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This is a reference for Bob Sonet (Adrià)

Learning by Playing

The training activity took place
in Els Hostalets de Pierola, Spain
organised by Consell Comarcal de l'Anoia
03/10/2018 - 09/10/2018

Aims & objectives

This training course aimed to give youth workers and youth leaders tools, frameworks and space to create and practice educational games that address inclusion and social topics.

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

This project contained one activity, a training course. It took place in the Natural Park of Montserrat, in Hostalets de Pierola during 5 days, from 03/10/2018 until 09/10/2018. It gathered 25 participants coming from 11 different countries: Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The hosting organization was Consell Comarcal de l'Anoia, and the other partners were involved as sending, supporting and multiplier organizations.

Training methods used & main activities

The working methods used were from a non-formal education approach and included input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups, team-building sessions, open space technology, discussions, roleplays, simulation exercises and work with cases, among others. They provided an effective group communication and allowed all participants to fulfill their expectations and needs through a progressive and valuable inter-cultural learning experience.

Outcomes of the activity

The results created include the dissemination of the educational games focused on fostering inclusion developed and tested in the training, articles and posts sharing participants’ experience and learning outcomes as well as a video compilation of the training.

This project had an impact on the youth workers taking part in it, as it enriched their toolbox of resources as well as it empowered them with the skills to create new educational games in the future. That also has an impact our partner organisations in the long term, envisioning future local workshops and international projects in which educational games are used to address any topic of interest. Gaming as a source of learning moments, that’s what we developed and want to continue spreading.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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