Training Course on Learning Experience and Exploring Confusion

Deadline: 20 April 2015
Open to: youth workers/leaders, trainers, mentors and coaches from Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Palestine, Spain, Switzerland
Venue: 6 – 12 June 2015, Switzerland


“The Topsy Truvy Learning Experience” is a training organized by Verein Naturkultur Association. When you would look up for ‘topsy turvy’ in the dictionary you would find ‘upside down’ and ‘in a state of confusion’. That’s exactly what this training course is about: turning ‘learning’ upside down and exploring the confusion, which will be caused by that. Learning and education are under discussion more than ever. New concepts arriving from the political level like Life Long Learning and Learning to Learn but at the same time new insights from the practical and methodological level about how people learn are turning our ideas about learning upside down. It becomes more and more clear that education needs a revolution. Although a lot of discussions are about formal education, it would be a bit too easy to think that in non-formal education we don’t need a critical look at our approaches. This it is perfect opportunity to explore new ways, ideas and concepts about learning.

The programme will offer a rich diversity of tools, methods, sessions, environments for you to use if you want to. The main objective is that you will be able to work, together with others, on your questions and will share your findings and new questions with the whole group. The training course will take place in Switzerland from 6-12 June 2015.


The course is open for youth workers/leaders, trainers, mentors and coaches coming from Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Palestine, Spain and Switzerland.


  • Participants will have to pre-finance their travels to the venue in Switzerland (and back home);
  • 70% of the travel costs and 100% of visa costs will be reimbursed after the course;
  • Costs for board, accommodation and training are fully covered by the organizers;
  • A participation fee of 120 EUR will be deducted from the travel costs reimbursement.

How to apply?

Apply by filling the online application form no later than 20 April 2015.

If you have any questions please write e-mail to Oliver Schneitter, President Verein Naturkultur association at

For more information please see the info pack or visit the official website.

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