Visual Innovative tools for Non-Formal Education- ..
Visual Innovative tools for Non-Formal Education- Open Space Training
Start date: May 11, 2015,
End date: Apr 10, 2016
"Visual Innovative tools for Non Formal Education" is a 6 days training course in the field of Visual Thinking and Open Space Technology, aimed at creating new curriculum for using new and innovative tools in the non-formal education field and to spread the idea of OST. This TC will be specified on different visual tools such as graphic recording, info graphics, visual storytelling and etc. and how and where they could be used by youth workers, trainers, project managers to create a better quality in Formal and Non formal Education.
The aim of OST is to give opportunity to participants to use this tool in their projects, to multiply Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (SKA) gained during this training within their organizations, community, schools and daily life.
Objectives of the training are:
- passing visual working tools to participants.
- passing the Open Space Technology as a method for working with youth groups
- raising awareness on importance of Creative and Innovative tools in Formal and Non Formal Education
- Creating platform for youth workers to share ideas about "how and where we can use visual innovative tools?"
- Improving leadership skill of young people
- supporting the active participation of young people with fewer opportunities
- development of intercultural dialogue and networking between EU and Neighboring countries
- improvement of quality of EU youth programs and projects
The project is going to be organized in Armenia, Dilijan, the next September and it will involve 8 promoters from 8 countries of Program and Partner countries - Armenia, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, Luxemburg, Moldova, Slovenia, Ukraine - for a total amount of 32 participants and 5 team members.
There's no age limit for participants and the target group will be composed by those who are active in training activities and want to improve and bring innovation to their job and curricula (youth workers, trainers, teachers, educators, project manager, visual practitioner, Youngsters etc.).
Gender balance will be ensured during participants' selection process. Also, selecting some participants as a result of the open call, will be an additional measure to ensure the gender balance.
The training course is designed to have 2 main blocks/phases in the flow.
The first Block will be dedicated to the introduction and development of participants skills on Graphic Facilitation. Participants will have opportunity to learn the basics of Graphic facilitation, Info Graphics, Visual Story telling.
The objectives for this phase of the project are the following:
-To improve Participants visual thinking skills
-To pass participants basic skills for using new visual tools in their work
The second block of the training course is about reflecting a sharing with colleagues how and in which fields of Youth Work or Non Formal Education aforementioned tools can be used, which will be implemented with the help of Open Space Technology.
Open Space is a large group method and It is specially found supportive and being frequently used in self-organised youth projects, in youth participation projects and in the phase of future actions' planning. It aims to develop various activities within the general topic and spread the idea of OST and it gives ACTION PLANNING opportunity for other young people to use this tool in their projects, to multiply Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (SKA) gained during this training.
Open Space is broadly used (until now especially in northern Europe and USA) in the field of non-formal education. It lies in the nature of training to focus on skills, abilities, qualifications and personal development of the participants. This will be done with a special attention put to the intercultural and Participative context of the training.
Open space meetings are always held to a specific topic. The theme of the meeting gives the frame in which Human Rights, Democracy, Equal Opportunities and Active Participation or any other topic can be discussed. The process is managed through – on one hand – the “open space” for participation and – on the other hand – clear time and space frames.
During an open space meeting the participants themselves create the agenda, which consists of concrete topics and issues. Later they work in self-organized small working-groups to concrete topics and put down the results of the process inside the group. The results of all working-groups are copied in form of a “Book of proceedings”, of which every participant receives their personal copy. Then comes an evaluation phase, emerging from the Action Planning.
Objectives to achieve as a result of these activities:
-To create a time and Space for participants to reflect about How and in which fields learned skills can be used
-To pass another working tool- Open Space Technology to participants for their toolbox
-To encourage further usage of received tools in the follow up projects
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