Ode to JoyDeveloping Attunement through the Experience of Joy
Ode to Joy aims to increase the ability of people to experience positive emotions and to use these as evaluative perceptions, evaluative feelings and patterns of salience, to create a higher level of intrinsic motivation for learning and for recognition of their competences, both in their professional and in their personal life.
About the Project
JOY is a 30 months European project which started in November 2021, funded by the Erasmus + programme and coordinated by Rogers Foundation for Person-Centered Education.
The project activities will be implemented throughout 4 different European countries: Hungary, Italy, Austria and Germany.
The project is addressed to NEETs and Adult Educators, using experience-based methods, such as drama, bodywork, dance, music, symbolwork, storytelling, nature work, together with more formal VPL (Valuation of prior learnings) methods and CH-Q procedure, making the outcomes of non-formal and informal learning visible and recognized / validated.
01/11/2021 – 30/04/2024
The project is funded by the European Commission under
the ERASMUS+ programme – Cooperation Partnership in Adult Education
To increase the ability of people to experience pleasant emotions like joy, happiness, contentment, pride at work and in their lives
To use these as evaluative perceptions, evaluative feelings and patterns of salience
To create a higher level of intrinsic motivation for learning and for recognition of their competences, both in their professional and in their personal life.
Adult Educators and multipliers in adult education (validation experts, counsellors, artists)
Acquiring techniques of different art forms (drama, dance, symbolwork, etc.). These tools can be used by the educators to increase their clients’ / participants’ life satisfaction, to enhance their motivation in general and specifically at the workplace, their positive attitude, their self-confidence and self-awareness; at the same time, the tools will also help strengthening the resilience of people in difficult situations.
NEETs, Adults and Young adults
People who feel disconnected from the formal educational system and having difficulties in joining the labour market. The developed instruments will be able to connect with the deeper layers of a person (invisible knowledge and skills, social roles, self-image, personal characteristics, motives, and underlying positive emotions) and use the positive emotions to make them visible and connect them with recognizable demands form companies/organisations, through valuation of prior learning.
People who want to develop their professional scope (pantomime masters, music teachers, actors, clowns, etc.), acquiring new methodologies to be used in their daily work, thus improving and enriching their professional practice and expertise.
Policy makers in education, educational institution leaders, academics, etc., members of adult educators’ networks, to disseminate the project results and promote the use of positive psychology and recognition of competences acquired in non-formal and informal settings for strengthening employability and participation of NEETs.
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