Since 2016 Facework have engaged directly with young people to design resources which bring the skills needed in the world of work to life.
Underpinning this ethos of co-design are six principles of learning.
FACE.WORK SIX PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
We learn best through real-world, active experiences and become better informed through listening to – and interacting with – our peers
We learn best through collaborating, which helps us become motivated to learn, engaged in learning, and reflects a key workplace skill.
We learn best when we consolidate our knowledge and find ways to share that knowledge, including bringing learning to life for others.
We learn best when we make better decisions, when we are better informed, and through creating and taking ownership of our own learning experiences.
We learn best when we get feedback and see the impact of our learning as real, embedded change, not with meaningless certificates.
We learn through being connected outside of our ‘silos’. This includes utilising mobile technology to collaborate with others and explore opportunities to work across borders, in different languages, cultures, and economies.
In developing our employability training resources we take an iterative design approach (building, refining, and improving a product based on feedback including criticism from the users.
We orignially started developing our employability training resources with 'Pushed-out learners' who had lots to say about work and the challenges they faced.
When working with students in India we worked with over 200 young people in different settings and sought advice from teachers and other organisations in assessing the issues young people raised. We made changes to account for the very real cultural and societal issues the youth felt were important - for example the prevaling mindset and views about women and mental health.
Facework soft-skills curriculum has been developed following intensive workshops with young people in the UK and India. We have focused on 25 skills under
5 steps families.
This card is designed to allow the student to assess their level of ability in any one of these areas before and after the training.
The Facework Platform is designed for everyone to share their tips and advice.