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2 GRUNDTVIG PROGRAMME: LEARNING ADULT EDUCATORS. 3rd -7th May 2007, Cartagena, Spain. PARTNERS: - Lenka Papilkovà- Channel Crossings School, Prague. Czech Republic. - Kemop Centre, Nafpaktos. Greece. - Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Cartagena, Spain.

3 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION AIMS: - To address the teaching and learning needs of institutions and individuals involved in adult education. - It aims to respond to the challenge of an ageing population and to provide pathways for adults to improve their knowledge and competences.

4 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION Through Grundtvig, the European Commission provides funding to promote exchanges of experiences and to improve the quality and accessibility of mobility throughout Europe in the area of adult education.

5 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION 5 THE GRUNDTVIG PROGRAMME is open to all kinds of institutions and organisations, whether working in formal, non-formal or informal adult education. It complements and interacts with other programmes within the Lifelong Learning Programme to cover the whole spectrum of lifelong learning. Lifelong Learning Programme

6 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION Why the name "GRUNDTVIG"? Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872), a Danish clergyman and writer, is regarded as the founder of the Nordic tradition of "learning for life". - His "folk high school" concept was based on the idea that education must be available to all citizens throughout life and should encompass not only knowledge but also civic responsibility, personal and cultural development.

7 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION GRUNDTVIG promoted soft values like wisdom, compassion, identification and equality. The objectives of Grundtvig - Grundtvig addresses all adult learners who, at whatever stage of their lives, wish to increase their capacity to play a full and active role in society, to develop their intercultural awareness, to improve or update their general skills or to enhance their capacity to enter or re-enter formal education.

8 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION - It also concerns people of whatever age who have left school without basic qualifications, and parental and family learning of all kinds. - Special attention is given to encouraging activities relating to persons lacking basic education and qualifications, people living in rural or disadvantaged areas or who are disadvantaged for socio-economic reasons, persons belonging to other "hard to reach" groups reluctant to take part in lifelong learning, and disabled persons with special educational needs.

9 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION - Grundtvig is open to people in all types of organisations who contribute to providing adults with formal or non-formal learning opportunities, higher education institutions reaching out to adult learners, local and regional authorities, enterprises and trade unions, non-profit organisations, neighbourhood organisations, cultural bodies such as libraries, art galleries and museums, bodies involved in education for senior citizens, sports associations, prisons, rehabilitation centres and hospitals.

10 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION - Learning for Grundtvig is seen as being not only "life-long but also "life-wide".

11 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION Grundtvig-Learning Partnerships Examples of the themes that can be addressed in learning partnerships Active citizenship Languages Intercultural dialogue European history, integration & society Basic skills, literacy and numeracy Cultural issues Families, parents, children Learning later in life, inter-generational dialogue Environmental issues Counselling and guidance Computers and new technology Education in prisons and for ex-offenders

12 GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION What is an adult learner? Grundtvig addresses adult learners of any age, including young people who have left school early and need a second chance to obtain a formal qualification. Priority is given to projects that deal with marginalised or disadvantaged population groups.

13 Benefits of a learning partnership for the institution, educators and learners Improved motivation and self-esteem Better interpersonal and communication skills for both trainers and learners Team building experience Project management skills Sharing good practice Improvements in quality of learning Improved relations with the local community Direct contact with other cultures Confidence in using another language GRUNDTVIG - EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN ADULT EDUCATION


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