RENYO – Re-engaging young offenders with education and learning
- Enhance educators’ capability to re-engage young offenders with education and learning whilst in secure custodial settings.
- Establish a network of partners in the EU who share this aim.
- Train education staff in secure settings to engage young offenders with education through the use of “authentic inquiry” as an intervention to enrich educators’ repertoires in learning design.
- Develop improved practice around a digital learning infrastructure so changes are more likely to sustain beyond the lifespan of the project.
- Write a research paper sharing the outcomes and learning to support dissemination and sustainability.
- Re-engaging young offenders with education and learning, evidenced through the young person engaging in a learning course at the secure unit or a defined education plan on exit from the secure unit.
- Change in attitude towards learning and the self – assessed through the Learning Power Self-assessment tool as well as qualitative data collected from observation, interviews and other learning output.
- Either 1 or 2 trainers per country from partners.
- Up to 40 prison educators upskilled (depending on partners).
- Up to 100 young offenders (in pilot).
- Train the Trainer Programme: training programme to train the trainers in partner countries.
- Methodological Approach: prison education staff will be trained in the authentic inquiry methodology.
- Resources for Education Staff in Secure Settings: partners tailor the resources and materials to their own context.
- RENYO Research Paper that will include analysis of the quantitative and qualitative indicators about changes of education staff capabilities in understanding and responding to the young people’s educational need.
- Coordinator: University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
- Private Fachhochschule Dresden gGmbH (Germany)
- Fundacion Diagrama Intervencion Psicosocial (Spain)
- Learning Emergence Partners LLP (United Kingdom)
- CESIE (Italy)