Transforming progression and learning outcomes for..
Transforming progression and learning outcomes for youth at risk through ICTs, Web 2.0 and Mobile Learning
Start date: Jan 1, 2011,
Every European country has a group of "youth left behind". Across Member States they share the common fact of being disadvantaged, in many cases from the day they were born. These are mainly young people who never entered a formal path of education / come from an immigrant background / live in remote neighbourhoods. Their situation is changing into even more difficult while economic crisis hits Europe. Youth at Risk are now experiencing multiple barriers in accessing the labour market and are now at a high risk of exclusion from EU working society. In the same time there is growing evidence that innovative ICT, Web 2.0 and Mobile tools can enhance the learning delivery for Youth Learners and their engagement into mainstream education. The great strength of such learning tools is their capacity to support informal learning, which provide secure environment for acquiring knowledge and rebuilds confidence among Youth Learners.The Project aims at developing new methods for the use of ICTs, Web 2.0 and Mobile Learning which mainstream education and training providers can adopt to support large numbers of Youth at Risk to improve their capacity to enter the labour market and to progress to further education.The Project will develop:-an ICT Model for Education Providers that will give guidelines on what Web 2.0 and Mobile Learning technologies as well as different pedagogic approaches work best in meeting different needs of Youth at Risk and how to implement them in the organisation.-eFuture Programme on Life and Work Skills that will be made of pick-and-mix modules which mainstream education and training providers can implement into existing programmes to transform engagement and learning outcomes for Youth at Risk-Tutor Learning Resources that will be developed as a set of training materials for tutors who want to deliver training with Web 2.0 and Mobile technologies for Youth at Risk.
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