When: 10 – 17 January 2018
Where: Rustavi, Georgia
Who: 3 participants.
Deadline: 21.11.2017 ?
To give youth workers & youth leaders tools, frameworks and space to create and practice educational games that address current social topics.
Games have a positive effect on transforming relations in groups of youngsters, can resolve conflicts, teach about numerous topics and inspire youngsters to take up initiative. However, daily work with youngsters can make the “toolbox” of youth workers/youth leaders empty, making it difficult to come up with entertaining and meaningful methods.
Through G4L, we want to give a chance for participants to learn how to create new thought-through games on current “hot” topics (migration, inter-cultural understanding, inter-religious dialogue) for their work and benefit of other youth workers.
“Games 4 Learning” will be an international Erasmus+ training course organized by Shokking Group Norge and Youth Association Droni. The main activity of the project will take place in Rustavi (Georgia) during the period 10-17 January, 2018, including 23 participants and four team members from 8 different countries (Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Belarus, Armenia, Norway and Ukraine).
The methods used will be those of non-formal education, including creative workshops, debates and active inter-cultural learning processes that will encourage young people to become active citizens and to share their gained understanding and knowledge with others.
?To discuss important social topics that influence youth in the countries, partners in the project;
?To give participants tools for mapping and identifying learning needs of their target group;
?To discuss the topic of games as educational tools;
?To give participants tools for a creative approach of the topic of youth work;
?To share a framework for creating educational and experiential games;
?To create a set of educational games on social topics in the frame of non-formal learning;
?To create a game compilation booklet as on-line resource to share among other youth workers;
?To empower youth workers/youth leaders to take creative action with young people.
This training course is targeted at youth workers/youth leaders (members of organizations or communities who work with young people and are involved in activities carried out by the sending organizations). Even if it is not a must to be a full active member of the sending organization, participants should be in a
position of daily working with youngsters.
Participants should be at least 18 years old, have good level of English, and be willing and committed to work hard and actively participate in ALL sessions (about 9 hours per day).
Besides, participants should commit to keep to the deadlines, carry out the preparatory tasks asked for by the organizers, and be willing to follow‐up on the training course via active youth work, ideally in cooperation with their sending organisation.
Travel expenses are covered in 275 euros . Food & lodging are included. Insurance cover is the responsibility of the individual participant. (Remember! European Health Insurance Card is NOT valid in Georgia!)
?Participation fee: 20 euros.
?Working language: English
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