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My Favourite Mistake

The training activity took place
in Turin, Italy
organised by Stranaidea
March 10 - 16, 2014
Reference person

Anna Carla Bosco

(Co-trainer & Organiser)
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Aims & objectives

My Favourite Mistake is a training course on developing a new approach towards learning from mistakes. We would like to create a training course based on the discovery of mistakes, sharing experiences in happily making mistakes together and reflect on how it's possible to learn from mistakes. We will also focus on how to accompany young people to be prepared in making mistakes and to face them as a learning moment, finding in mistakes not the reason for giving up but the motivation to keep trying.

Objectives of the training are:
• To reflect about mistakes, the role of mistakes in a learning process and our cultural perception towards mistakes.
• To explore a new approach of techniques and methodologies for learning from mistakes in a positive, constructive way.
• To create a comfortable and stimulating learning environment in which the effort and process counts more than the final result and in which making mistakes is perceived in its role of experiential learning.
• To explore how we can support young people we work with on dealing with mistakes for learning both in formal and non-formal settings
• To explore how mistakes are connected to different actions within the Erasmus+ programme.

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

Youth workers, youth leaders, teachers and other professionals working with young people, who have some prior experience with one of the European programmes working with youth (Youth in Action, Comenius and Leonardo)that are interested in exploring a new and innovative approach to learning.
From countries: Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Greece, Latvia, Spain, Slovakia

Our trainer team consisted of 3 trainers from Italy, Portugal and NL (me)

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal learning methods, including theatre & improvisation, workgroups, discussions, arts, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

We had an evaluation at the end of the TC, written and spoken. Participants were really positive about the TC. Some quotes:
"We have appreciated your way of working" - Noah
"This is the first time in my life where I feel myself in the best way I can be, I felt that this was the real me and not another person" - Gabriele
"I have learned a lot from all of you"- Mirka
"The work was amazing and also the materials provided" - Zane

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of three main trainers in the trainer team, responsible for the development of the training as well as the complete facilitation.

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

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