information appears to be undeniably at a hand. However, there is a subtle but sensible difference between surfing on the web casually but, thanks to serendipity, finding useful information, and looking for some piece of information intentionally, devoting time, effort, concentration to reach a specific goal. And it is not only a matter of staying focused, or being motivated to learn something or to learn to do something. It is a matter of knowing exactly what to ask for, and how to ask for it. A relevant lack in basic skills such as vocabulary, reading comprehension, logical reasoning and numeracy often represents an obstacle to a proficient use of the huge quantity of information available in the net.
LIBE project - Supporting Lifelong Learning with Inquiry Based Education, funded within the Lifelong Learning Programme by the European Commission (ref. no.: 543058-LLP-1-2013-1-ITKA3-KA3MP), aims at offering young adults (16-24 years old) with low levels of education a set of personalized e-learning courses on transversal competences, i.e. literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments, in four languages (English, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese). LIBE courses are composed of 32 Multimedia Presentations and 125 Learning Objects.
This e-booklet presents the learning goals, the structure, the pedagogical approach and the assessment tools designed to rebuild transversal skills with ICT. Its aim is to offer, to teachers, educators, and professionals working with low achievers, the highlights from the work carried out in LIBE project in order to facilitate the integration process into society and labour market of young adults in Europe.