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LABIRINT:training course on outdoor education for youth workers

The training activity took place
in Sonderhausen
organised by CGE Culture Goes Europe - Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V.
17-24 April 2019

Aims & objectives

-to introduce principles of experiential learning and outdoor education;
-to introduce the concept of youth empowerment and to experience
empowerment tools in outdoor education;
-to understand the importance of youth participation and how outdoor
education methods can contribute to more interactive education process
inside youth centers, schools/ universities;
-to practice and to test different outdoor methods, tools and techniques;
-to take the responsibility for fostering youth;
-to build competences in designing, implementing and evaluation of outdoor
education activity;
-to understand principles of group learning through facilitation and debriefing of
outdoor activities;
-to understand the value of personal development through feedback;
-to identify the limits of educator in the education process in outdoor education;
-to understand how to give responsibility for the learning process and
educational flow to learners during outdoor activities.

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

Participants from Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia, Armenia, Gergia, Russian Federation,Austria, Germany
youth leaders, youth workers dealing with young people from diverse
background, staff
from NGOs and trainers.

Training methods used & main activities

Interactive non-formal education methods (experiential learning exercises, presentations, discussions, workshops, expert inputs, etc.), outdoor methodology, low rope courses, night hike etc.

Outcomes of the activity

-development of competences of educators in outdoor education
-development of competences in group dynamics
- cooperation and networking

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

a trainer

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

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