InFormal LTTC

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InFormal LTTC

Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level

The LTTC aims to enable youth workers, trainers and educators coming fromformal education background to embed non-formal education principles, methodology and tools to the formal system in order to create friendly and safe environment for youth empowerment and increasing youth participation at local level This training course was born in cooperation of several organizations working at daily basis with school children and students.  This work could be more efficient in terms of outcomes if school and university staff as well were not resisting the changes that youth empowerment process creates.  With this TC, we set 3 strategic objectives: to explain what youth empowerment is and how it works, to provide a set of tools that can be practically used in youth empowerment at schools and universities; to explain the meaning and values of non-formal education as a key instrument in youth empowerment and to try out how it works. In simple words, the aim of the first activity is to give participants (educators) introduction to non-formal learning methodology, in the first phase, and then let them develop their own sessions and workshops based on knowledge they acquired, under supervision of trainers, in the second phase. Later they will share their experiences, learn from them and have opportunity to utilize it in their teaching reality (which is the next step)

After the training course we expect our participants: to change their way of work and to make it more participative and transparent for youth; to understand the approach and principles of non-formal education and to use it for youth empowerment; to be able to use non-formal education tools during lessons, lectures, meetings, sessions, training activities they organize – giving more freedom and responsibility to learners; to be equipped with a set of other tools of youth empowerment (coaching and mentoring); to become active actors in promoting youth participation at local level.

MAIN OBJECTIVES:

  • to reevaluate the role of educator in the formal system
  • to introduce principles of non-formal education and to integrate them to the formal education system
  • to introduce non-formal methodology and tools and to adapt them to the formal background
  • to introduce the concept of youth empowerment and to experience empowerment tools
  • to understand the importance of youth participation and how non-formal education methods can contribute to more interactive education process inside schools/colleges/universities
  • to practice and to test different methods, tools and techniques
  • to share and discuss good practices and challenges
  • to take the responsibility for fostering youth
  • to build competences in designing, implementing and evaluation of non-formal education activity
  • to understand principles of group learning through facilitation and debriefing
  • to understand the value of personal development through feedback
  • to identify the limits of educator in the education process
  • to understand how to give responsibility for the learning process and educational flow to learners
  • To make a plan of integration of the non-formal education approach to the formal setting (concrete ideas and steps

 

IMPLEMENTATION

LTTC inFormal (1st edition)

ACTIVITY 1. TC inFormal BASIC, 8-16 September 2015 , Rostov, Russia

LTTC inFormal (1st edition)

ACTIVITY 2. TC inFormal Quality Assessment, 6-14 December 2015 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

LTTC inFormal (2nd edition)

ACTIVITY 1. TC inFormal BASIC, 24 July – 01 August 2016 , Rostov, Russia

LTTC inFormal (2nd edition)

ACTIVITY 2. TC inFormal Quality Assessment, 4-12 December 2016 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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