Mozaik finalized the piloting phase of IO4

Totally 21 trainers consist of second language teachers, social workers and adult educators have been involved in the piloting phase of national piloting phase (Trainers Training) in Turkey. All of the participants have experience of working with refugees and also other disadvantaged groups. At the beginning of the Trainers Training were asked to fill the pre-training evaluation form. The pre-evaluation form was a tool for facilitator to identify the trainers’ needs and also expectation (as professional progress) from the course and the facilitators and was an effective way for trainers to monitor their progress and check their professional expectation from the course. They were eager to share their feedback with other participants and facilitators and transfer their knowledge from the training into the future practices.

The methodology used in the Trainers Training was framed according to participants’ needs to reach expected outcomes by the implementation of the Trainers Training. In line with that, the piloting phase of designated topics from the curriculum for Trainers Training kept participants’ interest alive to the training, so they were active with high interest and motivation during the training and provided participants to attend the training sessions regularly.  It offered an opportunity to the target group consist of social workers, second language teachers and adult educators to match with the topics according to their interests.

The piloting sessions were consisted of theoretical and practical sessions and face to face meeting to monitor development of after the daily session. The feedback that we have gained during the face to face meetings, we could collect more tangible information about the training results to make better contribution to development of the content of Curriculum for Trainers Training for final beneficiaries (second language teachers, adult educators and adult educators and other trainers working with refugees/migrants or other disadvantaged groups. Moreover, between the sessions, participants were responsible for completing their homework given by the facilitators, and that kept participants’ interest alive to the training and reinforce taught topics.