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Media Literacy in Adult Education
Start date: 01 Sep 2016, End date: 30 Sep 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Media literacy in adult education" is Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project that aims to develop during 13 months initiatives addressing spheres of adult education and exchanges of experience and best practices at European level. Five organisations from Poland, Estonia, Malta, Greece and Italy created consortium with the aim to contribute to the objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme through development and reinforcing network, increasing capacity to operate at transnational level, share and confront ideas, practices and methods. Coordinator is Fundacja Euro-Form (Poland).Partners will share best practices and enhance the professional development of educators working in the field of adult education. For the purpose to fulfilling these objectives, the project team will sustain the creation of flexible learning pathways in line with learners' needs. The project aspires to contribute to Europe 2020 objectives of competitiveness, employment and growth through more successful labour market integration and mobility. By developing skills in media literacy the project is also tackling the issue of unemployment in EU. The specific objectives of this project is to support improvement of the level of key competences and skills of adult educators, those who work with learners with fewer opportunities. All project partners will acquire various media and multi-media abilities applicable to a wide variety of issues. Participants will be exposed to technology tools that are embedded in purposeful learning, allowing them to transfer knowledge from one tool to another. Educators will have an opportunity to improve their competences in planing and running media workshops. Intensification of learning mobility opportunities in this project will fortify ties between the field of adult non-formal education and formal education where their learners can gain new media competences in future. The objectives are clearly defined, and address issues relevant to the participating organisations and target groups - educators and their adult learners. The proposal is suitable of realizing synergies between various institutions, by building the capacity of organisations. Work in culturally diverse groups will develop solidarity and foster mutual understanding between partners, therefore promote international cooperation in the field of adult education, reinforce international networking by sharing best practices and capacity building activities, upgrade existing ICT learning, media and multi-media knowledge, acquire new instruments of teaching for adult learners basic key competences and particularly media literacy.Three international meetings in Italy, Malta and Poland and one training course in Greece in combination with local activities will be complementary for exchange of best practices and learning from each other.As the 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 training for staff members. They will help to evaluate achievements and generate recommendations for future improvements of project activities. This information will be shared with all partners. Questionnaires will be used to evaluate project activities and the whole project. Quantitative indicators will be used in relation to numbers of participants in different project activities, numbers of meetings with key stakeholders and also for creating diagrams of tendencies of the project objectives achievement. Quantitative indicators will be used to control number of visits to the project Facebook page and for media coverage (articles, newsletters, press releases, interviews, visibility in social media etc). Qualitative indicators will be used in relation to the quality of the participation and experience, they will be based on the answers to questions, interviews with project participants and other stakeholders. The established pluralistic evaluation format will also include project documents, interviews and the final report of the whole project. This assessment approaches will bring valuable insights that can be used to improve programs locally and more broadly.The impact of project will be seen through a variety of specially designed activities, the participants will definitely manage to develop their competences on the field of media literacy, both theoretically and practically. During the training course participants will come up with entirely new competences, whilst they will have the chance to get thorough a feedback, a procedure which will enable them to detect both their advantages and weaknesses, thus being fully-trained and sufficiently prepared for own workshops in media literacy. Project participants will acquire useful online materials related to media and social-media and, in parallel through specific activities; they will broaden both their contacts and networks.
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