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Training of Youth workers - using non-formal learning and interactive methods in Youth work

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The present manual is one of the tools used to enhance the impact of NFL in preparing young people for their social and professional development, as well as a tool for increasing the importance and the quality of youth work.

Aims of the tool

- To deepen the knowledge about the learning process beyond the simple definitions and organizing of the training tools (or games), and bring it to the level of concepts and processes;
- To support the establishment of training programs based on the achievement of measurable learning outcomes while supporting and taking into account individual specifics and learning needs;
- To emphasize the importance of group processes, emotional condition and the specific environment for the effectiveness of the training.

Description of the tool

This manual contains a large amount of information based on the long-term experience of the authors in the field of non-formal learning (NFL) and the interactive teaching of children, youth and adults. During its composition a lot of information related to the topic was used from various sources - studies, reports and scientific publications. By combining practical experience of the team of authors with theoretical concepts this manual was created to bring together a big number of topics, many of which are often not touched upon in the field of NFL and in the youth sector. We tried not to repeat topics which are popular and available in the field of non-formal learning in youth work when selecting the topics for this guide. We have included concepts that are not widely known in the field of youth work (and neither in formal education) - Multiple intelligences, Socio-cognitive learning, Learning styles, Stages of development, Self-efficacy and others.

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Tool overview

Training of Youth workers - using non-formal learning and interactive methods in Youth work

This tool is for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Educators, Teachers

and addresses

Social Inclusion, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Evaluation, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Youth Exchanges
Training and Networking

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Ognian Gadoularov (Bulgaria); Bogdan Romanica (Romania)

in the context of

The Manual is result of KA2 project - "Non-formal learning for employability" (2014-1-BG01-KA205-001743)

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Ognian Gadoularov (on 1 June 2017)

and last modified

17 December 2016

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