SMART is an online tool addressed to radio trainers in community media and offers selected and valid training exercises and methods even to specific target groups when you want to create radio training. The website provides you with multiple tools both when you want to carry out ‘Radio Training’ with broadcasters, or when you want to ‘Train a Trainer’. The website gives you a choice of six different languages: German, English, Basque, French, Hungarian and Spanish.
SMART was developed as a European collaboration project over a two-year period, ending at the end of 2021. The partners in the project were: Radioschule klipp+klang, Switzerland; COMMIT, the Community Media Institute for Further Education, Research and Consultancy, Austria; Antxeta Irratia, a Basque Community Radio; Civil Radio, Hungary; Near Media-Co-op, Ireland; Radio Corax, Germany; CMFE and AMARC-Europe.
SMART gives you the opportunity to create radio workshops in the context of Community Media. SMART brings together exercises on all relevant areas of work in community media, which are also tailored to the individual needs of special target groups. This means that the exercises can also be used for radio training with people with visual impairments, learning difficulties and migrants.
Train a Trainer
SMART ‘Train a Trainer’ offers two syllabi for train-the-trainer courses – an online course and an onsite course – to train the principles of learner-centred radio education. SMART Trainers builds on the SMART online tool, which brings together proven methods, activities, and materials for radio training, especially for specific target groups, and offers them for free use. SMART ‘Train a Trainer’ is further dedicated to enabling training in the non-formal education sector of community media.
In addition to the courses, SMART ‘Train a Trainer’ includes a tool for the assessment of the learning outcomes of the course participants and the certification of the participation in the courses.
Find more on the website here.
Organisation: Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)