Educational Tools

Dear Reader,

Definition of Educational tool made by Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez : An educational tool could be defined as an instrument to transfer and implement educational objectives into a practice, which engages participants in the learning process. An educational tool should «stay on its own». This means that it should shape a, maybe short, but complete learning process with its theme, techniques, target group, materials, timing, evaluation, tips for use… It can be a simulation exercise, a creative workshop, a role play, an outdoor activity etc… A tool «staying on its own» does not mean that it should be something fixed or closed. When using it in another context it should be adapted, further developed, combined… Transferability is indeed one of the inherent characteristics and ultimate aim of any educational tool. Experience tells us that one-off activities such as a video, a booklet, a facilitation or a discussion technique are normally part of a tool and just in some cases a tool, an educational process with its own «personality».

I Like to publish my educational tools that I created, when I publish them you are free to share them at the only condition to mention me and my website.

Enjoy and please comment if you have any suggestion to improve them.

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It is a Prezi presentation and I used mostly in youth exchanges or classes with youngsters among 14 to 25 years old. For some reason I cannot embed the code in this blog but if you click on the picture it is going to the presentation. If you used this Educational Tool in a different way please comment below how did you used and how it worked with your target group.

MiA – Motive in Action

MiA is designed for volunteers (at any level), facilitators, trainers, youth workers between the ages of 14 and 30. The choice of such a large target group will be useful for the facilitator to analyze the link between age, understood as life experience, and motivational styles. The activity can be adaptable to any size of the group, always keeping in mind that the more the group is, the more there is the risk of lengthening the time. It is advisable to have between 10 and 20 participants between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

Step by step process:

MiA is divided into 4 phases for 90 minutes:

  1. Brainstorming carried out in order to get a list of the things what motivate them, through the answer to the question “What motivates you?”.
  2. Reflection, through the answers provided they are going to discover different motivational styles. (intrinsic and extrinsic motivation).
  3. List of the situations in which the participants had / experienced a motivational lack / decrease (In which situation did you have a lack or a drop of motivation?).
  4. Comparison of the various points of view and pooling in order to provide tools to increase self-motivation and others’ motivation.