This is a reference for Alexander “Sania” Oleinikov

Orange Engine

The training activity took place
in "Antanyne", Širvintos, Lithuania
organised by NGO "Oranžai Sparnai"
2012-07-11 to 2012-07-17

Aims & objectives

Develop knowledge and practical skills and transform the view on outdoor experiential learning, as well as develop the capability to use this approach of nonformal learning that is outdoor.

• Outdoor as an approach of nonformal learning
• Using activities in nature in an educational context
• Experiential learning

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

Team: 1 form Lithuania, 2 from Latvia
Group: 20 altogether, Latvia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia

Training methods used & main activities

Day 1 (Arrivals)
• Getting to know each other
• Creating own symbol as a youth worker
• NGO fare

Day 2
• Creating a map, getting to know the area
• Team-building activities
• Intercultural evening

Day 3
• Input: NFE principles and values
• Working with group dynamics
• Challenges in an educational context
• Experiential learning
• Personal and group experience
• Preparations for a hike
• Night outdoor hike w/personal and group challenges

Day 4
• Reflection on the hike in a team context
• Personal reflection on the hike
• Feedback and discussion moderation
• Campfire reflection

Day 5
• Games and Learning
• Preparing outdoor activities
• Running outdoor activities in groups

Day 6
• Input: Youth in Action programme
• Open space
• Youthpass
• Evaluation

Day 7
• Evaluation

Outcomes of the activity

The training was powerfull on the less experienced participants as their view of outdoor changed, empowerment of participants resulted in numerous ways, e.g. participants in Latvia started a series of open one-day hikes. Networking during the event provided for a number of new international opportunities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Developing activities in a teams as per the prepared program, running the program in a team, evaluating and follow-up activities w/ participants from own country.

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

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