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29-30 September

Experiential Education - Community - Inspiration - Recharge - Professional Development - Support for Young People

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We offer Tools that work

During the Source Conference professionals from multiple dimensions of youth work hold workshops on their most colorful, most effective methods, which they apply in their practice with great success. The main focus of the conference is experiential learning , and besides exploring this topic in depth, participants can also attend workshops that deliver a diverse range of psychological and pedagogical methods, including art – and animal assisted therapeutical approaches.

Besides providing professional development opportunities, we also aim to support our participants in recharging during our programs, to gain inspiring experiences and useful insights, and to freely connect with one another, thus, to spend quality time in an enthusiastic professional community.

The program

During the Source Conference, this year you will be able to attend 3 workshops each day. In every time slot we offer one workshop on all of the following topics:

In addition to the workshops, we invite you for a round table discussion, and you can also get your own outdoor experience. You can try yourself on high and low rope the most exciting elements of the experiential pedagogy toolbox.
At the guide program component we create small groups where the main focus will be your personal development. We will support you in making the SOURCE as useful for you as possible.

Program

The list of workshop hosts is being continuously updated. Detailed programme and schedule will be announced soon. We reserve the right to change the programme.
Day 1
Madara Mazjane
11:15
– 12:45
WS6
Methodology for working with Youth groups on violence prevention and healthy relationships
Centrs MARTA

During the workshop participants will be invited to get to know more about MARTA Center Youth group methodology – its structure, aims and tools. In engaging and interactive way participants will be able to try out activities from the Youth group methodology with the aim to reflect on individual belief and value system, in relation to existing harmful gender roles, norms and stereotypes and their linkage with gender-based violence (GBV).

Description
Lovász Gergely
11:15
– 12:45
WS7
Competency or degree?

What are the challenges of the global educational system in the era of easily accessible online information and artificial intelligence? How can we support young learners/students/participants to prepare for the challenges of our rapidly changing world? Skills development or academic content will be more important? Problem-solving skills and adaptability or good exam results will help them more to succeed in their future jobs? How can we help to develop critical thinking skills besides academic learning? How can we create a safe space for the students to discover and formulate their values? And how can experiential learning help in these areas? We will discuss these and similar questions during the workshop. Also, we will share a few examples of the practical application of experiential learning in the formal education context.

Description
Nerijus Kriauciunas
16:15
– 17:45
WS6
Being real in this highly digitalised world

We tend to separate “real” and “digital” worlds. Yet, the boundaries are blurring rapidly and perhaps we tend to build unnecessary artificial boundaries. Can digital world offer experiential learning opportunities? How can we connected two worlds in a healthy and meaningful way? Taking some inspiration from scholars, such as Paulo Freire and Marshall McLuhan and practical examples of youth work and training examples, we will delve into exploring present experiences and futures to make.

Description
Sonia Patti
16:15
– 17:45
WS7
Creative writing by Marchio-Patti integrated method
Citta del Sole

The workshop is going to allow the partecipants to discover their own internal creativity and to experiment a new way to made it more visible, using an art therapy integrated multimodal method (dance, painting, creative writing and theatre).

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Day 2
Julio Perez & Anna Kurth
11:00
– 12:30
WS5
"Music CLIC" - a Common Language for Intercultural Communication

The central idea of this workshop is to give a method to the youth workers through the basic skills of popular music to be used in different areas of civic participation. This method can be implemented as a tool for social inclusion, promoting European values developing young people´s creativity, encouraging reflections about diversity and about common origins. Using music as a tool in youth work further has the potential to cater to people´s needs for expressions (cultural, abilities, emotional and intellectual). Making music together will encourage a positive attitude in the participants and thus create the grounds for constructive conversations. Rhythm connects all participants.

The language of percussion with sign is a system of signs and gestures performed with the hands and body which allow a conductor to coordinate the rhythmic improvisation of a group. During the sessions can be used the palms of the hands or any type of instruments. The participants should look at the conductor at all times even during their performance or while talking to each other to decide rhythms or changes.
Experience the power of music – the rhythm of life!

Description
Ana Castro
11:00
– 12:30
WS6
Understanding self-injury in a social work context

Self-harm is a behavior that has long been exhibited by adolescents, who have suffered some type of trauma, nowadays we can see that this behavior is increasing rapidly among youths . But what is really behind this and what are tools social workers can use to help at-risk youth?
We will discuss some of the psychological and social reasons, for example social media, that accompany this type of behavior, taking into account the different personal experiences.
This topic will be approached not only from a theoretical point of view, but also from our extensive professional experience working with adolescents, who exhibit this type of conduct. We will provide different tools, that based on our experience, help youths to through a very difficult period of life.
As a social worker is our responsability to take this type of behavior very seriously, to show empathy and at the same time not to stigmatize adolescents, but rather to support them in finding another way to express their distress.

Description
Ako Karlis Cekulis
13:30
– 15:00
WS5
Gender-based violence
Centrs MARTA

The gender-based violence workshop aims to raise awareness and foster understanding about the prevalence, impact, and complexities of violence based on gender identity and expression. The workshop provides participants with a comprehensive overview of various forms of gender-based violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, and harmful cultural practices. Through interactive discussions, presentations, and case studies, participants gain insights into the root causes of gender-based violence, such as patriarchal norms, societal attitudes, and power imbalances.

Description
forrás honlapra (1)
13:30
– 15:00
WS6
Discover the wisdom of your body

How can we access the wisdom of our bodies? First of all it needs presence and slowing down to listen to what the body communicates. Through this body awareness we can develop a sensing capacity – an opens a door to body wisdom or intuitive knowledge.
We will work with a methodology called Social Presencing Theatre (SPT) designed to cultivate this body awareness and hence the art of presence. It “is not “”theater”” in the conventional sense, but uses simple body postures and movements, alone and in groups, to dissolve limiting concepts, communicate directly and to access intuition. More information about the methodology you can find here: www.arawanahayashi.com

Description
Iringó
15:15
– 16:45
WS5
Empowerment of youth using experiential education
Outward Bound Romania

The aim of the workshop is to emphasize the empowerment of disadvantaged youngsters through the experiences of two projects run by Outward Bound Romania: Youth+ and Diversity and Inclusion. There will be two case studies, presented to the participants, in order to draw attention to the positive effects of empowering disadvantaged individuals and communities to gain self-confidence and organizational competencies to improve their own lives.

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Participation Fees

Price of accomodation at the conference venue: 7620 HUF/person/night.
We are able to offer twelve 4 bed rooms.

1 day

14 000 HUF
  • doesn’t include accomodation and board

2 day

24 000 HUF
  • doesn’t include accomodation and board