The aims of KA2 strategic partnerships are defined to create “a more modern, dynamic, committed, and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods including digital capabilities into daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different fields or in other socio-economic sectors; strategic planning of professional development for staff in line with individual needs and organisational objectives“. Furthermore, the “increased capacity and professionalism to work at EU/international level” is another issue in these types of projects.
The E4ALL – Project outcomes available are available now!
The project team
The coordinator FUNDACJA ALTERNATYWNYCH INICJATYW EDUKACYJNYCH (Poland) managed the development of the project’s outputs and cared for the publishing. Outputs have been created by Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Madrid-Villaverde (Spain), Challedu (Greece), ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE EDUVITA E.T.S. (Italy), Europäische Bildungsinitiative (Austria), and Ecological Future Education (Latvia)
The project team from six European counties developed several outputs. They are mainly published on YouTube or in EPALE, the European Platform for Adult Education.
The Learning Pills
The various teams developed several learning pills dealing with the objectives of the project. Here is the overview with the links to the original material.
Use of technology in trans-generational Trainings
This is the transcript of the Video: Kathrin: Hi Peter! Do you think that it might be possible to use technology in trans-generational Trainings? Peter: Hi Kathrin, nice to see you!
Yes – that’s possible. Nevertheless, there are some preconditions to be considered:
Select younger people and plan the training in a way where the younger ones may contribute actively to the training – for example, by tutoring the older people.
The older participants may show the younger ones how issues were solved in former times with paper and pencil.
An intergenerational discussion should close the training naming advantages and disadvantages of the used different approaches.
Kathrin: Oh, thanks Peter – enjoy your coffee.
How can we involve people with no experience in the game design process?
How to involve senior learners in active, non formal education?
How to attract multigenerational group through the use of internet?
How to ensure all the voices would be equally heard in an intergenerational group discussion?
How to get seniors more actively involved in language learning?
The articles were published in the BLOG of EPALE. You must not be logged-in to the platform to read the articles.
About the author: Peter Mazohl was the Austrian Project coordinator. Together with Sylvia Mazohl and Harald Makl he developed the training in Wiener Neustadt and all the other contributions to the project. Peter Mazohl is head of the Europäischen Bildungsinitiative, an experienced Adult Education trainer and researcher in the frame of modern and innovative learning and training approaches.
The project closing meeting of the E4ALL Project took place in Lecce (Italy) from the 6th – the 7th of October 2022. EduVita, the Italian partner in the project, hosted the meeting. After the training in Wiener Neustadt, the team decided on the final steps as well as the responsibility for the last task. Besides this, the team discussed some ideas summarizing the project and decided on future cooperation.
Here are the major issues discussed during the meeting:
Developed two sets of conclusions concerning six challenging areas for the LLL of all generations – naming the good practices and success stories in those fields and choosing specific topics for further two training events (Epublication, English, and 6 national languages).
Six tested and evaluated training modules in topics interesting and challenging for intergenerational adult educators, were developed during two training events. Documentation would include participants’ lists, course programmes, course presentations, photo-relation; summary of evaluation including recommendations for future trainings in these fields (E-publication, English).
Developed Final Recommendations for more inclusive intergenerational adult education, developed in cooperation with all the Partners as a summary of all project experiences (Epublication; English and 6 national languages).
Planning the conclusion of the project.
Dissemination activities discussion. Status of the task: Dissemination realized vs dissemination planned (in the project application). Planning the final dissemination of the project results.
Final report and Evaluation. Status of the task: Evaluation realized vs evaluation planned (in the project application). Planning the final evaluation & impact evaluation of the project. Discussing and clarifying Partners’ contributions to the final report.
Additionally, the partners discussed final recommendations for more attractive and inclusive education for all generations of adult learners. The team also created a drafting of the final recommendations.
In the frame of the E4ALL project, we created a post dealing with intergenerational training and the training of digital competencies. The post refers to a specific pilot course hold in Wiener Neustadt with people of the 65+ generation.
Intergenerational issues are one of the topics in this project for exchange of best practice (the others are environment, games, language teaching, and Flipped Learning 3.0).
The post serves to further disseminate the project to the Adult Learner Community.
The post refers to an empirical experience of an intergenerational training course dealing with digital competencies. In hardly any other area are the competencies as varied as in the field of digital competencies. While younger people are used to working and living in a digital world through their education and professional life, older adults in particular have little experience.
Why Intergenerational Trainings?
The major intention of the intergenerational approach was to energize older adults and to give a sense of purpose, especially when they’re sharing their experience and skills.
Consequently, another intention was to help younger generations understand aging and face their own generation more positively.
From the observations of the trainers and the evaluation of the learning outcomes, this intergenerational training worked excellent. It was clear from the beginning, that the trainers had a specific responsibility of monitoring and to keep in line the given intentions of the training.
Furthermore, the success of learning groups like described above depend on the composition of learners and their open approach to both the learning topics and the given group situation.
__________________________________ About the project: The project provided two Learning/Training/Teaching Activities during the project’s lifetime, one of them organized and implemented by the European Initiative for Education in Wiener Neustadt. Intergenerational training was one of the set focuses.