THE GUIDE FOR A FRUITFUL ACCESS TO THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IMPLEMENTED BY THE CRE8IVE PARTNERSHIP
Cre8ive Toolkit is the systemised collection of 8 Modules addressed to train the trainers engaged with marginalised young adults. Cre8ive Train-the-Trainer Curriculum, through its 8 Modules, can support educators and youth workers in inclusive educational activities exploiting the power of the creativity and the cultural expression of arts and new digital technologies.
The Toolkit aims to facilitate the self-directed learning of multipliers and the pilots realised in Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece and Italy were exploited to test and improve this final product.
Trainers and youth workers of seven EU countries were engaged in the pilots and we are thankful for their feedback, and suggestions for improving the Educational Resources targeted to sustain learners and young people at risk of social marginalisation, to support the acquisition of social and civic competence, digital competence, cultural awareness and expression, literacy, numeracy, entrepreneurship and critical thinking.
How to use the Toolkit
Cre8ive Toolkit consists of 8 Modules related to creative educational methods, including 21 educational resources; useful links to external resources to learn more about each method; and assessment instructions sheets.
Methods are organised along the 8 core competences, designed to guide you in identifying the tools that best serve your purposes in your learning environment.
Knowledge Management Repository
The Knowledge Management Repository of Cr8ive Toolkit consists of the collection of selected educational tools, inside and outside the partnership, useful to better enjoy these creative practices.
Acronyms and abbreviations
OER Open Educational Resource
FAQ Frequently asked questions
CoP Community of practice
MOOC Massive Open Online Courses
LOM Learning Outcomes Matrix
KMR Knowledge Management Repository
CMS Content Management System
The Cre8ive Modules related to: the Induction, the Facilitation practices and the Creative Methods are organised into the 8 key competences that are fundamental for each individual in a knowledge-based society, and specifically for young people as means to equip them to the adult life, valorising their potentials for the further learning and the working life.
The 8 core competences are:
Communication in mother tongue
Communication in a foreign language
Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology
Learning to learn
Social and civic competence
Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Cultural awareness and expression
ANNEX 1 – KEY COMPETENCES GRID
|The 8 key competences in CRE8IVE Curriculum for the youths||
|Communication in mother tongue||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Communication in a foreign language||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Mathematical and basic competences in science and technology||x||x||x||x|
|Learning to learn||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Social and civic competence||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Cultural awareness and expression||x||x||x||x||x||x|
The development of the Curriculum took into account the results of the Research conducted among youth workers and trainers about the learning needs analysis of marginalised young people.
In Annex 2 you can read the infographic of the needs analysis carried out by partners in each country about the key competences needed among marginalised young people.
The CRE8IVE train-the-trainer curriculum will help to support the achievement of high-quality youth work resulting in some of Europe's most disadvantaged and excluded youth being re-engaged in education and training.
The creative arts are attractive to many young people and can be used as an alternative and robust educational environment for the acquisition of key competences. They are especially useful for embedded learning and intuitive learning processes and are diverse enough to provide something of interest for almost all potential students, even the most reluctant. For many disadvantaged youth, formal education approaches have failed to deliver the learning outcomes required in today’s economy and the creative arts can be a more effective teaching method to acquire basic and transversal skills.
The aim of the Curriculum is to support youth workers and adult education professionals working with disadvantaged youth to use the full range of creative disciplines to build key competences.
Learning Outcomes Matrix
Before starting the train the trainers programme, we invite you to read the expected Learning Outcomes for each Module. The learning outcomes, divided into knowledge, skills and competences, are the representation of what trainers and youth workers will be able to perform and produce after the completion of CRE8IVE train the trainers’ modules.
The curriculum is comprised of 8 Modules in total. These are divided into 2 core Modules namely Induction to Pedagogy and Facilitation and Conflict and 6 elective Modules namely: Drama, Storytelling, Music, Photography, Film Production and Digital Media.
Some online utilities are available for users during the project and some of them also after its end, to keep the community of practitioners and multipliers who will benefits from Cre8ive project.
- Online rating for collecting users’ feedback about the Modules
- Online rating for collecting users’ feedback about the OERs
- Online rating for collecting users’ feedback about the e-Learning Platform
- Forum for sharing experiences and contributions
- Content search
- Learning materials repository
New contributions and examples of CRE8IVE tools applications can be found on the e-Learning Platform and the related discussions in the Forum of the Project Website at
To entry the e-Learning Platform and the Toolbox a simply Registration Form should be compiled to have the free access to the Train The Trainers Curriculum.
Further news can be found on the Project Newsletters, and you can take part to other participatory spaces on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Enjoy your CRE8IVE learning and direct testing!