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1 A Grundtvig Project at Cartagena Centre of Education for Adult Persons (CEPA)

2 Project background: a) Formal Perspective - Initial interest to a new European Educational dimension. - To focus your attention on Headline issue : Participation into the Economical and monetary Union

3 Background a) Formal - As citizens we were being affected directly by the participation of our country in a supra nation community and the obligatory mandate to change our PESETA for a new currency. - As Teachers. We focussed our attention inmidiately to a group of students – with a remarckable presence in our Centre ( Basic Training) mainly elder people with particular features might have bigger troubles or threats to face the new coming changes. And they need urgently an specific training. - In addition, we were taking about an speciel training we alos requiere as citizens.

4 Topic Disscusion and Agreement Headmasters Team Teachers Directive group (Claustro) School Departments Teachers Group Pedagógical Coordination Comission District Centre (Comarca)

5 Project background b) Pedagogical Approach - Spread the information with other teachers - Preparing materials - How to apply this in to the classroom - And At the same time: To make a Didactic Unit by tasks for Grundtvig Project.

6 Didactic Unit - Using pedagogical criteria, making an activity task planning - Global focus - To pay attention to the specific needs on the wide variaty and students background.

7 Didactical Unit 1.- Knowledge of different cultures, traditions and languages of the UE Countries. 2.- To Improve the EPA students understanding of the Political, economical and administrative issues on the UE to face Euro starting phase as the UE currency. 3.- To develop the feeling to be integrated into a community that is further away of our national frontiers. 4.- To value the enviroment as a relevant element to enjoy by all persons and to promote its conservation without any doubt. 5.- To promote the adquisition of new knowledge related to new technologies and languages to be able to participate on a wider UE work market 6.- To show to the teachers the basic trends of new technologies bto integrate these knowledge in the classroom and they might be useful to motivate the students to use new communications ways that are useful and basic to live on the present society.

8 In September 1999, Brussels gave green light to the project Going shopping on Europe, using the Euro (Europe with no frontiers) Coordinator Centre: CEPA Cartagena. Associated centres: - Ludwing-Erhard-Schule, Frankfurt (Germany). - Communaute Française de Bélgique Haute École "Albert Jacquerd", Namur (Bélgium). - VUC, Svendborg (Danmak). - Komvux, Västeräs (Sweden).

9 Initial common AIM To contribute on the permanent education of the adult student, mainly coming from ethinc minorities, gypsys, eldder people and women as members of the Supra national community To help them to adapt dealing with new global ways of life and working scenarios plus the approach to the new communication tecnoligies.

10 WORK MEETINGS - e-mail, phone, letters… - At CEPA in Cartagena (Spain) - En VUC, Svendborg (Dinamarca). - En Communaute Française de Bélgique Haute École "Albert Jacquerd", Namur (Bélgica). - En Komvux, Västeräs (Suecia).

11 Comunication between the students During the design of this project, students from different educational centres established a comunication through internet ( email) in english and spanish. This link promote a exchange of knowledge about diverse ways of understand life. They concluded that your aspirations, willingness to know,leisure, expectations, likes and dislikes were very similar. These similar feelings facilitate the development of the task during the didactic unit building.

12 Cartagena Meeting a) Political and economical situation of the five UE participant countries in this project with particular enfasis about the unique currency. b) AIMS: To do some activities which allow to meet the group members. To visit the city and the surroundings trying to understand natural resources concepts and the environmental impacts. To contrast the diferent socio- economical environments varying from leisure facilities to cultural places from each of the cities participating in this project. The students also will express their comments about these visits. To Know the Educational Centre of Adult Persons and working environment in side the classrooms. To exchange ideas about the funtioning while visisting the Educational centres on each of the participant countries. To Exchange materials, ideas about the project as a whole. To design specific working proposals. To share and distribute the responsabilities and tasks of each one of the group members. To agree a working time until the next meeting.

13 Cartagena Meeting (cont.) - Particular idea and focus of the Adult Education. To carry out a didactic project which such features, one can establic a new metodological work concept and also the organisation, development and the practical application of the study task. In this meeting amongst Adult education professionals our study plan of Basic education was the only one having a particular idea about adult persons education The centres are tighly linked with the working world, so one of their priorities is to give the right response to the training demads and didactic and scientific updated required by the factories and enterprises, and also these organisations needs these qualifications to their workers.

14 Cartagena Meeting (cont.) - The trainming opportunities arde considered in a similar way, mainly based on the student background: - Who did not finish basic school cycles. - Those who have a training that is now below the obligatory standard. - Those who want to work or update your basic knowledge to the present job market. - Those who want to learn by the the pleasure to learn. - Those who by their own want to enhance their studies and knowledge. - We also have in commun: - To be in the UE and only one currency ( EURO) - To speak in spanish and english - To use a Comunication Technology

15 Cartagena Meeting (cont.) d) Intercambio de experiencias. A los Centros asociados les resultó altamente interesante: - La existencia de Departamentos didácticos y Equipos Docentes de cada oferta formativa para la coordinación de los profesores que actuamos en diferentes espacios geográficos. Como Centro gestor destacamos en cuanto a los demás Centros: - la estrecha conexión-dependencia que los Centros mantienen con el mundo laboral, - el carácter eminentemente práctico de la formación con el objeto de actualizar los conocimientos del estudiante y favorecer su inserción profesional, - el equilibrio que se pretende conseguir entre la formación teórica y la práctica, - la mentalización de los estudiantes respecto a que su lugar de trabajo puede hallarse en cualquier país (movilidad laboral), de ahí la importancia que le conceden al aprendizaje de los idiomas, - el interés por facilitar la comunicación entre los estudiantes. - Etc.

16 PROJECT OUTCOMES Permanent Adult Education 1. From the I to the uro (A Didactic Proposal for Transnational Cooperation) English and Spanish book versions. 2. In Search for the uro (A transnational proposal for academic and vocational guidance) in CD-ROM. English and Spanish

17 Project Promotion - Partners and collegues - Local and regional adminitration - Other Adult Educational Centres (High schools, training centres, etc) - Press - Pedagogical Reviews and newsletters - Mailing the outcomes to other Regional Governments in Spain (interested). - Final project produts sent to the UE Commission

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