Through my work with the-learning-crowd I’m involved with ENABLE, an EU Funded project that aims to develop social and emotional learning skills as a means of building resilience in young people so that they can better understand and become more responsible and effective for their online and offline social interactions.
ENABLE stands for European Network Against Bullying in Learning Environments.
In the beginning of July, the project consortium launched the ENABLE Hackathon to encourage young people to work in teams with a mentor to reflect on bullying (what it is, the consequences, how it can be stopped, positive actions against bullying, etc.) in an environment geared to improving their online skills whilst celebrating their problem solving skills and creativity. You can read more about the Hackathon here.
As well as the Hackathon one of the most exciting aspects of the project will be the development of educational resources based around SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning) as well as considering how they can be integrated into curriculum across Europe curriculum. Part of this resource development will include a comprehensive teacher support back and advice on national implementation.
Dr Jenny Thomas and I are acting as advisers to the project and also have a role in external evaluation.
For more information on the ENABLE project visit the website
The Project partners are listed below (we have assembled quite a bunch!) -