Basic understanding of experiential learning
Are you working with young people or in the field of education? Looking for ideas and inspiration on how to bring in more movement, playfulness and impact into your educational work? This online course is for you!
We will introduce you to the main elements and principles of embodied learning – a contemporary pedagogical theory of learning, which emphasizes the use of the body in educational practice. In the embodied learning process, one’s body becomes a laboratory through which one learns – through movement, touch, drawing, journal writing, reflection and other activities.
Embodied learning is a powerful tool to develop young people’s social and emotional skills, sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mindsets and also to build more peaceful, connected and responsible communities. Moreover, the education that connects us with our bodies, gives us power – the ability to trust ourselves, navigate through difficult situations and changes, to know how to learn and bring to life our learning.
The course has been prepared by an international team of trainers, who will share their experiences and the best practices of delivering body awareness, learning and movement based on non-formal learning programs, for both young people and adults.
The learning content is structured in four modules:
- Introduction to the concepts and principles of embodied learning.
- Embodied learning methods that help to develop social and civic skills, entrepreneurship and initiative.
- Tools and tips to improve facilitation skills and boost professional achievements.
- Insight into the future, where instructors will explore the newest developments that combine embodied learning and technologies, for the sake of learning.
The course includes brief inputs from instructors, links to useful resources and methods that can be adapted for your work, and practical assignments. As you will discover, there are no right or wrong answers to the assignments – their purpose is to deepen an understanding of the topic, to encourage reflection and to develop and share ideas with other learners that will prove useful in your work.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can receive a Youthpass certificate, which is a recognition instrument for projects supported by Erasmus+ program. The Youthpass Certificate is recognized and respected internationally and can be helpful when looking for job opportunities, especially in youth, non-formal education and the non-governmental sector. Please, note that in order to request Youthpass, all the assignments must be completed.
The project Embodied Change is financed with the support of European Commission’s Erasmus+: Youth in Action, administered in Latvia by the Agency for International Programs for Youth. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Who this course is for:
- Experiential learning facilitators
- Youth workers