The “Show your own gold – a European Concept to Visualize and Reflect One’s Vocational Biography Using Digital Media” project is developing a model of intervention for vocational preparation based on helping young people use digital media to construct their vocational biographies. The project is developing an on-line environment which young people can use to showcase the competences they have acquired both formally and informally throughout their lives. The skills they need to construct this digital narrative will be developed through a modular programme of teaching and learning activities in each country supported by a training the trainer programme in order that other organisations can deliver the same opportunities.
The project aims to develop a European concept for consultancy, including course design and its’ application, in order to enable young, unemployed people to display their ‘vocational biography’. It intends to encourage self-awareness of young people, fostering competencies for approaching the labour market. This is realized by producing a digital narrative for learning using digital media, to be provided online, visualizing the learning history of the past, vocational and educational experiences, informally and formally acquired skills. Within the framework of the project, both a digital narrative for learning as well as the consultancy offered for the participants of vocational preparation will be developed in the form of a scientifically accompanied series of workshops. The workshops will be developed and realized with young people in the 6 countries and evaluated.
The project intends to make young unemployed people set up, reflect and visualize their individual vocational and educational biography, actively producing a digital narrative for learning, available on a Web-based multimedia environment. Formally and informally acquired skills and competencies are visualized using a particular type of online portfolio developed in the project (by the partner PONTYDYSGU LTD). Within the framework of the project, both the Web-based multimedia environment as well as the consultancy of young people will be developed in the form of an accompanied series of workshops offered in each of the participating countries.
You find more details on the project's website: http://www.trainingforgold.eu
Funded by the European Commission, ERASMUS+, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, ref. 2014-1-DE02-KA202-001430