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Shaun the Sheep - Off the Baa!

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A creative and effective way of using famous cartoon characters to get a better understanding
of key competences and to support self-assessment for the Youthpass certificate.

Aims of the tool

· To provide something to help in identifying competences in general
· To help participants relate competences to learning outcomes
· To support the participants in transferring experiences from their lives into learning outcomes

Description of the tool

First part (8 mins):
Show the movie about Shaun the Sheep.
Second part (30 mins):
Working groups: each group works on the competences of a specific character from the movie.
Participants are asked to draw, write or otherwise document what a competence is (15 mins).
· Group 1 – works on Shaun the Sheep
· Group 2 – rest of the sheep
· Group 3 – the dog
· Group 4 – the pigs
Presentation of the working groups in plenary (15 mins).
Third part (20 mins):
The facilitator introduces Youthpass and the eight key competences for lifelong learning. The facilitator names the competences one by one and after each of them, asks the participants how they think the competence is:
· related to a character from the movie
· related to the project/activity the participants are involved in
· and how they acquired this competence
Fourth part (30 mins):
Par ticipants are asked to reflect individually or in pairs and to write down what they have achieved during the project/activity, using the key competences for lifelong learning.

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Tool overview

This tool is for

· Min 12 people

and addresses

Personal Development

Materials needed:

· Film: Shaun the Sheep: Off the Baa! (2010) – to be found on YouTube or Amazon
· Evaluation of learning questionnaires
· Computer, data projector and internet connection (or DVD player) to show the video


· 90 mins

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Alexander Kumanov

in the context of

Handbook Youthpass Unfolded

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Ayoub Intern (on 13 October 2015)

and last modified

7 October 2015

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