O2 - Innovative intervention program – development

The Intervention programme is one of the main outputs of I-YES project. It has been developed by all project partners under the coordination of Civiform, an Italian vocational centre and at the same time a partner of I-YES project. The Intervention programme is composed of 54 different activities in 3 three different areas which main aim is to contrast school failure by developing social and emotional competences of students, mainly enrolled in vocational courses in VET centres.
Many recent studies in the world highlighted the importance of developing social and emotional competences because they support achievement of positive life outcomes, such as educational attainments and employment, life satisfaction and well being, mental health and avoidance of behavioural and social difficulties. All of these competences can support the aim of counteracting school failure through maintenance of a status that is characterized by personal well being. Furthermore, teachers know that social competences and social interaction affects academic learning. There is a growing academic recognition of the need to promote social and emotional competences in educational programs to support young people in achieving their potential, maximizing their participation in training and employment, and making a positive transition to adulthood and independence.
To do so, the activities included in the Intervention programme were developed and collected by project partners among activities already organized and considered as good praxis among the organizations involved through their impact they had on young people in strengthening their well-being. They aimed at increasing four important social and emotional processes related to self-management competences, school interest, self-awareness and wellbeing at school. Thus the Intervention programme includes in fact group and individual activities which main goal is to develop competences related to the following three different areas:

First area: Personal sphere
This area is more related to individuals’ own self-awareness and the ability to regulate individual their own emotions.

Second area: Interpersonal sphere
This sphere mainly concerns "individuals in relation with others". The specific goals of this area regard the abilities to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with others based on cooperation, to prevent, to manage and to constructively resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Third area: Global sphere
The so called "social responsibility towards the community sphere" with regard to the closest social sphere (families, but also friends, school mates, etc.). Specific goals of this area regard the ability to make decisions based on the consideration of relevant factors, including applicable ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms, evaluation and reflection. Working on this area will mainly increase and develop abilities towards social, cultural and ecological causes.

 


All of these competences aim at strengthening young people’s well being in order to prevent them as early as possible from possible school failure, namely dropout.

Find the Intervention Program and training activities here.

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