This is a reference for Mieke Neven McMahon

Yes Learning

The training activity took place
in Oberwesel, Germany
organised by JUGEND für Europa (National Agency), SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre and Other National Agencies
9-14 June 2013

Aims & objectives

To explore and develop the competence to facilitate and support the Youthpass Process /self-directed learning

− to explore and review concepts of (non-formal) learning
− to explore your own personal learning path
− to develop the understanding of self-directed learning
− to experience different methods of reflection of learning
− to explore how and why to recognise and document learning

During the training course the different objectives were addressed from the perspective of the participant as a learner and the participant as a facilitator of learning (youth worker/trainer/mentor/coach).

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

Youth workers/leaders, mentors, coaches, trainers and young people active in Youth Initiative Projects. there were 15 participants from Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium - FL

Training methods used & main activities

The introduction of the Youthpass brought the focus on learning in the Youth in Action programme. The facilitation of learning became and still is a central issue in discussions amongst youth workers, trainers, mentors and coaches working in the Youth in Action programme. New insights and ideas about how people learn challenge us to rethink learning and the facilitation of learning.
This course dived into this exciting discussion. How can we facilitate the learning process of young people that participate in the Youth in Action programme? What is our approach, what is our new role as youth workers, trainers, mentors and coaches?
The course started from the own experience of participants as a learner. How do you learn, what are your challenges, what are new and different ways of learning? From there the link was made how to connect these insights with the facilitation of the learning of others.
Methods used were non-formal, creative and interactive

Outcomes of the activity

When we compare the outcomes of the post evaluation with the aims and objectives that were set out for this training, we can see the objectives were reached for the people who replied. The training was developed for practitioners in the youth in action programme, it is clear from the replies to this questionnaire that the training supported the participants in implementing Youthpass in their work and personal life.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

• Defining and developing methods and non-formal educational approaches for the implementation of the training
• Implementing the training
• Evaluating and Reporting

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

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