Design my future – Promoting Informed Choices for All Young People

Objectives

  • Provided agency and support to young people, particularly those from marginalised communities to make informed choices about positive destinations following compulsory education.
  • Shared examples of good support practice in identity development and ESL prevention and how these can be supported effectively with a range of key stakeholders, including teachers and parents.
  • Developed new training materials for teachers so that they can better support young people to make more informed decisions about positive destinations following compulsory education, and provide training to 400 advisors across the partner countries.
  • Provided a transnational policy guide so that this process is supported within the policy context both regionally and transnationally within Europe.

Results

  • Transnational Policy Guides– An online guide that addresses the needs of policy makers ensuring they understand how policy production and enhancement might identify development in young people.
  • Skills and Competences Game– An interactive game app that lets young people explore their individual identity, skills and competences, then safely try out possible future scenarios for themselves.
  • Parent Guides– An online guide which builds awareness of the need young people have to develop understanding of themselves as individuals and how parents can play a role in supporting this development.
  • Transnational Practice Guides– An online guide which builds awareness of the need young people have to develop understanding of themselves as individuals and how teachers can play a role in supporting this development.
  • Teacher Training Materials – Online training materials allowing teachers to engage in professional learning activities which focus on how to support young people in understanding their skills and competences.

Activities

  • A mapping survey of policy makers on the range and impact of current policy
    provision in eaach involved country.
  • Young people, teachers, parents and policy makers co-design the outputs they will eventually benefit from.
  • Organising workshops and working groups for young people, teachers, parents and policy makers.
  • Piloting and evaluating the produced resources with young people, teachers, parents and policy makers during learning events held in each country.

 

Impact

  • A policy analysis of relevant European policy.
  • Findings from mapping surveys of
         a) young people across Europe to develop an understanding of how they view themselves, the technologies they use and the social habits related to apps and gaming
         b) parents of young people across Europe
         c) educational practices supporting young people to develop understanding of their identity, their strengths and developmental needs.
  • The young people will be in a stronger position to make informed decisions
    regarding their future, the teachers will feel more confident supporting the young people, as will the participating parents.
  • Giving teachers the knowledge, tools and confidence to bring about positive change in their organisations or in educational policy.
  • Policy makers will find it easier to understand the importance of identity
    development and how policy production might support this process in young
    people.

 

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Date of the project

01/09/2019 – 31/08/2022

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+: Azione Chiave 2, Partenariati Strategici nel settore dell’istruzione

 

 

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