GREEN DEAL AND CE RELATED UPSKILLING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING BASED ON FLIPPED AND PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING METHODOLOGY FOR YOUTH AND YOUTH WORKERS
The main objective of the project is to build the capacity and skills of entrepreneurship of at least 100 young people in Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium and Greece in the field of the Green Deal and the Circular Economy by developing the state-of-the-art report, 120 micro-training modules for young people, an innovative flipped and peer-to-peer learning based methodology for youth workers to ensure modern transfer of knowledge to youngsters, and designing an e-platform.
Our aim is to develop a curriculum built by experience of cross-sectoral cooperation by using scientifically proven learning methodologies: Flipped Learning and Peer-to-Peer Learning. Flipped Learning (FL) is a pedagogical approach that shifts direct instruction from a group learning space to an individual learning space and transforms the resulting group space into a dynamic, interactive learning environment in which the educator guides learners as they apply concepts and creatively engage with the subject matter. From a student-centred perspective, the Peer to Peer (PtoP) methodology has similar characteristics to Flipped learning, with the educator shifting his/her role from an authoritative instructor to a collaborative learning facilitator. This interface between the two teaching methodologies (FL and PtoP) makes it possible to create a unique and innovative curriculum in which the learners are the main actors. In addition, the learning programme will be constructed by complementing it with a third educational methodology: e-learning.
GREEN-UP is to offer a learning tool to educational institutions to enable education in green entrepreneurship and Green Deal topics, which are not widely accessible training curriculums over Europe. These tools will increase awareness and initiate the youth to take action to tackle climate change. The development of 21st-century skills, in addition to entrepreneurship, will lead to the improvement and optimisation of youth work, prevention of social exclusion and personal improvement.
The innovative curriculum enables project participants to engage in a unique process where they are passive learners and contribute significantly to developing new concepts, insights and recommendations for the project.
The training methodology will involve young people more in the activities, as they will not only be involved in the educational process but will also be able to actively contribute to developing new concepts, including areas such as the learning experience and the learning content.
– Young people (aged 18-29) from Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium and Greece. The specific focus will be put on vulnerable youth: NEETs, migrants, refugees, young people with physical and health disabilities, young people at risk of poverty, and others. Additionally, the project will target youth living in a rural area. Young people from remote areas still face the problem of access to specific and targeted information, as well as the development of 21st century competences and the application of innovative educational methods in the educational process with a student-centred approach.
– Youth workers from Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium and Greece. Teachers, educators, instructors, social workers and others.
GREEN-UP in numbers
|250 young people participating to the initial questionnaire;
|15 good practices in education, related to green business, Green Deal, and CE in Lithuania,
Italy, Slovenia, Belgium and Greece;
|5 business success stories, related to green business;
|120 micro-training modules in 6 different languages;
|1 short training activity in Italy;
|125 young people trained during the project;