Project Description

Non-formal educational methods



The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers and educators with the concept and methods of non-formal learning and offer them ways to incorporate them into the classroom. They will receive training on tools and methods of non-formal learning that they will be able to use in learning environments. After the end of this course, teachers will be able to differentiate between formal and non-formal educational methods, they will have a better understanding of the concept and benefits of non-formal learning and they will have improved the skills and competences that are required to apply non-formal learning methods in the classroom.


Main Topics

-Definitions of formal, informal and non-formal training
-Principles of non-formal learning
-Methods of non-formal learning:
            -Project-/Problem-based approach
            -Collaborative learning
            -Peer teaching
            -Flipped classroom
            -Learning by doing
            -Collaborative learning
            -Team games
            -Outdoor learning
-Evaluation of educational outcomes for non-formal learning methods
-Practice in learning environments



The methodology that is going to be used in order to introduce the participants into non-formal education methods is based on participative learning and aims to activate the participants in the learning process. The methodology includes lectures, presentations, simulations, workshops and examination of case study examples. Non-formal learning methods are going to used in simulations so that educators can have a hands-on experience of the educational value of these methods.


Target groups

This course is targeted at educators that want to learn about non-formal learning and non-formal learning methods