While most adult educators are rather versatile dealing with students with higher levels of education attainment, they may not know what to expect and how to proceed when they have low literates as students. Adult educators and various practioners may not be familiar with the phenomenon of low literacy and characteristics of low literate and low educated students (functional illiteracy). They may lack knowledge and skills about motivation and motivating strategies etc., they may not know how low educated learners learn. They may not know about how to collect and interpret students’ life histories due to which the students have ended up as functionally illiterate. They might not know how to gain their students confidence. If low educated students become more confident, they forget about their aversion towards changes and can stay in education and keep their job.
For this reason the ultimate goal of this EU project co-funded by ERAMUS+.is to elaborate readily available learning and teaching strategies: knowledge, approaches, face-to -face and on-line methods and formats (webinars), techniques helping adult educators to train low educated 45+ workers, trigger and maintain their primary motivation for learning. Slovenian U3A will study prepare a research instrument for studying the state of literacy in older workers.
Duration: 1.11.2017 – 31.12.2019
Activities / Methods / Results
Topic 1 by Slovenian Third Age University: Definitions and concepts of functional literacy and functional illiteracy
Topic 2 by Edensol: Ideas on how to approach illiterate learners
Topic 1 by Eurocrea Merchant: Storytelling & Animation techniques
Topic 2 by Ljudska univerza Žalec: Organising the learning environment
Topic 1 by Eurosuccess Consulting: Discovering learners’ learning styles
Topic 2 by Edensol: Group work and coping with different personalities
Multimedia / Written publications