15-23 June 2022 – Władysławowo, Poland
Out Of Classroom is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) focusing on rediscovering the principles and methods of non-formal education that can be used while working with young people at risk of exclusion. Non-formal education is an extremely popular concept nowadays – many NGOs advertise their projects as based on participants’ active involvement. Despite this, many of the youth workers organizing this kind of activities do not have a proper theoretical basis and understanding of what non-formal education should really entail.
Through this training course, we would like to go back to basics and have an in-depth reflection on the concept, discovering what it really means and learning how to design, monitor, and evaluate effective out-of-school projects for youngsters at risk. As a result, we want to our participants to start seeing non-formal education as more than just a buzz word and adopt it as a guiding philosophy that is a basis of their work.
As this project is dedicated to the topic of non-formal education, we will put a lot of emphasis on the crucial concept of self-assessment and monitoring one’s individual learning journey. The participants will also have a chance to reflect upon their own existing competences asfacilitators and adding new ones to their desired set of competences necessary in their work. Providing participants with a deep knowledge on competences in the beginning of this youth workers mobility will increase their chances to undergo a more effective, efficient, and aware learning process and act as intentional learners throughout the whole training.
Before applying to our training course, please make sure you fulfill the following criteria:
– open to new methodologies and willing to learn
– committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility
– being able to communicate freely in English (both speaking and writing)
– being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia,Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Spain, Ukraine).