Impressions from the YOWOMO2.0 presentation at this years International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and E-learning (IAC-TLEl 2015)

7Our partner Assist. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin SERÇE (Selçuk University, Turkey) presented YOWOMO2.0 at this years International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and E-learning (IAC-TLEl 2015). The conference, which was organized by the Czech Institute of Academic Education z.s. and Czech Technical University in Prague, took place in Budapest, Hungary, on July 10 – 11, 2015.

Please feel free to check out his  presentation, the conference abstract, and the photos, he shared with us.

Congratulation on your presentation and thank you for sharing, Hüseyin 🙂

Author: Hüseyin Serce Selçuk University, Turkey

Presentation title: Developing a competence framework for youth work in the age of smartphones and social media

Number: IAC201507036

Abstract: Smartphones are gradually becoming an indispensable and inevitable part of our lives. Not surprisingly, the use of them is rapidly increasing among especially young people to access internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter. Although young people are often early adopters of this kind of new technologies, youth workers are usually not tech-savvy and have difficulty in keeping up with the rapid change. This fact brings about a danger of digital gap because the shift in technology use in everyday life can divide youth workers and their young clients depending on how familiar each group is with the use of mobile devices. Therefore, it seems necessary to describe the competences needed for the youth workers to work effectively with their young clients, in their organisations and as a professional by using mobile devices and social media. The need to address this issue brought together institutions and experts from Belgium, Sweden, Spain, and Turkey in a project “Youth Work Mobile 2.0 (YOWOMO2.0)” coordinated by HeurekaNet in Münster Germany.

Accordingly, the purpose of this presentation is to introduce the project “YOWOMO2.0”, its aims and final products. Funded with support from the European Commission, YOWOMO2.0 is a 2- year Leonardo da Vinci partnership project, which will end in July 2015. The aim of the partnership is to develop a framework for Vocational and Educational Training of youth workers facing the growing significance of smartphones and social media in the life of their clients. The framework includes a description of the competences needed; the tool to measure these competences; the bodies of knowledge, skills and attitude; a description of professional products that serve as evidence of competence; different training scenarios; and the criteria for the assessment of the professional products.

For all proceedings of IAC-TLEl 2015 please click here.

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