Training Course: Alternative Perspectives on Education of Youngsters in Prison

Location: Dresden, Germany

Dates: 23 January 2020

Number of participants: 120

Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Organizer: University of Applied Science Dresden

Apply here: Application form (need to register on SALTO)

Deadline to apply: 8 January 2020

Date of selection: 9 January 2020

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Participation fee

There well be no fee for participation.

Accommodation and food

We will provide coffee and lunch during the event but please look for accomodation for your own. May be Dresden is worth to stay one day longer?

Travel reimbursement

In this event we can not reimburse travel expenses. We suggest to fly to Berlin and take bus or train to Dresden Mainstation.

Alternative Perspectives on Education of Youngsters in Prison

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“Authentic Enquery” is an method for learning, which starts mainly by the interest of any learner. In this project the method is used to work with young persons in critical life-situations. Participants of the event will expereance the method in one day.

Education is one of the most important aspects in the development of modern societies. As the High Scope Perry Preschool Project study shows, education helps significant to reduce crime and violence. The European Project Re-engaging young offenders with education and learning is working on new educational perspectives by using the “Authentic Enquire” as learning method in closed security context. This learning method starts by the interest of the learner and develops a learning-journey, which hopefully might lead to a positive personal ideas of future.

Authentic Inquiry is an intervention designed to build personally relevant knowledge which is useful in education. The personally relevant topic is identified by the learner, enabling greater opportunity for connection with the learning process. This is done by taking the learners’ interest through their own narratives and stories (personal) and navigating this towards the production of an ‘artefact’ such as a piece of art, poster or other product that has some external educational value (public). In so doing, a connection between the personal and the public is developed.

On this conference we will explore, how to use the special learning method “Athentic Enquery” as a method of learning in closed settings and difficult life situations.

Though the project aims to educators in closed security settings, the method will be helpful also for all educators and social worker, dealing with young persons in difficult life situations.

There is NO possibility to pay for your travel or acommodation unfortunately in this case.

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