Discription Of Partner

GIPFAR is the regional level of a vocational training network for adults in Brittany, west of France. GIPFAR is a training centre specialized in trainers training and research development.
It is a Public institution established in January 2003, which is related to the Greta training network.
The Greta network has 12 local training agencies in Brittany, around 250 permanent trainers and 700 stand-in trainers.

The assignments of the training engineering center Gipfar are:
- Trainers training, (professional trainers and occasional teachers and trainers)
- Engineering (Training and pedagogical design course and organisation)
- Research and development, pedagogical innovation, training material and tools,
- Consulting (training needs analysis, development of skills within organizations, ICT based training,...)
- Counsellors in companies on adult training

GIP-FAR also offer a service of Validation of acquired vocational skills on over 700 diplomas from the National Education Ministry.

The public of the GIP-FAR training : trainers, teachers, tutors and other actors of continuous training, professionals of human resources and director of training department, training officers or managers.


Presentation Grid for the sharing of the training set-up of each partner

Best practice presented by GIP-FAR, Rennes, France





Trainers, teachers confronted to a lack of autonomy of their students or wishing to develop the autonomy of their learners.

The method address teachers and coordinators, managers of training set-up and training staff


Developing the autonomy of the learners in a training

3.Developed skills

Learning to learn skills, self learning and autonomy  (KS5)

4.Training methods
and means

The method propose to develop learners autonomy through 3 different axes:

  1. Developing the learners’ capacity by implementing specific preparation training modules (cognitive, methodological, socializing, exploration of the learning environment…)
  2. Developing a specific posture of trainers / teachers in order to facilitate and develop the autonomy of their learners.
    This posture requires a better ‘reading’ of learner autonomy and of its indicators.
    It requires the teacher to adapt his posture in his interactions with learners focusing on his positioning of a facilitator of learning in learner-driven training paths. It is one of the most important axes.
  3. Adapting the organization to facilitate learners’ autonomy.
    At each stage of the learner’s training path, from reception, initial diagnostic testing to the final evaluation and his social integration, the training organisation need to consider globally the learner, his environment and his project, and propose time space for regulation and exchange involving the learner in a position to drive his learning.

The GIP-FAR propose to the staff of training centres a 4 days program with experimentation periods between the 2th and the 3rd and between the 3rd and 4th day:

-          2 days on the basics of the understanding of the autonomy and the posture of the trainer/teacher. After this first 2 days, teachers can start to experiment new postures and practices.

-          1 day of regulation and sharing of experimentation of the trainers and then a collective work on the training organisation

-          1 day for the evaluation of the organisation with all the staff and improvement of the practices.

5.Sources and authors work which the practice is based on

-          Constructivist pedagogy, steps of learning, Jean Piaget

-          Non directivity, Carl Rogers

-          Self-efficacy, by Alfred Bandura

-          Proximal area of development by Wytgovski

-          Interview of clearing up by Pierre Vermersch

-          Autonomy and learning, Gerard Hommage

-          Support/backing up and off Jerome Bruner

and difficulties which the practices is solving

-          Lack of autonomy of the students

-          Difficulty for the teachers to manage the heterogeneity of the group

-          Difficulty for the teachers to implement individualisation of the learnings

new challenge


-          Adapting the training program to new training centres according to his means, resources and project.

-          Using the existing training material in the country’s partners particularly the training material used to develop learning to learn skills. These training preparation modules for the learners need to be adapted to the situation of each training centres.

- Presentation Best Practice France-Gipfar

- Grid Autonomy

Minutes Of The Conference

Agenda of the seminar
Grundtvig « Key Skills at the workplace »
Rennes, France, 18-19 April 2013
Tuesday, 18th of April, 2013

9:00 Welcome to all partners at the GIP-FAR, coffee time
9:30 Introduction to the seminar, the key skills framework Interactive round table
10:00 Presentation of the education and adult training system in France and the development of key skills for adults
10:30 Group workshop by country
- Introducing the initial system and adult system in each country
- Identifying the practices in each partner organisation
11:30 Learning game on transmission and learning
12:15 Meal break
13:45 Intercultural Workshop on learner autonomy
14:30 Work on the competences related to Iearner’s autonomy
15:00 Identification of the levers and means for the development of the autonomy of learners. Perspective on future team work.
16 :15
Evaluation of the work day
Introduction the next day visit
16:30 Workshop on partnership project website
17:15 End of work
18:30 Optional: Visit of the city center of Rennes, English speaking guide from the Tourist Office
20:30 Optional: Group dinner in the restaurant “La fabrique” of Rennes

Agenda of the seminar
Grundtvig « Key Skills at the workplace »
Friday, 19th of April, 2013

8:15 AM RDV at the train station for the bus to the city of « Redon » Departure of the bus at 8h30, from the station
9:30 Arrival at the city of Redon,
Welcome at the Greta training center, coffee time
10:00 Introduction of Philippe Beuchot head of the “Lycée” / secondary School Beaumont
10:30 Introduction to the training set-up of the training agency of Redon,Greta of East-Brittany.
Introduction of the training practices and team work of the agency related to the learners autonomy.
Interview of the trainers, the coordinator and the counsellor of the agency, translation
Questions and answers with partners and participants
12:30 Meal break at the Lycée Beaumont
15:00 Return to Rennes by bus,
Arrival at the train station at 16:00 -16:30
16:30 End of seminar
16:30 Option : Visit of the “champs libres”, cultural center of Rennes
Possible Visits : Planetarium, Museum of Brittany, Museum of earth, exhibitions

- Agenda Seminar Rennes 18-19 April 2013

From The Meeting

- Presentation Key Skills Training REDON April 2013

- Presentation CC Projet Eval-en

- Presentation System Educatif fr-en

- Liste Participant 18 04 Séminaire France

- Gip Far Coeur Historique le 18 04 2013

- Key Skills at the Workplace Evaluation of the Seminar of Rennes

- In The Press