This is a reference for Vitalie Cirhana

Teacher Power

The training activity took place
in Vadului lui Voda, Republic of Moldova
organised by Stowarzyszenie Dorosli Dzieciom
20-27 July 2013
Reference person

Ieva Grundsteine

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Aims & objectives

The general idea of this seminar is to bring together teachers from different European and Eastern European and Caucasian countries in order to build common understanding and exchange experience on how formal education could be combined with non-formal learning in order to promote the development of young people in rural areas where there are not that many opportunities than in bigger towns and cities.

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

The project includes 24 participants from Program countries (Latvia, Poland, Spain, Romania, Estonia, Bulgaria) and EECA countries (Republic of Moldova, , Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus)- 2 participants from each organization.

Training methods used & main activities

The contents of the seminar include:
- Principles, values and characteristics of non-formal learning (NFL)
- Connection with formal education
- Needs and interests of young people in different countries that could be better addressed by NFL methods
- NFL methodology and application in life (also good practices)
- Empowerment of rural youth
- Opportunities of “Youth in Action” programme for youth

Outcomes of the activity

At the end of this project teachers discover NFE world and develop some skills by leading session using NFE methods. As a follow up activities, participants was encourage to apply NFE methds in schools activities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of 3 trainers who make activities durring all seminar. Every day i was responsable for activites as: getting to know each other, teambuilding activities, different undestanding of education / learning, moving debate about Teacher vs. Trainer, characteristics of NFE, organising study visit to school in Vadul lui Voda and discuss with teachers from Moldova about posibilities to use NFE methods in school activities. Together with my co-trainers we work in practical session where participants was devided in teams and lead session using NFE methods for developing their trainers skills. At the end of this practical session all participants give feedback about the process, method and role of trainer.

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

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