National Tool Fair - Educational Tools for Non-formal Learning

The EUPA, in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is organising a National Tool Fair to showcase Educational Tools for Non-formal Learning on Saturday, 7th November, 2015, at 9:30 AM. The event is going to be held at the Youth Village, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Santa Venera.

 

National Tool Fair Poster

 

The National Tool Fair aims to provide an open learning space whereby participants will have the opportunity to present tools for non-formal learning they are currently utilising, whilst sharing and learning from their peers.

 

What is a Tool for learning?

The tool to present should be a specific educational tool or a series of them, with a title, a set of objectives and a target group (e.g. «Asylum Seekers» simulation exercise for youth workers and trainers, addressing the issues of migration, European Citizenship and world justice).


 

Click here for a Practical Guide on how to create and develop a tool for learning.

 

A tool should:

  • Be used as a methodology on its own;
  • Transfer educational objectives into practice;
  • Engage participants in the learning process;
  • Combine a theme and technique and it focuses on a target group.

 

Participants have the opportunity to present their own learning tool in front of a panel of experts. The highest rated participants presenting the most creative and effective Tool have the possibility to present their tool during the 10th International Tool Fair to be held between the 8th and 12th December 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

 

The Tool Fair in Hungary is an International Event which aims to provide space for different sectors (youth, formal and non-formal educational and business) in the Erasmus+ Programme by creating a learning environment which is beneficial for each sector’s representatives. Participating in the Tool Fair X offers chances to shape educational and experiential pathways, to run a workshop to share tools for learning with colleagues from the international level as well as to participate in workshops by others. However, beyond merely experiencing a wide variety of tools for learning, the Tool Fair aims to provide a space to reflect on tools, give and receive feedback and pave the way for their transferability and further development.

 

We invite people from different sectors such as public and private, to discuss about the transferability of tools into different sectors. The Tool Fair is particularly directed at:

  • Youth workers
  • Trainers, facilitators, coaches
  • Youth leaders, leaders of youth groups or representatives of youth organisations
  • Teachers/Adult Educators who embrace innovative approaches (especially those who are engaged in alternative learning programmes)
  • Business sector representatives working with youth

 

Criteria for participants that are interested in presenting a Tool:

  • Present a tool for learning  in the form of a workshop; presentation should not exceed 30 minutes;
  • Have visions and plans on how to use what they learnt in their work;
  • Complete the below application form and submit it via email to therese.borg-micallef@gov.mt and maria-carmela.borg@gov.mt.

 

Applicants interested in presenting a tool for learning are requested to register via email and complete the Application Form by Wednesday 28th October 2015.

 

Registration and application forms are to be sent to Therese Borg Micallef at EUPA on therese.borg-micallef@gov.mt and Maria C. Borg at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on maria-carmela.borg@gov.mt.