Digital Native NEET - Pathways to Skill Development
The HANGOUT project aims to re-engage NEETs and marginalised young people into education by developing innovative, non-formal learning programmes that attract even the most reluctant learners and set them on their path to fulfilment and inclusion. To achieve this, the HANG OUT consortium will work with adult and community educators who are at the front-line of second-chance education and provide them with essential continuous professional development training. This training will support them to deliver digital media skills training to NEETs as a means of re-engaging them in mainstream education, as well as their pedagogic skills to integrate embedded learning, challenge-based learning, digital tools and social media into their teaching practice. Through building their digital competences, adult educators will be better equipped to engage NEETs remotely, thereby overcoming several barriers to classroom-based participation by providing them access to an online site of interactive and engaging digital resources.
The HANGOUT Continuous Professional Development Programme for Adult Educators will support these professionals to deliver digital media skills training to NEETs. The emphasis is on developing their digital skills and competences, so they feel comfortable delivering the 60 seconds on, 60 minutes on curriculum.
This Programme includes:
The Project Result 2 will consist of 12 WebQuests that will support NEETs and young adults to develop digital media content and give them a voice concerning prevalent topics that need to be addressed across Europe.
Through 6 of these WebQuests, learners will be supported to produce a 60 second TikTok video about one of the following topics: Mental health awareness, Drug/Alcohol use, Sexual health, Sexual orientation, Social anxiety, Peer pressure.
Through the other set of 6 WebQuests, learners will be supported to publish a 60-minute-long podcast on the following topics:
Social media and mental health, Climate change and climate anxiety, Money worries – financial literacy, Employment prospects after a pandemic, Physical health and obesity in Europe, Body image and self-confidence.
The MOOC platform will provide access to gamified online modules of the CPD programme and the WebQuest resources. For each of the gamified modules, there will be a self-assessment quiz. Young adults will be able to upload their 60-second video or 60-minute podcast to add it to the library of digital media created by young adults and NEETs across Europe.
The HANGOUT project consists of 5 partners from 7 EU countries – Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, and Cyprus.
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