Original language: German
About the author: After studying German, Arabic and Turkish, Greta Richter taught German as a foreign language in integration courses, among other things. Since 2014 she has been working at the Stephansstift Centre for Adult Education in the field of EU projects. Since 2015, her responsibilities have also extended to the organisation of German courses for refugees and further training for volunteers in refugee aid.
Inspiring Guide for Learn to Learn is an on-line L2L competence self-assessment tool in 5 languages (English, Estonian, German, Lithuanian and Spanish) that allows adult learners to evaluate their L2L abilities and provides recommendations for development of learning abilities.
Learning competences are skills to implement lifelong learning, to organise and structure one's own learning with the help of time and information management, both individually and in groups. It means reflecting on your own learning process and overcoming obstacles.
IG4L2L is designed for self-development of adult learners, but it can be used also by teachers and trainers to encourage learners to develop their learning effectiveness.
Following the Recommendation of 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning we consider Learn to Learn competence consisting of five abilities:
- Ability to motivate yourself and to develop your self-esteem.
- Ability to reflect learning experiences.
- Ability to manage your time.
- Ability to organize information.
- Ability to learn in groups.
Inspiring Guide for Learn to Learn is the result of the Erasmus+ project of Strategic Partnerships for adult education program (2016-1-LT01-KA204-023137). In March 2018, an international Train the Trainer seminar took place in Hanover, at which a total of 19 teachers, social workers and other multipliers learned about the tool and its practical application and were able to exchange views on different approaches to the development of learning competences in the respective countries and organizations.