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This is a reference for Laimonas Ragauskas

“Non-formal learning: practice meets research”

The training activity took place
in Daugirdiskes, Lithuania
organised by Association of Non-formal Education in Lithuania and UNIQUE network
7-11.12.2010

Aims & objectives

The seminar aimed to strengthen cooperation among researchers and practitioners, providing non-formal learning in the context of youth work in order to initiate research on non-formal learning impact.

Seminar aimed to create the space for better understanding of each other contexts: practice and research in the field of youth and non-formal learning.

It was dedicated to review existing practices and trends in research methodologies and youth work and non-formal learning contexts.

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

Seminar brought 21 participant: practitioners of non-formal learning and researchers from various European countries.
The team of trainers consisted of three people from Italy, Germany and Lithuania.

Training methods used & main activities

Various methods were used in order to explore practices and notions of non-formal learning (NFL) as well as examples of the research in the field of NFL: structured discussions, small group work, interactive presentations, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Seminar created opportunities for development of possible research designs and develop ideas for follow-up actions combining youth work, non-formal learning and research.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with co-trainers/facilitators I was involved in preparation, implementation and evaluation of the seminar. Furthermore I was manager of this project and therefore searching for funding, dealing with management issues and reports.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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