Conducted by: Andrea Bernieri, Italy, participant on TOTAL Advance and Lab editions
How long did the workshop last?
Learning outcomes you planed to achieve?
Informing young people about possibilities that EU has for them in terms of personal and professional development – Breaking stereotypes and prejudices through intercultural learning and sharing – Better ability to communicate in a foreign language and improvement of cultural expression – Knowledge of other Countries’ food tradition as a way to foster social inclusion – Enhancing organizational and teamwork skills.
Results (were the learning outcomes met? What has the group learnt?)
Overall, the planned workshops were a success. Participants had the chance to take part into a complete learning experience that allowed them to improve their competences and also develop new ones. First of all, by working in an intercultural environment, they became more aware of Europe multiculturalism and diversity, developing a stronger sense of respect and tolerance. Also, with the different planned discussions and debriefing moments during the workshops, they could share their experiences, find common values and strengthen their sense of European belonging and identity. Moreover, by elaborating shared recipes, they could mature and enhance their organizational skills, ability to work in team and for objectives, as well as time management. Finally, with specific workshops on creative writing and creative thinking, they could improve their cultural expression in different ways.
What were the challenges for you in conducting the workshop? Was everything how you planed?
What has changed in your approach towards trainer’s work?
Which skills and knowledge gained on TOTAL did you use conducting the workshop?
With TOTAL, I improved my critical thinking and my ability to critically analyze, scan and select information. This helped me to better assess the level of knowledge and expertise within the target group of my activities. Moreover, I used a lot my leadership and communication skills, which were fundamental to let the group follow and understand me properly. Finally I can definitely say that with TOTAL I improved my ability to recognize the learning needs of the group, organizing and planning a complete learning experience towards the achievement of specific objectives.