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Exchange of learning and teaching strategies: media literacy in adult education
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Exchange of teaching and learning strategies: media literacy in adult education" is Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project for six partners from - France, Estonia, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Malta. The 1.5 year project seeks to develop initiatives addressing spheres of adult education and exchanges of experience and best practices in countering radicalisation via media literacy. This Strategic Partnership will contribute to strengthening media literacy as a mean of countering online and ordinary radicalisation and stigmatisation. Following the 2016 annual work Programme amendment’s implementation of 'Erasmus+': the Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport of 26 February 2016 ‘s decision in order to reinforce 'activities preventing the violent radicalization of young people while supporting the integration of newly-arrived migrants and asylum seekers in Europe's education system". This project responds directly to these needs through media literacy workshops and new media skills which allow educational experience, which undercuts race, social class, and political division through the discovery of common interests and experience in a creative and positive space. This project‘s coordinator is MITRA FRANCE non-governmental organisation.This proposal is based on adequate needs analysis carried out by all promoters before they joined this project proposal. All project partners analyzed needs of their learners and staff members. The main common needs expressed by partners are: *to reinforce international networking by sharing best practices in media literacy to counter radicalisation;*to acquire new instruments of teaching creative reading and writing to counter radicalisation and reduce the spread of biased information;*to gain theoretical basis and practical skills in teaching creative reading and writing to adult learners.General objectives are the promotion of adult education and cooperation between partners, recognition of non-formal education within and across national borders, in all sub-systems of education and training. The specific objectives of this project are:Extending and developing educators' competences in media literacy to counter radicalisation of the population.Develop and promote ITC skills in adult education.Create a network between project partners and local stakeholders.Project participants will acquire various media abilities applicable to counter radicalisation. They will be exposed to technology tools that are embedded in purposeful learning. Adult educators will improve their competences in planing and running own workshops. Project will support cross-sectoral cooperation between different types of organisations working in the field of adult education. Three non-governmental organisations, two small enterprises and one foundation are involved in this project.The media approach in education for adults is targeted through non-formal learning methods, learning by doing, which aim at enhancing experiences and competences of staff members of partners organisations, learners and other stakeholders who will learn to analyze media content from different angles and create media content. More than 120 staff members and adult learners from partners countries will be directly involved in the project and more than 1200 indirectly during dissemination activities online.Three international meetings in France, Malta and Sweden and two training courses in Italy and Spain in combination with local activities will be complementary for exchange of best practices and learning from each other. Project will foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and particularly during dissemination activities when partners will organise presentations. Partners will disseminate at the highest possible level the knowledge acquired from this project in their organisations and countries, on regional, European and international levels. This strategic partnership project will have long-term impact. Through a variety of specially designed activities, the participants will definitely manage to develop their competences in the field of media literacy, both theoretically and practically. One of the main results of this project will be intangible, the knowledge, skills, attitudes will be measured by self-assessment mechanisms, interviews and questionnaires. Self-assessment forms will be used before and after the trainings on international and local levels for staff members and adult learners. Project results will be sustainable, especially resources in media literacy to counter radicalisation, that will be available on the Internet. Because they are e-products, they will be constantly added with new materials from project partner organisations and also from other institutions. Project will be sustainable also because of strong network: partners together with few other organisations plan to apply with new Erasmus+ project in 2018 which will include intellectual outputs.
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