Over the course of the NEET IDEA project, participants will be exposed to researching, story-boarding, scripting, planning, designing, presenting, shooting, editing and producing short films. NEET IDEA opens many doors to learning for young people, due to the vast range of roles involved in media production. This project can help young people overcome their personal fears and barriers to educative resources. This encouragement is furthered by the ability for participants to accredit their learning and increase their motivation to continue through an Open Badges Framework.
NEET IDEA focuses on empowering young adult NEET’s with skills and attitudes that promote personal growth and fulfilment. This project is centred on building self-confidence and self-esteem by working in team environments, being respected and respecting others. The NEET IDEA project gives young adults the opportunity to become part of a film crew by encouraging learners to make different types of short films, entitled “My Dream Job”. The productions can vary between; a comedy sketch, a documentary, a mockumentary, a short film with a serious theme, etc. all produced from the comfort of their smartphones!
NEET IDEA also works to build an understanding of digital environments for adult educators, in order to enable and facilitate them in working with today’s young digital natives, who have technology embedded in their everyday routine. NEET IDEA acknowledges how important it is for different generations to unite and work together, in order to promote learning and employment among young people.
Throughout the course of the NEET IDEA project, we will train adult educators to utilise and become familiar with a range of bespoke learning approaches to engage young adult NEET’s to build their confidence and competences. By exploring non-formal methods of education, educators can pursue many methods of supporting young adults to re-engage in education and to take first steps in planning careers in the digital and social media sectors. This project encourages educators to learn and enact embedded-learning approaches to connect and engage with NEET’s, to support their reintegration into education, employment, or training.