Training Course: Embodied Change: Introduction to Embodied Learning

Location: Latvia

Dates: 2 December 2019 – 31 January 2020

Number of participants: 200

Participating countries: any country

Organizer: Embodied Change

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

Deadline to apply: 18 November 2019

Date of selection: 19 November 2019

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Participation fee
The course is available free of charge.

Accommodation and food
This is not a residential course.

Travel reimbursement
This is not a residential course.

Embodied Change: Introduction to Embodied Learning

Are you working with young people or in the field education? Looking for ideas and inspiration on how to bring in more movement, playfulness and impact into your educational work? Then this free online course is for you! Available continuously.

In this course, we will introduce you to the main elements and principles of embodied learning – a contemporary pedagogical theory of learning, which emphasizes the use of the body in educational practice. In the embodied learning process, one’s body becomes a laboratory through which one learns – through movement, touch, drawing, journal writing, reflection and other activities.

Embodied learning is a powerful tool to develop young people’s social and emotional skills, sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mindsets and also to build more peaceful, connected and responsible communities. Moreover, the education that connects us with our bodies, gives us power – the ability to trust ourselves, navigate through difficult situations and changes, to know how to learn and bring to life our learning.

The course has been prepared by an international team of trainers who will share their experiences and the best practices of delivering body awareness, learning and movement based on non-formal learning programs, for both young people and adults.

The learning content is structured in four modules:

  • Introducing participants to the concepts and principles of embodied learning.
  • Embodied learning methods that help to develop social and civic skills, entrepreneurship and initiative.
  • Practical exercises for the participants to improve their own facilitation skills and boost professional development.
  • Insight into the future, where instructors will explore the newest developments that combine embodied learning and technologies, for the sake of learning.

The course includes brief inputs from instructors, links to useful resources and methods that can be adapted for your work and most importantly, practical assignments. As you will discover, there are no right or wrong answers to the assignments – their purpose is to deepen an understanding of the topic, to encourage reflection and to develop and share ideas with other learners that will prove useful in your work.

During the course you will learn:

  • Foundations and benefits of embodied learning.
  • Creating a safe and supportive learning space.
  • Main principles of facilitating body-based and movement-based learning processes.
  • Practical methods for embodied educational work.
  • Tools and tips for improving your facilitation skills and presence.

You can also join the Facebook group of this project to receive personalized support from instructors and meet other people interested in embodied learning.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can request a Youthpass certificate, which is a recognition instrument for projects supported by Erasmus+ program. The Youthpass Certificate is recognized and respected internationally and can be helpful when looking for job opportunities, especially in youth, non-formal education and the third sector.

Ready to give it a try? Enroll here!