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Application form for the youth worker – online training course
Youth worker - online training course

General description
Are you interested in the YOUTH WORKER world? Would you like to learn some basics in this area? Then we are here to provide you with the opportunity to do it from the comfort of your own living room. You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace. The online course we offer will allow you to read the content, watch short movies, work in groups or play short games and quizzes.

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Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:
The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of E+.
Programme countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey.

Objectives of the course – key elements
During this course we will support your acquisition of the following skills:
- Understand the youth work profession and other related professions;
- Recognise different forms of learning and efficiently use non-formal education tools;
- Describe multiple intelligences and adapt the learning methods used accordingly;
- Use efficient communication methods and thus easily overcome communication barriers;
- Identify conflict management techniques;
- Summarise and make the most of the benefits of group dynamics;
- Virtually exercise cooperation inside a community.

Topics covered
We will cover some main elements in the following areas: the youth worker profession, a short history of youth work, responsibilities of a youth worker in Erasmus+ programme, group dynamics, communication, types of intelligences, learning, motivation, goals, indicators, learning styles, experiential learning, learning diaries, managing diversity, conflict management, personal and professional plan, SMARTERS objectives, cooperation inside a community, informing young people and non formal learning.


Learning tools:
You will use different learning essentials during the course, including the following ones: online textbooks, workshops, peer evaluation, challenges - missions, short games, group tasks, short movies, supplementary bibliography, quizzes etc.

Time:
You will need between 32 to 50 hours (4-6 hours/week) to complete the course, depending on your study pace, as well. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: March-April 2016.

Price
Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate
When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:
The course will be available in English and in Romanian.

Levels:
Basic - Intermediate


Follow up
After the course:
- you can join THE YOUTH WORKERS’ GUILD – a proposed virtual space for a community of youth workers in Europe;
- you are invited to apply for a face-to-face meeting: a 3-day multiplier event taking place in Romania in July 2017;


The project
This course is provided through the E+ project ”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker”, funded with support from the European Comission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found at http://thevoyage.eu.


The partners
The team of the project consists of: Predict CSD Consulting (Romania), Schultz Development (Romania), Aurel Vlaicu University in Arad (Romania), Millennium Center Association (Romania), Dacorum Council for Voluntary Service (Great Britain), Asociacion Cultural Integra (Spain), Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Tworczej (Poland), Organization for Promotion of European Issues (Cyprus) and EURO – NET (Italy).

Still undecided?
Check out our online offer at http://thevoyage.eu and try out the e-course we launched last year, still available to be explored self-paced: LEARNING TO LEARN – BASICS – ONLINE COURSE.
Direct link: http://thevoyage.eu/course/view.php?id=12.


Do you need help?
You can call us at 0040722977094 or write to suitcase.map.voyage@gmail.com.

Are you ready for enrolment?
Have you got all the information you need?
If you are ready, you can apply here, below.


This material has been funded with support from the European Comission. The content of this material reflects the views only of the authors and the National Agency or the European Comission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information.

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