IO2 – Learning to learn Training manual for youth workers

This intellectual output correlated with trainings testing these methods will support the development of the transversal key competence of learning to learn for young people in rural areas and periphery urban areas. Developing training solutions based on needs analysis and focus groups- more precisely based on educational experience- is a an important upgrade in the implementation of the learning to learn concept across the EU The innovation of this IO consists in the four steps process that leads to the creation of a training manual:

  1. Developing a training concept will lead to an important impact both on youth workers and young people- who will acquire skills and attitudes within the competence of learning to learn. The training concept will generate a competence-based learning experience for young people benefitting from trainings. The training concept will conceptualize training systems in which to promote youngsters’ sense of creativity, critical thinking, and selfdevelopment. The training concept main achievement is to create skills for a better life and more chances at work.
  2. Development of training materials- We aim at developing high quality, transferable and innovative training materials. At least 25 training materials will be produced within this IO, all of them to be printed. Training materials will be developed on the basis of the needs analysis and also taking into account existing materials that can be improved. All materials will be addressed to the target of this project: young people from rural areas and young people from urban peripheries.
  3. Training materials effectiveness will be tested by the consortium partners in 2 trainings- one for youth workers and one for young people, with participants from all five consortium countries- conclusions and feedback will be employed to adjust training materials and support the manual content.
  4. The printed Training Manual is composed of 5 units that will focus on needs, solutions, tailor-made approaches and of course training materials. The manual will increase independence in non-formal educational experience and will develop personal attitudes to learning. It will provide specialist guidelines on how to maintain young people’s motivation in learning and how to assist them in developing personal learning strategies.

The training manual will be planned as a resourceful manual for trainers with activity ideas, planning guides, and advice on how to reduce the limitations of skills for work and life in learners with lower motivation levels for learning and poor learning strategies and tactics. The description of the teaching units (10-15 units) will be adapted to the priorities set by trainers themselves in training sessions. Each unit of the training manual will include three major sections: general presentation of the particular aspect on the competence of learning to learn envisaged in the unit (theoretical section), comprehensive activities with aims and objectives (practical section): role plays, case studies, interactive scenarios, games etc, and teaching guidance and advice on best pedagogical approaches and practices in training sessions for lower-educated learners (methods). The manual will include a set of worksheets for the planned activities that can be photocopied and used in class. The training material will be available in all languages of the partnership and will be used for piloting and testing the training concept in centres of adult education or by providers of vocational training.

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