Non-formal education at school. In&Outdoor methods and tools to empower students key competences, participation and learning - Italy

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1. Understanding non-formal education principles, within the context of cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom
2. Acquiring effective and best practice methods and tools
3. Checking how to transfer non-formal education to formal contexts in order to foster key competences, participation and learning of students
4. Familiarise with principles, powerful techniques, tips and tools on how to plan and implement an innovative educational curriculum

Day 1: Welcome
- Presentation of the course and participants
- Brainstorming and team building
- Key competences and skills for the 21st Century: an interactive introduction
- Cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom in Europe: features, values and best practices

Day 2
- Multimedia, ICT and web tools for non-formal learning: overview and practical workshop for the creation of video-lessons, digital learning contents, blended lessons and more

Day 3-Day 4
- Practical workshops of outdoor and indoor non-formal methods and tools covering different topics and fostering several competences: energizers and team-building, theatre, storytelling and video-making, role-playing, simulation and team games, environmental education tools, interactive workshops, etc
- Non-formal education methods and Erasmus+: overview and best practices

Day 5: A new beginning
- Visit to a significant local school and talk with its relevant staff (upon availability)
- Cultural visit of the city centre, together with a professional tour leader
- Planning the follow up: future projects together
- Course evaluation
- Releasing of official course certifications.

Total number of hours is 25. Each daily session (average number of hours per day is 5) includes:
• class/lecture/laboratory/workshop
• individual counselling
• daily evaluation.

Leisure activities after the training session can be organised on request.

Based on formal, informal and non-formal education, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for reflecting, working and learning. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:
• face-to-face lessons
• team-building and team-working
• best practice case-studies
• multimedia and web resources
• project based working
• practical laboratory
• brainstorming and focus-group
• role-play
• self and group assessment and evaluation.

Since this course has several features in common with other courses (as you can check on this platform), sometimes participants will be all together, sometimes with some other participants, sometimes alone, depending on the specific programme. In this way we also intend to foster the cooperation and exchange between them all, as well as the knowledge of other school education systems and practices.

After the confirmation and before starting, we check the previous knowledge and experience of participants, as well as their specific needs related to the topics of our training course. In addition, we will provide some documents and learning contents of our “Library of Methods & Tools” in order to start getting involved in topics and subjects that will be taught.

All participants are expected to maintain access and communication with the rest of their colleagues as well as with the trainer and participate in useful discussions either through the virtual classroom platform and via e-mail. Trainers and company will also be available for any further questions for a period of 5 months after the end of the course, either through e-mail, virtual classroom platform, individual Skype calls, telephone or WhatsApp. By means of all these tools, we aim to get an effective follow-up, to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and to share opinions, experiences and practices for unlimited time.

The entire training catalogue is supported by an international team of experts in project management of European projects. The coordinator and main trainer of the event is Alessandro Gariano: founder and manager of Enjoy Italy, active in education and training as well as local development and destination management; trainer of teachers and for educational organisations (110+ in-services trainings provided, 900+ trainees); youth trainer in the context of non-formal education; project designer, project manager and expert of EU Programmes.

Enjoy Italy is a small company aiming to animate, stimulate and support the sustainable development of citizens, territories and communities. Either in Italy and Europe. It has been founded by a dynamic and passionate young professional on few but solid values: responsibility, identity, inclusion, sharing, lifelong learning, civic awareness and sustainability. And a vivid passion for its land.

Two are the specific areas of its action:
- Education & Training: provision of tools and opportunities for a personal, social, cultural and professional growth. For responsible citizens and communities. It provided 150+ in-service trainings to 1300+ teachers and professionals and, in addition, 20+ trainings to 500+ trainees in the context of non-formal education.
- Local Development & Destination Management and: assistance to public and private entities in developing vision and goals, providing advice and services during the entire life cycle of a project. For sustainable destinations.

The company has got some relevant experience in the design and management of different projects within several EU Programmes and Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 in particular, as well as in the education and training field, both at national and international level.

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with a certificate of attendance together with the Europass Mobility Certificate (upon request of the sending organisation).

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to find out the best solution for you. Together.

• 08-12 January, Rome (IT)
• 13-17 January, Berlin (DE)
• 21-25 January, Marcellinara (IT)
• 28 January-1 February, London (UK)
• 03-07 February, Milan (IT)
• 19-23 February, Barcelona (ES)
• 04-08 March, London (UK)
• 14-18 March, Brussels (BE)
• 19-23 March, Rome (IT)
• 26-30 March, Marcellinara (IT)
• 9-13 April, Milan (IT). N.B.: same dates of the Design Week!
• 14-18 April, Utrecht (NL)
• 29 April-03 May, Naples (IT)
• 06-10 May, Tropea (IT)
• 17-21 May, Brussels (BE)
• 03-07 June, Catanzaro Lido (IT)
• 10-14 June, London (UK)
• 19-23 June, Rome (IT)
• 25-29 June, Helsinki (FI): “English for education" course only
• 30 June-04 July, Helsinki (FI)
• 8-12 July, London (UK)
• 22-26 July, Tropea (IT)
• 29 July-02 Aug, Malta
• 30 August-03 September, Matera (IT) N.B. Matera is the European Capital of Culture 2019!
• 4-8 September, Rome (IT)
• 9-13 September, Crete (GR)
• 16-20 September, London (UK)
• 2-6 October, Tropea (IT)
• 30 October-03 November, Rome (IT)
• 7-11 November, Brussels (BE)
• 12-16 November, Utrecht (NL)
• 18-22 November, Helsinki (FI)
• 25-29 November, London (UK)
• 10-14 December, Madrid (ES)
• 16-20 December, Rome (IT)

