Objectives of SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
The SOCIAL CONNECTION project has the goal to develop digital pedagogical competences of C-VET educators in the social sector, enabling them to teach their students how to develop and use high-quality digital content for social inclusion of clients which are housebound because of disability, illness, or COVID-19 related restrictions. More specifically, the project will support the implementation of the European Framework for Digital Competences of Educators in a field, that of care and social work, which sees a predominantly female workforce, often with migrant backgrounds, as well as a generalized lack of penetration of opportunities offered by ICT.
Our project will implement and pilot innovative methods and tools for teaching trainers and, by means of them, students, advanced digital competences, such as the ability to access, adapt and create new social and educational intervention methods using ICTs and to deliver technology-mediated social work and community work practices. Ultimately, the project addresses the priority of social inclusion since the implementation of acquired competences will support the implementation of digital-based actions to contrast exclusion and isolation of vulnerable housebound persons.