YouTrain - fresh videos for non-formal education

Type of tool: 
Multimedia tool – Report
Duration: 
0-30 min
Topics addressed: 
Adult education
Digital
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

"YouTrain- fresh videos for non-formal education" is a set of short and easy-to-digest video tutorials on methods of non-formal education, as well as on general considerations in non-formal education.

Aim: 

The aim of the tool is to make methods and approaches in non-formal education easily accessible (cross-sectorially!) via video tutorials.

Methodology: 

easy-to-digest and easily accessible video tutorials

Step by step process: 

1) go to https://www.youtube.com/youtrainvideoproject?sub_confirmation=1
2) if you have not done so yet, subscribe to the channel
3) chose the video or playlist you are interested in
4) watch, learn, apply
5) discuss with peers, eg on the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/videosforeducators/, within your pool of trainers, or with colleagues from the International Youth Work Trainers Guild

Materials and resources: 

-) access to internet
-) a device able to play videos from YouTube

Outcomes: 

*) cross-sectorially raised competences of youth workers and educators in specific methods of non-formal education
*) cross-sectorially raised competences of youth workers and educators in general approaches and principles of non-formal education
*) cross-sectorially raised competences of youth workers and educators in use and production of video-tutorials in/for education and youth work
*) cross-sectorially raised awareness, promotion and recognition of non-formal education
*) cross-sectorially raised awareness, promotion and recognition of video tutorials as a tool in education
*) existence of new easy-to-access resources for education

Evaluation: 

So far, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, summarized as "why has this not existed before?". What is yet to be seen/explored is how to embed the video-tutorials in an educational context outside of self-directed learning, eg in ToTs, MOOCs etc.

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