Courses start on:

6 June 2021

in Larissa, Greece

1 August 2021

in Pula, Croatia

5 December 2021

in Larissa, Greece

3 April 2022

in Larissa, Greece

29 May 2022

in Larissa, Greece

7 August 2022

in Pula, Croatia

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

21st CENTURY APPROACH TO ADULT EDUCATION - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from vocational and adult education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who are interested in competence based approach to adult education. The coruse will focus on competence framework and will introduce several engaging methods. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

 

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparissons. Key methods used were developed by british actress and teacher Dorothy Heathcote, Peruan phylosopher and pedagogue Paulo Freire and Brazilian theatre director and activist Augusto Boal. Participants will learn about the learner centred, emancipatory approaches to adult education through workshops, simulations and action learning. Some other tools used will consist of project work, role play, laboratory practice, reflection and evaluation.

 

Objectives

  • Learning the Mantel of The Expert techniques and how to use it in workng with adults.

  • Improving the participants’ pedagogical competences.

  • Understanding of student centred, emancipatory methods in adult education, Freire and Boal's in particular.

  • Understanding competence based approach to education and its significance in adult education.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of student centered and emancipatory methods in adult education

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of student centered and emancipatory methods in adult education from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in adult education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to publish a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be available on the virtual collaboration platform. It will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available online to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Since they will all join the virtual collaboration platform they will be able to further discuss and deepen the understanding of the themes of this course and therefore keep on learning. Moreover, they will be encouraged to share materials showing how they are using what they have learned in their everyday work in terms of ideas, photos, videos, lesson plans, assessment and self-assessment forms, etc. creating an open educational resource available to everyone else from the group. Thanks to the virtual collaboration platform they will all be networked which will provide greater opportunities to develop future partnerships and projects. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (40 hours) 800 € + VAT if applicable

7 day programme (28 hours) 560 € + VAT if applicable

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Demands of adult education in the 21st century context, needs and strategies

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Doroty Heathcote's Mantle of The Expert in adult education context

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Freire's and Boal's emancipatory practice in adult education

Individual support

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in interactive adult education projects

Presentation of SEG and EPALE platforms

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Demands of adult education in the 21st century context, needs and strategies

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Doroty Heathcote's Mantle of The Expert in adult education context

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Freire's and Boal's emancipatory practice in adult education

Individual support

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in interactive adult education projects

Presentation of SEG and EPALE platforms

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Freire's approach to adult literacy process as cultural action for freedom

   Day 10

Practical workshop on Boal's theatrical methods of adult education for active citizenship

   Day 11

Professional orientation in adult education

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

Quick links

"Have courage to be happy."

Augusto Boal

Contact

Starčević Sqare 5 - 33000 Virovitica - Croatia

00385(0)95-912/4846

PIC: 948157929   Organisation ID: E10010133

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