WHAT IS OUR TRAINING
“Green, Sustainable and Circular Biking” is the title of our training program aimed at a broad target group of children, adolescents, and adults. The program is articulated in 3 modules:
- Sustainable & circular biking
- Bike repairing
- Bike reuse and safe disposal
The first module, aimed at cycling teachers/coaches, bike workshops and bike clubs’ managers, illustrates how a new circular approach can be pursued in the biking industry and market, and how producers, distributors, and cyclists could contribute to this transition. Some good practices of circularity in the field of kids’ bikes are also demonstrated. This module is available online and some educational materials are provided to cycling teachers/coaches to transfer this knowledge to their students.
The second module on “Bike repairing” is delivered through a hybrid format. Three online learning units are designed to teach bike mechanics to 3 different groups of children (primary, middle, and secondary school). Videos show how to fix broken parts according to the age level of the cyclist. Teachers/Coaches are provided with guidelines to train students, in person, in bike mechanics. These guidelines encompass mechanical skills required per age-group, instructions for tutoring children and adolescents, and pedagogical recommendations.
The third module on “Bike reuse and safe disposal” illustrates how a bike’s end-of-life stage offers the start of a second life. Knowledge is shared on what parts wear out on a bike, which ones are repairable, and when to change them. The learning unit also explores responsible disposal of bikes, partner countries’ regulations on the subject and ecosystems. The online module is meant for late adolescents and adults while the educational materials are provided to cycling teachers/coaches so that they can transfer knowledge to younger students.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The 3 online modules are available on a specific e-learning platform which can be accessed by clicking the blue button below by the end of 2023. A quick registration procedure allows the user to enter the e-learning environment once explicit consent to data treatment has been given. Data is treated in compliance with GDPR and with IBIS privacy policies which can be found on the platform.
Each module envisages an entry and an exit test. This helps users to monitor improvement in their knowledge and skills throughout the course and informs the assessment of project results thanks to an anonymised evaluation.