Timeless is a 24-months Erasmus+ KA204 project funded by the European Union. The project is devoted to the professional development of educators specialized in older adult education. In co-operation with older learners materials for learning English as a second language will be elaborated dealing with both learning the system of English language and learning about cultural heritage chosen by older learners.
Timeless is meant to raise the appreciation of local and common European heritage, increase cultural awareness, foster intercultural dialogue through an interpretation of common European patrimony.
The older the learners, the less they are involved in older adult education. In the post-professional phase of life they often quit education as they are not aware that all adults need to be included in education notwithstanding their employment status. In fluent modernity, education is needed at all stages of life simply for being and belonging.
Adult educators are versatile when they work with adults in the mainstream, but they have difficulties understanding the characteristics of older adult learners and their precious contribution to the contents of the educational programmes devoted to them.
AIMS / TARGET GROUP / ACTIVITIES
Targeting directly adult educators (teachers, mentors, etc., especially those working with older learners) and older learners themselves basically the following will be developed:
- An interactive database for adult educators
- A blended course for adult educators
- A Digital Book “Hidden Culture”: teaching/learning materials developed in co-operation with older learners in EFL
- Recommendations for adult educators
The materials developed through collaborative learning are to consider the learners’ needs, interests and aspirations. Educators will enhance their knowledge on programming contents in informal as well as formal education aiming at social inclusion of older learners. The educational programmes will improve linguistic, intercultural and digital skills of the participants.
Duration: 1.12.2019 – 30.11.2021
Multimedia / Written publications
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