Νέες προσεγγίσεις στην εκπαίδευση ενηλίκων- για έν..
Νέες προσεγγίσεις στην εκπαίδευση ενηλίκων- για ένα σύγχρονο Εσπερινό σχολείο
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The project for which this application is made aims in improving the performance and the practices of our Organization. This is of paramount importance, since the institution of Evening Schools in Cyprus functions on the basis of outdated principles and applies mainly traditional learning methods. At the same time, in Cyprus there is no or minimal availability of staff training opportunities in the area of adult education, nor possibilities of exchanging good and innovative adult education practices.
The objectives of the project are summarized as follows: a) training of teachers in new and innovative methods applied in adult education, especially in the education of vulnerable adults, b) training of teachers in the use of ICT in education, particularly in the use of e-learning methods in adult education, c) contact organizations that have more experience in the area of adult education than us and provide innovative educational programs to similar target groups, in order to develop expertise and create bridges of communication and cooperation with these organizations at the European level.
The three persons who have been chosen to participate in the project have experience in adult education and they are well versed on the issues, needs and aspirations of our Organization. They hold an active role in many school activities and broader issues relating to adult learning (Grundtvig project, trainings in adult education) and they show interest in improving the quality of education provided to our Organization.
To achieve the objectives of the project's three activities are planned: a) participation of a person in a seminar on the use of autobiographical methods in adult education, b) participation of a person in a seminar on the training on issues of e-learning and e-learning material creation, c) participation of a person in job shadowing activity. The study visit will take place in an organization which offers similar educational program to a similar target group of learners by applying innovative approaches to adult learning.
Regarding the methodology to be used in all three activities, this will focus on interactive communication of our Organization with participants and through them with the organizers of the seminars and the organization, which will host the job shadowing activity. Participants will commit themselves to carry out the activities they will undertake and to be responsible for the transmission of the new information and knowledge to the rest of the school staff and elsewhere.
It is expected that participants will upgrade their knowledge and skills in adult education and they will broaden their perspectives on theoretical and practical issues through contact with other European adult educators. Additionally, is expected that this knowledge and skills will be transmitted by the participants to our Organization and the rest of the staff so as to contribute to the gradual improvement of the offered education for the benefit of learners. In the long term, we aim in establishing a more attractive and flexible educational program in order to address the needs of more and more learners. As such, the program will contribute to the democratization of the education as well as to social cohesion.
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