Despite the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 trainees from the 6 European partners’ countries, 12 months after the first Learning mobility in the UK at the end of 2019, on Wednesday 16th December 2020 had the opportunity to kick-off online their second training activity.
The training event was led by Dr Antonia Liguori from the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University and focused on various elements of the Digital Storytelling process with the aim to co-produce part of the contents for the CERTIFY Handbook.
In particular, participants have explored the following questions:
Why is Digital Storytelling good for employment?
How to develop prompts to run a DS workshop on a specific skill (such as creativity, collaboration, flexibility, self-management)?
How to give specific feedback on stories for each individual skill?
At the end of this first intense and very positive online session, it was agreed that trainees will work in sub-groups to focus on one specific skill and run online digital storytelling workshops for the production of stories that will be shared to the whole group on the 11th of February.
The groups are organised as specified below:
Austria and Greece will work on Flexibility;
the two teams from Italy (Istituto Luigi Sturzo and Siena Art Institute) will work on collaboration;
Belgium and Lithuania on self-management;
the two teams from the UK (Loughborough and DeMontfort University) on creativity.
We hope to have the opportunity to complete the training in person in Rome from the 19th to the 23rd of April.