by the way
An international project that aims to invent and promote new forms of non-formal adult education directed to adults with specific needs – people with low skills and competencies.
Methodological nuggets - toolkit
Descriptions of the best consortium methods, approaches and good practices used in working with people with low educational skills and their surroundings (family, neighborhoods) with peer review from our trainers and educators.
MANUAL FOR EDUCATION ACTIVISTS WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH LOW COMPETENCES
The manual was prepared by professional adult educators and activists for other professionals. It is based on the experience of transnational group of trainers, facilitators, and mentors. It contains a new set of approaches and methods focused on taking advantage of any opportunities to provide new competencies to adults.
WHO WE ARE
HOW IT WORKS
May 13-17, 2019 - Warsaw
Main purpose of the training was to exchange knowledge and skills regarding work with groups with low competences. 15 trainers and educators from Poland, Finland, Czech Republic and Italy learned from each other the new methods and approaches.
One of the tools was Educational Escape Room, which was designed for families where parents have low social and parental competences. During activities in the room parents and their children cooperate and learn about cyberbullying or behavioral addictions.
Important part of the meeting was peer review, analisys and critical aproach to used methodology. Presented methods and tools become a part of a Toolkit and some of them are included in our Guide for Trainers.
june 10-14, 2019 - Rome
During this training we continued sharing good practices, tools and methods.
One of the topics was the museum as a place of non-formal education in adulthood. We’ve created a pop-up museum as a method involving everyone’s personal experience to stimulate a cognitive approach that creates new knowledge. This tool is very versatile because it is an easy tool to transfer and use with various topics and stimulates, strengthens and fuels curiosity.
SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2019 - Helsinki
The training was devoted to familiarizing the group of trainers with a draft of Manual for trainers and prepare them to run their pilot training using methods and tools presented in Manual for trainers (our main result of the project).
The most importat part were a short etiuds (demos) based on contend created in our Handbook and presented by trainers during training. The demos concentrated on drama method, storytelling, out-of-class learning, peer learning and flipped learning method. That activity allowed trainers to gain knowledge and feel more confident to use tools in ther pilot training.
Presentations allowed us gather feedback and conclusions on tools and methods and improve content of our Manual.
EDUCATION BY THE WAY | Strategic Partnerships in the field of adult education | No. 2018-1-PL01-KA204-051193