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This is a reference for Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez

TALE Long Term Trainers for Active Learning in Europe

The training activity took place
in EYCS, Strasbourg -France-, Wannseeforum, Berlin -Germany-, EYCB, Budapest -Hungary-
organised by CoE - EC Partnership
18th – 27th May 2009, 23rd February – 3rd March 2010, 7th – 14th October 2010

Aims & objectives

The overall aim of the training for trainers is to enable participant-trainers to competently
design, implement and evaluate quality European youth training activities putting forward
the values underlying European youth work.
The political and strategic objectives of the Training for Trainers are:
To serve the development of a coordinated approach for training trainers in the
youth field in Europe;
To enlarge the existing group of experienced trainers able to develop and
implement quality training activities in the European youth field, and to support
the further development of the existing European trainers’ pools;
To contribute to the development of a profile of youth trainers in Europe by
fostering the recognition of essential competences of trainers in the youth and non
formal education field.
To develop and use innovative concepts and practices for training trainers in nonformal
education across Europe;
To highlight the values underlying European youth work and to reflect on how they
can best be promoted in training activities;
To contribute to the quality and sustainability of the youth programmes of the
European Commission, the Council of Europe and their respective partners;
To make use of the existing resources of these stakeholders for a common aim and
to create synergies;
To exemplify the beneficial interaction of youth research, youth policy and practice
and its importance in the design, implementation and follow-up of training
activities.
Learning objectives
The training course will contribute to the personal & professional development of
participant-trainers, so that, within the frame of European youth work, they should be
able to competently plan, implement and evaluate training activities in different fields and
contexts, based on an adequate needs analysis and using appropriate methodologies.
This implies that participant-trainers should be able:
To guide and facilitate intercultural group processes, and to deal effectively with
ambiguity and change;
To co-operate in international teams of trainers and to manage a training project
effectively;
To create an appropriate learning environment, by reflecting about learning to
learn, different learning styles and how to address them in training;
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To understand the current realities of the European youth field (in link with youth
policy, youth research) and to put training activities into this perspective;
To engage with the broader institutional framework of training activities at
European level and to take this framework into account when designing training
activities; to find a common ground between the needs and interests of the
institutional partner and those of the participants.

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

30 trainers with relevant experience in the youth field needing to further develop their
competences, in order to support their personal and professional development as trainers
able to conduct activities at European level.

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology of the TALE course features are based on experiential learning,
constructivist learning and transformative learning. At the intersection of these three
approaches, the focus is on the learner and not just the topic concerned. The nature of
TALE being a generic training of trainers, the focus is on the participant-trainers, their
learning paths and their process of learning to learn.
The learning approach of TALE involves the learning of the youth worker training field as
well.

Outcomes of the activity

30 trainers improved their competences, political and strategical steps towards the definition and recognition of trainers profile, a new curriculum for training trainers was developed,
there is an online documentation in the web site of the partnership and an evaluation report

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Team member with special focus on evaluation, documentation and e-learning

I worked on this training for 50 days as a full time trainer.

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