Structured Dialogue e-learning course Rationale: Structured Dialogue e-learning course The purpose of this course is to empower trainers and facilitators to develop and run Structured Dialogue related consultations with young people through the National Youth Councils or their member organizations. With the long term purpose to increase participation of young people in the decision-making processes from local to European level. Trainers and facilitators need to get familiar with the concept of Structured Dialogue, non formal learning methods appropriate for facilitation of consultations and to identify which organizations can provide support for young people n this regard. Objectives of the Structured Dialogue e-learning course: To achieve a Common understanding of Structured Dialogue Process from European to local level and the potential of Structured Dialogue as a methodology. To provide knowledge for the implementation of Structured Dialogue at different levels (from local to European) in particular knowledge on the facilitation competences required during consultations with young people. To include Youth Rights as an example topic of Structured Dialogue since it will be the focus of the next Presidency within the theme of Youth Empowerment. To explore skills and competences for trainers to develop Structured Dialogue activities and processes. To exchange best practices on Structured Dialogue. Participants Trainers from Pool of Trainers of the National Youth Councils, at least one person and two maximum by NYC. Facilitators fro the Pool of trainers and facilitators of the Europen Youth Forum 1
Structure and Methodology The course proposes the use of online training methodology as a selftraining course, which gives participants the opportunity to take the course wherever they may be (with an internet connection) and whenever they can (considering the timetable of the course) through the use of a computer and, particularly, the platform http://www.nfesouthrevolution.eu. The course is divided in maximum 4 weeks, from June 16th till July 13th Week 1
June, 16 th
Getting in touch: P2P, twice
Week 2 Module 2 Week 3 Module 3 Week 4
June, 23th Structured Dialogue as methodology June, 30th Facilitation of Consultations with Young people July, 7th How to address a topic through Structured Dialogue – Youth Rights and other topics Evaluation
During the e-learning course the participants will:
Have access to materials provided on the platform
Perform tasks at the end of the materials recommended
Benefit of online support provided by the trainers on the platform
Receive help and instructions from facilitators.
A forum will be dedicated to the course where students can ask clarification and of thetutor and discuss/cooperate amongst them.
Promote the activities on a Facebook group dedicated
*From a technical point of view, the participant should be online at least twice a week to participate in the lessons and complete the evaluation at the end of every unit. **The personal e-mail address will be used only for the first registration phase on the platform andto receive information about the course uploads and certification.
Methods: Dropbox, forum, quizz, wiki, links, videos, Skype (if necessary)
Programme The programme is developed in 4 modules on the following Calendar: 16th of June- 13th of July 2014
Simona Mursec (Slovenia – MSS)
Spyros Nakos (Greek – ESYN)
Diego Ibañez (Spain – CJE)
Final Title Each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation with a self assessment, for the total of the course: 16 hours.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION Application forms have to be submitted online by the 14th of June 2014. Click HERE for the form. The course will start on 16th of June and will end on 13th July 2014. The weekend before the course the participants will have to register on the platform. Please remember that in order to accomplish the e-course you need to fulfil all the assignmentsof each module by the end of the training.
Background of "NFE South R-Evolution" empowering non-formal education in Southern Europe 9 national Youth Councils from 8 European countries working together to empower non-formaleducation in Europe. Youth organizations are main providers of non-formal education in Europe. Thousands of youthorganizations across the continent build competences of young people - creating activecitizens and boosting employability. Therefore, our main priority is the recognition of non-formaleducation and the role of youth organizations as non-formal and informal education providers. We want to keep creating more quality learning opportunities that can be adequately recognized and integrated into lifelong learning systems for all citizens. Our learning partnership has a specific focus on the exchange of good practices and on settinga common approach for the recognition of nonformal learning and the role of trainers innational contexts. Therefore it aims to achieve the following objectives: - to develop a common understanding and a joint strategy to advocate for the politicalrecognition and validation of non-formal education in all partners countries, both in the field ofeducational and in the European labour market; - to mainstream experiences and learning outcomes developed through nonformal andinformal education in reference to the European Qualification Framework;
- to legitimize the role of national youth councils and its member organizations as non-formallearning providers; - to strengthen capacities of national youth councils and member organizations by sharing goodpractices of educational approaches supporting the national training strategies; - to develop trainersâ€™ skills and competences in order to assure quality in non-formal educationactivities; - to advocate for the recognition of non-formal education trainers' competences and the trainerprofession in society; - to establish and reinforce a lasting cooperation among European national youth councilsfocusing on education and training. The partners will: - conduct nationally-based research on training needs among organization; - organize trainings which aim to raise trainers' competences; - create and/or consolidate pools of trainers in all partner organizations; - create an e-learning platform in order to develop and implement blended training activities fornational youth councils' pools of trainers, staff and member organizations; - carry out advocacy campaigns on national and European level for the recognition of non formal education: - create a website and other publications for information, promotion and dissemination. Through capacity-building, research and advocacy, our learning partnership will develop anintegrated strategy to raise awareness about the need to establish a holistic approach toeducation and training - one which leads to formal, political, social and personal recognition ofnon-formal education, in order to fulfil the objectives of the EU Agenda 2020 and create the knowledge-based European society. JOIN US IN FACEBOOK!!