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TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Course Information Reference Number: RO-2013-120-003

 

Application process
Would you like to participate at this Grundtvig course?
Please, download the form below and return it to office@outdoortraining.ro

>> Download pre-registration form

Afterwards you will receive a pre-registration form (max 20 participants). With this approval you can apply for a Grundtvig grant from your National Agency: http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html List of National Agencies' Adresses

You can also consult How to apply section and FAQ at the bottom of the page.
Training aimed at participants receiving a Grundtvig grant (adult education)
Date of start: 13/11/2013
Time of start: 19:00
Date of end: 23/11/2013
Time of end: 14:00
Venue: Sovata/Szováta

Comenius, Grundtvig - In-service training: first deadline: 16 January 2013 - further deadline: 30 April 2013
Deadline for preregistration: 3 January 2013 (for the first deadline)

Type of certification of attendance awarded:
1) Certificate of attendance
2) Accredited certificate as adult educator

Target audience:
Teachers(Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counselors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Other, namely: social workers, human ressource experts

Education sector of the training participants:
Adult education
Adult education provider
Second chance or remedial education
Adult education for disabled persons
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Centers for guidance, councelling or accreditation
Other sectors of adult education

Full description of the training contents:
Preparation
Participants will be sent pre-departure information by email. Information about the Outward Bound organisation and the methods used by Outward Bound can be found at www.outwardbound.ro

Objectives
The main objective of the 9 day training is to form trainers focusing on experiential outdoor training techniques and to explore and share experience and build skills in the field of adult education.

Specific learning goals:
What is outdoor education?
Why outdoor education?
Outdoor education principles
Models in outdoor education
Planning an outdoor course
Risk and safety management
Facilitation

Practical Sessions:
Problem solving exercises
Expedition - a tool of learning
To plan, to run and to evaluate an outdoor activity

Ropes work:
Knots
Belaying school
Building low Ropes Course elements
Climbing, abseiling
Ropes Course as training tool

Methodology
Concerning the method used in the training, Outward Bound offers course participants the opportunity to actively explore themselves and their relations with others. At the heart of this process is ‘experiential education’ or learning by doing. At Outward Bound, as in our daily lives, changes in behavior and in understanding occur as a result of the practical experience of coping with real-life situations or problems. This is a learning process which engages the whole of the learner’s person - intellectually, emotionally, as well as physically. Our outdoor activities are unique and exciting. But we believe that it's not enough to merely be active together as a group: in order for real learning to take place, action needs to be grounded in reflection. We don’t do any outdoor activities just for the 'kick' reflection are channeled back into action. The experiential learning cycle we used during the whole training is based on plan-do-review.
For theoretical inputs we use two methods: the inductive and the deductive way. In some cases theoretical models are presented first and the experiences are reviewed with the help of these models, in other cases models are deducted from the experience itself. In the third part of the training participants organize scenarios and through meta-reflection sessions they get feedback both from their colleagues and the trainers.

Follow-up
The course finishes with a written commitment for change and development which will be sent 3 months after the course to each participant. Six months after the course peer participants check on the realization of the commitments.

Trainers:
Ádám Horváth Kovács, senior outdoor trainer, Outward Bound Romania
Zsuzsa Juhász, senior outdoor trainer, Academy of Experiences, training provider

Program of the training activities day by day:
1st day
Arrival
2nd day
Getting to know each other activities
Fears and expectations
Course program and objectives
Course contract
Outward Bound history
Theoretical input (Models used in outdoor education)
Teambuilding activities
Preparation for the expedition
3rd -5th day
Outdoor Expedition
Theoretical inputs
Evaluation of the expedition
6th day
Theoretical input (Experiential learning in outdoor setting)
Low ropes elements as learning tools (theory and practice)
7th day
Theoretical input (Debriefing outdoor experiential learning programs)
High Ropes elements as learning tools (theory and practice)
Local cultural night in the Salt mine from Praid/Parajd
8th day
Theoretical input (outdoor training program design)
Scenarios (participants design, deliver and debrief outdoor activities)
Feedback round after each scenario
Intercultural dinner
9th day
Scenarios (participants design, deliver and debrief outdoor activities)
Feedback round after each scenario
10th day
Outdoor trainer’s skills assessment
Personal development action plan
Final evaluation
Preparation for the exam
11th day
Trainer Exam
Departures

Contact person for this course session:
Tóth Orsolya
Tel/fax: 0040-265-250939
Email: office@outdoortraining.ro

Fee in € for accommodation and meals: 270
Course fee in € (tuition and materials): 750

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GRUNDTVIG GRANT – PRACTICAL TIPS

Firstly, we would advise you to check whether you are an eligible candidate for the Grundtvig programme. The Grundtvig programme addresses people who work for both formal and informal adult education organisations and institutions.
Secondly, please note that there are differences in application procedures in EU countries.
Therefore, please check upon the application procedure at your NA website or call your Socrates National Agency for information. A list of national agencies can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html

FAQs

! WHO CAN BECOME GRUNDTVIG BENEFICIARY?
Every person working in the sphere of adult education is an eligible candidate for the Grundtvig programme.

