Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, Key Action 2 Cooperation Partnerships: 2021-1-ES02-KA220-YOU-000029217
The LEVEL UP project stems from the need to prioritise digital transformation through new models of cooperation and learning by creating online and face-to-face activities that give young people the opportunity to experience modular learning in order to increase their resourcefulness and employability.
The Covid-19 crisis has made it evident and necessary to rethink all aspects of society, and especially education. With the use of the internet and digital devices, learning has become more specific and personal.
Formal education has been slow to assimilate the changes, failing to keep up with the constant technological innovation and changes reflected in the labour market. There is a clear gap between the learning needs of young 'digital natives' and traditional education programmes that suffer from a lack of flexibility and active student participation.
There is a need to promote a different approach to learning, one that considers the integration of e-learning and face-to-face learning, structured in training modules, that help young people to be more aware, motivating them to use new technologies in a rational way and accompanying them in a process of constant growth.
The LEVEL UP project aims to:
- Developing new non-formal education strategies by combining online and face-to-face learning
- Creating innovative resources for competence development, based on modular learning
- Creating access to free, flexible and mentored training for competence development, encouraging the participation of young people with fewer opportunities
- Accompanying young people to develop transversal skills that increase their initiative and employability
- Supporting young people to understand and appreciate their strengths through realistic, motivating and useful learning paths
The project foresees the development of two main outcomes:
IO1. E-learning course for young people structured in training modules (mini MOOCs) that can be complemented with in-presence activities.
The course aims to support the development of transversal competences of young people that can foster their initiative and employability. The modular structure of the course aims to facilitate the development of skills in a gradual way, helping young people to become more aware and responsible for their learning.
IO2. A guide for youth workers on e-learning and integrated methodologies, innovative in terms of both content and structure, favouring the creation of pathways for the development of young people's competences, through digital tools and the safe use of the internet.
The international consortium is composed by organisations with experience in the field of non-formal education and digital education: CAZALLA Intercultural (Spain), Replay Network aps (Italy), E-SQUARE (France) e SPSCH Pardubice (Czech Republic)
24 months, between 1st November 2021 and 31st October 2023.