Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe (ATTE) is a part-time programme for trainers active in training youth multipliers. ATTE was implemented successfully as a pilot course from November 2001 to October 2003, involving 30 trainers from 21 countries, it is innovative in its approach, methodology, structure, long-term perspective and intensity.

ATTE has been developed and organised within the Partnership Programme on European Youth Worker Training run by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The Partnership Programme aims to contribute to quality in youth-worker training at European level, with an emphasis on integrating European Citizenship in youth work.

Volume 1 of this publication presents a full description of the ATTE training programme and its curriculum, and Volume 2 gives an external evaluation of the pilot course.

Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe. Volume 1 - Curriculum description (2005)

Author(s) : Miguel Angel García López (ed.)
ISBN : 92-871-5792-8
No. of pages : 276
Price : € 25
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Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. Overall ATTE course
  • II - Introductory Seminar
  • III - 1st ATTE Seminar: "Laying the Foundations"
  • IV – Mentoring
  • V. Open Learning Community / Virtual Community
  • VI. 2nd ATTE Seminar: "Attention! Here we go! Theory and Practice of Training"
  • VII - Peer support groups
  • VIII – Practice I
  • IX. 3rd ATTE Seminar: "Different Patterns - Consolidation and Development"
  • X. Topic groups
  • XI – Practice II
  • XII. Training Quality Products (TQPs)
  • XII. Portfolios
  • XIV. 4TH ATTE Seminar "A Talent To Emerge - Quality Assessment"

Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe. Volume 2 - External evaluation (2006)

Author(s) : Lynne Chisholm with Bryony Hoskins, Marianne Søgaard Sorensen, Lejf Moos, Ib Jensen
ISBN : 978-92-871-5797-3
No. of pages : 201
Price : € 19
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Table of contents

  • Contents
  • List of tables and figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Curriculum features
  • 3. Developing and assuring quality
  • 4. People, time and money
  • Annex 1: Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe (ATTE): Profile and Aims of theCourse: Application Form: Extracts
  • Annex 2: Evaluating ATTE (Advanced Training for Trainers in Europe): report following the Introductory Seminar at the European Youth Centre Budapest, November 2001: Extracts
  • Annex 3: External evaluation summary documents distributed to the ATTE team and participants at the interim evaluation stage (after Year 1)
  • Annex 4: Marrying content, technical and relay expertise: an example of good practice
  • Annex 5: ATTE seminar schedules
  • Annex 6: Project Quality Criteria Grid (Seminar 3)
  • Annex 7 Research instruments (interviews, surveys)
  • Annex 8 Tabulations of the main results for the lifelong learning questionnaire
  • Annex 9: Tabulations of the participant selection process
  • Annex 10: Professional networking in ATTE: summary tabulations
  • Annex 11: List of Training Quality Products (TQPs) received by the beginning of the final seminar (October 2003)
  • Annex 12: Curriculum examples from the ATTE course documentation
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