“xPress Yourself” through Digital Storytelling

“xPress Yourself” through Digital Storytelling

Programme:

  • Erasmus+ KA227

Field:

  • Youth education

Project Title:

  • “xPress Yourself” through Digital Storytelling

Project Acronym:

  • xPress Yourself

Project Coordinator:

  • Eu&Pro centrum vzdělávání a praxe, s.r.o. (Czechia)

Project Partners:

  • Sürdürülebilir Yaşam ve Yeşil Gelecek Derneği (Türkiye)
  • Michael – Stredni skola a Vyssi odborna skola reklamni a umelecke tvorby, s.r.o. (Czechia)
  • Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
  • INITIATIVES POUR UNE FORMATION EFFICACE ASBL (Belgium)

Project Summary:

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) report, 38% of young people are not very hopeful about their career futures, as the crisis will create even more obstacles in the labour market and prolong the transition from school to work. 50% of teens are likely to experience anxiety or depression, with an additional 17% likely to be affected. In this context, urgent measures are needed to support the mental health of young people, among the others. Artistic work is one of the most effective ways to improve people’s mental health. Performing art helps a person to express himself and provides physical, mental and emotional well-being. Digitized artistic works are an important tool to support young people in the global epidemic crisis. Unfortunately, youth work has not been able to keep up with the digital transformation and not sufficiently include young people. When the mental effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on young people are taken at the centre of the project, the focus will be on Digital Storytelling. As an innovative and artistic approach to teaching and learning that integrates human creativity and technology, it enables the creation of learner-centred and technologically rich interactive teaching and learning environments. Digital Storytelling includes all artistic elements such as scriptwriting, music, literature, photography, animation making. Digital storytelling allows individuals to tell their own stories, learn digital media skills, build confidence and self-esteem, develop language and literacy skills, foster higher-order thinking skills. In addition, digital storytelling supports non-formal education method with C-L-A-SS (Communication-Language-Art-Social Science) approach and perfectly fits as a solution of the impacts of Covid-19 in youth work.

In order to achieve these goals, the various activities will be carried out such as the development of intellectual outputs, transnational meetings, virtual LTT activity, the online festival and various dissemination activities. The project will offer two intellectual outputs which are The Non-Formal Training Set of Creation Digital Storytelling and “xPress Yourself” eplatform. The training set will be a tool for youth workers in order to support their work in the Covid-19 process. This output will enable online non-formal activities through Digital Storytelling. This will also contain the basics of photography art. “XPress Yourself” focuses on digitalized artistic works and strengthening the mental health of young people. It will provide users with the opportunity of self-learning in photography and digital storytelling. The aim of the platform is to bring young people together with creative remote activities in the Covid-19 period, to increase their dialogue with their peers, to enable them to develop transversal skills and to show new ways for them to express themselves. While showing this way, it is to expose creativity through photography and digital storytelling.

Category: Projelerimiz

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