GlobaLab multiplication seminar in Bulgaria
Pro European Network, Sofia
C.E.G.A. Foundation, Sofia
The learning process:
The seminar gathered together 25 multipliers from all over Bulgaria, including distant locations like Varna and Burgas. Approximately half of the group consisted of teachers in the formal education system and half of the group – of youth workers and representatives of the civil society organisations. The seminar was organised in cooperation with C.E.G.A. Foundation as a two-day event where one full day (May 13th) was dedicated to the GlobaLab methodologies and the next day (May 14th) was dedicated to C.E.G.A. Foundation’s Map Your Meal project and educational approach. The synergy between the two global education projects has brought a great benefit to the learning process.
The GlobaLab seminar followed the structure of the 6-steps approach, while at the same time showcasing different parts and tools from the GlobaLab Guide for Youth Workers, Leaders and Trainers.
In the beginning, the participants were introduced to the concept of global citizenship through the exercise “What is a Global Citizen?” (Technology Module). The 6-steps approach itself was then presented, followed by an introduction to the GlobaLab Educational Framework on Global Citizenship, which was introduced through the exercise “The Backpack of the Global Citizen” (Stuff Module).
The process then moved through showcasing tools for different steps, as follows:
Step 1: Personal Inventory (Stuff Module)
Step 2: Choosing an Issue (Moving Module)
Step 3: Exploring by Theater (Technology Module)
Step 4: Participants were divided into groups, given the GlobaLab Guides and asked to select and review an exercise from Step 4. They then presented their review and thoughts on 5 different tools concerning Step 4, from all the modules.
Step 5: The training team presented good practices from actions which were undertaken in the local GlobaLabs throughout the project, many of which featured in this publication.
Step 6: The Backpack of the Global Citizen – part II (Stuff Module), Silent Wall (Moving Module)
The following main achievements are assessed as a result of the multiplication seminar:
Developed understanding of the educational framework with competencies which global education aims to develop among young people – with over 85% of the participants considering this was “well achieved” and “fully achieved”.
To present an innovative model for a long-term learning process, based on six steps to global citizenship - with over 90% of the participants considering this was ”well achieved” and “fully achieved”.
To introduce practical educational methods/tools and concrete good practices in working with young people on global education - with 100% of the participants considering this was “well achieved” and “fully achieved”.
To raise awareness on the importance of working with young people on the issues of global education - with over 90% of the participants considering this was “well achieved” and “fully achieved”.
The participants have also appreciated the networks, the peer learning and the hands-on experience gained throughout the seminar.
Moments of the GlobaLab