The scope of this result is to develop a modular training package that will be used by youth workers, educators/trainers for the training of young living or intending to move to rural areas, cooperatives, social enterprises owners, unemployed workers, NEET, young entrepreneurs, and youth active in social entrepreneurship.
MOOCs are online courses designed for a large number of participants, in which anyone can enroll. The courses are available for all, most of them without entrance prerequisites. MOOCs offer a complete online learning experience for free, while others offer the option to pay to obtain a verified certificate. The MOOC will be open not only to educators from the participating countries but also to anyone interested. It will be available in English. The MOOC will be included in the European repository SALTO to achieve an even larger spread to youth workers.
The proposed Simulation Game will comprise a curriculum for training youth workers to develop their necessary skills and key competences and to apply these simulation games in their training. The Sustainability and Scale Simulation Game will include guidelines with an explicit learning outcome (LO) and allocated time for each learning unit. It will also contain a tutor manual, the latter enclosing contents about each scenario selected outlining what it is, why is it important, and its relation to other learning units. It will also introduce the Simulation Game assessment framework. This output will include workshops in the form of role-playing based on the content of real-world business cases.
This outcome will provide detailed real-world lessons from social enterprises to help young entrepreneurs and young people explore challenges and brainstorm innovative solutions and recommendations for both practitioners and policymakers.