Posted by: achaiainstitute | November 1, 2010

European Project – Creative Pathways in Adult Education CrePa

SUMMARY

The project is addressed to Adult Education, aiming at providing new learning opportunities for all adult learners. It aims at creating good quality unconventional learning methodologies, capable of constantly renewing the basic skills of E. U. citizens and enabling them to deal with the challenges and developing technologies of the changing world.

This partnership will bring together Learners, Educators and Adult Education Organisations from different geographical areas of Europe in order to help them identify and try innovative learning methods and good practices. They will exchange experience, methodology, and cultural aspects and learn from each other and cooperate in the development of new teaching approaches in Adult Education.

We will focus on the similarities and the differences of the participating countries in order to agree on common ways of teaching Adults, and decide on an educational tool for adult education, which will motivate adults to actively participate in life-long education in a European dimension through workshops in Art.

Using creative activity areas (dance, handicraft, and the art of communicative behaviour – eg. communication, etiquette, oratory) the partnership will stimulate motivation to learn and gain new competencies, will turn workshops into a wonderful means of self-expression, communication, making learning useful and pleasant perspective hobby, which also satisfies one’s curiosity, creating innovative teaching methods for adults, using Art as a means of Education.

Tangible results – a travelling exhibition “Intercultural space: I watch, learn and teach”, a cognitive-educational film with the same, a “Blog”, and an E-Portfolio.

Intangible results – the opportunity to acquire and develop 4 main competencies of adult learning: Personal (self-cognition, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-expression); Educational (creative thinking, flexibility of thinking, life long learning); Social (communication and collaboration, team work); Professional (knowledge of specific areas, competencies, skills, attitude towards learning quality) – feedback on these competencies will be provided in the form of questionnaires.

OBJECTIVES

  • To offer better learning opportunities for adult learners
  • To provide Adult learning system, integrate them into their lifelong learning strategy, provide participants with increased labour market access, better social integration and preparing them for active ageing for the future.
  • Encourage exchanges and examples of good practices between adult Learners in the partnership.
  • To have ability to pursue and continue learning and organize their own learning process participating in workshops, learning to express themselves through dancing, handicraft and Art.
  • The adult learners to obtain language skills and multicultural competences for the European labour market.

In order to achieve our objective we are going to hold 4 meetings in two years.

During the first year of the project implementation we are going to:

1.     Formulate a detailed action plan, which will cover particular tasks for project partners.

2.     Organize the first partners’ meeting in order to familiarize with partners’ proposed activities, which correspond with three main project areas.

3.     Implement particular tasks “at home”.

During the second year of the project implementation

we are going to:

1.  Organize nobilities in order to present your own and get to know partners’ teaching and learning methods, implementing proposed activities.

2.   Hold 3 common workshops according to project activity areas, applying unconentional teaching methods:

–   Adults, who learn dancing, are going to prepare a common dance, using different, and their own, dance learning methods. This common dance is going to unveil particularity of dance culture in each country.  The emphasis will be on circular dance as a means to promote cooperation and a culture of peace.

–   Adult students of handicraft are going to organize a common workshop, during which, they are going to create personal works, using their own learning techniques, and unconventional methods of learning to create. Those works will be presented at instantaneous exhibition for the partners.  The emphasis will be on art and the environment, having in mind the sustainable use and reuse of resources and the artists of each participating country as examples of this concern.

–   During the common workshop, adults, learning communicative behaviour, are going to prepare a collaborative project presentation, using IT and speech habits. The guideline of unconventional teaching (in English and native languages) is going to be introduced by the presenters.

  • To offer better learning opportunities.
  • To provide Adult learning system, integrate them into their lifelong learning strategy, provide participants with increased labour market access, better social integration and preparing them for active ageing for the future.
  • Encourage exchanges and examples of good practices between adult Learners in the partnership.
  • To have ability to pursue and continue learning and organize their own learning process.
  • To obtain language skills and multicultural competences for the European labour market.

Partners:

  • ACHAIA ADULT EDUCATION INSTITUTE PATRAS GREECE
  • Viesoji istaiga Alytaus jaunimo centras (further Alytus youth centre)/Lithuania
  • Aspire Trust / UK
  • Euroform RFS/Italy
  • ANKARA GİRİSİMCİ KADINLAR DERNEĞİ/Turkey
  • ASPEA /Portugal
  • Latvijas Lauku sieviesu apvieniba/The Association of Rural Women in Latvia (ARWL)
  • Newham College of Further Education/United Kingdom
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