Training toolkit enabling youth workers to deliver digital skill enhancement workshops
The training toolkit will be a ready tool which can be used by youth workers, and generally educators, to enhance their competencies in providing workshops to young people (16 -24 of age), allowing them to develop their 21st century work skills, by building up a specific set of digital skills. The toolkit will provide instructions on how to hold a workshop for young people, provide theory and research-based facts on the work related to digital enhancement needs, as well as ready-to-use workshop scenarios. The workshop scenarios will be developed based on non-formal learning principals however all scenarios can be also used by educators in formal educational settings.
In comparison to other publications, which include a set of instructions and scenarios on how to enhance the digital skills of young people, we want to create a publication which fulfills the following three objectives, making it a coherent training guide taking into consideration not only the needs of the beneficiaries, the young people, but also of the trainers themselves, the youth workers.
It is in line with research findings (IO1): the training materials provided are based on the needs voiced by all stakeholders as well as the latest research findings and especially skills identified in the P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning.
Provides instructions to youth workers on how to build up the competencies identified in the competence framework (IO2) .
Allows them to collaborate with this website, where online materials can be found, which can be used during workshops. Moreover, it allows youth workers to interact with the platform and upload their own examples of workshops to it.
The publication will be published here with links provided on all partners web- and facebook pages, from where it can be easily downloaded allowing for online access (e.g. EPUB format) and print – format (pdf). Moreover, even the publications will be aimed to support a specific target group, youth workers and the young people they work with (16-24 of age); guidelines will be provided on how to change certain workshop scenarios to also make them appealing for other age groups. Therefore, a transfer to other age groups will be established as well as the possibility to use it in formal educational settings.