! IS MY INSTITUTION ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRUNDTVIG PROGRAMME?
Institutions of adult education eligible for participation in Grundtvig:
! Training institutions functioning in the system of formal education (all types of schools for adults, centres of life long education, centres of vocational and practical training)
! Non –profit training institutions functioning in the system of informal education (foundations, associations, libraries, museums)
! Commercial training institutions functioning in the system of formal and informal education
! Teacher/trainer training institutions
! Universities if they conduct research/development in the sphere of adult education and/or design training programs for adults, run educational centres for adults
! Regional and local authorities, labour offices and other labour market institutions, prisons and research institutions

! WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF „AN ADULT” IN THE GRUNDTVIG PROGRAMME?
! Every person above 25 years of age
! Every person at the ages between 16-24 years who finished „preliminary” education in the system of formal education

! HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE COURSE?
To acknowledge your participation in the course we need your personal information.
To register for the course all candidates have to request for an APPLICATION FORM (from info@outwardbound.ro) and return it to us as soon as possible.
We will prepare a PRE-REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION LETTER and will send it to you by e-mail (fax or post upon request).

! HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE GRANT?
When you have got your PRE-REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION LETTER you can apply for the grant at your National Agency. You can find the application form on the website of your National Agency or you can write to them.
The copy of the PRE-REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION LETTER has to be enclosed to the application form. After you have submitted the application to your National Agency, you will have to wait for the answer from them. Please, inform us as soon as you receive the answer - either positive or negative - from your National Agency.

! HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE TAKE?
The application procedure usually takes between 6-16 weeks; it depends on your National Agency.
Note that some Agencies require you to apply for a grant way ahead the actual course date.
Please check with your National Agency as early as possible.

! I GOT A GRANT. WHAT SHALL I DO NEXT?
If your application has been accepted by the National Agency, travelling costs, accommodation and subsistence will be covered by the grant. Inform us about the acceptance and we will send you all information on the organisation of the course, payment, course programme details and on travel arrangements in.

! HOW MUCH DO I GET AND WHAT EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED?
The maximum grant you can apply for is 1500 Euro per person. Usually, this will cover all costs:
! Participation fee (note that there is no participation fee for our course!!!)
! Travelling and subsistence cost (i.e. accommodation and living expenses including travel insurance).
Further guidelines can also be found on the grant application form.

! WHAT EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED FROM THE GRANT?
The grant is to cover participation fee (note that there is no participation fee for this course), travelling and subsistence cost (i.e. accommodation and living expenses including travel insurance). Your total budget must not exceed 1500 Euro. Further guidelines can also be found on the grant application form.

! WHAT IS THE REFUNDING PROCEDURE?
Firstly, you have to submit the grant application to your National Agency. When your application has been accepted the National agency will send you the contract. After you have signed the contract 80% of the requested grant will be transferred to your private bank account. The remaining 20% will be transferred after your return home. You will have to submit the invoices, receipts along with the confirmation of attendance and a very short report to your National Agency.
I suggest applying for as much as you can, so try to calculate your budget around 1500 Euro because your expenses will be covered only to the amount you applied for.

! WHAT HAPPENS IF THE COURSE IS CANCELLED?
The course might be cancelled or rescheduled by the provider if the course group is smaller than 5 participants. You will heave to return the grant to your National Agency. For details contact your National Agency.

! WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL PARTICIPATION?
Please inform us as soon as possible. Don’t forget to inform your National Agency as well.

! WHAT IS THE WORKING LANGUAGE?
The working language is English.

! IS MY COMMAND OF ENGLISH GOOD ENOUGH TO BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?
Participants are expected to have good communicative skills in English. However, most participants are not native speakers of English and do not use very complicated language.

More details can be found on the Grundtvig website. In case you should have any questions, please contact: office@outdoortraining.ro