions they ask themselves and find in the territory the point of application of their new knowledge.
Training of very diverse natures
The diversity of training courses to be offered to territories wishing to embark on a transition process reflects the diversity of the changes to be undertaken. In 2020, we can only give an overview of this diversity and build up an initial database of available training courses by way of illustration. This database will be enriched over the years and the typology will be refined as the "piece by piece" Factory is built up.
Very diverse themes
- la compréhension des territoires;
- global challenges and their local translation: relations between the local and the global
- la gouvernance territoriale ; la gouvernance à multi-niveaux ; le principe de subsidiarité active
- les communautés apprenantes et le cycle de médiation « de l’action à l’action »
- la coproduction du bien public avec les différents acteurs et avec les citoyens
- l élaboration coopérative de projets, la coopération entre acteurs, le capital immatériel des territoires
- the exercise of social and environmental responsibility and the social contract
- la démocratie participative et l’implication des citoyens dans la décision publique
- la gestion de la complexité et l’approche transversale des problèmes
- la promotion des échanges au sein des territoires, les monnaies complémentaires
- les politiques publiques : alimentation, habitat, foncier, mobilité et transports, éducation, urban-rural relations, regional planning, economic development, water, air, biodiversity, waste, tourism, commercial structures, immigration, social cohesion, childhood, old age, security...
- les nouvelles formes d’économie : économie sociale et solidaire, économie circulaire, economy of functionality;
- the evolution of companies and the organisation of work.
- global production chains and their evolution
- recent legislative and legal developments, such as the PACT law or the law on the duty of vigilance
- the tools and methods for consensus building and the emergence of the territory as a collective actor
- l’ingénierie des processus de changement
- education for transversality and a transdisciplinary approach to problems.
Very diverse sources
In this field, the aim of the Factory is to make a "fire of all wood", on the one hand by making an inventory of the educational tools, methods and curricula developed by the allies themselves, on the other hand by inviting the allies to identify the other training courses they are familiar with and which contribute to the transition, and finally by inviting educational and training centres to join the Factory, recognising that the transition of territories is a major target of their activity.
The following sources can also be explored in 2020:
- school and university institutions
- continuing education, in particular the National Training Centre for Territorial Staff (CNFPT)
- popular education and active pedagogy centres.
The ultimate objective of the Factory is to establish contractual links with these different sources in order to benefit from their contributions and, conversely, to rely on these educational institutions to disseminate training courses related to the territorial transition.
The Factory is not by itself a training institution and has no vocation to become one. However, some of its allies do have this vocation.
Three types of training are envisaged, corresponding to skills already existing within the Factory:
- distance learning: open and massive online conferences such as those broadcast on the FUN platform (France universités numérique).
- face-to-face training, with training sessions organised either on a regional or wider scale, regionally or nationally, whenever possible with the support of institutions that have permanent resources - universities, CNFPT, etc.;
- experience capitalisation sessions.
Experience shows that it is the combination of these means, particularly distance learning and face-to-face training, that is to be sought.
Various durations: global training cycle and specialised modules
The fashion is for one-off, specialised training courses, units of value in initial training, distance conferences of 4 to 6 sessions. It is well suited to responding to specific requests. Managing the transition towards sustainable territories requires a set of changes, therefore a structured body of knowledge and experience.
In line with the approach of the Fabrique’s support, we must be able to offer three services in the long term:
- the offer of a three-year training course for local authority executives but available to all stakeholders. A first outline of such a training course has been made by Citego ;
- coordinated training courses on the themes chosen by the territories involved in the transition, the proposal of a training profile being drawn up with the people providing the support;
- self-service training courses with, if possible, the indication of resource persons able to lead the face-to-face component.