Social Innovation Learning Lab
YSI Facilitator Training
YSI provides training for educators and youth workers in the facilitation of youth-led social innovation. All YSI programmes are supported with dedicated training and resources to equip and empower educators with everything needed to facilitate a team of young people. Workshops also facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience amongst new and returning participants.
Facilitating Youth-Led Social Innovation: Senior Cycle
This workshop provides participants with the information and tools they need to guide teams through the Social Innovation Action Programme at Senior Cycle. Participants learn about YSI’s Model of Social Innovation Learning and are introduced to new and dynamic learning techniques. Attendance enables educators to guide a team of young people through YSI ‘Pathway of Change’ and to understand the values of social innovation. The workshop provides an opportunity to connect and share ideas with new and experienced educators who are members of the Social Innovation Learning Network.
Facilitating Youth-Led Social Innovation: Junior Cycle
This workshop is designed to support educators facilitating YSI’s Social Innovation Action Programme at Junior Cycle. It is designed to be as experiential as possible, modelling some of the activities contained within it as well as providing a comprehensive overview of structure, activities, resources and the supports provided by YSI. It shows how the programme links to the overall junior cycle goals and the learning outcomes of particular curricula including CSPE, SPHE, RE and Wellbeing.
Facilitating YSI Design for Change
This workshop provides primary level educators with the information and tools they need to guide a team of children through YSI's Design for Change Programme. Participants learn about YSI’s Model of Social Innovation Learning as well as the international FIDS Framework developed by Design for Change and used by its partner organisations around the world to engage children in action-based innovation projects for social change. Participants will explore the resources made available by YSI to support the implementation of this programme and will feel confident using a range of innovative tools, techniques and learning methodologies to support young people to complete a project on an issue they care about.