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EUROPANET Association training infosheet


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Project “Improving Quality & Accessibility in In-Service Trainings for teachers” (IQAIST)

General information and practical information regarding the training course

International Training course
“The Power of Non-Formal”
New instruments and methods for a modern pedagogical approach

Iași, Romania, 8th - 14th November 2015

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EUROPANET Association training infosheet

  1. 1. 1 INFOSHEET Project “Improving Quality & Accessibility in In-Service Trainings for teachers” International Training course “The Power of Non-Formal” New instruments and methods for a modern pedagogical approach Iași, Romania, 8th - 14th November 2015 PART I – General information Arrival date: Sunday, 8th November 2015 Departure date: Saturday, 14th November 2015 1. Duration The In-Service Training will last for 7 days (including travel days) 2. Language English 3. Objectives Thanks to this project the participants will have:  growing competences in delivering educational products and information (seminars, trainings, courses, workshops) through a better understanding of Non-Formal Methods and instruments;  knowledge on non-formal theory and practice for an efficient stimulation of learning;  growing awareness on non-formal importance approach for social-inclusion of marginalized students, learners;  growing skills and competences in using “non-formal methods” for a bigger efficiency of knowledge accumulation. Our participants will:  Acquire knowledge and practical information about “Non-Formal Methods”;  Improve their practical skills related to how, when, with who, to use non- formal methods;  Make contacts with individuals and organisations with similar experience and exchange best practices More information on our website:; or on our Facebook Page:
  2. 2. 2 4. Methodology Based on theory of Paulo Freire (dialogue, praxis and education) and practice of Augusto Boal (“Forum Theatre”, “The Cop in the Head”; “The Rainbow of Desire”) and John Bergman (“The right exercise for the right participant at the right time”), our workshop is a wonderful time of discovering efficient ways through which any information can be send it to students (learners) in a very simulative learning process. All our training is based on discovering the “Power of Non-formal Methods “but the introduction will be structured for a better understanding of all non-formal methods indicators. Our work is an excited mixture of common and groups team work, interactive exercises, presentations, brainstorming sessions, case studies, etc. The participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions of activities used. We will recommend them interesting literature for further study. 5. Profile of participants The participants selected for attending the international training course in Iasi, Romania should have the following profiles:  Be actively involved in their sending organization and motivated to be involved in the training course  Being able to disseminate the information regarding the project in their schools, be ready to undertake follow up actions and act as multipliers of the gained knowledge later on  Be fully able to use English language with working proficiency  Being able to attend the full training course duration  Being prepared for the interim evaluations and one final evaluation at the end of the course. 6. Preparation Dear participants, we would like to hear more about you & your hopes/wishes for this training. We will take your answers into consideration as we design our time together. Please send your answers to the questions bellow to by 10th October 2015: - Please send us a few sentences about you: what is the longing in your life/work that calls you to this training? (Please also attach a small photograph of yourself.) - What would you need to happen at this training so that it would be an excellent experience for you?
  3. 3. 3 Delegate 5 minutes presentations: One of the main goals of the course is to connect among each other. In order to achieve this goal we kindly ask you to prepare a brief 5 minutes presentation. Here are some guidelines that might help you: - Tell us about your organization - Tell us about your work - Mention some interesting projects you work on - During the first day share with us your goals and objectives regarding this course. Because we will use different colours on different days, please be aware about the “Rainbow Method”. A Rainbow has 7 colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. You should have something Red with you on your arrival day, something Orange in the second day, …. etc. finalizing your last day, your departure day with something Violet. Can be everything, use your creativity and imagination… and if you have questions do not hesitate to ask at 7. Hosting organization EUROPANET Association is an NGO based in Iasi, organizing activities and projects in the fields of education, management, entrepreneurship and European mobility. We are organizing non-formal trainings and informal sessions, we develop new curriculum‘s for our workshops and training on technically, artistically, community development, leadership topics. We are developing all our projects into an inter-institutional and an inter- generational approach because we do believe that collaboration between people with a different background is the key of a real success into community. We are developing and implementing formal and non-formal education programs, workshops for a growing communication of our local community and learners with similar from Europe for a sustainable local, regional and European development. We know from our trainings experience that non-formal education give resources for an individual development, for a better personal and professional growing. We promote Non-formal activities. Methods, exercises in all our projects and we are developing new methods in Adult Learning New-Formal approach. We do believe in „The Power of Non-Formal“. Our trainers and experts are National trainers in Adult Education with an experience of working into educational adult programmers for more than 15 years.
