Learning for a Global Future
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2016
The need of developing the intercultural competences of individuals through adult education are twofold. Firstly, it is an essential element in safeguarding an inclusive, tolerant European society based on solidarity and cooperation. Secondly, it is a much needed component in ensuring the employability of people in an increasingly global environment.
InterCollege (UK) meets this need by delivering Intercultural learning activities both by hosting and sending adult learners on mobilities and by conducting 'classroom' based intercultural learning programmes. It is a primary focus of InterCollege (UK) that the most effective non-formal learning methods are being used in these activities and that the pedagogical approach is appropriate to the learning objectives and the target group’s needs.
As such, it is a prerequisite that InterCollege (UK) has in place an internationalisation strategy that directly contributes to the quality development of innovative adult learning activities based around an intercultural setting.
InterCollege (UK) wishes to carry out this project in order to further develop its core activities through innovative and creative practices and to give experience and professional development to its team of volunteer staff with the aim of contributing to the overall aim of the organisation.
The objectives of the project are to:
- Foster the use of innovative methods for intercultural learning for adults
- Create a learning culture that takes and shares knowledge from a grass roots level, and that promotes an interresponsibility for learning
- Promote volunteerism and peer-to-peer learning in adult education
- Promote the private sectors cooperation in adult education
- Promote the recognition of the importance of continual learning and learning through mobility amongst the general public, public institutions, and the private sector
- Promote the quality control of adult learning activities that ensure a suitable pedagogical approach and learning environment
- Develop strong partnerships with organisations across Europe, in order to develop cross cultural learning activities
Activity A1 consists of a two month training assignment at Danish NGO 'Interstep' for one staff member of the applicant organisation. During the two month period, the participant will be involved alongside the staff members of Interstep in all ongoing activities.
Activity A2 involves 4 short term mobilities whereby the participants will attend a 6 working day structured training course provided by Danish partner organisation InterCollege. Two courses have been identified as being highly relevant to the development needs of the applicant.
2 volunteer staff members will partake in the training course CLL which will be held in Portugal. The course will consist of a
structured 6 working day programme of activities. The themes covered in the course include culture, identity, intercultural
communication, intercultural learning, and critical incident as a learning tool.
2 volunteer staff members will partake in the training course 'PMP' which will be held in Denmark. The course will consist of a
structured 6 working day programme of activities. The themes covered in the course include project management in general and
from a donor perspective, The EU and Erasmus +, Project Design, Project Analysis and LFA Matrix.
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