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Supporting learning process of young people

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The tool helps to generate ideas and develop a range of activities to be carried in order to support learning process of young people and contribute development of learning to learn competence.

Aims of the tool

- To develop competence to support learning process of young people
- To generate possible activities in order to support learning process

Description of the tool

1. Facilitator presents the self-directed learning cycle based on the Boyatzis’ Theory of Self-Directed Learning (Richard E. Boyatzis, PhD) explaining the logic of each step of the cycle.
2. In smaller groups participants discuss and generate ideas on what could be done on each of the steps of the learning cycle in order to support self reflection and learning process a young person and what conditions are to be created.
3. Small groups share and discuss the results of their work.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

youth leaders, youth workers, project coordinators organising educational activities for and with young people.

and addresses

YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

It is recommended for use in:

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

Materials needed:

Flipchart paper markers, background text (for facilitator), hand-out "Self-directed learning cycle based on the Boyatzis’ Theory of Self-Directed Learning"


90 minutes (15 minutes for presentation; 45 minutes for group work; 30 minutes for sharing and discussion)

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

"FreeStyle Facilitation" TC, "EastWestEVS" TC

The tool has been experimented in

The tool was developed for the TC "FreeStyle Facilitation"

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Andriy Donets (on 8 December 2011)

and last modified

29 November 2011

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