Nowadays due to lack of knowledge of how to create meaningful content and

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December 29, 2017 | Roberts Veidelis

Nowadays due to lack of knowledge of how to create meaningful content and

structured concept, the lack of critical and creative thinking skills, is almost

impossible to escape receiving and remembering unnecessary information. it is

especially common between the most active media users - youngsters, who

mindlessly share information they haven’t evaluated, reasoned or even

understood. Project “Creactive Media” is based on media education

components, which opens a wider and more objective look to the information

available in social and new media. The main goal of this project is to enhance

more thoughtful actions while creating and structuring new media content and

enhancing critical perspective to the information already available. This

project involved 34 participants from 6 Erasmus+ programme countries -

Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Spain, italy and Portugal. During 9 days the

participants will have a chance to gather knowledge and practical skills about

topics like: creative and critical thinking, media tools, meaningful content,

concept and structured plan, to create informational materials about

opportunities and impact of non formal education as the result of the project.

By increasing lifelong learning competences, youngsters will learn how to

pass their message to the society in the most effective and convenient way.

 Project happened between 19th and 27th of June giving everyone the taste of a

real Latvian summer, specially when it came to rain. But we are not made of

sugar and weather only made us stronger individualy and as a team.

But it was not only weather that made us more close to each other, it was Nick

as well. As usually in our projects, Nick was the one who made sure that we

all get a nice laugh and do things non of us would do in daily basis. That was a

begining of creating a family.

 And one of the most important thing in our family was to help each other in

every meaning – holding a paper, being a shoulder to cry on, pealing the

potatoes or giving that final push in the lake.

 And about our comfort zone – that basicaly didn’t exist anymore. Maybe it

was not needed as well.

 Because we were ready to build something compleatly new for each of us –

new knowledge, new experiance, new home, new family.

 And there we were – in middle of nowhere building a house of our dreams.

 It may seem as nothing much, but it was made of love.

 And we do say “YES” to love and support! And thank God, all these people

said “YES” about creating this project:

 Santa – the program and the time, all organized and on the spot

 Linda – has a nice BMW and financial thinking

 Amanda – somehow managed to feed 34 people

 Laura – little love bear with hell of enthusiasm for non-formal education

 Liene – when weather is at the worst, she shines the brightest

 Roberts – will fix not only the internet connection, but as well your heart

 Madara – will make fun out of everything

 Elīze – we need some responsible people as well

 And when participants smile, organizers smile, because they know, they did a good job.

 And we say one hell of “NO” for being lazy.

 We worked hard with every task and every topic to become more intelegent

and wiser. Because we are here to learn.

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