This is a reference for Antti Korhonen

Learning Communities of Practice

The training activity took place
in Braga, Portugal
organised by Inducar / UNIQUE Community of Practice
5th - 11th of Nov 2012

Aims & objectives

In November 2012 Inducar (Portugal) organises, “Learning communities of practice”- seminar together with the European network UNIQUE (United for Innovation and Quality in Education) in order to bring together 40 people from all over Europe to create a community of practice for innovative and creative developments in education. The event will be hosted in Braga, Portugal, currently celebrating the status of “European youth capital”.


The seminar aims to offer an inspiring environment for different actors in the educational field in order to:

• Explore new concepts of learning
• Develop new ways of networking and cooperation
• Explore the potential of creativity in learning and education
• Promote cooperation between different actor and fields
• Develop innovative educational projects

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

The seminar was targeted to individuals (youth workers, trainers, educators, researchers etc.), connected to organisations, networks, and communities interested to explore the topics - Coming from 10 countries.

Training methods used & main activities

This training course was facilitated mainly through non-formal education methods. The design and selected approaches of the training course supported the guidelines and principles of the Youth in Action -programme, adapting to different learning styles of the participants.

Outcomes of the activity

Innovation - As is needed for the new challenges in education. In order to get to innovative ideas and project we are in need for innovative methods to get into this process. The seminar wants to offer and explore these methods with the participants.

Creativity - As stated by many experts in education creativity is THE or at least one of the main competences to deal with the now-a-days challenges. How can we support learners to develop this competence.

Networking - We see networking as a crucial element for innovation in education. We are convinced of the need of rethinking and reinventing networking and cooperation in order to come up with creative and innovative developments.

Change - We live in a fast changing world. It brings a challenge with it, and we see the ability to deal with change and ambiguity as an important competence for all people. Education should have an important role in supporting people to gain that competence.

Quality - New approaches and concepts of learning needs to meet standards of quality. Even new standards of quality need to be developed to meet the demands of 2012. The seminar wants to keep the quality discussion going and explore the relevance.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Planning, implementing and evaluating the training seminar as a part of the trainers'/facilitators' team.

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

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