Tell Your Story project was designed to explore the use of digital storytelling and storymapping in education in order to contrast early school leaving.
The most successful pedagogical approaches for the reintegration of early school leavers in education are flexible, inclusive and participatory, tailored to the needs of young people, aimed at the development of their careers, and include a variety of possible approaches, such as mentoring.
Teachers, educators and youth workers benefited from an innovative method for working with young people at risk, participating at the final event of the project.
In October and November 2018, all partners have organised a dissemination event and have presented the outputs of the project and shared guidelines on how to use the materials developed within the project.
Moreover, an assessment activities and discussion was held on the importance of non-formal methods to prevent early school leaving and promote social inclusion and motivation of students.
Storytelling can be used as a didactical approach in education. Its main strengths are in their appeal, variety and accessibility. Stories are also engaging and easy to remember. Storytelling helps to share experiences, explain events and phenomena and transfer knowledge.
The Publication– Preventing early drop-out through digital stories and maps has been shared with all participants. It is free, available in English, Italian, French, German, Slovenian, downloable online at the following link:
Tell Your Story is a 2 years project co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, Key action 2 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education – aiming at exploring the use of digital storytelling and story mapping in education to contrast early school leaving.
The partnership holds together six organisations:
- Pistes Solidaires(France, coordinator),
- die Berater(Austria),
- RIS Dvorec Rakican(Slovenia),
- Rinova Limited(UK),
- EUROGEO VZW(Belgium),