„Team Up Youth – Digital Creativity & Employability in School Education“


Bennohaus Münster combines school education and media work on an international level in new Erasmus+ project.

School education combined with the usage of digital media for better chances on the labour market: That is the goal of a new international Erasmus+ project called „Team Up Youth – Digital Creativity & Employability in School Education“.

The project is conducted by the Arbeitskreis Ostviertel e.V., the supporting association of the Bennohaus in Münster (Germany) together with other partners from Great Britain, Macedonia and Denmark.

Every day pupils use smart phones, computers and tv in their daily life. The new “Team Up” project aims to introduce especially pupils with special needs and migrants to a creative usage of this media in their education process to get more possibilities on the labour market. A few weeks ago the kick-off meeting of the 2014 approved project took place in Münster. With their experiences in cross media and youth work the Bennohaus and its European partners develop their proved methods within the framework of the project.

Until June 2016 a holistic curriculum of methods for school lessons will be developed and appointed. It will conclude guidelines for radio- and tv-workshops or the creation of web blogs, video application practices and the production of school magazines. The project aims to contribute these methods to teachers or youth workers afterwards and give them an online account to download the material.

By the inclusion of digital media production in their lessons the pupils will earn new media skills. Also the improvement of their critical thinking and social accomplishments will simplify their entrance to the labour market.

“The project combines education and creative contention with social and political topics in which the pupils are interested”, project manager Arndt Selders explains Arndt Selders. “Beside this it connects actors of youth and media work with schools, which can improve the
local networking enormously”, team leader Marina Bänke adds.

During the kick-off meeting the project partners debated how to teach and train qualified employees, how methods can be improved and how everything can be put in a perfect guideline. First methods were discussed and examined as well. They will be tested at the next meeting which takes place in september at Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

The project is sponsored by the Erasmus+-program.

More information at bennohaus.info or  0049 251 606973.

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