I Write, I Become: Developing Competences through Creative Writing — Portugal

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ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Maceira (Fornos de Algodres), Portugal

Dates: 19—27 July 2022

National team size: 4 participants

Please read the  info-pack

Hosting organisation: APSCDFA (Associacao de Promoca Social, Cultural i Desportiva de Fornos del Algodres)

Project description:

“A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life.”

The Training Course “I Write, I Become: Developing Competences Through Creative Writing” is a project aimed at presenting creative writing as a means for developing the eight key competences for lifelong learning. Specifically, the project is designed to
achieve the following objectives:

  • to improve the key competences of youth workers through non-formal learning activities based on creative writing;
  • to equip youth workers with practical knowledge and methods for developing the key competences of young people through creative writing workshops;
  • to provide space for developing new methods for improving the key competences of young people through joint work of the participating youth workers;
  • to improve the capacities of youth organizations through providing them with new youth work methods for delivering  ctivities for personal development of the young people in their communities.

Participants’ profile:

I WRITE, I BECOME targets youth workers older than 18 (the preferred, but not strict upper age limit is 35) who

  • have the need and interest for improving their key competences
  • have the need and interest for learning new methods for improving the key competences of young people
    using creative writing
  • have the enthusiasm to transfer the knowledge gained in this project to the youth work of their organization and to other colleagues

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