“The primary working step of the project was a survey conducted in the UK, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Greece and Germany. It aims at gathering information about the demand for the abovementioned concepts from the perspective of
- Adult education teachers working with seniors
- Adult learners participating in adult education courses for seniors
The survey was conducted between February and March 2020. The last period of the survey was influenced by the outbreak of COVID19. Section 3 of this report contains additional information in the light of the circumstances caused by the pandemic.
The main goal of the survey was the collection of data for the conceptualization of the outputs that are going to be created as part of this project. Therefore it contains a qualitative approach of gathering useful information and best practice examples from the field instead of providing scientific data, that would allow a cross-country comparison.
The sample of the survey was 13-20 adult education teachers and 11-29 adult learners in each country. In total, 106 adult education teachers and 112 adult learners responded within the survey.
The survey was conducted using a questionnaire that the respondents filled out online or on paper. It was divided into four main sections. Each contained closed and open-ended questions.
First, we asked about general information about the respondent, regarding the educational or professional status and the associated institution.
This section was followed by questions about motivational strategies within adult education to reach the target group and to increase participation.
The third section asked about strategies and learning formats that were successfully used to teach aspects of Digital Literacy (The ability to recognize, select, and use different software applications for, search for information, collaboration, communication or creating content in a digital environment).
The fourth and final section asked about strategies and learning formats that were successfully used to teach aspects of Digital Numeracy (Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Skills / Online Consumption / Entrepreneur Skills).”