We would like to draw your attention to the intellectual outputs prepared during 2016-2018 in the course of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project: Innovative Curriculum for Strong Identities in Diverse Europe (INSIDE).
The first one, SIDE curriculum, presents study materials and resources for a university-level course on youth identity development. SIDE (Strong Identities in Diverse Europe) curriculum was developed by youth researchers from partner universities and tested in an intensive course for the international group of students from five European universities. Finalized curriculum is now publicly available for further use. The curriculum is oriented towards 6 ECTS (168 hours) course, but it can be adapted by interested universities and other institutions to suit the needs of their students and teachers. You can access SIDE curriculum here https://inside.mruni.eu/en/curriculum.
The second output of the INSIDE project includes two compendiums of scholarly papers on youth identity development in Europe, published in two leading peer-reviewed journals. One of them is in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2018, 47/4), where a special section “Developing identities: Individual and social resources” has been prepared under the project. The other compendium is integrated in a recent issue of the European Psychologist (2018, 23/4), with two reviews on different aspects of youth identity development prepared under the project. The papers can be requested through the project website https://inside.mruni.eu/en/compendium.
Finally, the third intellectual output I-TOOLS aims to make the latest research findings on youth identity easily accessible to broad audiences, including educational practitioners, policy makers, and youth organizations. An online resource I-TOOLS was prepared with popular videos, interviews with scholars, as well as other evidence-based resources for those interested in youth identity development. You can access I-TOOLS here https://inside.mruni.eu/itools.
All three resources developed during the INSIDE project are closely inter-related in terms of topics covered and perspectives on youth identity applied, and they are all open for public use through the official website of the project https://inside.mruni.eu. To find out more about the INSIDE project, please, visit the website.
We hope you will find the outputs of the INSIDE project useful in your work!
On behalf of the partnership,
INSIDE partners include: University of Bologna (Italy), University of Bordeaux (France), Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland), Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), Tolerant Youth Association (Lithuania), and Kaunas University of Technology (associated partner; Lithuania), along with Mykolas Romeris University (coordinator, Lithuania).
Course curriculum for an intensive program on optimal identity development among youth
Compendium of articles on identity-related research and applied work with youth
Open educational resource on tools to facilitate optimal identity development in youth