One, two, three – and out you are!
About the project
One, two, three – and out you are! – that’s how it works, not only in backyard games, on the sports ground or in the neighbourhoods. Games can rapidly become reality. Exclusion, discrimination, radicalisation of children and youth belong to the daily problems pedagogues and trainers have to deal with. In the context of the arrival of many people who need to be integrated into our societies, these tendencies get more and more apparent. New ways of distancing “us” from “the others” emerge, young people orientate themselves towards right—wing groups.
How can educational projects contribute to the construction of an integrative society? How do they reach those who discriminate and those who are discriminated against?
This international training course is addressing these questions. It offers inspiration for new educational concepts and presents precise methods. The game and playful methods of learning are in the centre of attention.
It is directed to all those working with children and youth, who are interested in taking part in an international exchange of experiences and learning new methods in the field of participatory and gamified education. An integral part of the training course is the participation in Potsdam International Spielmarkt on the 4th and 5th of May. http://www.spielmarkt-potsdam.de
- To raise awareness and create deeper understanding of different social patterns taking place in European communities (with a special focus on exclusion, discrimination, radicalisation among children and youth)
- To provide methods for profound and authentic learning experiences that raise community awareness and group responsibility amongst youth
- To give a broad understanding of motivation, self-determination and creativity in the learning processes
- To cooperatively gather knowledge of how to use the integrative potential of games for difficult target groups
- To build up a toolbox of simple, easy—to—prepare, cooperative games using basics of the gamification methods.
All working methods will be based on non-formal participatory education and experiential learning. The training course is intended to create an international forum for young professionals or future professionals working with youth or children and aware of social problems.
This training course is targeted at young professionals or future professionals in the field of youth work, who concern themselves with problems like discrimination, exclusion or radicalisation.
Participants should be at least 20 years old, have a good level of English, and be willing and committed to work hard and actively participate in ALL sessions (about 8 hours per day). Participants should commit to keep to the deadlines and carry out the preparatory tasks asked for by the organisers. They should be interested in establishing a long—term international network and cooperation.
Each participant also agrees to work individually on his/her learning targets and outcomes in order to get a Youthpass Certificate.
Participants must be residents of the following countries: Ukraine (5), Poland (5), Georgia (3), Hungary (5), Belgium (5), Germany (3), Greece (5).
Programme and action:
Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility of Youth Workers - training course
2-7 May 2018
Number of participants: