Our principal aim is build learning scenarios
The project methodology lays on the collaboration and peer-learning. Partners will step on the institutional expertise they have to select, develop and adapt suitable content, which matches one or more of the project priority topics and will share it within the partnership. Youth workers and experts from the project partner institutions will collaborate on national and international level to cross-examine, discuss, modify and adapt the content into “learning scenarios” which support development of skills needed for social and professional realisation. In the frames of two collaborative workshops (in Santiago, Chile and in Istanbul, Turkey) they will work together on setting the content of the tool-kit and the agenda and methodology of the capacity-building course for youth workers.
The project aims at a comprehensive approach developing a tool-kit with learning scenarios (addressed at the young people) and a youth workers training program, which allows mastering skills for practical work with the tool-kit. The project outputs will be tested in the frames of international training event in Sofia, Bulgaria with 50 youth workers from the project countries.
The methodology of the project outputs (tool-kit with learning scenarios and capacity-building course for youth workers) is based on the constructivist learning paradigm, which is founded on the premise that learners actively construct their knowledge by experience and discovery. This implies that learners need to be actively involved in the learning situation and learn best in meaningful contexts, in co-operation and interaction with others and with their environment.
The “learning scenarios” will have the following features:
- Create a meaningful context
- Require co-operative/interactive work (with peer learners, educators, experts, …)
- be discovery, experience oriented
- be multidisciplinary
- be productive, task aimed
- be personal (learner centered)
- will include a reflective feedback
Suitable approaches to be applied within the scenarios are: role-playing, action/discovery based learning, cooperative learning, problem based learning, critical thinking, case based learning.