Here, we are presenting the methodological process that was applied in order to create our educational music tools.
The process of preparing our methodology started with the choice of topics relevant to each project partner. The chosen topics are closely related to the articles covered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We covered a very diverse range of topics so that many relevant themes emerged from the different contexts of each partner.
Another key moment in the creative process was to design together a tool template that was used by each partner to design their own activities. Each tool contains information about objectives, topic, duration, group size, overview, preparation, required materials, a step-by-step guide for the process and suggestions for an evaluation.
We created the tools and connected them to the music and the lyrics of the songs. This happened simultaneously. We have made two albums, ten songs each and two collections of tools to use in non-formal education (NFE). The two albums and the two collections of tools address different age groups, the reason why the approach to methods and topics differs. One album and collection of tools are aimed at youth, the other one at youngsters.
In the tools we present, we used the concept of NFE with the idea of having interactive methods that are easy to apply in youth work. They are designed to ensure the direct involvement of participants at all times during the educational process, promoting freedom of expression, cooperation, interaction, and creativity.
We hope youth workers can find plenty of valuable information and instructions on the website to empower them and make them feel comfortable working on Human Right Education (HRE) topics. The creation of the tools was a process which included online and offline meetings. The tools were tested with youth both in local and international settings. We very much appreciated all the suggestions received from the youngsters and facilitators. And we invite all the people who will use our methodological toolkit to give us their comments so we can grow and improve.
NON FORMAL EDUCATION (NFE)
Non-formal education (NFE) is a participatory way of learning through exploring, observing, playing, rethinking, acting and sharing. It is a structured pedagogical approach to education with clear learning goals and objectives which enable young people to develop fresh perspectives and construct their unique learning paths.
NFE methodologies include the methods of non-formal/ informal learning, intercultural learning, experiential and active pedagogy, mentoring and peer support, and relationship-based activities. The tools are designed to ensure the direct involvement of participants at all times during the educational process. It is a solid base to use when working with a range of people, youth work activities and community development.
In this process, we used non-formal education with modern methods to make the topic of Human Rights education more accessible to them.
TIMELINE OF THE PROJECT
1. WORKING ON THE TOOLBOX FOR YOUTH IO1
During the first project phase we created the first music album and the first methodological toolkit aimed at the target group “Youth”. Each partner created 2 methods and 2 songs (including music and lyrics) related to topics from the UDHR1. Through two TPM2 in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Torino (Italy) we created a work plan to monitor the designing process, checked the tools and discussed the methodologies created.
2. WORKING ON THE TOOLBOX FOR YOUNGSTERS IO2
During the second project phase we created the second music album and the second methodological toolkit aimed at the target group “Youngsters”. Each partner created 2 methods and 2 songs (including music and lyrics) related to topics from the CRC3. Through two TPM in Pančevo (Serbia) and Fontanelas (Italy) we evaluated our intermediate results, finalised our songs and intellectual outputs, thanks to the presence of youth workers and musicians.
3. FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT
The last TPM in Berlin (Germany) was aimed at reviewing the project milestones, evaluating the project and a final check of all the contents that we produced before their completion. It was important to go over the entire project process together, to identify its strengths and weaknesses, to focus on the elements of innovation, as well as to identify new ideas for future projects to be taken forward together with the partner network.
UDHR1 Universal declaration of human rights
TPM2 Trasnational Project Meetings
CRC3 Convention on the Rights of the Child
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Here you click to download our methodological toolkit to promote human rights among young people. You will find all the methods, songs and lyrics that we have produced!
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Here you can listen to the songs that we have created between people of five different places in the world. The power of the music to spreed our voice and feelings.
The website, and all content in terms of project results, was created thanks to the cooperation of the entire Educational Music Tools to promote Human Rights among young people project team composed of the NGO partners Comala, Farra Fanfarra, Narandzasti, Roter Baum Berlin and Zdravo Da Ste.
“Educational Music Tools to promote Human Rights among young people” is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
The European Union is not responsible for any content. Such content represents the view of its authors only.
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