We are looking for partners with an interest in the project below and expertise in non-formal or informal education, networking between adult schools, working life and society and/or developing tailor made electronic learningplatforms.
Would it not be fantastic to have plenty of ears, eyes and hands in your classroom to truly facilitate the learning process of each individual learner based on their personal and professional perspective?
The partnership between the adult education schools from Belgium, Finland, Spain and Sweden is working on developing a project on a flexible and individualized teaching model in adult education where students' abilities and needs as individual collaborative learners are central. Based on our experiences, we know that centers for adult educations in different countries are trying to solve similar challenges in different ways. We want to investigate this and see what the best practices are in different countries so we can integrate them in a toolkit for an open and modern adult educational/teaching model.
The goal of the project is to contribute to developing an answer to ERASMUS’ priority in the area of adult education on increasing the offers of good and qualitative adult education in Europe. The project is aimed at innovation of classroom practices where adult students function as complex agents, and adult educators as a team of skilled facilitators. The idea is based on the Open Class model (a flexible and individualized educational model) that has been developed in Belgium and is being developed in Sweden as we speak.
Our partnership is driven by democratic values and the strong desire to live in a society where each and every individual has the chance to become a lifelong learner who has the tools to be an autonomous member of society. As teachers and educators we hope to do much more than teach knowledge and skills; we want to be and support learners who can learn self-governing, cooperatively, and form a community. In short: we want to live together respectfully in a healthy, open, and tolerant culture.