Here you’ll find links to a variety of tools and resources. A brief outline of each is provided here to allow practitioners to quickly find the resources of interest to them and their projects.
Here you can download the Project’s Intellectual Outputs.
CREUS Activities and Exercises for Peer Mentors and Tutors
These templates showcase the activities that each of the CREUS partners run in their local contexts.
These creative activities and projects are designed to be delivered in unconventional spaces and informal learning environments with young people using peer mentoring as a learning model.
CREUS Visual Guides for Peer Mentors
The CREUS visual guide gives peer mentors a quick overview of the skills and tools required to be an effective peer mentor. The guides also present a number of scenario’s or situations which may arise in a peer mentoring environment. These scenarios encourage the peer mentor to reflect on how they would handle each given scenario.
Although the content of the guide is connected to the modular learning programme the guides do not simply mirror the modules, rather, they are designed to help the peer mentor focus on the different stages of the mentoring journey and provide some key tools and techniques they can quickly embed or adapt for their practice each step of the way.
These guides can be used as a skills or knowledge refresh for peer mentors or as a tool to support preparation for the mentoring journey with a mentee.
Key Competences for Lifelong Learning
The Lifelong Learning key competences document is available HERE and updates the 2006 recommendations for key competences. This document provides a useful context for practitioners using the key competences as a foundation of projects and programmes such as CREUS.
The Key Competences for Lifelong Learning define eight key competences:
- Literacy competence
- Multilingual competence
- Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology and engineering
- Digital competence
- Personal, social and learning to learn competence
- Citizenship competence
- Entrepreneurship competence
- Cultural awareness and expression competence
As mentioned earlier in this guide, the key competences are embedded or mapped to the knowledge, skills, and expertise of the four modules in the modular learning programme. At the end of each module it is possible to see which particular area is
mapped to the specific section of the eight key competences. The key competences document provides more detailed information about the skills, knowledge and attitudes related to each competence.
Youthpass is firmly based on the principles of non-formal education and learning. It is a tool which puts the key competences for Lifelong Learning into Practice.
The Youthpass guide details how to use Youthpass to validate activities such as those peer mentors are engaged in on the CREUS project.
Talent Matching Europe: Diagnostic Skills Check Tools
CREUS partners Mulab, Collage Arts and Rinova worked with other European Partners on a project called Talent Matching Europe. The partners created a comprehensive set of resources for peer mentors working with mentees, a toolkit and guidance for assessing the initial needs of creative mentees.
As is the hope with this practitioner guide and resources the CREUS partners are now able to use the diagnostic skills check tools which the Talent Matching Europe partners developed to support the learning and development of peer mentors in CREUS and beyond.
Other Practical Resources and Links
- EARS Listening Model used in mentoring practice and designed to support the development of listening skills
- Mentoring Worksheets and Mentoring Plan Templates Princes Trust
- Talent Matching Formentor’s Manual
- Talent Matching Europe – Diagnostic Skills Check Tool https://bit.ly/2ltERmq
- Youthpass Guide https://bit.ly/1Mfgwlg
- Activities and Exercises for Peer Mentors and Tutors https://bit.ly/2lXRxCf
- CREUS Visual reference Guide https://bit.ly/2lY3CHA
- European Commission https://bit.ly/1nYq3Hm