The EU-Team is excited about the start of a new 2-year project tackling intentional misinformation in digital technologies through critical thinking skills and media literacy.
Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need the critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly when using online sources and social media. Media literacy is crucial for sustaining democracy by knowing which information sources to trust and which media are trustworthy.
This is where the project comes in – we want to develop tools to support trainers and tutors working with (disadvantaged) young adults, in order to increase their media literacy, critical thinking and digital competences with the aim to raise their awareness of the phenomenon and to prepare them to take more activiely part in decision making processes and, last but not least, in a democracy.
During the last week of June, BUPNET and blinc helped a group of migrants to create their own radio show. The radio show was created in cooperation with VHS Göttingen and StadtRadio Göttingen.
The participants were German language learners who have left their countries of origin for different reasons. To combine these two aspects, they have chosen the topic “Flucht und Bildung” (“flight and education”) for their radio show. During the week they developed the interviews, reports and music they wanted to share during the show. Continue reading
The EELLSS consortium will organise a final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event will bring together all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects. The event will take place in the German partner school Wilhelmsgymnasium on day 1 and in the premises of the Landkreis Kassel on day 2. We will organise a fair where partner school will present their learning projects and findings. We will soon publish the agenda here.
Exernal guests are very much welcome!
“Storytelling is understood to be live oral telling of stories, engaging directly with listeners to create a shared experience. Storying … is one of the most fundamental ways of making meaning and thus pervades all aspects of learning, regardless of age.” (M. Hamilton and M. Weiss, 2005)
The LISTEN team has launched a survey about storytelling as method in education, especially for working with refugees and other involuntary migrants. Your answers will help us to define the needs of educators and care takers as a basis for our work in this project. Find the survey in all partner languages here.
During the final conference of the SASSI project, held on 18 May and hosted by Drenthe College in Meppel, two organizations have been awarded the SASSI award. These are: Leer Werk Centrum from the Netherlands and Vzdelávací inštitút COOP from Slovakia. Both showed their strong commitment in applying workforce development initiatives for older workers.
The SASSI consortium is organising its final conference which will take place on May18th, 2017, in Drenthe College, Drenthe, Netherlands.
The SASSI partners will introduce the SASSI methodology of providing age-sensitive training and professional development for updating and upskilling the ageing workforce and will present the results of the piloting phase during which all partners have implemented the SASSI methodology in their training or corporate contexts.
Find the conference programme here.
The EELLSS team is inviting European school students (14-19 years old) to submit projects, concepts or ideas on practical and problem based soil projects in European schools. You can describe a project that has already been carried out or is still in the planning process. You can also describe a concept or idea that could potentially be carried out if you had the chance to do so.
In any case, you should: Continue reading
We have announced the SASSI award for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce in our last post – actually the award is still open for submissions!
In addition, you can not only apply for the SASSI award but use the same type of information for applying for the SASSI label. The SASSI label is given to those organisations that have implemented age-responsive strategies for their mature employees. So you can actually catch two birds with one stone – take part in the award and maybe win a trip to the Netherland and get the SASSI label. Read more about it our fourth Please also read our newsletter.