📌PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

Participants of the youth exchange "Critical thinking and defeasibility" will be introduced to the main methods of statistics, probabilities and scientific methods, cognitive psychology and cost-benefit analysis concepts. They will be introduced on how this knowledge can be applied in everyday life, from the possibility of choosing the right product, up to the ability to criticize scientific research. Examples from different countries media will be discussed. This knowledge will be communicated by creating a friendly and energetic environment. Activities will involve non-formal education methods (workshops, performances, „icebreakers“, round table discussions, outdoor activities, etc.) to meet the different needs and desired results of participants. During the project, participants will use modern technologies as a tool to distinguish reliable sources of information from unreliable ones.  During the 7-day learning process,  different skills and knowledge will be acquired that will enable participants to plan and save more time, improve decision-making processes, improve communication and argumentation.

📌WHY LEARN ABOUT CRITICAL THINKING?

Critical thinking is the indispensable skill for smart living in modern society and skepticism is the essential posture for the fully awake twenty-first-century human being. Unfortunately, most people fail to appreciate and utilize either. As a result, they suffer numerous missteps throughout life in the form of wasted time and energy, lost dignity, squandered money, or worse. Too many people believe, trust, buy, invest in, join, or emotionally surrender to the wrong thing at the wrong time.

📌PARTICIPANTS' PROFILE: 

➢ Be over 18 years old;
➢ Interest in the topic of the project;
➢ Motivation to participate in the project;
➢ Experience in facilitation or supporting group learning activities;
➢ Be present and have an active participation in all sessions of the YE;
➢ Show initiative and interest in the topic and follow up activities;
➢ Knowledge of English language.

📌ACCOMMODATION AND VENUE:

The Youth Exchange will take place in Kaunas city. Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and the historical center of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas has several districts and sites interesting for tourists. The Old Town is the area mostly built between XIV and XVII centuries, resembling buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, and, Baroque architecture. Open spaces, parks, and places of interested are in the compact New Town as well as some different locations. Kaunas boasts around 40 different museums of art, nature, literature, history, science, and sports as well as historical and memorial museums.
The project will be held at the Domus Pacis Guest House. Accommodation will be arranged for 2-3 persons/room, grouped by gender. Each room has its own bathroom and modern furniture. There is a free Internet wireless connection available.
Website of the venue: www.domuspacis.lt/en

📌COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENT:

The travel, accommodation, food and the program itself are co-funded by the European Union through the ERASMUS+ program. 
The organizers will reimburse travel costs for the amount showed in the original boarding passes, tickets, and invoices, up to the limits indicated in the ERASMUS+ program guide (up to EUR 275 per participant traveling from Bulgaria). For this reason, it is essential that you bring with you and keep all the original tickets and invoices of the traveling.

📌TRAVEL BUDGET - 275 EUR

 

Please remember that it is your limit for BOTH ways.

 

📌DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 24.02.2019.

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