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LIVE ELEARN (BLENDED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR ADULTS) PROJECT

LIVE ELEARN (BLENDED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR ADULTS) PROJECT

The LiveLearn project is targeted to senior learners aged 65 and above. It addresses lifelong learning in a context where senior learners keep gaining knowledge about topics they are particularly interested in (such as arts, sociology, philosophy, etc), thus they are intrinsically motivated. They learn with the purpose to keep active, up-to-date and integrated. Educational institutions offer this educational activity based on theoretical content (conferences, workshops, etc) and practical activities (extra academic activities, workshops done outdoors). In this project the partners integrate in other subjects and courses digital competences, which provide the capacity of information, communication, creation of networks, dissemination, etc, being aware that trainers need to acquire techno-pedagogical skills so they can integrate in their courses ICT-based activities and competences.

Objectives of the project:

-        To extend and develop the competences of the involved staff with non-formal and informal education of senior learners through the effective use of ICT.

               -        To promote the use of experiential learning methodology applied to extra-academic activities by applying them to senior learners for their acquisition of cultural awareness competencies, values and attitudes, including the ones related to social inclusion and digital inclusion, active participation and collaboration through innovative ICT-based methods, providing tools for educators for assessment and validation of competences learnt.

Year(s): From 01/11/2019 to 28/02/2022

Target group(s): Main target of this project are the non-formal and informal trainers and educators (touristic guides, trainers, tutors, facilitators…) that are currently offering extra-academic and cultural activities or other kind of activities done outdoors, as trekkin

Website or other online channels: https://www.liveelearn.eu/

Methodology

This educational innovation project aims to develop innovative materials, methodologies and pedagogies that will have a significant impact on the participating institutions themselves, but also on many others at an international level.

It is based on new learning experiences, exchange of good practices and the implementation of joint educational innovation projects with a European impact.

For this purpose, the partners have created an assessment tool for students, teachers and organisations based on the EU DigComp and DigCompEdu competences, which not only serves to show the level of technological and pedagogical competences but also to serve as self-assessment, advice, recommendation and proposal of courses/activities presented through learning methods which are the ultimate goal of the project: a blended face-to-face - online education in which experience is the uniting factor, i.e. favouring attitudes and aptitudes that go beyond the subject or course, but also making possible an online learning in competences, social participation with peers, families and environment, as well as favouring an impact towards the personal development of the learner.

Type of product

Paper-based material Online resource Video clips / Films Course / Training

Brief description of the outcomes

– Assessment Toolkit: a tool useful for educational staff and other staff not related to education (touristic guides, facilitators,…) that will help them to better design the ICT-based educational activity; it will be possible to uncover the senior citizens’ needs

– Course curricula: a course where educators will extend their knowledge about senior citizens and pedagogical competencies to this specific target. This course will contain didactic guidelines, a methodology proposal to be applied for an Experiential Classroom performance with ICT-based activities and finally, study cases.

The course and pedagogical materials will be ICT-based to make its distribution easy and reusable (open license). It is expected to share and distribute the results after the learning activities so other institutions can learn and acknowledge the benefits of this educational activity.

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

Partnership is already involved in this kind of learning activities, however, now the social utility and impact are increased. To get this, the partners will extend and develop educators’ competences (staff involved in extra-academic and cultural activities) to teach to senior citizens through the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Educators will increase their skills and competences to identify and better design, educational activities, and deliver learning activities to senior citizens’, including also assessing the senior needs and assessing and evaluating the impact.

The transferability of the practice is high due that it is based on the collaboration of four European organisations from Spain, Finland, Czech Republic and Italy, in the framework of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

Promoter of the initiative: UNIVERSITAT PER A MAJORS – UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLÓ

Country: Czech Republic Finland Italy Spain

Languages available: Czech Finnish Italian Spanish

Website or other online channels: http://mayores.uji.es/

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