BODY trainer’s training
LLP Grundtvig In-Service Training
Budapest, Hungary July 1st to 5th 2013
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The body brings the first impression in social encounter. Age, gender, ethnicity, disability – the body bears the visual markers based on which we automatically categorize each other and sometimes judge accordingly. The body also performs the rules of communication and respect – rules that show great diversity across cultures. If the body, gender and sexuality are connected, they are also linked to key values of all cultures: orientation towards individualism or collectivism, hierarchy, power relations, family, respect or purity. This intimate connection to core values and organizational principles explains the many rules, taboos around the human body, around our own bodies.
How does it work to reflect on body issues in a training/counseling situation, where the body itself is intentionally involved in a situation? What does it take to face oneself own body, health, gender and sexuality as a professional? How can we identify and handle cultural differences behind body, gender or sexuality? These and similar questions will be answered at the training.
Attending our Grundtvig In-Service training, adult trainers will be able to construct more inclusive and efficient trainings on issues related to the human body, health, sexuality, interculturality, thereby offering pathways for developing civic, social and intercultural competences and developing attitudes and skills concerning health, body and sexuality. Innovations of the training: application of scientific theories and approaches, training construction based on participation of target group, interactive IT accompaniment.
What will we do?
• We help making adult trainings more inclusive through materials and methods helping to take into account special needs, thus prevent exclusion.
• We contribute to the awareness and mutual understanding of cultural differences.
• We explore cultural differences related to body, gender, health and sexuality thus helping to translate the principles of equality to different cultural reference frames.
• We develop civic and social key competences as well as skills / attitudes linked to body, health and sexuality.
In-service training activities enable people working in the field of adult learning to undertake a training course abroad. Participants should improve their practical teaching, coaching, counseling or management skills and gain a broader understanding of adult learning in Europe.
We invite to participate:
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Careers officers, educational guides and counselors
Members of students/teachers councils
Sex-educators, health educators, family counselors
Social workers, and other social professionals involved in adult training
Adult trainers involved in the field of intercultural education, health education, sexuality education, gender related training or physical education.
The course will take place: Budapest (Hungary) – in the European Youth Centre Budapest
Find out more about the location:
1.100 Euros in total for the 5 days including: accommodation and food, course materials, coffee and refreshments during the course.
Why to participate? What to learn? What to take home?
We invite adult trainers, counselors, social workers, health educators, family counselors, sexuality-educators, teacher trainers facing in their daily work the challenge of cultural differences of the human body, health, gender and sexuality. The training’s basic objective is to equip these professionals with the competencies necessary to deal how to overcome these challenges in training/counseling/ coaching situations. This includes:
gain a better understanding of cultural differences in gender, body and sexuality;
develop skills to reflect on their students’ and their own non-verbal behavior;
be able to design and lead their own trainings taking into account cultural
differences in gender, body and sexuality;
improving skills and facility in preventing or handling cultural tensions and incompatibilities;
integrating the use of the ‘Culture body gender sexuality’ portal.
The workshop will be based on a combination of different activities and methodologies, relying on non-formal education. We invite participants to participate actively, and share their experiences. Activities include:
Structured exercises: role plays, simulations to examine the dynamics of training and counseling experiences;
Small group tasks, discussions around questions of interest;
Presentations and discussion;
Getting acquainted with communication skills and methodological tools on body, health, gender and sexuality.