During this EU partnership project each participating country is focusing on a particular sub-theme which incorporates a variety of basic skills. Digital competercy is embedded within all subthemes.
Empowering Learners (Greece)
Peer-Mentoring is one of the most innovative educational methodologies applied this period in the area of adult learning. By implementing Peer- mentoring in various school activities we focus on the empowerment of adult learners, thus promoting their autonomy as learners, through activating their prior knowledge and life experiences. Moreover, we offer adult educators the chance to experiment with a less teacher – centered methodology, enhancing their skills for better understanding and use of their students’ potentials and abilities.
Financial Literacy (United Kingdom)
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is contributing on Peer Mentoring in Financial Literacy on this project. VAC has expertise in both Peer Mentoring and Financial Literacy/Management and therefore shares its learning and best practice with all partners in the project. As part of the project, VAC shared the materials of workshops on both Mentoring and Financial Management to partners for them and also shared best practice for them to familiarise with how Peer Mentoring is working locally with our adult learners. VAC developed materials and teaching programme on Financial Literacy/Management which the partners can then use for their teachers/trainers who are currently working with adult learners who are socially excluded, migrants and refugees. Click on the side red title for more info.
Learning to Learn (Germany)
During the HELP-project OSW Bochum focuses on peer-mentoring in self-study centres. High semester students actively monitor and thus mentor ‘newcomers’ in their learning process in the self-study centre, especially focusing on learning basic learning strategies and getting re-started in a school environment. Teachers guide and assist the mentors.
Our institution chose entrepreneurship as the basic skill to focus on, even though all basic skills will be improved. In fact, we’ll include information about activities fulfilled focusing on other skills, sections on our blog: http://peers-anabel.blogspot.com.es/ . Entrepreneurship is not mentioned like this in the Spanish curriculum but its descriptors are similar to those in a competence we name ‘Autonomía e iniciativa personal”, that is ‘Personal autonomy and initiative”. Improving entrepreneurship as a basic skill means fostering the actions mentioned in the attached document.
When we decided to get involved in the project , the CFPPA had the aim to work on the basic skill ‘Learning a second language’. First because in France Learning a second language is often considered a burden or useless by the learners, and secondly because the responsible of the project teaches English and tries to find innovative methods to teach.
Active Citizenship (Ireland)
The overall purpose of ‘Active Citizenship through Peer Mentoring’ is to offer participants the opportunity to participate in peer mentoring projects that promote active citizenship amongst all learners and tutors accessing the Portlaoise Adult Education Centre. The aim is to give all learners and tutors the courage and confidence to share their ideas, information and knowledge in an encouraging and supportive environment. This in turn empowers participants to find their own voice and become more involved in their local communities and society in general.