Title Digital Latin Quarter
Project Number 518520-LLP-1-2011-1-IE-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
Product 5.01 Guidance Resource Suite
Title 5.01 Guidance Resource Suite
Product Type modules
Marketing Text Working with our local research control groups, which included in many cases guidance experts, we devised a range of career guidance resources to support the implementation of the A.C.T. Curriculum.
Description The resources focussed on a number of motivational, dispositional and personal development areas directly relevant to young people in the areas of goal setting, managing inter-personal relationships, coping with stress and peer pressure, promoting team skills and building self-confidence. Many of the guidance resources are presented in video format with accompanying worksheets as these were regarded as effective and enjoyable ways to support rich learning experiences, especially useful in triggering learning, knowledge structuring and cognitive change in young people.
Target group Youth-at-risk and early school leavers. these resources can also be used by career guidance counselors, second chance educators and youth workers working in school completion or second chance education programmes.
Result Whilst it is important to support young people to plan for their future career from either an academic or work perspective, the guidance tools within DLQ focussed on developing young people’s awareness of the advanced social skills needed to succeed in society. As a result of the production of these media rich resources project partners were able to develop a new model for career guidance for early school leavers and youth-at-risk.
Area of application To build on these resources, new worksheets for the purpose of DLQ were devised and implemented as part of the A.C.T. curriculum. The guidance videos are shown on DLQ-TV and are available as a downloadable resource under the Youth Worker Zone on www.digital-latin-quarter.eu with the worksheets.