Yesterday evening I saw this post on a blog:
It made me think about what are my expectations for the short course. I realize I want to go somewhere. I expect that this course will take me to that somewhere (or somewhere else interesting), in other words that I feel it has a direction. Regularly I feel that in my Non-formal education experiences I walk somehow in circles or more, like in the movie, in spirals. I expect to get in this course the freedom to walk freely, explore, but have the guidance to keep on track.
So, what does this mean for me….keep on track? Well, I hope this short course could fill some blanks that I have. Since I have grown as a youth worker from the practical field, I feel that sometimes I miss a more theoretical background against which I can place my practical experience. I expect to start building a more firm background through this course. I furthermore expect to have some thought provoking conversations with my colleagues and the staff which challenge me to think further on things that I might see as self-evident and to receive support to probe for a deeper meaning.
On the other hand, I hope to be able to support others with my hands-on practical experience in working with youth, critical sense of humour and enthusiasm.
And of course, have a lot of fun!