eunetMarch 13, 2019 at 2:57 pm #1151
The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.
This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:
– three residential seminars
– an international training project you design and run with some other participants
– ongoing e-learning
– ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
– learning commitments
The dates for the three residential seminars are:
– Seminar 1: 20 September – 29 September 2019 in Hungary;
– Seminar 2: 17 – 26 January 2020 in Germany;
– Seminar 3: 20 – 27 June 2020 in Italy.
This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:
– 28 seminar days (including travel)
– 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
– 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.
Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action programme:
– The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
– The competence to design educational programmes.
– The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)
– The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
– The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
– Intercultural competence.
– Being civically engaged.
Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.
Participants are expected:
– To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
– To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.
– To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
– To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
– To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
– To be able to run training courses in English.
Participating countries: Belgium-FL, Belgium-FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.