Participatory Learning means a range of approaches, methods, attitudes, behaviours and relations which allows the direct application of the learn-by-doing practice between the participants in a workshop. It is a group-work process that empowers people to share, analyse and mutually build new competences upon their original individual knowledge.
Sharing practical tasks together has high impact on participants to workshop as it:
favours a high level of interaction
overcomes language and cultural barriers
helps people to feel they are accepted by others
turns participations from formal into informal
makes strangers experience a common ground where individual becomes peers
for more details on the theoretical and methodological part, please visit the dedicated section of the guide here (link)