“All4Inclusion” supports adult education teachers working with seniors in the conception and implementation of virtual learning activities
The main objectives of the All4Inclusion concept are:
- Support for Adult Educators working with Seniors in implementing virtual formats or semi-virtual formats into their courses
- Promoting social integration of Seniors through collaborative activities
- Promoting digital skills of Seniors
The Educational Pack, as the main outcome of the project, has been developed specifically for the target group of seniors and contains materials to achieve the above mentioned goals. It consists of six modules with motivating activities, that involve the use of various software applications, such as word processing, internet browsing, video chat, creation of blogs, podcasts and presentations, as well as spreadsheets.
In addition, the Educational Pack bundles good practice examples from the work of the participating organizations to motivate the target group of seniors to participate in virtual or semi-virtual formats.
In order to achieve these goals, the project consortium consisting of Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), A&A Emphasys Interactive Solution Ltd (Cyprus), A1 Community Works Ltd (UK), Aintek Symvouloi Epicheiriseon (Greece), Associacao Rede de Universidades da Terceira Idade (Portugal) and Fundacja Mapa Pasji (Poland) is developing:
– National reports to identify needs for action on the one hand and positive practical examples on the other hand in adult education from the perspective of educational institutions and recipients of adult education measures
– Strategies for accompanying research and evaluation of already existing adult education measures for seniors
– Strategies to increase the number of participants in adult education measures with regard to seniors
– Strategies for the qualitative further development of adult education measures with regard to seniors with a focus on digital competences (literacy, financial, numerical and digital competences).
– National and European policy recommendations for the implementation of the measures described above.
In line with the European Agenda for Adult Learning priorities and the Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways, ALL4INCLUSION aims to address the need of supporting ‘the right to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning in order to maintain and acquire skills and enable everyone to participate fully in society’ as European Pillar of social rights (2017) recommends.
The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) notes that access on Adult Learning is not equally distributed across the adult population in the EU. According to the European Commission in 2017, low- skilled adults including seniors are easily caught in a ‘low skills trap’, characterised by a low supply of skills and competences. Participation of vulnerable groups remains four times lower than those who received tertiary qualifications. Access on Lifelong learning opportunities remains uneven across socioeconomic groups. For these reasons the project emphasises strengthening the profiles of Educators coming from different disciplines who deliver adult learning opportunities in the form of a non-formal learning setting to disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised low-skilled adults in the EU.