Despite the current
restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 trainees from the 6 European
partners’ countries, 12 months after the first Learning mobility in the UK at
the end of 2019, on Wednesday 16th December 2020 had the opportunity to
kick-off online their second training activity.
The training event was led by Dr Antonia
Liguori from the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University and focused on
various elements of the Digital Storytelling process with the aim to co-produce
part of the contents for the CERTIFY Handbook.
In particular, participants have
explored the following questions:
Why is Digital Storytelling good for
How to develop prompts to run a DS
workshop on a specific skill (such as creativity, collaboration, flexibility,
How to give specific feedback on stories
for each individual skill?
At the end of this first intense and
very positive online session, it was agreed that trainees will work in
sub-groups to focus on one specific skill and run online digital storytelling
workshops for the production of stories that will be shared to the whole group
on the 11th of February.
The groups were organised as specified
Austria and Greece worked on
the two teams from Italy (Istituto Luigi
Sturzo and Siena Art Institute) worked on collaboration;
Belgium and Lithuania on
the two teams from the UK (Loughborough
and DeMontfort University) on creativity.
SCREENING OF THE STORIES OF THE CERTIFY PROJECT
The stories that were created by the teams
in the digital workshops were screened online for the CERTIFY team in two online
sections on the 8th and 9th of February 2021.
Specifically, on the 8th
the group from UK (Lboro
and DMU) screened their stories on creativity
and the group from
Belgium (Atit) and Lithuania (VsI) screened their stories on time management
and on the 9th
the group from Greece
(RP) and Austria (SPES GMBH) screened their
stories on flexibility
and the group
from Italy (ILS & SATR) screened their stories on collaboration.
You can find all
the stories on our website, on the following links
Good progress during our team meeting “in”
the current travel restrictions due to the impact of COVID-19, the CERTIFY
project team decided not to postpone the meeting in Belgium and to hold it
were, in fact, many issues that the team had to discuss as a group and for a
longer time than the usual monthly online catch-up meetings.
The CERTIFY Project Team on Zoom
during what was supposed to be their meeting in Belgium.
good progress was made on all the Intellectual Outputs currently in
development, and in particular on the Research Report, now ready for
translations in its short version.
Colonna, a researcher from Luigi Sturzo Institute, presented the Output in its
final draft and shared very interesting results extracted from the surveys, the
interviews and the 6 national contexts.
the past few weeks, the CERTIFY project team have
been re-scheduling a variety of activities due to the impact of the COVID-19
pandemic on our way of working and living.
The second project team meeting was supposed to be
hosted by the Luigi Sturzo Institute in Rome, during the second week of May, in
conjunction with the second international training mobility involving a group
of 16 adult learners. The partners agreed to postpone both the meeting and the
training event in Rome to the Autumn, and decided to replace the face-to-face
team meeting with an online meeting virtually ‘hosted’ by the partner from
the two-day online meeting, all partners were actively involved in fruitful
discussions to plan how to proceed in the development of the planned
intellectual outputs, starting from the completion of the Research Report on the state of art of the
recruiting system in the cultural and creative sectors in
the six partner countries, that will include also a comparison of the skills acquired through the completion of
the formal education systems with those required by
the cultural and creative labour market in
on the Research Report during the online project team meeting
Two sub-groups were formed to coordinate the
production of the following outputs:
ATiT, supported by Loughborough University, De Montfort University and VsI
“Lyderystes ir verslo akademija”, will take the lead on the development of
a mobile application to create Digital ‘curricular’ stories and
of the e-learning platform;
– Loughborough University, supported by Siena Art Institute, SPES GMBH and Research Paths will work together to create an agile Handbook for the creation of Digital ‘curricular’ stories.
Sturzo Institute, supported by Research Paths, will keep working together to
finalise the Research Report that will be
published by the end of June.