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

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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)

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10.12.2018 > 14.12.2019 (ID: 84945, Confirmed))
09.12.2019 > 13.12.2019 (ID: 95678, Confirmed))
21.01.2020 > 25.01.2020 (ID: 103925, Confirmed))
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19.06.2020 > 23.06.2020 (ID: 88312)
16.09.2020 > 20.09.2020 (ID: 88311)
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Attended 17.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

I consider that my attendance of this course was very positive and enriching, as it provided me with new practices and methodologies that are very relevant in the teaching-learning process of my students. The contents of the training course were addressed in a very clear way and very relevant to the specific needs of my students. The methods and tools used were very good and effective, having provided me with the development of new learning methods as well as their applications. Regarding the organization of the course, both in terms of time and space, were adequate and well planned, which allowed the development of new knowledge and knowledge sharing. The communication between me and Alessandro was very good, not only due to the availability of this when clarifying all my doubts about the issues, but also through the interaction fostered throughout the team, triggering the sharing of experiences with the use of dialogue in the English language. The kindess, efficiency and effectiveness of the trainer was essential during this training. I have no suggestions to present, because this experience was very pleasant and of great importance to me, both personally and professionally. ------------ Considero que a frequência deste curso foi muito positiva e enriquecedora, na medida em que me forneceu novas práticas e metodologias muito relevantes no processo de ensino-aprendizagem dos meus alunos. Os conteúdos da formação foram abordados de uma forma muito clara e muito relevantes para as necessidades específicas dos meus alunos. Os métodos e ferramentas utilizados foram muito bons e eficazes, tendo proporcionado o desenvolvimento de novas aprendizagens, assim como a sua aplicação. No que diz respeito à organização do curso, quer em termos de horário, quer em termos de espaço foram adequados e bem planificados, o que permitiu a fomentação de novos conhecimentos e partilha de saberes. A comunicação estabelecida entre mim e o formador foi muito boa, não só devido à disponibilidade deste em esclarecer todas as minhas dúvidas sobre as temáticas, mas também pela interação fomentada em toda a equipa desencadeando partilha de experiências com recurso ao diálogo na língua inglesa. A simpatia, eficiência e eficácia do formador foi essencial no decorrer desta formação. Não tenho sugestões a apresentar, em virtude desta experiência ter sido muito agradável e de grande importância para mim, quer em termos pessoais, como profissionais. Helena Maria Barros Pereira Moreira- Agrupamento de Escolas de São João da Talha

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