For 2020 CALENDAR, please visit our webiste.

Course organiser
Rome, Milan, Naples, Matera, Calabria (Tropea, Badolato, Marcellinara), Italy

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Upcoming sessions

16.12.2019 > 20.12.2019 (ID: 84882, Confirmed))
08.01.2020 > 12.01.2020 (ID: 87970, Confirmed))
19.03.2020 > 23.03.2020 (ID: 87968, Confirmed))
05.04.2020 > 09.04.2020 (ID: 110040, Confirmed))
01.05.2020 > 05.10.2020 (ID: 87964)
04.05.2020 > 08.05.2020 (ID: 87967)
18.05.2020 > 22.05.2020 (ID: 87966, Confirmed))
08.06.2020 > 12.06.2020 (ID: 87971)
01.07.2020 > 05.07.2020 (ID: 87960)
27.08.2020 > 31.08.2020 (ID: 87959)
04.09.2020 > 08.09.2020 (ID: 87965)
15.10.2020 > 19.10.2020 (ID: 87963)
26.11.2020 > 30.11.2020 (ID: 87962)
10.12.2020 > 14.12.2020 (ID: 87961)

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Attended 06.05.2019 - 10.05.2019

We really enjoyed this course! We gained useful insights into innovative teaching methods and were able to experiment and try out the methods that were presented. Thank you Alessandro for a very informative and fun experience!

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Attended 19.03.2019 - 23.03.2019

It was a great experience. The contents were pertinent and the trainer an excellent communicator

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Attended 19.03.2019 - 23.03.2019

There were different courses taking place at the same time and the participants had most of the workshops together, so unfortunately only part of what we learned really focused on "non-formal education". Therefore, it does not really matter which Enjoy Italy course you take part in, as the content generally overlaps. For me the whole structure of the course seemed a bit overloaded and it would have been nice to have more time for group discussions and the workshop on ICT tools. I did enjoy the school visit though, as I learned a lot of new approaches on "learning to learn" and web-based tools and was really impressed by the students we met there.

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Hello Eva, thank you very much for your feedback. But we remind you that you had: 1 session on non-formal education tools for story-telling + 1 indoor&outdoor session on different non-formal education tools + 1 fundamental session on key competences and skills for the 21st Century and cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom in Europe + 1 school visit + 1 cultural walking tour. We may agree with you that the time is never too much, but 5 consecutive hours of ICT are usually "enough"! Finally, we want to remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. We wish you a good and productive work with and on behalf of your students. Thanks again for coming, Alessandro Gariano & Enjoy Italy team

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 24.03.2019 22:54
Attended 27.11.2018 - 01.12.2018

It was a great experience for us all . Thank you very much Kyriaki,Alexis and Malvina from Crete

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Attended 19.01.2016 - 25.01.2016

Dear contributor, We are a public organization in Romania and we are interested in your course which develops the career orientation of the students in high school education as the theme of debate. Please send us your PIC number until 26 January because we are preparing to send an Erasmus form plus the agency from Romania. Thank you. King regards, National College Nicu Gane from Romania Corbu Luminita

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Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

At the end of this course, we understood very well the principles of the non-formal education, the 8 key competences of the European Union, and above all, we learned best practice methods, powerful tehniques, tips and tools for an innovative lessons. We appreciated all practical workshops, both indoor and outdoor, we loved to work with the other teachers as a team, we was excited to learn multimedia, ICT and web tools and we hardly wait to use everything. Now our children are too small, 6 and 7 years old, and we made more games with them, but in a few years we will make books and film with them. We were impressed by the classroom visit and we were so pride that in the European Parliament a Roumanian talked to us. In spite of the late hours of the courses, bad weather, unknown places , the training contents wre so interesting! Of course we are sorry because we haven’t both laptop and smartphone! Maybe ... if the lessons will be in a ICT lab it will be easier! Thank you for a great experience! Daniela & Rodica

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Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

The course has been very well organized , i`ve had the oportunity to have great experience exchanges with the other participants, and as a teacher this course helped to improve myself and the way i teach and interact with kids,

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Attended 09.09.2017 - 13.09.2017

Exciting, well structured, inspiring and very usueful learning experience. And the assistance after the course is a plus that I appreciated a lot. Grazzi Alesandro!

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