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Active methods in adult learning

Training Course

25-29 October 2021 | Warsaw, Poland

Key theories in adult learning describe how adult learning differs from other educational activities and what needs to be taken into consideration when working with adults as opposed to children or youth.

Adult learners are equal to trainers in the learning process, bringing their own personal stories, experiences and expectations to any activity or training session.  The trainer should be aware that his/her role is not so much to provide relevant knowledge but to free the learners’ mind from the current thinking patterns and show them new possibilities. The role of a trainer is to give opportunities to adult participants to learn by acting and experiencing.


After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • know the principles of adult education and learning through experience,
  • know methods of working with adults, practical experience of selected techniques and reflection on their usefulness at work,
  • implement and adapt (also through significant modification) training techniques and methods to the needs of the groups with which the participants work,
  • exchange of experiences in an international group of adult education practitioners,
  • develop a critical approach to the methodology used so far through meta-level analysis and peer review.


  • trainer competences
  • how the human brain learns – Neuroscience
  • active methods in adults learning – David Kolb cycle, Malcolm Knowles rules
  • difficult situations during training
  • designing educational activities: goals, methods
  • feedback
  • tools and methods in adult learning (e.g. out of class learning, drama, peer learning)

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 12 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth coaches, facilators

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



NGO Trainer's Assocition/ Stowarzyszenie Trenerów Organizacji Pozarządowych (Others)

We are a nationwide non-governmental organization uniting more than 200 people working in adult education and working for social change in Poland. Our office is in the capital city – Warsaw. The most important area of Association activity is training new trainers and developing qualifications of the professional ones.

The NGO Trainers’ Association delivers many activities in youth and adults education, especially in the training of trainers, educators and facilitators. Our experience in adult education is a result of many ToT courses, courses for facilitators and shorter workshops for experienced trainers that undergone about 1000 persons.

NGO Trainers’ Association actively works on the quality of the learning process in non-formal education. We’ve created and developed the system of certificates of quality in learning for trainers and educators acknowledged by many institutions in Poland and is shown as an example of innovation in non-formal education.

We inspire and develop talents in trainers and strengthen non-governmental organizations and other forms of social self-organization in the quality of educational processes.

Contact for questions:

Anna Skocz


Phone: +48 724 737 117


Participation fee

The course cost 350eur for a 5 days long program.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and boarding are to be organized individually. The organizers support, suggest, help :)

Travel reimbursement


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