Call for Partners – BE A GLOBAL EDUCATOR – Norway – October 2016 deadline

Call for Partners – BE A GLOBAL EDUCATOR – Norway – October 2016 deadline


SUMMARY:

NiTiN is searching for partners for a project about Global Education.

The project “BE A GLOBAL EDUCATOR” will bring together 26 Youth Workers, Leaders and volunteers to increase the quality of youth work by equipping youth workers with advanced competencies in global education.

The development of such competencies will be helpful for youth workers/ leaders to stimulate and engage youngsters from their local communities with the global challenges. As a result, the participants of the project will strengthen their capacity to become better citizens and global educators and will be able to organize local initiatives and/or activities to engage young people with global citizenship.


PROJECT INFO

  • Title: BE A GLOBAL EDUCATOR
  • Funding Programme: Erasmus + Programme
  • Action: KA1 – Mobility of learners and staff
  • Deadline: 4th October 2016
  • Start date: 01.02.2017
  • End date: 31.12.2017
  • Activities foreseen: training course + local activities
  • Venue: Visnes, Norway
  • Date of Activity: 16-25 June, 2017
  • Nr of Participating Countries: 10

CONTEXT

The world faces global challenges, which require global solutions. These interconnected global challenges call for far-reaching changes in how we think and act for the dignity of fellow human beings. It is not enough for education to produce individuals who can read, write and count. Education must be transformative and bring shared values to life. It must cultivate an active care for the world and for those with whom we share it. Education must also be relevant in answering the big questions of the day. Technological solutions, political regulation or financial instruments alone cannot achieve sustainable development. It requires transforming the way people think and act. Education must fully assume its central role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies. It must give people the understanding, skills and values they need to cooperate in resolving the interconnected challenges of the 21st century.

The Unesco identifies in this context some challenges and barriers to this required global citizenship, namely:

  • Legacy of the current education system;
  • Outmoded curricula and learning materials,
  • Lack of teacher capacity;
  • Inadequate focus on values;
  • Lack of leadership on Global Citizenship;

read more about the topic in: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/gefi/priorities/global-citizenship/

In last years the public debate and discourse as well as the policies in different countries leaded to youth work field and especially youth workers to be more aware and engaged in development and global topics (climate change, sustainable development and life style, responsible consumption, etc.). These topics are often in various contexts on the public agenda and civil society is engaged in having a say in it. However there is a large group of youth workers whom themselves although aware and concerned about these topics are lacking competencies in how to engage and reach young people in their communities on these issues.


THEMES & TOPICS RELATED TO ERASMUS + PROGRAMME

  • Environment and climate change
  • International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation
  • New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

AIM & OBJECTIVES

This project aims to increase the quality of youth work by equipping youth workers with advanced competencies in global education.

To achieve this aim the project sets of group of specific objectives:

  • Ob1: Provide a space to the participants for sharing best practices in the field of youth work regarding global issues
  • Ob2: Increase the knowledge level of the participants in sustainable development and global topics
  • Ob3: Increase the knowledge level of the participants in global education methodologies (theory, concepts, steps, philosophy);
  • Ob4: Increase practical facilitation skills of participants for global education;
  • Ob5: Develop participants practical skills to design and implement global education activities and workshops.
  • Ob6: Empower participants to act as global educators

METHODOLOGY

Participants will be involved in different activities through the methodology of non-formal education such as simulations, role playing, open space discussions, brainstorming, ice-breakers and reflection groups. By using non-formal education methods the team of trainers will facilitate the development of  practical skills of the participants to design and implement global education activities and workshops.


DRAFT PROGRAM

DAY 0 – ARRIVAL

  • Arrivals / Check in Hotel

DAY 1 – INTRO DAY

  • Short introduction of the Venue and Group
  • Introduction to the Daily Program & Objectives | Contributions
  • Group Building
  • Rules & Practicalities
  • Fears and Expectations + River Of Life
  • Surrounding Challenge
  • Intercultural evening

DAY 2 – GLOBAL ISSUES

  • Exploring Views on Global Issues
  • Global Framework and Global Education
  • Me a Global Educator?
  • Global Education Methodology and Principles
  • Movie Night (on global issues)

DAY 3 – FACILITATING GLOBAL EDUCATION

  • Facilitation in Global Education
  • Facilitation in Global Education – practical part
  • Free Afternoon

DAY 4 – GLOBAL EDUCATION IN ACTION

  • Methods and Activities in Global Education
  • Global Education Sessions/Workshops Designing
  • Global Educator in Action (two sessions)

DAY 5 – IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL EDUCATION

  • Implementation of Global Education Sessions  (all morning) “
  • Implementation of Global Education Sessions  (all afternoon)”
  • Open Space

DAY 6 – LESSONS LEARNED

  • Implementation of Global Education Sessions (all morning)
  • Debriefing on the last 2 days (reflection, generalization and transfer)
  • Meditation evening (optional)

DAY 7 – REFLECTION & WHATS NEXT

  • Morning Checking
  • Evaluation | Youth Pass
  • Reimbursement Claims
  • Future Plans
  • Farewell Party

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE


 SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Partners must accept conditions stated on the registration form
  2. Partners should be highly motivated to participate in the dissemination and follow up activities.
  3. Partners have to have high interest toward youth work/education and motivation to work with non formal education.
  4. Partners should be already be engaged with the topic and prove the relevance of the themes of this project to their organization strategy.

Candidates that do not meet the requirements above will not be considered and hence taken off the list.


ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

Programme and Partner Countries. (click here to find out if your country is eligible)


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications should be filled in until 30, September, 2016. 

Send the mandate to mrg@nitin.no till 30, September the latest.

The selected candidates will be announced until 30, September 2016.


HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in the topic of the proposed project, please do the following:

>> Fill in the PARTNER REGISTRATION FORM (CLICK HERE)

>> Fill in, sign and stamp (if possible!) the MANDATE (DOWNLOAD HERE).

>> Fill in, sign and stamp (if possible!) the PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (DOWNLOAD HERE).


CONTACT PERSON

Should you experience any problems or have any further questions, please do get back to us on the contacts provided below above. Looking forward to collaborating with your organization :)

mrg@nitin.no | +47 98 84 09 75