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Creativity Ventures - Advance Development of Creativity Competence of Trainers and Youthworkers

The training activity took place
in Belgrade, Serbia
organised by REACH Belgrade, YiA
July, 2010

Aims & objectives

Increasing the quality and impact of trainings and trainers’ work in the European youth field through advance development of creative competences of trainers and experienced youthworkers.

o to link creative personality traits and key competences
o to gain understanding of levels of creativity in looking at phenomena
o to explore concept of creativity and its’ consequences in training/nonformal education
o to explore, experience and understand personal and group-team creativity
o to explore supporters and censors of creativity
o to increase emotional competences, capacity for play, risktaking, surrender and tolerance to ambiguity of trainers as special part of creative competences
o to link creativity with motivation and empowerment
o to link creativity with building of European society

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

Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Training methods used & main activities

Methodology is based on creativity concept in understanding human beings (Homo Ludens) and man’s capacities to create and re-create existing realities (inner or outer) through his creative thoughts and actions.
Various methods are used: experiential learning starting from the reality of every participant, visual art, photography and theatre, specific tools for creativity development, intuitive development tools, body-mind work, improvisation, outdoor actions/street interventions, play, reflection and inputs.

Outcomes of the activity

24 trainers/youthworkers educated
Magazine: Creativity Ventures

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Project author and trainer.

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

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