MOSI LIFE: Modelling Situations for Life
Erasmus+ Program KA2 COOPERATIONPARTNERSHIP PROJECT
no 202 1 - 1 -LT02-KA2 20-YOa-00002883 6The most recent statistics in Europe suggest that at least 15.4% of the school population have a special educational need which is defined as follows: ‘A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (SEN) if he or she has learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him or her to learn than most other children and young people of about the same age. However, these numbers are increasing yearly, especially now after the COVID pandemic, the mental health of young people is getting worse and this leads to increasing numbers of youth having SEN. It is worth mentioning that according to a report published by the European Commission (EC), Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, a strong political consensus has emerged in Europe on the importance of inclusive education, and ensuring young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are included within mainstream education. The report goes on concluding that mutual learning and the sharing of best practices in the provision of support for children with SEN are lacking at the European level.
Erasmus+ project MOSI LIFE is going together with European Youth Goals #3 Inclusive societies, #5 Mental Health & Wellbeing, and #8 Quality Learning.
Objectives: The Erasmus+ Youth Cooperation Partnership project "MOSI LIFE: Modelling Situations for Life" seeks to encourage youth with SEN (having fewer opportunities) to overcome difficulties in dealing with daily life situations, and therefore to improve their chances for better social inclusion possibilities. For this target group-oriented, attractive and innovative methods will be used.
Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth Cooperation Partnership project "MOSI LIFE: Modelling Situations for Life", 5 experienced partners from Lithuania, Spain, Romania and Cyprus will have 4 Partnership Meetings which will lead to 3 intellectual outputs and a number of events:
(1) Local Train the Trainer training sessions in all partner countries (30 trainers will be trained);
(2) Educational sessions with youth having SEN (150 young people having SEN involved in the activities);
(3) MOSI LIFE multiplier events in all partner countries (120 representatives of youth organisations/education institutions will be instructed how to multiply MOSI LIFE project results in their organisations).
Within the framework of the project, the following intellectual outputs will be developed:
IO1 - MOSI LIFE Methodology for youth workers/educators working with youth having SEN: (i) MOSI LIFE Training methodology based on needs analysis, (ii) Tips & Ticks in providing MOSI LIFE educational sessions for youth having SEN, (iii) Training materials for Train the Trainer training (iv) Piloting Training materials for Train the Trainer training, (v) Piloting learning sessions.
IO2 - MOSI LIFE video resource series, available on the project website and YouTube (or similar sharing channel as well. The video resource series will contain up to 10 short educational videos, the first will be an introduction of the virtual hero called MOSI, who will experience and share their life in the other 9 videos based on the following themes: Health, Money, Education, Fun (Friends), Family, Hobbies, Travel, Food and Hygiene. The short videos will help to set the scene for each topic of modelling daily life situations for youth with SEN.
IO3 - MOSI LIFE interactive game focusing on the daily life challenges and situations for youth with SEN, which provides gamification techniques with active learning (including storytelling, theatre, dance, drawing, etc. methods) with coordination by youth worker/educators working with SEN.