Finalized Course Outlines represent the first milestone of the #HackAD project and are addressed to the trainers and serve as an essential point of reference for the non-formal education of socially excluded young people. They are pivotal for equipping young people with competencies that enable them to participate in the hackathons and use them in personal and professional capacity.
The courses cover three specific topics. The selection of topics was based on 3 main criteria:
1. Topics interest young people.
2. Topics cover the skills and knowledge young people can use in the digital environment.
3. These skills and knowledge have proven to be valuable for achieving high-quality projects in the past editions of Social Hackathons.
Based on the criteria the consortium developed curriculums for training courses on 3 topics:
– Native mobile app development
– Web design
– Visual and Graphic Design
The curriculum for the three courses includes 40 hours of training for Native Mobile App Development and Web Design, while Visual and Graphic Design course is 20 hours long. After the training, the participants will gain competencies that are aligned with DigComp 2.0 competence framework, and also EntreComp and P21 competencies related to creativity, teamwork, etc.
The Training Course Outlines comprise of digital and transferrable competences and define the educational requirements in terms of learning outcomes.
They follow the participatory methodology and use innovative lessons to enable the participants to acquire practical skillset in a limited amount of time. Additionally, course outlines have a lot of useful information for trainers regarding the equipment needed to implement the activities and other prerequisites for attending the course such as basic computer skills, recommended instructional methods, etc.
The courses do not contribute only to the personal and professional development of young people but also empower them to take a more active role in their societies.
The Training Course Outlines are accompanied by a collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to provide the trainers with the materials for training activities including concrete examples, presentations, infographics, exercises as well as pedagogical and didactical materials used to foster the social dimension of the training.
Training Course Outlines are available in English, Croatian, French, Greek and Italian language:
The purpose of this handbook is to help the trainers and organizations deliver training courses to youth with disadvantaged background, help them organize Social Hackathons and get them acquainted with Social Hackademy Online Platform, as well as to convey the assessment methods to trainers that they will carry out during the training and hackathons.
The first part of the Handbook is about delivering the Training Courses and focuses on the training methods, useful classroom aids and how to use the Open Educational Resources to deliver the training to learners.
The second part describes guidelines and methods for trainers on how to assess the learners’ skills and knowledge acquired during the training and solidified while working on projects during the hackathon.
The third part focuses on Social Hackademy Methodology, the art of organizing Social Hackathons, while the final part is all about the Social Hackademy Online Platform.
The goal of the Handbook is to enable the trainers and organizations to:
– To transfer ICT knowledge and skills to learners
– To motivate learners to have an active role in the project
– To be communicators between the learners and organizations (understanding both sides)
– To be supportive of learners
– To evaluate knowledge and skills that learners will gain
– To help organize Hackathons
Handbook for Trainers is available in English, Croatian, French, Greek and Italian language: