Open registrations for the Free Education Contest in Brazil
The project on Free Education (Educação Livre) promotes a cultural contest to stimulate “learning by authorship” among young people with more than 18 years of age with focus on basic knowledge of Portuguese language or Mathematics required in the work market. There will be presented four challenges to the participants to produce five-minute-long videos. The videos are being published in the contest website and the producers of the four most liked videos will win tablets.
The objective of each video is to promote learning knowledge in Portuguese language and Mathematics for those who had not the chance to learn. It is a pilot experience that intends to produce contents to youth.
The registration period to send videos goes until 9 December, 2013. The votes will take place from 10 to 16 December. The results of the winners will be disseminated from 17 to 19 December on the contest’s website at http://www.educacaolivre.org.br. After that, the videos will be permanently posted in this site for indeterminate period.
The Free Education Project
The Free Education Project on digital learning for integration to the world of work – Projeto Educação Livre – is an initiative of the Industrial System (Brazil) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and it counts on the cooperation of UNESCO Brasilia Office.
The project has as its main objective the inclusion of youth from 16 to 29 years-old in the labour Market through the development of basic competencies on Portuguese language and Mathematics, which are essential working skills. The greatest challenge of the initiative is to attract people that dropped out of the formal educational system.
The idea is to develop a non-formal educational process that integrate various educational technologies through activities planned in the Project. Thus, it is expected to offer opportunities for development of necessary competencies to the inclusion of youth in the labour market.
- Rules of the contest (in Portuguese): http://www.educacaolivre.org.br/concurso/regulamento/
- For more information: http://www.educacaolivre.org.br/
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