The last two decades some traditional crafts have declined due to mass production and rising consumerism, leading to a devaluing of craft as a practice and reduced sharing of traditional crafting skills. Others have evolved, embracing the digital age, particularly in marketing their products and engaging with new clients, collaborators and audiences. Based on this, there is a clear need to: transfer the know-how of the older generations of craft practitioners to a new generation of craft learners, on one hand, and improve the use of digital technologies in the sector, what requires to improve the digital competences of both practitioners and learners, on the other. The aim of RENOUVAL project (https://renouval-project.eu/) is to design new training pathways in craft sectors based on intergenerational learning, putting in contact craft professionals with low-qualified young adults.
We are delighted to announce the beginning of the piloting of the RENOUVAL project outputs. We have a number of ongoing pilot participants, but would gladly welcome participation from any any and all crafts teachers or educators to participate in this process!
It is proposed that the piloting process at this stage would simply involve and support participants in completing 4 simple steps:
- Participants access the gamification and assessment tools available at https://renouval.watt.click/ and create an account
- Use the resources to support the teaching, assessment and monitoring/ reporting of students involved in crafts education to gamify the education process.
- Participate in a focus group and/ or interview to provide feedback on the experience.
If you are interested in participating, please fill in the short form at https://forms.gle/7nvpEd2rmETDhQJs7 (which takes no more than 1 minute!) here to express your interest! On completion of this survey, we will contact you with details regarding the piloting of the RENOUVAL Project