Critical Reflection Academy

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Date(s) - 03/06/2024 - 12/06/2024

Belestrand, Norway

Project type

Selected participants

The main aim of this training course is to contribute to more qualitative youth work by mainstreaming critical reflection as a regular practice in youth workers’ lives. This training will provide space for stepping back from your context, analysing your challenges through different angles and perspectives, exploring different tools for handling and coping, sharing practices among participants, refreshing the approach to addressing difficulties, etc. 

Analysing a critical incident from your work may help you to:
“reflect-on-action” (on your past experience)
“reflect-in-action” (as an incident happens)
“reflect-for-action” (to plan actions you may wish to take in future experiences)

Sometimes action is just “too hot” for us to consciously “reflect-in-action” (as the incident happens), this is why a critical reflection framework may be more appropriate as it requires reflection about past and future action. Critical reflection is an extension of “critical thinking”. It asks us to think about our practice and ideas and then it challenges us to step back and examine our thinking by asking insightful questions. It asks us not only to look into the past and at the present but importantly it asks us to speculate about the future and act differently in the future.

Critical reflection is the process by which invite professionals in the youth work field to analyse and assess their practices, approaches, beliefs, and values and to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they are facing and new pathways ahead. It involves questioning assumptions, considering diverse perspectives, and exploring ways to manage and deal with difficulties and challenging situations.

Training course is mostly for youth workers, teachers, leaders, volunteers or for everybody who are interested in the topic, want to travel, learn and meet new people and cultures from the age of 18+.

Participants will be from more countries of EU. 

Accommodation and food will be provided and financed from the Erasmus + program during the whole project. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euro. Detailed information regarding financial procedures are written in FAQ and will be further explained with selected participants.



Registration is open until form is closed. Closed form mean we already finished choosing participants and therefore it is not possible to apply anymore.