Quality Guiding Experience
WAGGGS uses a unique model of non-formal education to support the development of girls and young women, called the Girl Guide and Girl Scout educational method.
We use an outcome-based approach when designing programmes for girls. By using learning goals, Guiders can keep track of the learning opportunities that the programme provides, and evaluate whether members are reaching these learning goals. Setting a learning goal is easy. Complete the sentence: "as a result of this activity, youth members with learn….". Guiders can also encourage youth members to identify learning goals for themselves when planning an activity and always make the learning goal clear before ending an activity, to give group members a chance to reflect on whether it has been achieved or not.
Because we work with young people over a broad age spectrum and because the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experience works best when young people interact as much as possible with the wider world, our Educational Method is purposefully shaped to work in very different contexts and fit almost any activity or learning need. The five points in educational methods can enrich any learning experience and make it more effective.
5 Educational Methods
Learning in Small Groups
We learn to: support each other, negotiate, make democratic decisions, assert our needs, solve problems together, take the lead
My Path, My Pace
We learn to: respect individuals, make our own choices, learn in the best way for us, value our achievements, collaborate not compete, be confident
Learning by Doing
We learn to: take on challenges, learn through experience, take risks, make mistakes, get involved, pay attention
Connecting with Others
We learn to: value others, appreciate diversity, listen, connect, make a difference, develop empathy, communicate
Connecting with My World
We learn to: be active citizens, get our hands dirty, enjoy the outdoors, get involved in our community, speak out for change, pay attention to the wider world
We prepare our members to thrive in a rapidly changing world, and empowers them to live the life they want to lead. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts learn life skills that matter, whatever path they choose to follow.
Life Skills - 6C
Character - Self-aware and confident leaders, we take initiative to set and achieve goals, both individually and working with others.
Creativity - We are creative thinkers and resilient problem solvers. We self-direct our learning to access, evaluate and apply information, and develop innovative solutions.
Citizenship - We are active in our local communities, and connected to the wider world. We want to take action to make the world a better place.
Communication - We express our ideas confidently to different audiences, are good listeners and respond empathically to others.
Collaboration - We are true team players, who understand how to work positively with people and care about diversity.
Commitment - We are committed to our own learning and development, and invest in it throughout our lives.
Girl Guide Movement create a safe and infinite space for girls to grow and to create a "REAL" Girl Guiding Experience.