Koolitus Reflective Practice

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burnleyThis course aims to explore the theory of reflective practice in youth work from a UK perspective. The UK has over 60 years history of professional youth work which this course plans to highlight and demonstrate how this came to be. This course is open to participants based in EU countries as well as Turkey.

The course will take place in the town of Burnley, England (nearest airport is Manchester). During the course, participants will be taken to visit youth work settings in the region and have a chance to interact and ask questions to UK youth workers.

We will be exploring reflection based practice in order to better understand it so we can use it effectively in our own work setting. We will be using reflection throughout the week in order to assess our progress and see it in practice in UK based settings. From what we explore we hope that each participant will be able to implement what they learn into their own work in their own country. We will seek to share the benefits that we all see in order to get the most out of reflection and then look at how we might use it with others in our own culture.

During the course, participants will engage in various activities that explore the topic and look at reflective practice while discussing models for its growth and development in Europe. The course will also foster new collaborations between the partner countries and explain how to gain funding for future cooperation for international youth activity.

This project is the result of a desire to share reflective practice between European Countries, by taking a process-based approach that does not assume a level of understanding. Instead it builds on introducing the subject, exploring its relevance and applying it in the context of each country so the each participant will return home with something of real value.

Through the teaching of theory and practice via the use of interactive training we will share this knowledge and skills base with a range of professionals from other countries. The training will be facilitated by experienced and qualified professional Youth Workers, trained in reflective practice, from the UK. The trainers will deliver a curriculum on a range of subjects centered around the course objectives. These are focused on the learners participating and we aim to achieve the following:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify what reflective-based practice is
  • Understand and explain the use of reflective practice
  • Locate reflective practice in the context of your own work
  • Share the benefits of reflective practice with others/those around you
  • Understand the challenges of implementing reflective practice in your work

The course also aims to foster partnerships between countries while also explaining how participants involved can continue activity with their new partners and where to access funds to do so.

The working language of this course is English, so participants will need to be proficient in their skill level. Participants are also expected to attend the full duration of the events.

Organizer: Act Global (United Kingdom)

Partners for this project are: