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No Alternative Facts Project Launched PDF Print E-mail

Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy.

Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need the critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly when using online sources and social media.

Media literacy is crucial for sustaining democracy by knowing which information sources to trust and which media are trustworthy.

The Erasmus+ KA2 Adult Education “No Alternative Facts” project addresses this challenge in an adult education context through an innovative train-the-trainer format which aims at:


  • Providing adult educators (direct target group) with useful skills and action-oriented methods on how to develop young people’s digital competence
  • Enhancing digital competence of young people 15-25 (final beneficiaries), especially with a low level of education and training
  • Thus increasing media literacy, especially critical thinking, of young adults in the age of fake news.


 


 
VG-CLIL for Migrants PDF Print E-mail

  

Using the concept of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and in partnership with 4 other EU organisations from Belgium, Spain, Austria and Italy, we are developing an online modular employability programme for Migrants whilst at the same time aiming to improve their language skills for the country of their choice. 

The training materials are available as an Open Educational Resource and produced in 5 different European language

For more information and access to the training platform, go to: http://vgclil4migrants.eu

 

 
Final Meeting of the VG-CLIL project to be held in Vienna PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:15

In early February 2018, members of the Apricot team joined partner organisations (from Belgium, Italy, Austria and Spain) for the final meeting of the VG-CLIL project in Vienna, Austria.  We have been working successfully together for the past two and a half years to  develop a unique employability skills programme that also develops foreign language skills.  The VG-CLIL project aims to promote employment mobility in Europe by developing country-specific employability programmes using a Content and Language Integrated Learning approach.

Together we have developed a modular employability programme gives adults seeking work in one or any of the partner countries a better understanding of how to access work in that country whilst, at the same time improve their language skills for that country.  So, for example, its about improving Spanish language abilities in parallel with  improving your employability skills for work in Spain!

The training materials are available as an Open Educational Resource and produced in 5 different European languages.

For more information and access to the training platform, go to: http://vgclil.eu

 
The VG-CLIL Training Platform Goes Live! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 15:59

The VG-CLIL training platform is designed for adults who wish to search employment in one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom - and improve their language skills at the same time!

The on-line training materials  will follow the CLIL methodology, addressing all those topics that are useful to train people for working in the partners’ countries while improving the national language.

It is structured with gradual difficulty and focusing on B2 and C1 level of CEFR, with a B1 level as a prerequisite. Each topic or sub-topic is addressed by a learning unit, that contains diversified inputs (videos, texts, audio files…), different kinds of exercising activities, self-correcting exercises, writing tasks, final assessment both for content (progression in new knowledge, skills and understanding) and for language skill strengthening (vocabulary, grammar rules, reading comprehension, writing production, etc.).

The training is divided in 4 modules dedicated to the following topics:


  • Job Search Skills
  • Job Applications
  • Interview Skills
  • Intercultural Skills


It's free - so go on, have a go! http://www.vgclil.eu 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:13
 
VG-CLIL: Language Development through Employability PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 September 2016 08:51

Members of the Apricot team are meeting (in Murcia, Spain) with partner organisations from Belgium, Italy, Austria and Spain, to work together on developing a unique employability skills programme that also develops foreign language skills.  The VG-CLIL project aims to promote employment mobility in Europe by developing country-specific employability programmes using a Content and Language Integrated Learning approach. 

Together we have developed a modular employability programme that will give individuals seeking work in one or any of the partner countries a better understanding of how to access work in that country whilst, at the same time improve their language skills for that country.  So, for example, its about improving Spanish language abilities in parallel with  improving your employability skills for work in Spain!  

The training materials developed will be available as an Open Educational Resource and produced in 5 different European languages.

For more information see: http://vgclil.eu 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 11:39
 
SASSI project partners meet in Vienna PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:28

The partners of the Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative (SASSI) had a successful meeting in Vienna in April.  Detailed planning for the SASSI Hub and Community, The SASSI Toolbox and the 5 day training Course took place.  The meeting was generously hosted by die Berater - who even managed to arrange good weather for our stay - and a spectacular thunderstorm!!

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 11:38