2013.04 Training Course "Acting Through Games"
As youth leaders we often use games and activities as informal teaching methods. The activities give youth a chance to have fun, work together, learn about themselves and improve a variety of skills. But are our activities having the desired affects?
|Name: Acting Through Games||Duration: 6-14 April 2013||Location: Costesti, Republica Moldova|
|Organizers: ADVIT||Supporters: Youth in Action Programme (Action 3.1)|
|Romanian participants: Adrian Cocardan (M)|
Debriefing is a method of questioning participants after an activity in order to facilitate the ‘experience’ becoming ‘learning’. Without debriefing an activity we can lose these potential learning moments. As stated in the objectives of the Youth in Action Programme, it is important to “help young people acquire knowledge, skills and competencies, and to help them recognize the value of such experience”
But what is debriefing? How do we do it? When/where/with whom can we use it? These were the questions that were investigated during the week 6-14 April 2013.
This 7 day training gathered youth workers from the EU and EECA countries around this topic. The results were: improved quality of ideas for youth projects, promotion of the Youth in Action programme, the inclusion of young people with less opportunities, the skills, qualifications and personal development of the participants – one of the goals of the training was to increase the skill level and the confidence of the participants with regards to debriefing. Another benefit is that they had the opportunity to work in a true team environment with their peers and learn from each other’s experiences.