TOOL FAIR 5th Edition

16-21 November 2010 Venice, Italy

A tool is only as good as
the skills of the craftsman/woman
using it!

The 5th edition of the TOOL FAIR will be a combination of "laboratory" and "market" to discover and experience educational tools developed under the YOUTH IN ACTION and EUROMED YOUTH IV programmes.
A space to share, to experiment, to discuss and further develop educational tools used within the different actions
(youth exchanges, EVS, youth initiatives, seminars, training).

Tools, tools, tools... What do we mean?

An educational tool could be defined as an instrument totransferand implement educational objectives into apractice,which engageparticipants in the learning process.
An educational tool should "stay on its own". This means that it should shape a, might be short, but complete learning process with its theme, techniques, target group, materials, timing, evaluation, tips for use... It can be a simulation exercise, a creative workshop, a role play, an outdoor activity etc... A tool "staying on its own" does not mean that it should be something fixed or closed. When using it in another context it should be adapted, further developed, combined... Transferability is indeed one of the inherent characteristics and ultimate aim of any educational tool.

Experience tells us that punctual activities like a video, a booklet, a facilitation or a discussion technique are normally part of a tool and just in some cases a tool, an educational process with its own "personality".


Italian National Agency for the Youth in Action programme, in cooperation with the SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres

Interview of the coordinators!


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