The results expected during the project and on its completion are:
- Innovative digital storytelling methodology adapted to learners with intellectual disabilities: Digital storytelling methodology has the ability to accommodate the learning approach to the very needs of the target group. In this project we are going to develop the digital storytelling adapted to characteristics of learners with intellectual disabilities (ID) which has never been done to this extend before. The method has proven to be a significant tool, as the participants experience empowerment and belonging through the recognition of being heard, they go through a self-reflection process, which increases self-awareness and identity, it involves reflection and understanding across differences through the sharing of personal narratives, development of group awareness and communication skills through the facilitated group process, enhancement of creative skills and critical thinking and of course improvement of basic skills, literacy and ICT, through the work with script, voice-over and editing programme.
- Professionally trained teachers of intellectually disabled learners through 5-day train-the-trainer workshop where they will be trained how to use this user-friendly and fun methodology for up skilling people with intellectual disabilities as a complementary method in their teaching process
- Newly developed implementation manual offered to teachers working with intellectually disabled, offering significant benefits in relation to learning outcomes (enhanced basic skills) and contribution to their social inclusion
- Newly developed simple guidelines for people with ID that will provide simple and understandable guidelines for usage of free computer visual editing programmes
- Developed or increased basic skills (especially digital and literacy) of people with intellectual disabilities that will enable them easier function in the society and contribute to their social inclusion.
- Improved partnership working and the sharing of ideas between staff from very different educational organisations and from four different environmental and geographical areas, gaining knowledge and understanding of the priorities and work of their fellow educators.
- Raised public awareness about the project and its outputs, as well as about the pertinent issues that concern inclusion of people with ID and the role lifelong learning can play in it. The website of the project, where all of our results and outputs will be available to members of the public, will play a front role in this, offering information on the project, partners, transnational meetings, results and outputs.
- Raised awareness and a greater understanding of Lifelong Learning and basic skills learning within intellectually disabled people in participating countries.