Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education
Location: Egmond-Binnen, Netherlands
Dates: 2-7 October 2022
Number of participants: 30
Participating countries:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Organizer: Erasmus+ Jeugd
Apply here: link
Deadline: 3 August 2022
Date of selection: 22 August 2022
Inquiries about this project:
- Participation fee: this project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.
- Accommodation and food: the hosting NA will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.
- Travel reimbursement: please contact your NA in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
The Power of Non Formal Education
Why this Training Course?
To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of Non-Formal Education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
- To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
- To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
- To change the existing and growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
- To explore meanings, roles and complementary of different educational dimensions(formal, non-formal, informal).
- To reconsider daily youth work practices.
- To understand the principles of NFE within the Erasmus+ program and how this can be used as an effective toolbox.
How it will be done?
In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…
The TC is not limited to the couple of days the participants spend together but starts before the actual encounter. Participants should therefore be well aware that they will be actively involved from the very beginning.
Starting around 6 weeks before the training, through the “NFE News”, participants will receive weekly news which invites reflection on pedagogical issues and collect information / documentation. Participants are part of the building of this NFE News. Also a closed private Facebook group will be created to promote interactions between participants before TC starts.
Issues / topics tackled: perception / recognition of NFE in your country, methods you use/have used…
A fundamental flow during the training:
Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercises…).
Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people.
Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (“Power to the People – the People who are you” moments).
The after-training consolidation
Trainers will be available for the following 2 months through internet for a supportive and consulting approach towards the defined action plans of the participants. Each participant will have the trainers as their mentors during this period.
Infopack: Pack Pax TC Power of NFE 2022