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Who do young people learn best from? … their (virtual role model) peers of course! Teachers - direct your students to the URL of this free online course on building resilience!



Free Virtual Role Models resource aimed at NZ youth launched online!

The Ecosynergy group is launching a free self-development course aimed at youth from 16 to 30 yrs and taught by Virtual Peer Role Models.

This Self-learning course is divided into 4 topics: Success factors, Choosing the right mates, Career development and Making a difference in others people’s lives. Educators and parents – check it and share!

Positive young role models tell on camera how they successfully overcame the range of challenges they encountered throughout teen years. The real-life problem-solving examples combine into punchy and authentic messages. We piloted this resource with a target audience who reported enjoying learning from their peers how they built resilience in the face of adversity to shape and follow their dream careers.

The learning materials were designed from an applied research project on Storytelling for Impact. These stories empower New Zealand youth in developing goals to help them make effective personal and professional decisions whilst raising self-confidence and self-esteem.

ACCESSING THE ONLINE RESOURCE
Simple and fast registration at: http://www.udemy.com/virtualrolemodels Once on the udemy platform type “virtual role models” in the search box, and you will be redirected to the resource page.

CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Annick Janson
Bio: http://cacr.victoria.ac.nz/people/people/annick-janson
annick@egl.ac.nz
027 288 1949

MORE INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StoryBehindEveryNZ.YOUth
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ecosynergygroup
Role model research: http://tinyurl.com/rolemodelresearch
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NZRoleModel

Our resources are used by over 30,000 learners over 100 schools and organisations. Heartfelf thanks to our supporters and funders: the Human Rights Commission, UNESCO, The Todd Foundation and Tindall Foundation.


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