This is a reference for Justina Garbauskaite-Jakimovska

Formal meets Non-formal: upgraded

The training activity took place
in Daugirdiškės, Lithuania
organised by VsI "Jaunimo epicentras"
2017 05 07-13

Aims & objectives

Aim of the TC is to assist formal and non-formal education practitioners in working with human rights education issues through providing tools and methodologies.

1. Introduce human rights based approach to be used in shaping formal and non-formal educational activities;
2. Develop understanding of non-formal education methodological principles;
3. Improve understanding of human rights and it's values;
4. Encourage participants to use non-formal education methods and tools in the formal education setting and invite non-formal educators to contribute to implementation of formal curriculum;
5. mprove participants’ competencies to plan, run and evaluate human rights education workshops;
6. Develop understanding of importance of reflection in educational activities and provide participants with the competence of guiding reflection process of youngsters: designing reflection questions and running the process;
7. Improve participants’ competencies to adjust, adapt and create new methods based on non-formal education methodology;
8. Create civic education workshops and/or lessons, which could be used by educators in formal and non-formal education settings;
9.Create space for future Erasmus+ projects development and ensuring the quality of the projects through developing common understanding of Youth project quality criteria: non-formal education.

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

The target group of the TC were 25 youth workers, teachers, youth leaders and educators from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Italy, Croatia.

Training methods used & main activities

The activities of the training course were based on non-formal education methodological principles - experiential learning, group discussions, input from the trainers, interactive presentations, practice, reflection, working in groups, sharing experiences and good practices and learning from each other.

Additionally, trainer team used meta-reflection, as a tool to explain principles of non-formal education.

Outcomes of the activity

Improved non-formal education competency (understanding of principles, planning, implementing and evaluating educational activities), expanded variety of methods that they can use, will have an improved reflection guiding competency. This will impact their future work quality, inspire to take over new educational challenges, try out new approaches in everyday educational work.

100% of participants said they would recommend this training course to their colleagues

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

co-designing, co-planing, co-implementing, and co-evaluating all the training activities throughout the programme. Working on the application and report of the project.

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

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