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Research Report: Factors Supporting Learning in Mobility Projects

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This is the report of the research which was carried on during the long-term project "UNIQUE Year of Learning: Youth on the Move!".
Research interviews made with participants of the Youth in Action Programme show 8 factors supporting their learning.

Aims of the tool

The tool enables project organisers and leaders to reflect on their experience and discuss how can they intentionally support the learning of young people during mobility period.

Description of the tool

The findings of the research can be used for building a workshop on how to support better the learning of young people during their international mobility period (e.g. youth exchange, EVS or training activity).

Step-by-step implementation:
1. Facilitator briefly presents the main findings of the research.
2. Participants break up into smaller groups and reflect on the following:
- Analise what they recognise from their experience in the research findings?
- Discuss what they can do intentionally order to foster the learning factors during learning mobility projects?
3. Share main conclusions in the plenary session.

The possible learning outcomes of this tool:
- Raised awareness and evidence-based knowledge on the factors supporting learning in mobility projects;
- Reflection on their learning experience and experience of supporting young people in mobility projects;
- Identified strategies on how to intentionally foster learning factors to support learning in mobility projects.

In case participants are newcomers they may reflect on the actual learning experience of being involved in the international educational activity.


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Tool overview

Research Report: Factors Supporting Learning in Mobility Projects

This tool is for

Participants who most likely will be involved in organising learning mobility projects and playing the supportive role to young people during their mobility period. Young people who experience international mobility project and wish to reflect better on their learning epxerience.

and addresses

YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Project Management, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development

It is recommended for use in:

Action 1.1 (Youth Exchanges)
Action 2 (European Voluntary Service)

Materials needed:

Handout with the key findings of the research (pages 19-20)


1,5 hour should be enough

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

UNIQUE Community of Practice

in the context of

Long-term cooperation project "UNIQUE Year of Learning: Youth on the Move!",

The tool has been experimented in

Evaluation seminar of UNIQUE Year of Learning project

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Nerijus Kriauciunas (on 1 June 2013)

and last modified

13 May 2013

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