YOUTHPASS : Toward the recognition of non formal learning in the frame of the European Youth in Action Programme Gilles BACCALA, Training and Cooperation Plan Officer French National Agency of European Youth in Action Programme First, a little exercise: 3 fields of competences: Learning to learn Communication in a foreign language Social and civic competence Gilles BACCALA, Training and Cooperation Plan Officer French National Agency of European Youth in Action Programme First, a little exercise: 2 questions: • What am I expecting to learn or to gain in this field during this TIC TAC training course ? • How could I explain/describe it in a few words and write it ? Gilles BACCALA, Training and Cooperation Plan Officer French National Agency of European Youth in Action Programme « Education and training 2010 » : a European Union Strategy Among European political initiatives since Lisboa 2000, in the education field : • Definition of « long life learning » (LLL) • Common European principles for recognition of non formal and informal learning • Europass Port-folio • Key Competences for long life learning Youth Policies at the European level • White Paper on Youth « A new impetus for European Youth » • European Pact for Youth • Recognition of non formal and informal learning in the Youth work Non formal learning ? • Outside school, vocational training centres, university, evening courses … • Structured learning : fixed objectives, periods of time, pedagogical methods, activities and tools, teams of trainers (volunteers or paid) • Willing to learn (from the participant) and to teach (from the trainer) : “intentionality” • No diploma but possible validation like “record of achievements” (UK), first aid certificate or BAFA/BAFD (France), Jugendleitkarte (Germany) European « Youth in Action » (YiA) Programme 2007-2013 • European Youth Exchanges (groups, bi or multilateral) • Youth initiatives • Youth democratic projects • European voluntary service • Action « Youth in the world » • Support measures, seminars, trainings • Support to organisations active in Youth work • European Cooperation in Youth work YOUTHPASS : towards recognition of non formal learning in youth work 4 main objectives, in the frame of youth work • fostering employment of young persons and youth workers • valorising methods of non formal learning • fostering recognition of youth work • valorising specificities of youth work Fostering employment of young persons and youth workers Identification of competences in four main axes : • • • • Personal development Intercultural and multicultural Social competences Mobility Specificities of youth work • Volunteerism of participants and youth workers, leaders or trainers • Active and conscious participation of learners, actors of their learning • Active and participative methods : « learning by doing » • Learning of participative democracy and active citizenship What is the Youthpass document ? • An individual certificate for each participant of one activity of YiA programme, individually entitled to receive it • A brief description of objective and activities of the seminar or training course • A brief description of gained competences by the participant, following « Key competences » and a summary of learning outcomes • Validation by the hosting organisation and the head of hosting NA Why a test phase ? • To experiment the document near a panel of participants and organisers of training course or seminar (action 4.3 of YiA programme) • To get their feedback, comments and critics • For a better understanding of the needs of participants and organisations • To improve the document The Key competences (K.C.) ? • A common recommendation of European Parliament and European Council, to be adopted end of 2006 • A common European reference framework • For long life learning (LLL) and education • 8 main fields of competences for the « knowledge society » What is a competence ? It’s a combination of 3 elements : • one or more knowledge(s) (« knowing ») • one or more aptitudes (« knowing to do ») • one or more attitudes (« knowing to be ») we need for the achievement of a task or a project, for the practice of a job, a leisure, an hobby or a sport, for the participation in social and civic life or to assume parenting and family life The Key competences ? • Communication in mother tongue • Communication in one (or more) foreign language(s) • Mathematic culture and basic competences sciences and technologies • Digital competence (computer science, information and communication technologies) The Key Competences ? • Learning to learn (individually and collectively) • Social and civic competences (interpersonal, intercultural) • Initiative spirit and entrepreneurship : « capacity to go from ideas to acts » • Sensitive and cultural expression (artistic, creative competences) Youthpass Ce rtificates Action 5 Participants deta ils In order to be able to issue your individual Youthpa ss certificate with the self assessmen t part, we ask you to give us the following personal details, then the findings you think you have gained from the training course or seminar, described through Ke y Compe tences. Mandatory fields are marked in bold. The assessment pa rt will appear on the third page and following pages. The use of the documen t is individually entitled to you. Only i n case yo u enter text in a box, the Key Competence will appear on the Certificate. At the bottom you will fi nd a box to summarise learning outcome in general. This will appear on the second page. Personal details : First Name (prˇnom ) Surname (Nom) Birth date Birthplace Country of birth Compe tences gained during the seminar or training session Learning to learn Interpersonal and social compe tences Civic compe tence Entrepreneurship Cultural exp ression Communication in the mother tongue and in foreign languages Mathematical compe tence Scientific competence Digital competence Learning outcome s summary 800 characters maximum allowed for each box. The reflection was deepened through a dialogue process YES š NO š References : 2 names ma ximum wi th function, telephone and/or e-mail address 400 characters maximum allowed YOUTHPASS Thank you for attention !!