As the adult education system is expanding rapidly in Europe and in the partners’ countries, there is an increased emphasis on the quality and offer of adult education. In order to improve its quality, we should firstly educate teachers and trainers and enable them to exchange knowledge and experiences on a national and international level.
According to the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2013, June 2014) and the Teaching Profession in Europe (Eurydice 2015), adult educators need to develop competences regarding:
- teaching students with special needs,
- new and innovative teaching methods,
- inclusive and student-focused methods,
- working with other professionals and partners,
- addressing learners’ individual needs and growing diversity.
The main aim of the project is to analyse and compare the state of adult education in the six project partner countries and define the basic competences for teachers and other staff involved in adult education. The project will last 26 months, from 1 October 2017 to 31 November 2019.
The Assessment Questionnaire on Adult Educators’ Competences (IO1) will be drawn up and answers of adult educators and adult learners from each country will be used to define adult educators' needs and adult learners' expectations. The Questionnaire will be used in developing the Competence Development and Training Curriculum for Adult Educators (IO2). The Curriculum will present a 60-hour training programme targeted at improving and upgrading adult educators’ competences regarding 4 aspects: expertise, transferable skills, learning atmosphere, and meeting the needs and expectations of learners.