The purpose of this trainers’ handbook is to provide support to trainers who will deliver training in service-learning in any type of higher education institution. This handbook presents for the trainers the structure of the training (training flow), gives additional ideas, useful tools and methods on how to conduct a training session effectively, keeping in mind that the training should provide a safe place for each participant to be active and express their own opinion. The suggestions are based on the experiences and work of SLIHE partners and the result of the pilot process in 4 EU countries. Pictures from the pieces of training you can find in the gallery

The trainers should freely adapt the training structure and methodology to their experiences especially to the possibilities and abilities of the participants (i.e. number of those present, and their previous experiences, etc.) and the special features of the higher education institution concerned (especially if the training is delivered for people employed by the same higher education  institution). The possibilities are really wide, from shortening the training, dividing it in more segments or modules, focusing on specific topics, units and learning outcomes or delivering it using different methodologies. The trainer should be familiar with the topics concerned, service-learning in higher education environment, i.e. the trainer is required to have appropriate knowledge and experiences in the planning, organising and delivering educational programmes (either formal or non-formal) and in the use of the different methods . The handbook does not specify the number of trainers needed for a given programme. In general the courses are delivered by one or two persons, depending on their experiences and position in the institution.