The Power of Non-Formal Learning

• Experiential learning • Peer-education and peer-teaching • Learning styles and use of senses in creating and sharing stories • Personal development strategies • Communicative approach • Non-violent communication • Holistic education • Networking • Reflection and diary keeping • Action planning • ICT in education Methods and activities: • Social Educational Animation – using games and outdoor activities in order to develop interpersonal competences; • Origami Theatre – combing the art of folding paper (origami) with storytelling abilities for creating fairy-tale settings for enacting personal or fictional stories; • Storytelling – increasing self-esteem, and personal expression through developing public speaking and active listening skills; • Photo Voice – empowering participants to have a voice in their community and militate for change using the art of photography; • Improvisation Theatre – increasing spontaneity and aliveness through character building techniques; • Living Library – dealing with diversity and raising awareness regarding the unique character of human beings, thus acting against discrimination. Language of the course: English During the course there is half a day of free time to enjoy of the cultural aspects of Lisboa. There is a direct ferry boat taking you from the South Bank of the River to the historic centre of Lisbon (6 km). This course is planned in Lisbon (Portugal), the south bank of the river Tejo, where we have a partnership with a Portuguese training organisation and the Municipality. We can use the municipal theatre and other infrastructure. During the course you’ll be actively involved in non-formal learning and you also will experience the different roles in non-formal learning (facilitator, organizer, audience).
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The Power of Non-Formal Learning
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Methods of non-formal learning can be a strong help in improving the learning atmosphere and the motivation of the students. Discover several methods of non-formal education, gain knowledge and experience several of these methods such as “Origami Theatre”, “Social Educational Animation”, “Storytelling”, “Photo Voice”, “Theatre and Improvisation Theatre” and “Living Library”. During the course organized in Lisbon South Bank (Portugal), you’ll be actively involved in non-formal learning and you also will experience the different roles in non-formal learning (facilitator, organizer, audience). This course is designed for educators including teachers, teachers to be, principals, school counsellors, trainers, youth workers, psychologists who need to be initiated or freshen up their use of non-formal methods of education in their daily work.


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City of the Course Lisbon, Portugal
Address of the Course Lisbon South Bank
Course Website http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/the-power-of-non-formal-learning
Target Group School education and adult education: teachers and school educators, middle management, school management, members of the school board, school governors, school advisors, inspectors, all school or education related people, school counsellors, trainers, yo
Date/s of the Course 23 – 28 April 2017 / 29 April – 4 May 2018
Where to apply Eekhout Academy PIC 947859169 University Leuven Campus Kortrijk E. Sabbelaan 53 , post box 7642 8500 Kortrijk Flanders Belgium For more information: contact Charlotte Depoorter: charlotte.depoorter@kuleuven.be
Participation Costs We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation. http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/cost-structure Full package (€ 1250 = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer) • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers. • The accommodation cost covers: the hotel rooms during the course period, the breakfasts during the course days, the coffee breaks, the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days, costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers. This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper. • Participants, who stay with two people in a double room, obtain a reduction of € 250. They pay each € 1125. Lunch package (€ 945 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf) • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers. • The accommodation cost covers: the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days, costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers. This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper. . Course package (€ 785 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches) • The tuition fee covers: course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers. • The accommodation cost covers: the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, costs and fees of study visits and the transport for course activities planned by the organizers. This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.
Competences Tackled

-       Experience several forms of non-formal learning,

-       Understand and master the didactics of non-formal learning,

-       Be able to design a lesson using non-formal learning strategies,

-       Be able to advice the school management during the process of STE(A)M implementation,

-       Be able to write an implementation plan for the  use of non-formal learning activities,

-       Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution,

-       Better mastery of the use of non-formal techniques as part of the setting up of a didactical and learning process,

-       Improved competence of the use of colloquial English,

-       Use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings,

-       Improved knowledge of other European educational systems,

-       Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect,

-       Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of communication,

-       Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of presentation,

-       Use of interactive and participative working methods in order to achieve better teaching and/or have more effective meetings.

EQF level 6
ECVET Point 2-3; in preparation for 2017

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Competence Oriented Approach As part of the pre-task, the participants will map their personal staring situation and working context. Also they will identify the needs of the organisation and their personal needs. We try to match those needs with the offered content, methods and aimed competences. That way, we conceived the course, starting with defining the competences that need to be achieved. During the course, next methods will be applied: lectures, work sessions, peer exchange, self-reflection, study visits, portfolio work, role play, editing on own action plan, presentations… Where appropriated a webinar, videoconferencing or (a part of) a MOOC can be included. At the end of the course, a network of participants can be established in order to keep on exchanging experiences, examples of good practice and support the continuous development of competences.
Blended Learning Modalities We provide an electronic learning platform where all course material is assembled. Course participants can have a skype contact with the trainer before and after the course.
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Assessment Methods Feedback of trainer(s) on personal work and portfolio of the participant; Feedback of trainer(s) and group on presentations made by the participant; Assessment of final work ( such as: own action plan, produced master piece, parts of the curriculum revise
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GINCO Quality Levels We established a quality system inspired on the recommendations of Ginco (Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers). We respect all quality requirements of the association of European Training Providers. Link to our Quality Charter: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/quality-charter
European Dimension Guaranteed The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Portugal we have a partnership with a local in-service training organisation. The team of trainers is multi-national. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible. The courses are specifically organized in Lisbon in order to be able to include study visits and locally present expertise.
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Organising Institute Eekhout Academy
Country of the Institute Flanders – Belgium
Institute Website www.erasmusplus-ist.eu
Contact Person Charlotte Depoorter Management Assistant: charlotte.depoorter@kuleuven.be Wim Simoens Course director: wim.simoens@telenet.be