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January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

MOTIVE LogoAnother way to “Remember Me” in the year ahead is to explore your own personal pathway using a CREDO (Community Resilience Employability Development Opportunity.) This framework enables you to discover what motivates you within your own community, learn new skills and competencies through informal and non-formal learning and help you answer some of the questions we raised in our main article – What do you love doing? Where are you the happiest and who really matters to you?

Windmills has been working with a consortium of 6 organisations from 5 European Countries on an Erasmus+ project – MOTIVE to help improve social inclusion, active citizenship and re-skill those affected by unemployment. The programme is supporting adult learners to become Community Learning Champions in their own localities where they can then help others to access and engage with their own CREDO’s and further learning opportunities. A brilliant example of this is currently happening at Merseyside Expanding Horizons where Les Cox has been using the three thinking model (shown here) to bring his CREDO to life. With skills and experience in joinery and woodwork, and using the facilities and equipment at the Joseph Lappin Centre to create a “man shed,” Les has been supporting adults in the community who have learning difficulties to develop joinery skills at the same time as improving their confidence and ability to work with others.



MOTIVE is also developing resources to enable learners to map out areas of the lives in terms of WORK (represented by how much time they are in paid employment), LEARNING (represented by the time spent in informal, non-formal, or formal education), PLAY (how much time is spent doing leisure activities, and GIVING (represented by voluntary work) which in turn will support them to develop a personal action plan about which area of their life they would like to develop further. Thus the resources and training materials developed will enable practitioners and learners to develop skills and competencies within each sphere of their lives i.e. personal, social, and vocational.

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