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    A fantastic opportunity to take a two day course in Belfast arranged by Public Achievement (Directed by Paul Smyth) in association with the Horizon Project. The course will be taught by Dr Jerry Stein, of the University of Minnesota. The course will be ran as 2 day residential from Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 November, 2007 at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn.

    The module builds on Dr Stein's ‘Learning Dreams’ project, which has led to the creation of a similar initiative due to be piloted shortly in North Belfast. The work is predicated on the idea that one key to increasing commitment to learning amongst young people is to construct learning communities beginning with the learning aspirations of adults in these communities.

    If you are interested in applying for this short course, please contact Sean Pettis, Training Officer with Public Achievement on 028 90 666948 or email sean@publicachievement.com

    Public Achievement does great work in helping support and develop communities!

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    Thanks for posting this Tessy - this is going to be a great course - Jerry is inspirational and has had great results with his 'Learning Dreams' approach, which focuses on adult learners within poorly functioning communities in Minnesota. He gets adults to re-engage in their own learning and in the process gets the community interested in learning which helps build better outcomes for children and young people as well as building the social fabric of communities. We are hoping to pilot this approach in Northern Ireland some time soon.

    We will also be running other short courses on our model of 'Civic Youth Work', the link between heritage and community, and youth work responses in conflicted societies - so please register on www.publicachievement.com for updates!

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