Golden Links- bringing inclusion into multicultural teaching
In a constantly evolving Europe, operators in the field of adult education often find themselves working with heterogeneous and diversified classes, where the composition of the students’ group is usually quite variegated. Groups are made up of both women and men, coming from several countries, with different cultural and traditional contexts, practicing various religions, with different sexual orientation, with diverse levels of education and willing to learn for many different reasons. For all this, teachers and educators feel the need to better understand how to address such (and many other) kinds of learners in order to offer them a personalised and diversified teaching approach to improve the quality of learning, always avoiding any kind of (for sure not intended but still possible) exclusion or discrimination.
The organisations involved in this project will put together all their different, peculiar skills and competences in order for other organisations to be better trained in teaching and addressing these different categories of learners, sharing good practices according to one’s area of specialisation. The first beneficiaries of this project, therefore, will be the educators of the involved organisations and consequently, thanks to what the partnership likes to call “the waterfall effect”, the learners will receive a better teaching approach, this way breaking down all the other problems related to adult education such as dropouts, lack of motivation, anxiety, unsuccessful learning, frustration, and so on. Accodring to the European Agenda for Adult Learning it is also crucial to increase the number of adults in the process of learning. Reducing the before mentioned problems will help to achieve this goal. Right now, hardly one in ten European adult takes part in any kind of traning or education and over 1/4 does not have adequate reading, writing, numeracy or digital skills.
In short term perspective, the single organisations will address fundamental, inalienable concepts that are at the base of teaching, such as:
ERASMUS + | KA204
COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR ADULT EDUCATION
The project is funded by EU money