  4. 4. 4 PART II – Practical Information regarding the training course 1. Course Venue: Iași, Romania Iași is the last “European frontier” in Europe, the second town in Romania with a population of 450.000 citizens. Iasi is a beautiful, modern town with a small but very well equipped airport. Short movie about Iasi: Our institutional details: EUROPANET Association 32 Pantelimon Street, 5th floor, Postal code 700082, Iași, România Phone: 0040727.850.691, Fax: 0040232.252.926, Contact person for this training: Cristina Victoria Chert Programme Director +40 727 850 691 2. Travel information and directions Please, remember to keep all your travel tickets and invoices since all documents will be needed for the reimbursement process! All participants will be welcome by our team in Iasi airport or train station and they will be transported directly to the accommodation place (in the town centre). We will provide also transport back to airport and train station for departure. We will provide more detailed information after the participants and hotel are confirmed, but we work usually with centered Hotels as: - - In which our participants have a very divers breakfast, a possibility to be in the center and also a possibility to have access to sport facilities (both hotels have very nice swimming pools). Once you are in our town we will have a first session with instruction about how you can access public transportation in our area and in the same time how cheap is to take a taxi in 3 or 4 people (cheaper than a local tram).
  5. 5. 5 3. Accommodation You will be accommodated in one of those hotels: - -, our booking will be sending it to you via email. EUROPANET Association will make the booking for your stay during the training course. For logistical reasons, our training room will be located or in your hotel or very close to your accommodation. Each hotel has free wireless Internet access, swimming pool, very nice restaurants and is surrounded with very nice Café-s. 4. Meals You will be provided with 3 daily meals, which will be taken in the restaurant of the hotel as well as in other restaurants around the city. Also EUROPANET Association is going to ensure 2 coffee breaks (in the morning and in the afternoon) during your stay. We kindly ask you to specify any specialities in your food diet prior to the course. 5. Transportations around the city Outside town transportations should be managed on your own. Our volunteers will be to your disposition for counselling you when you want to travel around our town. Also, make sure that your flights are scheduled in a way to be able to reach your travel timetables. 6. Top sights In case if you have some free time, you could do some sightseeing. More information on the official tourism website: Please read in advance the link above and make your own discoveries in our town. We are pretty sure that after 5 days into our town you will be able to teach us many, many new things about our own town. Like Shakespeare said: “I do not know how……but all the time it’s happening…it’s a mystery” 7. Insurance and emergency numbers When you book and buy your international travel tickets please make sure to buy also a health insurance for all days that you will be here in Romania. It’s not an expensive insurance and at your arrival we will reimburse the costs. For this issue, we can have a contact through email or phone. In case of need hereby you can find the emergency number below: - European emergency number: 112
  6. 6. 6 In case if you have questions you can contact us directly and we will be happy to help you if needed: Trainers and course responsible Cristina Victoria Chert Programme Director (0040) 727 850 691 Alina Scanteie Media Officer (0040) 723 690 817 8. Do not forget:  ID card or Passport  Visa (if required)  Airplane ticket (and your boarding passes)  Laptop (optional)  Delegate Presentation (Documentation about your organization/institution)  Travel insurance  European health card (if you have this from your national legislation)  Dictionary (optional)  Enjoy yourself!  Your smile  PART III – Agendai Day Date Programme of learning activities Arrival 8.11.2015 “RED day of training” Welcome participants (Arrival in Iași airport or Iași train station) Welcome supper (first informal meeting with trainers, staff EUROPANET) 1 9.11.2015 “ORANGE day of training” ORANGE Atelier Introduction knowing each other exercise; introducing trainers, participants; project timetable, daily plan activities; EUROPANET Association Initial evaluation of participants (questionnaire on adult Learning process, theory of non-formal methods, knowledge on using non-formal exercises) Non-formal exercises for inside (Theory) Practicing inside non-formal exercises „Treasure Hunt“: discovering our town through a non-formal method. Evaluation of the day 2 10.11.2015 “YELLOW day of training” Yellow Atelier Summarize of workshop first day Working on small groups: inside exercises adapted for different categories of students (learners with different type of disabilities, needs etc.)
  7. 7. 7 Theory on Banking Education (Pablo Freire) Practicing different methods in making efficient the learning process (information spread out to learners) through different non-formal exercises Group discussion on individual perceptions Evaluation of workshop day 3 11.11.2015 “GREEN day of training“ GREEN Atelier Summarize of workshop second day Non-formal exercises for outside (Theory) and the safety of learners Working on small groups group: outside exercises adapted for different categories of adults (persons with different type disabilities, elderly learners, young people learners etc.) Theory on “The right exercise for the right learner at the right time” Augusto Boal (Forum Theatre method), John Bergman, Saul Hewis theory and approaches Practicing in small groups selection of exercises for a special target group, for a special part of day, for a special piece of informal delivery Working on groups: Forum Theatre method Cultural Visit: Social Cultural institutions in Iași Evaluation of the workshop day 4 12.11.2015 “BLUE day of training” BLUE Atelier Summarize of workshop third day Theory on “Warm up/Low Intensity/High Intensity/Calming & cooling (closure) exercises” (John Bergman theory) Practicing the same exercise on different levels of intensity Theory about: Drama in Education/ Education through Drama/ Drama Therapy and Drama Mediation (Similarities and differences) Evaluation of the workshop day 5 13.11.2015 “INDIGO day of training” INDIGO Atelier Summarize of workshop fourth day Theory on Non-formal creativity power Augusto Boal and Creative non-formal methods: “Forum Theatre” (Theatre of Oppressed); “The Cop in the Head”; “The rainbow of desire” Implication of non-formal methods in stimulating education process for involving vulnerable students “Non-formal back to original place” – Cultural Visit Evaluation of the workshop day Departure 14.11.2015 “PURPLE day of training” PURPLE Day Departure day of participants (Iași airport or Iași train station) i Altogether 28 working hours not including breaks and social/cultural program + 1 technical visit + 1 afternoon/morning free. Trip or special visit is not mandatory, but can be arranged with additional price.