Antonia Liguori and Alison Mott, from the Storytelling Academy, Loughborough University, UK, shared the CERTIFY digital storytelling message with delegates from across the globe at the conference of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).
Based in the UK but linked to partner-organisations across the world, NAWE is a subject association which promotes creative writing as both a distinct discipline and an essential element in education in general.
The organisation promotes good practice in delivering creative writing activities in schools, community contexts and Higher Education, and provides advice, support and training opportunities for the writers, writing teachers and other literature professionals who make up its membership.
As such, then, its annual conference – delivered online again this year – was an unmissable opportunity to raise awareness of Digital Storytelling and its usefulness for building capacity across a range of themes, including those of renewal and resilience on which the conference focused.
Antonia and Alison had time to give delegates a flavour of the steps followed in a regular Digital Storytelling workshop and showcased the e-learning platform and the card game created as part of the CERTIFY project.
Please, scan the QR codes to access our resources and enjoy creating your digital story!
Within the CERTIFY project we are undertaking a survey in order to:
Map the state of art of the recruiting system in the cultural and creative sectors in six partner countries, including Italy, United Kingdom, Greece, Austria, Lithuania and Belgium.
Compare the skills acquired through the completion of the formal education systems with those required by the cultural and creative labour market in each country.
The project will utilise this data to develop a range of tools and training programmes designed to aid the recognition of transversal skills and key competences, considering how to better use them in the job-seeking process.
The survey has been translated in all partners’ languages and is now open.
20 participants from 7 European Countries will be involved in the first training mobility of the CERTIFY Project from Monday the 16th of December to Friday the 20th.
Dr Antonia Liguori (Lecturer in Applied Storytelling at Loughborough University and PI on the project) and Dr Lyndsey Bakewell (Lecturer in Drama and Co-I from De Montfort University) will facilitate a 5-day Digital Storytelling training workshop aimed at sharing this creative practice with two adult learners from each country involved in the project.
The CERTIFY project seeks to help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors, considered to be a sector for investment by the European Commission, by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy.
All participants will be involved in another training activity in May so to be able to then deliver themselves Digital Storytelling workshops in their own country.
The digital stories produced will be included in a collection of open educational resources and new intellectual outputs for adult education.
With the kick-off meeting hosted by Loughborough University on the 4th and the 5th of November in their main campus in the Midlands, the CERTIFY project partners officially started to plan a series of activities that will include a Digital Storytelling training workshop in December and a Mentoring programme in May for a group of around 20 adult learners from 7 European Countries.
This project will help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy.
Watch out for news about the first training course being organised by the team on applied storytelling from 16 to 20 December.