The participants will engage in non-formal learning – rather than listen to long presentations, they will actively help shape event and discuss the topic. What does non-formal learning mean for me? What does non-formal learning have to do with participation? How can I implement non-formal learning in my everyday life? How can we measure the results of non-formal learning? We will answer these questions in an interactive format and in a wide variety of learning environments. There will also be plenty of opportunity to learn from one another, to exchange best practices and to engage in discussions with one another. There will be food, of course, and a performance by actor Alvise Lindenberger.
Officiellement non-formel is geared towards all who are active in youth work – from young volunteers to experienced professionals. Participation is free. The event will be conducted in German and French. Sign language will be provided for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please register at email@example.com for sign language.
The coronavirus still hasn’t been defeated, but it is under control in Switzerland, so we are planning on holding the event in person. The activities will be carried out in compliance with the stipulated safety measures. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide information about all measures prior to the event. If the event cannot be carried out in person, an alternative online programme will be offered.
The programme overview and information about the individual workshops has already been put together – there's something for everyone! When you register, you can indicate your priorities for the workshops. The descriptions of the workshops are in the column at the right. We look forward to receiving your registration!
|From 10 a.m.||Registration and welcome coffee|
|10:30 a.m.||Introduction of the topic to the full group|
|11:30 a.m.|| |
Workshops (1st round)
Methods of non-formal learning:
Validation of non-formal learning:
Participatory structures in non-formal learning:
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch with sandwiches, soup, salad (vegetarian)|
|13:30 p.m.|| |
Best practice methods fair
|15:00 p.m.|| |
Workshops (2nd round)
|16:00 p.m.||Summary of what has been learned, evaluation discussion, conclusion|
|17:00 p.m.||Performance by Alvise Lindenberger, followed by snacks and drinks (vegetarian)|
Workshop 1: Non-formal education for all, instead of a few: Experiences and methods from Europe
Conducted by: SALTO Youth Inclusion & Diversity
Topic: Non-formal learning experiences are usually more accessible and have a lower threshold than other forms of learning. Non-formal education therefore makes a major contribution to an inclusive society. The SALTO Youth Center in Brussels is the European competence centre for inclusion and diversity in international youth projects. SALTO is coming to Solothurn, bringing experiences and methods from around Europe.
Workshop 2: Is hybrid learning hubris? New formats of non-formal learning
Conducted by: oikos international and oikos St. Gallen
Topic: Over the past two years, we have all examined the extent to which youth projects can be conducted in new formats, for example, online or hybrid (a mix of online and in person). Student organisation oikos has not only considered this topic in-depth, it has also implemented very successful hybrid learning formats.
Workshop 3: Round table on the recognition of key competencies in the professional world
Conducted by: Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Jugendverbände (Swiss National Youth Council, or SAJV)
Topic: What does volunteer work have to do with the professional world? How best can volunteer work be recognised in the professional world? What role does volunteer work play in life and the development of young people? The SAJV’s “key competencies” project team brings together the relevant stakeholders with participants in order to answer these questions.
Workshop 4: Role play: “Job interview with the Benevol Dossier for Volunteering”
Conducted by: Romain Fardel, Swiss National Youth Council
Language: French in the morning, German in the afternoon
Topic: Participants will engage in role play as volunteers, youth organisations and employers. The goal is to practice carrying out a job interview. Volunteers will defend their application dossier and explain the advantages of their “Benevol Dossier for Volunteering”. The youth organisation can intervene to help the volunteers. Are the employers prepared to address the volunteers’ arguments?
Workshop 5: Fight the pineapple!
Conducted by: Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Jugendverbände (Swiss National Youth Council, or SAJV) and Dachverband Schweizer Jugendparlamente (Umbrella Organisation of Swiss Youth Parliaments, or DSJ)
Language: Bilingual (French and German)
Topic: In the workshop, participants will establish a participatory structure to address a major social problem. To do so, they will form groups and assume roles – the solutions that are worked out will be compared and discussed in the full group.
Workshop 6: Case study: Accept challenges!
Conducted by: Ecublens Youth Council (Conseil des Jeunes d’Ecublens), volunteers from Youth Session and TBD.
Language: Bilingual (French and German)
Topic: Using concrete examples and experiences, the participants will work in the group to find viable solutions for challenges that can arise in a participatory structure. The workshop will focus on a direct exchange between the representatives of the cases presented and the participants.