On November 8. and 9. the BADGES consortium met for the first time in Kassel.
BADGES sets out to develop a learning and validation approach for cultural and heritage sites that leads to the award of digital badges to visitors who participate in specific learning activities offered by the sites.
The consortium unites heritage sites and public institutions who wish to make additional offers to their visitors, public relations agencies and learning concept developers specialised in validation of non-formal and informal learning (VINFL).
The LISTEN survey focused on assessing the status storytelling has among adult educators. It asked for interests and experiences with storytelling applied in educational contexts and expored the learning needs of the target groups addressed. Another topic we asked for was in how far the idea to use radio as medium to give refugees a voice is perceived suitable and attractive to be applied with refugees.
The results show that storytelling is far more wide spread as method of education than one would initially think. Also there is great appreciation and motivation of educators to learn more about the LISTEN approach.
In the early days of March 2016 the IMPACT training course was held in the wonderful premises of the Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologica do Mar in Peniche, which is a branch of the Instituto Polytecnico de Leiria, on the coast of the Atlantic. 25 participants from 10 European countries came together for 5 days to explore the potentials of competence oriented learning in connection with competence validation in their diverse working contexts.
On March 21st the first of four Story Regions Webinars took place.
Guy Tilkin from the Storytelling Castle Alden Biesen in Belgium gave a presentation on what we understand by storytelling and which value it has, not only to stimulate our imagination, but also as vehicle for learning and personal growth.The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the participants. The video has a duration of ca. 45 min.
Einladung zum transnationalen Trainingskurs: “Validierung von Kompetenzen in der Jugend-Freiwilligenarbeit ”
09.-13. Mai 2016
Das Team des Erasmus+ Projektes VALLEY (Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experinces of Youth Volunteering) lädt interessierte FreiwilligenbetreuerInnen/-koordinatorInnen zu einem 5-tägigen internationalen Trainingskurs zum Thema “Validierung von Kompetenzen in der Jugend-Freiwilligenarbeit ” in Timisoara (Rumänien) ein.
Here is our second newsletter that summarises what we learned from professional storytellers about their work and which competences they need to connect people through storytelling.
It is available in German and English.
The PACE project is coming to an end and it will leave as heritage a Community of Practice for European project actors. The Community meets via the PACE interactive learning and community platform, a cloud-based solution which offers project management support tools making full use of multimedia, Social Media and mobile learning.
In the last two years PACE has supported and will keep supporting project managers all over Europe by