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Training course LeaD in Practice: Learning Design in Practice

Dates: 25 November – 3 December 2017 

Venue: Athens, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Latvia, Cyprus, FYROM, Spain, Austria

Application deadline: 24th August 2017

This is a 9-month blended-learning project (combining distance and on-location training) that has been set up to address all the unprocessed, unspoken and unresolved issues and “hot potatoes” that repeatedly emerge during Erasmus+ mobilities.

General Description

Project Aims:
Improve the competences of youth trainers/learning facilitators in areas which are typically left untouched in training processes, so that they can develop and offer high quality learning projects to their organizations’ learners, while employing principles of Intercultural Dialogue to do so. And at the same time, using an innovative, blended learning format in order to engage the participants and achieve as much a greater learning impact as possible.

Project Objectives:
Improve trainer competences on successful Learning Design when developing, leading/facilitating and evaluating training projects, with a special focus on the particular qualities, values, ethics and style which are typically missed in other training-of-trainer courses

Share good practices (and deconstruct bad practices) of Learning Design in order to improve the quality of mobility activities offered through Erasmus+ and other local initiatives in the partner organizations’ countries

Explore observations, experiences and emotions which remain unprocessed and become “hot potatoes” during training mobilities, so that the participants can learn to identify and deal with them in their future work

Advance the participants’ knowledge and skills on how the principles of Intercultural Dialogue can support the learning process

Allow the participants time and space to receive feedback from their peers on their learning design competences

Formulate, together with the participants, a Model Evaluation Questionnaire that will serve as a necessary step of any future projects the partner organizations will undertake and serve as a tool for any other European organization that wishes to use it

Advance the participants’ knowledge and skills in using online educational platforms and distant learning tools in their work

Eight (8) countries will be represented in this project, with 3 participants each. The 24 participants of LeaDiP will be aged 22 years and above, they will already have a role as a youth trainer, youth worker, project manager or trainer of trainers and they will be interested in advancing their skills in line with the course objectives. They will also be willing to engage fully in the blended learning format of the project.

One of the project’s key products will be a Model Evaluation Questionnaire that will address and measure the quality of the participants’ work (and the work of other trainers) in future trainings. This Questionnaire may become a key tool in evaluating future projects funded through Erasmus+.

Participants’ profile:

  • Already have a role as a youth trainer, youth worker, project manager, trainer or trainer of trainers (to be able to fully engage in sharing good practices, support the learning of the other participants and replicate the gains from the project in their future work)
  • Interested in engaging in this project in line with the course aims and objectives
  • Able to communicate well in English
  • Available and willing to engage fully in the blended learning format of the project (September 2017 – May 2018)

Project Trainers:

Ms. Charis Charalambous (Cyprus)
Ms. Akrivi Anagnostaki (Greece) Educator , Coursera Mentor

Age bracket: 22+

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by EDRASE – coordinator.

Travel costs will be refunded at the end of the training course, after providing all original tickets and receipts. We will cover 100% of actual expenses, up to the maximum amounts listed below.

The following maximum travel reimbursement limits apply:

Greece: 180 euro (only if travelling between 100-499km to reach Athens)

Slovenia, Cyprus, FYROM, Spain, Austria: 275 euro

Latvia, United Kingdom: 360 euro

Participation fee: Selected participants are expected to contribute 50 euro towards the costs of the entire project, payable in cash on the first day of the training course in Athens.

Application

 

EDRASE is a private, not-for-profit association that works mainly with trainings and projects, both on national and on European level – NGO

Phone: +30

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michail Filioglou

E-Mail: micfilioglou@hotmail.com

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people, residening in Greece.

Age bracket: 22+