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Passion for learning

Training Course

8-12 May 2018 | Sigulda, Latvia

Are you ready to dive into learning? To explore your own motivation behind learning and look for ways to raise motivation for learning of young people? You are welcome to join the journey leading to higher quality in your daily youth work!
If you are working with young people on a daily basis with an aim to develop their competences and you are willing to explore ways to better facilitate their learning then this activity is for you! Training course aims at: - developing competences of youth workers to facilitate learning process in the context of youth work; - contributing to development of quality of youth work by introducing facilitation of learning as regular practice of youth workers; Training course objectives: - to explore the holistic nature of learning process and what learning cycle is; - to develop personal understanding of what learning means; - to explore the notion of the self-directed learning and of being a self-directed learner; - to share tools and practice facilitation of learning; - to analyse what are the practices of facilitation of learning in the organisation and how to support learning in this setting. Target group: - youth workers from Latvia and Estonia working with young people on a daily basis either nationally or internationally; - youth worker who represents organisation/institution (employee/long-term volunteer); Before applying please consider if you: - are able to work in English; - are able to take part in all 3 activities of the training; You are welcome to apply if you: - have experience and practice of youth work to be used for reflection during the training course; - are willing to introduce and strengthen learning facilitation element in the organisation. We are open to diverse representation of the youth work! The training course consists of 5 phases: Phase 1: International seminar on 8-12 May, 2018 (Sigulda, Latvia): - Looking into differences between learning and education; - Exploring learning perspectives in your daily youth work and different learning strategies, methods and practices; - Developing your learning plan; Phase 2: Implementation of your learning plan in your own organisation. Phase 3: National follow-up activity on June - July 2018 - Analysing your implemented learning plan; - Setting further needs and goals; Phase 4: Further practice at your own organisation. Phase 5: National follow-up activity on August - September 2018: - Involvement of another participant from your organisation; - Evaluation and further development of your learning plan. Based on the self-assessment and learning plan, all participants of the training course are expected to implement their own practice and analyse it. The support from the team will be provided for this phase. Facilitation of learning process is not only evaluation and documentation of learning outcomes, but also setting target-oriented learning goals. Facilitator has to see the potential of the learner: to motivate the learner, to give ideas, tips, and feedback, to offer resources, to ask supportive questions and listen to them. The facilitator is responsible for putting learning on the agenda and supporting the creation of a good learning environment. And, over all, facilitator brings people together!

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Estonia, Latvia

and recommended for

Youth workers

Working language(s):



NA Latvia (National Agency)

Agency for International Programs for Youth is subordinated to the Minister of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The objective of the Agency is to promote youth voluntary service, activities and mobility (e.g. with EU, Eastern Partnership, MEDA countries, etc.). The Agency implements non-formal learning and information programmes and projects targeted at youth and those working with youth, and supports the link between non-formal learning and lifelong education.

Contact for questions:

Dita Usāre


Phone: +37167358063

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


The training is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme TCA 2017 budget. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by NA Latvia and NA Estonia - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your "Erasmus+: YiA" NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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