CASINO proposes the development of a compendium of innovative challenge-based learning games presented for use specifically on smartphones and tablets, the devices of choice of NEET target groups. This will include the design and development of Digital Breakouts and Online Escape Rooms with all the features of successful mobile games but with a series of embedded-learning layers to develop key transversal skills like literacy, numeracy, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. On successful completion of each challenge, the learner/gamer will attract a badge of merit/achievement which will be benchmarked against recognised learning outcomes in the key competence frameworks. In this way, a skills portfolio will be automatically attributed to each gamer who completes one or more of the bespoke resources designed. This will enable even the most reluctant learner to develop the first steps of an educational journey to continuous vocational education and training.

About Us

The main aim of the CASINO project is the design and development of a compendium of mobile games to

• Engage reluctant learners
• Raise their self-esteem and self-awareness in an immediate and tangible way
• Build their self-confidence
• Motivate them to begin a pathway to continuous vocational education and training

To achieve this aim partners will design and produce the following Intellectual Outputs:
IO1. A compendium of Digital Breakouts that are designed to progressively build and accredit the selected key competences
IO2. In-service training for VET tutors, counsellors and guidance experts
IO3. Online Game CASINO – MOOC

Learning Materials

Compendium of Digital Breakout Challenges

The Compendium of Digital Breakout Challenges forms the core intellectual output of the CASINO project. The aim of this output is to address a problem which has proven to be not solvable through mainstream advertising, outreach and communication - reaching NEETs and attracting them back to education and training.

In-Service Training

Providing bespoke VET supports that meet the needs of specific sub-sets of end-users is a challenge for many VET service providers. Harnessing the potential of e-learning through the myriad of online platforms and social media environments that are available can have a major impact on the accessibility and viability of VET provision. The in-service training will comprise 50 hours of learning, broken down into 25 hours of workshop based training focused on the development of digital media skills and 25 hours of self-directed online learning focused on the methodological approach selected and working in online environments

CASINO MOOC

The proposed CASINO MOOC will provide access to the Compendium of Digital Breakout Resources and the In-service Training programme and will have all the features associated with best-practice in MOOC design and development. The CASINO MOOC will allow access to a very large number of learners and will be scalable and capable of supporting a large number of end users.

Our Partners

Association de Gestion des Fonds Européens - AGFE

Management and coordination platform for the actions of local stakeholder systems, AGFE – Association de Gestion des Fonds Européens (European Fund Management Association) - strengthens coherence and effectiveness of the various public interventions in the field of training, employment and inclusion including pooling of financial assistance from local authorities with the State, supported by the European Union in particular via the European Social Fund (ESF) and Erasmus+.

RIGHTCHALLENGE

The Rightchallenge Association is a non-governmental organisation which aims to promote education and training as a means of social inclusion and equal opportunities. We believe that education must focus on the holistic development of all people – independently of their social status, age, or gender – in order to prepare them to intervene and participate in all dimensions of society, such as family, work, community and leisure. So, as an organisation actively engaged with the community, one of our pillars is lifelong learning, because we have the conviction that it’s essential to sustainable development, as it promotes active, democratic and responsible citizenship.

CALLIDUS

Callidus – Institute for Adult Education is an accredited institute for vocational education by The Ministry of Science and Education in Croatia. As Institute we have created numerous educational programs in the areas of management, personal development, marketing, sales, tourism, gastronomy, finance, business economics, and construction. Over the past years, Callidus has built sound expertise in project management and has been actively involved in strategic design, operational creation, and successful implementation of numerous projects funded by the EU totaling over EUR 11 million. We possess extensive experience and know-how in writing tender documentation and seeking financial resources which resulted in a successful completion of a dozen ADA, IPA, ESF and Erasmus + projects. We are leading in educational innovations as well as anticipating market needs. These innovations include educational programs focusing on fulfilling the special needs and requirements of VET learners.

CARDET

CARDET is one of the leading research and training centers in the eastern Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, project management, training and e-learning. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of adult and vocational training initiatives in the areas of social work, innovation and entrepreneurship. Members of its team and board represent European and International Higher education institutions, training centers and international organizations, and have in-depth knowledge of the adult training sector and financial literacy area while CARDET focuses in the promotion of social justice and social progress. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in adult training, capacity building, curriculum development, social entrepreneurship, vocational training, design thinking, innovation, education research, evaluation, and human resource development.

Sic

NGO Centre for Social Innovations (VšĮ Socialinių inovacijų centras, lith.) was established in 2008 for the purpose to promote, create, develop and implement innovative social initiatives, and satisfy interests those social groups who have fewer opportunities and as organisation of such profile grow, develop and become regional leader. Social innovations - new social ideas, thoughts, decisions, strategies, concepts, models, methods of work, activities. Their goal - the strengthening of public welfare, effective solving of social challenges and problems as well as inducement and facilitation of positive social changes. VšĮ Socialinių inovacijų centro services provided: 1. Psychologist consultations 2. Social worker assistance 3. Family support group 4. Help for victims of violence 5. Consultations for couples 6. Family skills development and socio-cultural services

Skills Elevation FHB

Skills Elevation FHB (Berlin) is an SME founded in 2016 with a mission to provide an alternative educational methodology to support the social, emotional and cognitive development of marginalised groups and front-line educators to integrate new pedagogic approaches into their everyday practice. The company is committed to providing a creative space and a ‘living lab’ for educational innovation, experimentation and development with a view to offering new methodologies and resources to address persistent social, economic and integration issues that pertain in all EU Member States. FHB focuses on applying the expertise available to design and produce state-of-the-art learning and teaching materials using open-source technologies for both non-formal and informal settings. Berlin has a reputation as being a centre for creativity and expression but beneath the surface there remains many problems that require different approaches than those provided by mainstream providers.

Future in Perspective

Future in Perspective, acting as project coordinator, is a private company specialising in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development. Through our work on national and EU funded projects, we have engaged and supported local youth groups, migrant communities, older persons, and individuals who have been absent from education to re-engage with service providers and mainstream education and training offerings. We have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. In addition, we have collaborated with young people and adults to deliver a range of diverse programmes in the areas of media production and career management – supporting the next generation of creative individuals to build and sustain successful careers in the sector. More information:

INFODEF

INFODEF, Institute for the Promotion of Development and Training, is a private and independent research, development and innovation centre whose mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation. The centre, recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Science as Innovative SME, designs and develops innovative tools, methodologies and services that respond to current social and economic challenges. Our goal is to enable the anticipation and promotion of the changes necessary to achieve the future goals and objectives of society.

INFODEF supports the modernization of educational systems and pedagogical innovation in public and private educational institutions at national and European level. One of the main areas of expertise of INFODEF is the design of innovative methodologies and instruments to support the work of professionals involved with specific target groups, such as young people, migrants, low-skilled adults, people with disabilities, prisoners and other disadvantaged groups.

More Information: www.infodef.es

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