Dagna Gmitrowicz

Dagna Gmitrowicz

Dagna Gmitrowicz - a senior trainer in the field of nonformal education, conducting international/national training and facilitating conferences since 2001. Creator of innovative educational tools and curriculum - Academy of Nonformal Education (PAJP), TOSCA training cycle, learning cycle in BECC Bridge to Cultural Centres, Colours and Needs cards, and many more. Member of several international trainers' pools (It's up to Me, TOSCA, European Solidarity Corp Polish NA pool and other). The member of the International Society for Self-Directed Learning after giving a lecture during SSDL Symposium 2020 in USA/Florida. Dagna Gmitrowicz is also a professional painter, and performer actively participating in a cultural scene in Germany and Poland, actively supporting cultural events and projects. Website: www.dagna.space Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dagnagmitrowicz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dagna.space TOY profile: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toy/dagna-gmitrowicz.1048/ Click here to read more about Dagna Gmitrowicz
  • Why did I choose this tool? Being able to keep attention focused is an important prerequisite for any learning process to take place. Nowadays staying focused is becoming increasingly more difficult. This article will help the reader understand why this is so. How does this apply to being a trainer? The ability to regulate one’s attention is a key element…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Following the idea of Kurt Lewin, there always exist driving and restraining forces. Both are important, and sometimes they bring us to a status quo, which changes again after a while. This is the paradox of constant change. This article invites the readers to dive into the restraining forces of their own learning. How…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? In today’s world, the overabundance of choice is something that ails us all. Decision making is a time consuming and cognitively demanding process. It is good for any learner to be familiar with tools and strategies for making life easier in this respect. How does this apply to being a trainer? Trainers will become…

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  • Doodle a Learner

    Why? The importance of drawing (both formal drafting and informal sketching) during the process of mechanical design is super important, according to DAVID G. ULLMAN, STEPHEN WOOD and DAVID CRAIG in their study THE  IMPORTANCE  OF  DRAWING  IN  THE MECHANICAL  DESIGN  PROCESS. It supports creativity and allows you to discover new connections and understandings. Drawing is a way to reach…

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  • Why did I choose this tool?  Entangled learning is a very good structure for one’s own development, and awareness of learning-to-learn competence. Laurel Whisler in her presentation explains: “Why? To equip people for skillful, agile learning as they attempt to address challenges of utmost importance.” How does this apply to being a trainer? This model can support a person’s own…

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  • Why did I choose this tool?  The term “competence” got into our everyday language of educators, trainers and youth workers. It is important to understand what “competence” means. How does this apply to a trainer?  Our understanding of competence defines us as learners. The competence is strictly connected to learning-to-learn category. Content: Competency Based Education (CBE) is a visible trend…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Reflection is a natural process which happens anyway, we can’t ignore it or skip it when analyzing the competence learning to learn. The question would be: how could we reflect to maximize our personal development? How does this apply to being a trainer? Being in a field of non-formal education we are obligated to…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? The labyrinth itself is a great developmental tool, from its construction, going through it, to its deconstruction. How does this apply to being a trainer? ‘Effectiveness as a learner hinges on the ability to be versatile as a learner. To have a rich view of learning and a learning orientation which is in turn…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Moving from being a tacit to being a reflective learner involves ‘learning how to learn’ competence. How does this apply to being a trainer?  Learning needs to be made an object of attention, reflection, conversation and evaluation in every field of education, and predominantly in non-formal education. It is crucial for a trainer to…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? I find scaling and minimizing/maximizing techniques extremely helpful in personal development. These techniques are easy to use and the outcomes are very clear. What is most important, those tools don’t consume much time. How does this apply to being a trainer? It happens that trainers rarely evaluate their performance regularly and strategically. One of…

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