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12 Good Practices of using Open Badges

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Get to know examples of digital Open Badges, which can be used in youth work and education to recognise various achievements. 'Badges4Good' project partners compiled 12 badging practices to inspire you on your journey.

Aims of the tool

To explore examples of digital Open Badges and get inspiration for one's own unique badge based recognition system

Description of the tool

Through being involved in developing open badge systems since 2013, we have collected a number of badge system examples which we hope will inspire you to use a ready-made badge system, copy and adapt the system or create a unique new badge system!

We invite you to be a badge investigator. It means not just passively reading examples of badge systems, but actively reflecting and questioning what you see:

-> What are the goals of a particular badge system?
-> What types of badges do you recognise?
-> What are various pathways of earning badges?
-> What visuals of badges tell to you?
-> What tips and hints did you find by reading these examples?


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Tool overview

12 Good Practices of using Open Badges

This tool addresses

YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Personal Development, Organisational Management, Evaluation

It is recommended for use in:

Strategic Partnerships
Capacity Building

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

'Badges4Good' Partner organisations: Lithuanian Association of Non-formal Education, Creativitas, Uniser, Sosialinnovatørene, Opintotoiminnan Keskusliitto ry, Asociacion Cazalla - Intercultural, Youth for Exchange and Undersatanding

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laimonas Ragauskas (on 26 October 2021)

and last modified

12 September 2021

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