EXTENDING AND DEVELOPING ADULT EDUCATORS`S COMPETENCES
Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth – Adult education
PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT:
- Foundation of Innovation and Knowlege (Poland) – Leader of the project
- Sysco Business Skills Academy (United Kingdom)
- Centro Per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci Onlus Associazione (Italy)
- The Education Office in Warsaw (Poland)
IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD: 31.12.2018-31.08.2020
AIM OF THE PROJECT:
The main objective of the Project is to broaden both access to and the available educational offer for people with lower qualifications or low-skilled through the development of competences among adult education specialists (such as employment counselors, adult educators, career advisors, coaches, etc.).
The Project will contribute to development of state-of-the-art comprehensive methods of working with Clients which will translate directly into the quality of support they receive, and ultimately into upskilling of these Clients through their participation in formal and informal education.
The Project envisages examining the pre-existing adult educational solutions developed in partner countries, comparing them and proposing possible adaptations. An innovative element that will be implemented when developing the new support model is the role of an education broker. According to the definition, an educational broker is an advisor who deals with selection of educational services best suited to the needs and capabilities of a Client. An education broker serves as an intermediary between the Client and the training market; and in consultation with the Client proposes the direction, type and level of training that fits best the Client?s profile, taking into account the certification levels, training costs and individual psycho-physical and economic capabilities of every Client.
OUTPUTS OF THE PROJECT:
Report from the analysis of source data for each of the countries and regions the Project Partners come from, identification of current trends in the educational needs of adults, with particular emphasis on solutions intended for the disadvantaged groups.
Development of a model training package aimed at extending and developing competences of adult educators, in particular those advising adults with lower skills or qualifications on educational and vocational matters. The training plan will be consulted with representatives of the educator / adviser?circles. The material will also be tested in the pilot training program and made available to a wide audience. Persons taking part in the pilot will be recruited in an open procedure from among clients of organizations supporting disadvantaged people.
A report compiling results from the pilot training and summarizing the Project. The Report will describe the actions taken within the Project and present good practices in optimizing the model for developing competences of adult educators in the partnering countries collected during the course of the Project. The Report will be supplemented with conclusions from the pilot training, which will be a complementary material useful for everyone using the training materials created. This output will include tips and tricks as well as results from the trainings and guidelines for the materials developed. The Report will present a list of good practices used in European countries the Project partners come from, together with recommendations regarding their possible implementation, taking into account the results from assessment of the training package pilot run carried out as part of the Project.
During the project are planned 2 international conferences placed in Poland.
PROJECT OFFICE – LEADER
Foundation of Innovation and Knowledge
Al. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej 18 lok. 5 b, 02-797 Warsaw, Poland
firstname.lastname@example.org , +48 22 225 25 48