For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
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Engaging in arts and crafts can enhance the wellbeing of older people, and therefore, creative activities should be included in wellbeing services for older people, both for those who live at home and for those who live in care homes.
In collaboration with five other partners and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program, the aim of the Handmade Wellbeing project was to expand professional competences of arts and crafts facilitators and enhance better workshop practices in elderly care contexts. The results of this project are laid out in the Handmade Wellbeing Handbook.
As an outcome, it provides information and ideas about developing pedagogical thinking and practical arrangements of the craft workshops. It further provides solutions for working with older persons whether choosing suitable materials, techniques and working methods as well as communication and the importance of feedback and cooperation with care providers and settings.
NAME OF THE PROJECT
Expanding professional competences of arts and crafts practitioners in order to facilitate workshops.
ORGANISATION AND PARTNERS
Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : /en/blog/adult-learning-european-digital-exhibition.