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Captain Culture- creativity in Intercultural learning

The training activity took place
in Zafferana Etnea (CT), Italy
organised by Arci Catania with the support of Action 4.3 of Youth in Action program
26 October- 2 November 2009
Reference person

Rodrigo Vilarinho

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Aims & objectives

- become aware of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behaviour and identity
- recognize and be sensitive for differences that other cultures bring.
- point out the importance of cultural issues in Youth in Action
- to develop tools, activities, strategies for improvement of youth work on local level focused on cultural diversity
- to promote multiplying effect of youth workers in local participation

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Target group:
- 25 youth workers dealing with intercultural issues interested in using alternative approach in intercultural learning coming from the following countries Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.

Composition of the team :
Rodrigo Vilarinho Portugal
Milena Lazic Serbia
Panayiotis Theodorou Cyprus
Saro Rossi Italy

Training methods used & main activities

Training methods: Specific feature of the training was that it consist of two parallel working groups : Exploring Daily Day Activities and Outdoor Activities in one TC. Participants were be able to benefit from one of it (regarding the choice made prior to the course) and in common sessions sharing, evaluating and discussing their experiences.
Outdoor education and the use of environment as a resource and added value for intercultural learning were the main methodological reference of the working group I was responsible

Outcomes of the activity

4 different education tools around intercultural learning using outdoor and daily day elements developed by participants
6 different project ideas (mainly youth exchanges) planned by participants

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was trainer and programme designer. I was responsible together with Rodrigo Vilarinho of the outdoor group.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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