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LET’S MAKE INCLUSION AT SCHOOL. Non-Formal Education is the answer

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

It’s 2024 and we are all facing new challenges. Schools are already the most inclusive places of our communities and the main educational point of reference for all citizens. Yet inclusion is a multifaceted concept that keeps facing new challenges (like the global pandemic) and changes its goals and structure according to European guidelines. Inclusion has been traditionally relevant for Special Educational Needs students and subjects at risk of drop-out. But things have changed and Inclusion has become a tool at the service of Teachers, to renovate the way pupils learn, no matter their formal differences. For all students are diverse in character, temper and overall in their personality and it’s the school’s goal to value and let grow individual differences.
JUMP is an organization which, since the beginning, proposes the use of Non-Formal Education as the most inclusive way to learn in groups making all participants feel part of the learning process. The most common way of teaching in schools is still through formal education, yet  European guidelines lead to a more balanced approach between formal and non-formal education. What is known as  “Non-Formal Education” (NFE) is still considered a practice for “youths”, not as important, unable to fulfill proper educational purposes and difficult to evaluate according to Teachers and Institutions. Nevertheless, a consistent amount of valid literature states just the opposite .
Erasmus Plus Programme supports the use of NFE as complementary to formal education and underlines the importance of cooperation between schools and institutions using non-formal education, especially for inclusion and to empower active participation. 

The most important institution in Europe which created manuals and official tools on Non Formal Education is the Council of Europe. NFE isnt a new concept but, only in the last years, European and Global Authorities recognised it as a powerful tool to create an inclusive and open-minded setting. 

This course will train teachers on Non-Formal Education techniques, specifically focused on inclusion. Many teachers in Europe are still using old fashioned approaches and struggle to apply Non Formal methods in order to make classes more inclusive, interactive and fun. It is time to take advantage of all the tools and innovation brought, in the last years, by the last Erasmus era of projects and activities. In this training you may count on the expertise of JUMP Team in the field. Based on years of practice, teachers training and participation in EU level projects for the creation of tools, manuals, training paths, new methodological approaches and ongoing research.

LEARNING GOALS

  • understand the main pillars of Non Formal Education methodology, with the focus on inclusion and its effectiveness working in small groups
  • comprehend the main differences between Formal and Non-Formal Education
  • practice Indoor and Outdoors NFE activities
  • learn to apply NFE to foster Inclusion at school
  • develop the ability to design and conduct Inclusive educational practices using NFE

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Participants can be any Teacher at any level of education working in a public or private school or educational institution

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: EU policies and actual guidelines on Non-Formal Education. The actual Eu framework of Key Competences for LLL.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Module 2: NFE, different settings of practices and existing tools.

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Formal and Non-Formal, advantages and drawbacks, a possible dialogue.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 4: NFE in class and other opportunities of development using Outdoor education. Indoor and outdoors practices.

Module 5: Teaching profession between Formal and Non Formal Education. The importance also of Informal learning for students.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Continuation of the Module 5. 

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 6: NFE, developing my learning and development pathway developing inclusive practices with Non Formal Education.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of the Module 6

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Module 7: Exploring existing manuals of Inclusive education and Non Formal learning.

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES

Module 1: EU policies and actual guidelines on Non-Formal Education. The actual Eu framework of Key Competences for LLL

Module 2: NFE, different settings of practices and existing tools

Module 3: Formal and Non-Formal, advantages and drawbacks, a possible dialogue

Module 4: NFE in class and other opportunities of development using Outdoor education. Indoor and outdoors practices 

Module 5: Teaching profession between Formal and Non Formal Education. The importance also of Informal learning for students

Module 6: NFE, developing my learning and development pathway developing inclusive practices with Non Formal Education

Module 7: Exploring existing manuals of Inclusive education and Non Formal learning

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the participants will have 

  • understood the main pillars of Non Formal Education methodologies and practical implementation
  • comprehended the main differences between Formal and Non-Formal Education
  • practiced Indoor and Outdoors NFE activities
  • learnt to apply NFE to foster Inclusion at school
  • developed the ability to design and conduct Inclusive educational practices using NFE

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if extra hours per day are needed. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Certification details

Costs

The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
You can directly write an email to associazionejump@gmail.com and write your needs and request. 
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Our method

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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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