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Youthpass and self-directed and social learning

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Our OER Journal consists of descriptions of methods, tools, techniques, good practices, photos, quotes on self-directed learning within Youthpass learning process in related with Erasmus+ programme KA1 Mobility project for young people and youth workers.

Aims of the tool

- To share and explore innovative youth work methods, tools and techniques regarding to self – directed learning within local and European voluntary work;
- To be able to offer more attractive educational possibilities for young people in NEET as self – directed and social learning within local and European voluntary work in order to foster their competences with special focus on sense of initiatives and entrepreneurship, communication in foreign languages and cultural awareness and expression;
- To be able to promote local and international voluntarism as tool for self – directed and social learning, empowerment, participation in society, self – awareness, initiative and entrepreneurship, employability, etc.

Description of the tool

- Competence development of youth workers, youth leaders: to become mentors, tutors and sending coordinators who are able to support the competence development of EVSers and local young people in NEET by using creative and innovative non – formal educational methods as self – directed and social learning and adapt it into local voluntary youth work;
- Competence development of EVS and local young people in NEET: being involved into a new more attractive education as self – directed and social learning based on their passion and learn to overcome their own challenges in their lives. Competence development based on self – directed learning: social approach: being able to find their strength and follow their passion, practicing giving support, discovering own colours and follow their dreams: being able to initiate own projects e.g. small social enterprise based on self – directed learning within their EVS or cooperating together with EVSers from local community.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Youth workers, youth leaders, mentors

and addresses

Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Personal Development

It is recommended for use in:

European Voluntary Service
Training and Networking

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Mara Árvai

in the context of

“NEE(d)T to be a Volunteer!” - training course on on self – directed and social learning within local and transnational voluntary youth work activities which was held in Szeged, Hungary at 21-29 November 2015supported by Hungarian National Agency of You

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Mara Arvai (on 10 July 2016)

and last modified

17 April 2016

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