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Tools for Reflective Practice

Training Course

Wales, UK, 10th January - 18th January 2016 (Participants from UK, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Netherlands)

Tools for Reflective Practice is a 7 day training course that looks at both the practical and theoretical aspects of implementing reflective practice into non-formal education and youth work, the course is also suitable for those working in a teaching/mentoring setting.

During the training, we will explore reflection based practice in order to better understand how we can use it effectively in our own work setting. We use reflection throughout the week in order to assess our progress and see it in practice. Participants engage in various activities that explore the topic and look at reflective practice while discussing models for its growth and development in Europe. The course also fosters new collaborations between the partner countries and explains how to gain funding for future cooperation for international youth activities.

The aim of this course is to analyze reflective practice from different cultural perspectives from across Europe, but using the UK as a showcase of how as a country it has developed working practices through its practical application. We will also be taking into account how this is being delivered across the continent with each country presenting this in the programme. During the course, participants will engaged in various activities that explore the topic and look at reflective practice while discussing models for its growth and development in Europe.

The trainers will deliver a curriculum on range of subjects centered on the course objectives. These are focused on the learners participating and we aim to achieve the following:

  • Learners will be able to identify and explain what reflective practice is
  • Learners will be able to explain the use of reflective practice
  • Learners will be able to locate reflective practice in the context of their work
  • Learners will be able to identify the benefits of reflective practice and share them with others
  • Learners will be able to Identify the challenges of implementing reflective practice in their work.

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS:

  1. SEIKLEJATE VENNASKOND (Estonia)
  2. AJ INTERCAMBIA (Spain)
  3. AUTONOMIA E DESCOBERTA, CRL (Portugal)
  4. HELLENIC YOUTH PARTICIPATION (Greece)
  5. ISTANBUL GENCLIK GIRISIMI DERNEGI (Turkey)
  6. THE EXCHANGEABLES (Netherlands)
  7. ACT GLOBAL CIC (UK)

Number of participants: 5 per country

The profile of participants for this course are those engaged with young people in some form of non-formal education. This involves youth workers, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, youth club staff and volunteers, mentors but we also involve young people to participate, especially the ones who wants to learn to become a youth worker and will benefit from this course. You will need to be over 18 years old by the time of the application and able to communicate in English.

To see what happened on our previous training course, please check out our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLSXOPXQT6M

If you are interested in participating, please fill the application form ASAP before 25th October 2015 from this link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/812929/Tools-2016_applicationform.doc ‎and email the filled form to uk@act-global.org.

Feel free to email us at uk@act-global.org if you have any question about this course.

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