As highlighted through the OECD’s 2019 report, 44% of EU citizens lack digital key competencies. Unfortunately, this low level extends to all service sectors; simultaneously, the European Human Rights Report (2019) reports the intersectional discrimination migrants with disabilities (both physical and mental) continuously face. This project will demonstrate digital pathways to implement non-formal learning methodologies to increase inclusivity & participation, thus strengthening employability & key competence acquisition of migrants/participants with fewer opportunities. This project will coach trainers/advisers to create tailor-made programs that facilitate greater accessibility & inclusion for learners with special needs.
Digital Practices for Inclusive Programs promotes the need & advantages of digital pedagogies in integration & educational programs. There are several cases in which educators/advisers can’t provide onsite training due to inclement weather, staff shortage, illness, or other unforeseeable circumstances, such as the current COVID-19 crisis. These obstacles hinder the ability to participate in a face-to-face manner. Now, more than ever, it is apparent how necessary online services are in facilitating continued learning and participation opportunities. By utilizing digital tools that are suitable for integration and educational programs, this project supports strengthening the providers’ digital capabilities and introduces an innovative non-formal methodological approach to creating inclusive programs.
The project will achieve:
– Innovative digital pathways that promote digital pedagogy to facilitate higher levels of participation from migrants with special needs, thus strengthening employability and increased social inclusion & cultivation of a shared community
– improved digital competencies for both the trainers/advisers and participants through the testing phase of pilot sample courses. Acquired skills will be validated through a badge system
– promotion of non-formal learning methodologies; by utilizing existing digital resources our project supports the EU’s priority to improve high-quality learning programs that encourage innovative approaches
Duration : 24 Months
Funding: Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for adult education
Moodle courses: http://inclusivedigitalpractices.eu/moodle/