This is a reference for Milena (Lazic) Nikolic

Know How, Slovenia

The training activity took place
in Škofja Loka, Slovenia
organised by Misli Naprej with the support of Life Long Learning programme, Grundtvig Action, Learning Partnership
20-24 March 2012

Aims & objectives

This training course aimed at empowering participants to engage actively in the process of the full implementation of non-formal educational methods when organizing lifelong learning activities by:
- Exploring themes and knowledge on the Non formal education principles and practice – working with the group / learning in workshops / responsibilities of trainers and learners
- Being inspired and motivated to work wit groups and support its learning
- Learning from each others experience
The general approach implemented had a strong practical dimension, focused on the creation of concrete outputs related with participants’ ideas.

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

12 Adult learners active in education, who work either as volunteers or as staff in their organisations and are expected to work with groups where they can implement non-formal educational methods and get involved in managing and implementing lifelong learning activities. The participants were coming from Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Cyprus.

Team of trainers:
Nina Arnus, Slovenia
Milena Lazic, Serbia

Training methods used & main activities

The training course followed non-formal educational methods, using a participative and learner-centered approach, following the principles and values of non-formal learning, where education process is structured and planned, established on voluntary base and assisted by trainer. In specific, the methods used were based on experiential learning, group work, active participation, theoretical and practical inputs, team and group building activities, role-plays, simulations, discussions, energizers, icebreakers, participatory and improve theater techniques, outdoor activities, open space methodology, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

4 new educational tools based on experiential learning and life long learning competence have been developed by participants during the training course. There was also the possibility to test those tools within the learning group and experience role of a facilitator (design, implementation and evaluation).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I had a role of a trainer, meaning that I was responsible for design, implementation and evaluation of the training program.

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