Title Co-Design to Re-Engage the Disengaged
Project Number TOI-678
Product Code RED Curriculum and learning material
Title Code RED Curriculum and learning material
Product Type program or curricula
Marketing Text A complete curriculum of soft employability skills, in combination with ICT (digital games' design) hard skills. It is accompanied by a Trainers' Handbook to support its adoption in trainers' working practices and a number of tutorials for game authoring tools.
The Code RED Curriculum starts by transfering Units from the GOET project Curriculum, covering a good variety of basic and soft skills concerning personal development (e.g. self-esteem and self-confidence), personal safety and health (hygiene, self-organization, etc.), basic language and arithmetic skills, skills for preparing for interviews and work, skills required to behave properly on the job giving job sustainability, skills required when stating work, general communication skills, planning skills, etc. Then, Code RED project contributes with an additional detailed series of courses on digital games’ co-designing, which combines the hard skills of designing and developing digital games, with soft skills of group working, problem solving, etc. It is understood that a combination of soft and hard skills Units are provided, since the development of hard skills can be achieved through methodologies and tools which also enhance soft skills. In addition, digital skills are essential in today’s labour market, therefore a general Unit on “ICT Skills” is of value to a person looking for employability skills.
In summary, the Code RED Units cover two courses that help introducing the co-design methodology and cooperative learning in general (Phase A), five courses that support the tutor in executing the games’ co-design methodology (Phase B) and four final courses that offer hard skills about well-known game authoring and other supportive software (Phase C).
The Curriculum is accompanied by a Trainers’ Handbook that supports the trainers in properly adopting the Code RED products in their everyday work. Moreover, a number of tutorials for game-authoring software, as well as, supportive evaluation material, are provided as Annexes to the main document. All documents can be downloaded from the respective links below.
Target group Mainstream and VET school trainers, young adult trainees, education policy makers, NGOs working on vocational education and training, ICT and game developers.
Area of application Vocational education and training of young adults, aiming to the re-engagement in education. However, it also applies to mainstream education.