Explore, expend and improve yourself
Start date: Aug 15, 2016,
End date: Feb 14, 2017
In 1983 development psychologist Howard Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences. He claimed that our intelligence or ability to understand the world around us is complex and can't be measured with an IQ test. Some people are better at understanding some things than others. For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing basketball is difficult. Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences: kinesthetic, logical and mathematical, intrapersonal, visual and spatial, linguistic, interpersonal, musical and naturalistic. Formal education tends to value mathematical and linguistic abilities. With 10-days youth exchange ''Explore, expend and improve yourself '' we wish to invite young people to explore their learning styles, their strengths, talents and their potential, raise their awareness of who they are and what they are capable of. Each day of the exchange is designed around one of these intelligences. Mix of outdoor activities, drama and dance exercises, problem solving initiatives, artistic searches, guided visualizations, meditation, team work and group tasks, creative writing exercises and simulations will help participants to understand and enhance each intelligence. Main aim of the project is to develop participants' life-long learning competencies, self-awareness and promote active and creative participation of young people in processes and events around them. Taking part in this exchange will contribute to young people's personal development and might expand their professional opportunities, help them to set up learning and carrier goals. Young people will develop abilities to learn individually and also to collaborative work as part of the learning process, to draw the benefits from a heterogeneous group, and to share what they have learnt. We expect that it will support establishment of a problem-solving attitude and self-confidence that would help participants in search of job or encourage them to start their own initiatives.YE will take place from the 01th till 10th December 2016, in Graz, Austria. The project will involve 37 youngsters who coming from Austria, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, Albania, Slovakia. BEES from Austria is hosting and coordinating organisation. The activities are divided into 3 stages;1) introduction; which tackles all presenting and group/team building activities; name games, treasure hunt, presenting team and programme of youth exchange plus useful information on Austria and the venue of the Project2) body; which tackles the 8 different intelligences and their direct relation to non-formal education 3) conclusion; the participants will take into consideration all that they have learn and they will set into different groups to raise new ideas to promote8 intelligences! The participants will present the ideas they compile on the final day of the Project!
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