The non-formal training in the field of group facilitation processes and exhibition design is addressed to two other people temporarily employed in the project. This training activity is undertaken by the Norwegian partner institution, Bjerkaker LearningLab, with the purpose of training beneficiaries in the field of new non-formal education methods that can be used in exhibitions and can be adapted both for groups of youngsters and groups of adults. The two assistants are trained using non-formal education, to learn modern techniques in order to facilitate the processes of working with heterogeneous groups, methods that take into account, for improving training efficiency, both the emotional state and individual learning needs, as well as the specificity of the environment and context.
The Norwegian partner, which has expertise in andragogy, but also in planning, organizing and curating exhibitions, has assumed, through its representatives, the responsibility to provide consultancy in several areas integrated in the management of adult learning and education, areas such as non-formal education methodology, innovative and itinerant exhibition design techniques and, respectively, exhibition animation techniques.
The activities carried out so far have rather taken the form of mentoring sessions, due to the online format through which this training activity has been carried out.
In the stage preceding the opening of the on-site exhibition, the trainers, representatives of the partner institution in Norway, offered the Project Promoter, in several meetings in physical presence, consultancy in the field of innovative exhibition of restaurated medieval fragments and, at the same time, they provided a guide regarding the methods and techniques used in managing and facilitating non-homogeneous groups of people, respectively potential visitors to the exhibition. Thus, the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca Branch has benefited, in all stages of the project’s implementation, of consultancy for the organization of the planned workshops – for young people and seniors, for specialists and the general public alike – in the most attractive format within the exhibition.