- Basic understanding of experiential learning
- Conversational English
Are you working with young people or in the field of education? Looking for ideas and inspiration on how to bring in more movement, playfulness and impact into your educational work? This online course is for you!
We will introduce you to the main elements and principles of embodied learning – a contemporary pedagogical theory of learning, which emphasizes the use of the body in educational practice. In the embodied learning process, one's body becomes a laboratory through which one learns – through movement, touch, drawing, journal writing, reflection and other activities.
Embodied learning is a powerful tool to develop young people's social and emotional skills, sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mindsets and also to build more peaceful, connected and responsible communities. Moreover, the education that connects us with our bodies, gives us power – the ability to trust ourselves, navigate through difficult situations and changes, to know how to learn and bring to life our learning.
The course has been prepared by an international team of trainers, who will share their experiences and the best practices of delivering body awareness, learning and movement based on non-formal learning programs, for both young people and adults.
The learning content is structured in four modules:
Introduction to the concepts and principles of embodied learning.
Embodied learning methods that help to develop social and civic skills, entrepreneurship and initiative.
Tools and tips to improve facilitation skills and boost professional achievements.
Insight into the future, where instructors will explore the newest developments that combine embodied learning and technologies, for the sake of learning.
The course includes brief inputs from instructors, links to useful resources and methods that can be adapted for your work, and practical assignments. As you will discover, there are no right or wrong answers to the assignments - their purpose is to deepen an understanding of the topic, to encourage reflection and to develop and share ideas with other learners that will prove useful in your work.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can receive a Youthpass certificate, which is a recognition instrument for projects supported by Erasmus+ program. The Youthpass Certificate is recognized and respected internationally and can be helpful when looking for job opportunities, especially in youth, non-formal education and the non-governmental sector. Please, note that in order to request Youthpass, all the assignments must be completed.
The project Embodied Change is financed with the support of European Commission's Erasmus+: Youth in Action, administered in Latvia by the Agency for International Programs for Youth. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
- Experiential learning facilitators
- Youth workers
- Introduction to Instructors02:26
- Introduction to the Section00:27
- Defining Embodied Learning02:23
- Principles of Embodied Learning05:21
- 3 Lessons Your Body Has Taught You1 question
- Benefits of Embodied Learning02:29
- Risks to Consider05:54
- Application of Embodied Learning Practices14:09
- Creating a Safe Learning Environment06:56
- Learning from the Senses02:07
- Interoception1 question
- Exteroception2 questions
- Designing Embodied Learning Programs05:17
- Three Bodies05:55
- Three Bodies in Educational Context1 question
- Introduction to the Section01:04
- Daring to Fail03:09
- Ambiguity and Change04:02
- Increasing Sense of Belonging04:05
- Developing Teamwork and Leadership Skills02:27
- Enhancing Self-Confidence03:08
- Sparkling Creativity02:23
- Preparing Participants02:54
- Body Based Reflection and Evaluation Methods03:51
- Closing Embodied Learning Activities05:21
- Developing an Embodied Learning Method1 question
- Introduction to the Section00:48
- Facilitating Embodied Learning Activities03:58
- Tuning In01:48
- Embodied Listening06:45
- Observation and Self-Awareness03:12
- Well-being at Work and Learning04:15
- Emotions and Dealing with Triggers10:39
- Voice Warm-up06:08
- Body Acceptance04:17
- Exploring Your Body Image1 question
- Introduction to the Section00:48
- New Technologies of (Dis)connection?04:18
- Embodied Learning in the Digital Age03:33
- Useful Apps to Reconnect03:13
- Sharing Tools1 question
- Embodied Learning and Sustainability02:07
- Embodied Learning and Social Change03:57
- Summing Up1 question
- Bonus Greeting from the Park01:39
Inese has been working as a trainer and coordinator of educational programs since 2007. She has master degree in communication and media studies, and her educational approach has been developed through explorations and experiments while living in Latvia, Macedonia, Estonia and France and learning and working with organisations from different parts of the world. As trainer Inese focuses on creative learning approaches and methods and at the moment she is researching how to design learning spaces and process to support wellness of learners and their communities better.
Over the past decade, Ilze has been bringing a holistic approach to the well-being of people all across the world, in international and national organizations, yoga and wellness studios, as well as hospitals, women prisons, and youth camps. Ilze is motivated to empower individuals and communities to put their well-being, and the well-being of the planet, as a priority.
Ilze is a proud graduate of the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, the Integration Institute of London, the Sunshine Massage School of Thailand, and many more movement and bodywork courses led by amazing body-workers and humble teachers.
As a law graduate, she is passionate about social justice, and thus, since 2004, Ilze has been working as a facilitator for various organizations which tackle global topics, as well as fostering personal leadership and engagements like the British Council, United Nations Environment Program, Louis August Jonas Foundation, Europe-Asia Foundation, International Young Naturefriends, Federation of Young European Greens, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, Youth and Environment Europe and many others.
Ilze’s dedication to education lies in bringing the restorative potential of touch and movement within a social change community. Thus, in the past years, she has worked extensively on concepts of embodiment for leadership, creativity and peacebuilding, such as the "Women for the Planet" (2012), “Creative Bodies” (2013), “Embodied Leadership” (2015), “Embodied Peace-building” (2016) and “Your body is your statement” (2016).
Now, after so many years out in the world, Ilze has moved back to her hometown in Latvia, but still travels internationally and delivers individual and group sessions and workshops on practices like partner yoga, Thai massage, functional and mindful movement, and bodywork, and social change.
Anne is a creative explorer. She works as a non formal education trainer since 2008. Born in France, Anne studied art and interaction design there. She lived in Greece, Brazil, Seychelles, Portugal and many more countries, where she collected myriads of creative tools & methods to share, using movement, art and stories to foster creative learning & social action.
Antonio is an appassionate trainer who loves to craft experiences for self development, group awareness, creative expression and pursuit of a wise and joyful freedom. He regularly facilitates workshops, for teenagers, students, youth workers and adults, using and mixing his expertise and experiences from theatrical improvisation, contemporary dance, martial arts and contact improvisation.