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Games are not just a Game

The training activity took place
in Okrug gornji ─îiovo, Planikovica 7, street
organised by OIP Posejdon
06.05.2023 - 13.05.2023
Reference person

Vedran Stajdohar

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Aims & objectives

The goals of this training are to:
- To exchange good practice, using games as methods and tools to acquire relevant knowledge and acquiring new skills.
- To enable participants to use the Design thinking methodology and Principles of Game Design to: 1) strengthen their personal capacities 2) the capacities of organisations and young people directly, who will be the users.
-To enable young people to see the bigger picture, a different perspective and raise self-confidence.
Strengthening the capacity of people working with young people
- To adopt new ways to work with young people
-To find new ways to support reflection methods
-To support the creation of new content to our existing programs through different games
-To plan future projects with reliable partners

- Participants discover new competences
- Participants network with youth workers from different countries and discover their local reality
- Participants use methods like games, design thinking, improvisation, peer learning, reflection
- Participants create a personal action plan how to apply the learnings in their local context

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

There were 4 trainers in the team:
- Igor Spetic, Croatia
- Mariana Vieira da Rocha, Portugal (Croatia)
- Sami Sorjonen, Finland
- Vedran Stajdohar, Croatia

- Participants from Belgium, Croatia,Finland, and Slovenia.

Training methods used & main activities

In the training we used variety of non formal learning methods, Group activities, educational board games, self-and group reflection through THOR method. De-briefing.

Outcomes of the activity

The training developed enabled participants to understand more about game based methods in youth work.
It was possible to see that participants understood the importance of reflection, and self assessment was improved.
Participants found new tools and methods to be used in their daily work with young people.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role in the team was a full time trainer, leading on a variety of sessions and as a Co-trainer for other trainers sessions;

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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