Seminar / Conference
3-11 February 2017 | Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
The aim of the project “Improvement the quality and efficiency of education and training” is to enhancing the quality of non-formal education and youth work in Western Balkans and EU. Project activities will step-by-step build capacity of youth workers, trainers, teachers, educators and researchers from 8 participating countries (Finland, Lithuania, Spain, Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia).
First step on that road is to organize a seminar with NFE practitioners who will discuss about different models of NFE. NFE practitioners that come from different background introduce in their work various modifications and improvements from what were regarded as “dominant” practices in NFE (that it is based on experiential learning, which has clearly identifiable phases within the overall structure – such as: introductions, team building, main activities… and evaluation).
These “modifications” should not be seen as a “leave aside” from the standards that in NFE were suggested, but as the expansion of the standards. So, there is a need to strengthen practitioners’ ability to constantly reflect on their own educational principles and practices. Seminar will be supported by experts from different fields (art, business, health care…) and they will share how they understand NFE and how they practice it.
Participants will have a space to reflect is in those NFE models something that is applicable to the youth filed. Participants will have a chance to contribute in preparing the e-based publication that will summarize experiences, ideas, models that will be shared during the seminar.
The publication will articulate various principles, tools, methods and processes used in different practices of NFE and provide set of conclusions and recommendations available in the languages of the partner countries, as well as in English. On this way, participants will be the authors of this publication.