TC Quality assessment – In the Czech Republic CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level» Long-term training course

ACTIVITY 2: Quality assessment – In the Czech Republic

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

4-12 December 2016

       Apart from the economic crisis there are other issues and dangers that affect youth generation and lead to political crisis. Global threats such as terroristic attacks and armed conflicts caused a huge refugee and migration wave in Europe. These and many other factors stipulate increasing of intolerance, xenophobia, violence, conflicts oriented by cultural fears, numerous stereotypes and prejudices, intercultural misunderstanding, inability to think critically and lack of intercultural competence in general. Young people are more than others affected by those issues, especially being in a situation of current economic crisis. They feel afraid, they are frustrated, they don’t know what to feel and how to react, as a result they became either inactive or join the extremist movements, and they definitely need to be supported in this hard situation by adults, by peers, by educational institution.

       Tackling youth unemployment, social exclusion, intercultural communication and youth participation continues to be a policy priority for European and national governments, but the need to empower young people are increasingly recognized in this process. We see youth empowerment as an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.

ACTIVITY 2. inFormal Quality Assessment, training course, 4-12 December 2016 (including arrival and departure days) Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

MAIN OBJECTIVES:

Reflecting on the outcomes from the practical phases of LTTC
Assessing personal and professional development
Assessing personal training style and personal expression
Sharing “best” and “worst” practices of integration of NFE in the formal education in
the field of youth empowerment
Discussing different approaches to NFE, youth empowerment
Creating new tools for youth empowerment
Re‐looking different theories and means of NFE
Peer-to-peer learning and support
Developing the personal learning plan
Assessing and evaluation of techniques of different forms of learning
Creating the innovative learning modules

       The participants will develop not only competences in non-formal education and in the topic of youth empowerment, but also other competences linked to their professional profile and broader understanding of non-formal education as the most effective tool for youth empowerment. They will also get a concrete assessed and evaluated experience of cooperation between formal and non-formal education that will become basis for future joined work on the topic of youth empowerment.

Volunteers will be engaged in the Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle of ‘doing’, ‘reflecting’, ‘concluding’ and ‘applying’ to ensure that they can effectively relate their learning to real work situations.

  • Voluntary and participative approach
  • Holistic (hand, heart, head, health)
  • Diversity as a positive resource
  • Peer-to-peer approach
  • Accessibility and inclusion approach
  • From general to particular approach
  • Trust approach

PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILE:
The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education
system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions; youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.
Criteria for selection:

  • Experience in the topic of education and youth empowerment and high motivation to
    explore these topics
  • Shared expectations and clearly defined learning needs
  • Openness for and appreciation of non-formal learning process in high diversity
    context
  • Commitment to go through whole long-term learning process including responsibility for self-directed learning & learning outcomes as well high level of motivation and discipline
  • Commitment to reflect on personal learning process and ability to assess critically
    learning outcomes
  • High commitment for follow up activities and networking

FINANCE CONDITIONS

VENUE COSTS:
Full board and lodging costs are covered by the organisers for all participants from grant
funded by the Czech National Agency under ERASMUS+ programme. All participants will be accommodated by two to three persons in one room. Three times meal and coffee-brakes will be provided while all time of your stay.
Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level
Participation fee: there will be 50 EURO participation fee and will be deducted from the
travel reimbursement.

You can ask for application on: vavilon@sppmd.org.mk

Deadline for applying  23.09.2016!!!!

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