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Grundtvig 'Beyond the Book' - European Project

Promoting active-learning through 'problem based learning' and innovative video methodologies...

World Jungle was selected to be part of an exciting and innovative international programme called "Beyond the Book" which brought together educators, artists, cultural organisations and video technicians from 9 different European countries to share their skills and explore the ways in which video production can help to support the learning of those most disadvantaged including school leavers, youth at risk, elderly and long term unemployed.

During the project, the group came together in Tubingen in Germany, Vienna, Milan, Budapest and Aliaga, western Turkey. Essentially the project was aimed at improving skills amongst learning professionals by sharing best practice and learning from other countries. Specifically it was about exploring ways of using video production and a problem based learning approach to develop a range of skills including literacy and other basic and key skills.

Ben Ward, Director of World Jungle said:

"We are very proud to have been part of this project. On our final visit to Aliaga in Turkey, we presented our short film and learning outcomes to over one hundred Turkish representatives from different education establishments, explaining how this innovative approach could be taken forward and applied at ground level.

Creating videos can support non-traditional learners to develop a range of key skills including literacy, numeracy, problem solving, team work and IT to name a few. It provides the learner with an innovative and exciting learning experience based around 'real-world' needs."

(Pictured below: Jane Manning on a visit to Vienna learning how to produce and edit videos.)

Grundtvig Project - Vienna

Ben Ward continues:

"Working with people from differnet backgrounds is fascinating... Being able to share different ways of doing things is really motivating and you are constantly learning. Creating videos is a great way for people to learn a whole range of skills especially for those who struggle with liteacy and other basic skills. It is also great for World Jungle as an organisation to be able to learn ways to put together a professional video as this will be really helpful in our work."

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