Educators in adult education are very often overwhelmed with the specific issues they have to deal in adults’ classes (low level of motivation among students, mixed ability classes, students with specific learning needs). Apart from that, sometimes they are not skilled enough for preparing, organizing and evaluating courses, both for formal and non-formal programs. The work with adults requires specific skills, methods and knowledge. This course allows participants to get to know, experiment and practice the most relevant innovative teaching methods for work with adults. The general aim of this course is to foster excellence and innovation in education by empowering teachers, trainers, headmasters and other education staff to use innovative teaching methods.
AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:Use a variety of modern and interactive methods appropriate for adultsApply adult development theory to adult education instruction, courses, and programs;Understand better diverse individual adult learner needs and aspirations and create appropriate learning environment according to thisUtilize a broad repertoire of instructional strategies;Plan, implement and evaluate adult education instruction, courses, and programs
CERTIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF LEARNING OUTCOMESAt the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance, together ( if requested) with the Europass Mobility Certificate.
Day 1, 9.00-17.00Course overviewParticipants' expectationsNetworking activitiesDifferences in approach towards Adult Education in EuropeSpecific issues related to adult education in EuropeDay 2, 9.00-17.00Planning of the course programme in adult education , both formal and non-formalOrganization of the course-problems and solutionsEvaluation -different approaches
Day 3 , 9.00-17.00Communication in adult education classes- tips and tricksMixed ability classes- how to deal with itTailor- made adults’ classesEffective classroom management strategiesGroup management
Day 4, 9.00-17.00Methods in adult education courses-overviewInteractive methods in adult education courses -workshop
Day 5, 9.00-17.00Practice- Simulation of some teaching methods- Demonstration of some of teaching strategiesCourse roundup and final evaluationValidation of learning outcomes and certification ceremonyGuided tourFarewell dinner
Our institution has more than 12 years long experience in developing and conducting various EU funded projects related to adult education and culture.
Department for lifelong learning, development and EU project conducted 10 ESF projects, 19 Erasmus+ projects and 5 IPA projects with partners from 14 countries. In department are employed Head of department, 3 project managers and expert for curriculum development.
Together with these programmes for adults, in the POUZ there are also programmes for children (dance courses, musical instruments courses and different creative workshops).We are especially proud of the Third Age University, which has specialized in non-formal education for senior citizens offering a wide range of courses of foreign languages, IT-skills, lectures and workshops on history, art, health and other interesting topics.
We are a member of EAEA (European Association for Education of Adults), a member of DANET (international umbrella association of education institutions, fostering education and science in the domains of lifelong learning, social participation and dialogue in the Danube countries), a member of AIUTA (International Association of Universities of the Third Age) and a member of Croatian Adult Education Society.