Weaving Webs of Stories KA2 Erasmus+ Intellectual Outputs
Our project outputs relate to each other in an organic way, building from initial
strategy planning to pilot activity and finally the completed web-based training
course. A clear thread links the outputs, as follows:
Intellectual Output 1
Handbook: School Strategy Guide for encouraging a reading and writing
culture based on inclusion and diversity values:
This outcome, sets out in concise, accessible form the intellectual underpinning
of our approach, around the significance of literacy and its relationship with
diversity and equality, and good practice (as academically assured) for non-
formal learning approaches, signposting practitioners and institutions in a
practical way towards the approaches they need to adopt to integrate these
interventions into whole school policy and practice.
This work, with its practical focus, was able to inform the development of the
second outcome, our pilot curricula and sessions with young people. At the
same time, the project’s own experiences in creating these curricula and piloting
our approach in schools across partner countries themselves constituted further
research which formed feedback assisting in the finalisation of IO1. In this way
the outcome also reflects IO2 output learning. The guide is also a resource for
schools and NGOs who may wish to develop their own strategies, and a wider
template for non-formal learning approaches more generally.
A long document was created by the IO1 Leads and updated throughout the project
aimed at contributing to the development of the curricula in partner countries and the
online training course (IO3) so that key messages from the strategy handbook could
be incorporated in the web-based course and resources.
Intellectual Output 2
Creation of the literacy project curricula and piloting creative activities
This output, the core practical activity of the project, involved all partners
researching and developing curricula, planning and running pilot courses in
their schools incorporating the strategic approaches in IO1. It both meets the
objectives set out as IO2, and also, as set out above, provided further experience
to feed back into final strategy development. At the same time, the courses
themselves, the curricula developed, practitioner and participator feedback and
our own evaluations, including documentation outlining processes, methods and
alternative techniques, were important contributions to the process of creating
IO3 as a robust resource for schools, NGOs and education authorities.
IO2 co-lead, in collaboration with the partners, also created a paper as a
working document, IO2 Towards the online Training course, in order to enable
the creation of the web-based Training Course and Resources package, IO3.
This paper was continuously reviewed and updated to incorporate additions and
revisions made to the curricula during the piloting of the school sessions.
Intellectual Output 3
The online course can be accessed from the WWS Project website, which will
be maintained until the end of next year and will be transferred to the Finsbury
Park Trust website after the end of 2024.
Online training and learning resources package:
The web-based training course and pack both meets the objectives set out as
IO3, and also reflects the strategic underpinnings set out in IO1 and the
learnings from our IO2 working group document Towards the web-based
Training course. It incorporates the processes the partnership employed
throughout in developing the project, the key strategic messages and the
techniques that worked well for the IO1 strategy document and IO2 training
A key innovative feature of this output was its focus on supporting schools to
run these kinds of interventions themselves, at low cost, as well as its
application of non-formal learning good practice to the sometimes “difficult”
issues of prejudice and discrimination, demonstrating the value of the approach
as well as the practicalities required to expand sessions to tackle issues
including bullying, climate change, healthy living and so on. In this way the
output went beyond what was originally set out.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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