Guidelines to understand what is the Play2Grow Training Kit and how to use it
What is Play2Grow?
Play2Grow is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union that during 2 years mapped some of the best practices in the music education field, which allow youngsters to acquire a series of fundamental values and skills through this artistic practice. The projects and practices used as case studies stand out from regular education due to the innovative methodologies applied, which help young people acquire hard and soft skills such as music and artistic knowledge, communication, the ability to work in a team, self-confidence, tolerance, among others.
This project was possible thanks to the cooperation of 5 complementary entities active in the music, training and youth field from Portugal, Spain and Italy:
What is the Play2Grow Training Curricula?
After the research and mapping work, the project partners organized the Play2Grow Training Kit, a set of training resources, ideas and methodologies for the teaching and acquisition of key skills and values through music. The project’s main goal is to provide a set of resources to enable any person or organisation, specially youth workers, to replicate these practices.
Main target: Youth workers and trainers.
Other targets: Youngsters that will benefit from the methodologies and resources and anyone who wants to implement these practices in a cultural and educational context.
The purpose of these resources is to show that anyone can innovate in their teaching methods and activities, choosing to prepare content and approaches that are more stimulating for the creativity of the participants and also foster a development of several fundamental hard and soft skills in their lives, both professionally and personally.
Play2Grow’s main goal is to contribute to the dissemination of these practices and ensure that these resources are accessible to everyone. Guaranteeing the accessibility to these educational resources is the project’s main goal, in order to contribute to the democratization of music related practices in youth training.
Contexts in which you can implement the Play2Grow Training Kit
Although Play2Grow focuses on the innovation in music related practices in music schools and similar contexts, the practices outlined in the training kit can be used in several cultural or educational environments. The person or entity that is organizing the activities and training only has to guarantee that they have the right youth workers, professionals or staff to implement the Play2Grow Training Kit.
Play2Grow Training Kit is divided in a simple and intuitive structure, which aggregates various practices (UNITS) into major topics (MODULES) related to innovation in youth education through music.
The modules are major topics related to a specific form of innovation in youth education through music. Play2Grow Training Kit is divided in the following modules:
Inside the modules we have different units that focus on a specific practice. Each unit has some topics to guide the youth workers in the activity planning, such as:
General explanation of the theme and goals of the unit.
List of the subunits.
This section may include tips about who to ask for help in each activity.
Indication of what is the preferable methodology that must be used in each activity, such as cooperative learning, brainstorming, writing exercises, practical exercises.
What is expected with each activity.
Indicators that explain how youth workers can evaluate participants or their own performance.
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