GRUNDTVIG project 2011 – 2013 Age Crossing e-50plus
Globalnet spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia PL-Poland
ASSOCIATION E-Seniors FR-FRANCE
EURELATIONS GEIE IT-Italy
Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation e. V. Jena DE-Germany
The project overall aim is to develop the people's self-esteem, their views of themselves, their sense of identity and to improve the accessibility to lifelong learning for people 50+ by presenting the status of adult learners in partnership countries, difficulties they encounter and by presenting joint solutions. The aim is also to provide seniors with tools to improve their knowledge and competence in order to avoid their social exclusion and help them re- entering the employment, with the aim of setting up closer partnerships, and support adult language learning and linguistic diversity within the EU, to facilitate and strengthen e-learning and blended learning for seniors, to strengthen understanding of European cultures and languages and mutual respect. The project will involve organizations which operate in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland. The purpose of the project is to promote, on a regional and European basis, the lifelong learning for seniors, for people aged more than 50, to support their activity, their use of ICT and e-learning. Co-operation activities within this project focus on the exchange of knowledge, information, staff and learners across Europe, discuss problems and compare solutions on a particular topic – lifelong learning for adults 50+, isolation of these people.
The Project outcomes will be confidence in people and their ability to identify and use skills, such as ICT (e-learning tools) for the benefit of themselves, their local community and general European society. Other outcomes will be the e-learning materials created during the process and the website with other learning materials.
D.3. PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY
Following the indication of the program of the Grundtvig Partnership the objectives are:
a)To improve the accessibility to lifelong learning for people 50+ by presenting the status of adult learners in partnership countries, difficulties they encounter and by presenting joint solutions
b)To provide seniors with tools to improve their knowledge and competence in order to avoid their social exclusion and
c)to facilitate the cooperation between partners’ organizations
d)to reinforce existing pedagogical approaches to lifelong learning in order to involve more seniors into this process
e)To strengthen understanding of European cultures and languages and mutual respect
f) To facilitate and strengthen e-learning and blended learning for seniors
The project will develop the capacity of groups and individuals (50+ who, for a variety of reasons, have limited life experiences, education and choice and to assist them in developing a stronger ‘sense of purpose and possibility’; it will develop the level of personal expectation, by creating a sense that it is possible to achieve more than sometimes seems possible in short term.
This to be achieved through the following main objectives:
- conversation, meetings and social activities
- recording skills (eg photography)
- gaining new skills in e-learning
- helping learners develop their key competences in social, civic and cultural fields
- developing key social, civic and cultural competences by exchange of ideas and experiences
The approach will be to use activities and experiences in informal and non-formal learning situations. Many participants cannot communicate in foreign language and are not able to use Thus there will be social occasions, workshops, e-learning courses to build a catalogue of material in different media that develop the expressive sensibilities.
The project will operate initially through small informal local groups, who then connect with each other and eventually, through the trans-national meetings, with others across Europe. The approach will be based on practical learning.
The students will gain knowledge through personal and practical experiences.
Participants will engage in small groups, discuss the problems and aim to find the solutions, they will share their good practice, knowledge and experience. The role of the each partner is to provide the organizations for the groups who will facilitate the implementation of the project and ensure that the objectives are being achieved.D.4. RESULTS AND OUTCOMES
First meeting in Poznan
First meeting in Poznan
Second meeting in Campobossa
Second meeting in Campobossa
Third meeting in FranceFourth meeting in Poznan
Fifth meeting in Iena
Fifth meeting in Iena
November 2011 e-groups, websites - contains pictures and other information about the first local meetings
January 2012 Activities in the classroom focusing on communication skills and e-learning
March 2012 Creation for ideas and action arising from within the learner group
Individual learners appearing ‘in person’ on the web & in partner meetings
Web site being advertised beyond the groups and used to target agencies, authorities and opinion formers
June 2012 Learners engaged in evaluation, reflective work and consideration of ways in which they use their experience beyond the completion of the formal work
Distribution of publicity material relating to local context (reports on potential development)
September 2012 All partner organizations: an internal evaluation of the work with presentation of results to each other and all relevant agencies and authorities. The results also to be posted on the web site with information and pictures from all the above ‘products
November 2012 Report from each partner on the development
Gathering of information on the process, its variables across the partnership, its observable results on the individuals involved (staff and learners)
January 2013 e-learning for seniors
March 2013 Written reports, website, workshops The approach for every partner is very innovative and the results need to be recorded in a style capable of being transmitted and disseminated to professional agencies and others in the field of informal education.
May 2013 Exchange and assessment of materials and students' results
Share information packs about institutions with all the participants in the project.
G.2. WORK PROGRAMME
Mobility meeting 1-processes are established to guarantee full involvement of learners, ensure coherence to aims and objectives, agree details of initial action, agree communication systems and nature of web site and e-group based systems PL – POLAND 10/2011
Mobility meeting 2 - workshop on creative approaches to learning, agree web style, evaluation, first results. Presentation of situation in each country.
Mobility meeting 3 -to produce report for all indicating details of the next year ensure all aims are being met, ensure coherence throughout the partnership & plan activities for next year FR -
Mobility meeting 4 - Personal and group evaluation. Using the evaluation processes established Report to all within local groups and local groups report to each other partner Ensure effective progress with the overall aims of the Project
Mobility meeting 5 - Staff and learner meeting Workshop on uses and potential of web based systems. Investigative seminar to explore potential development & promotion of web site. Reporting from each partner.