EduSenior Grundtvig Multilateral Project“Evaluation toolkit on seniors’ education toimprove their quality of life”http://www.edusenior.euPilar Escuder-MollonRoger Esteller-CurtoUniversitat Jaume I – Castellón - SpainThis project has been funded with support from the EuropeanCommission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author,and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.518227-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
Europe at May 2013, according tohttp://europa.euEU-27 2012, more than 504 million citizens, inEurope, in our countries, cities, neighbourhoods,families, together with friends, or alone.What could happen in next decade ?
e-adoptionInclusionbankinggovernmentservices1. New technologies and gadgets2. Changes in Globalisation, but also inlocal context, new challenges3. New networks, links, power flow,information sources, relationsbetween individuals, companies4. An e-inclusion in the knowledgesociety, and a lot more: e-banking, e-government, e-services
Relative % of +65 population. Projection0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%2008 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060Giannakouris, K. (2008) Ageing characterises the demographic perspectives of the Europeansocieties, in Population and social conditions. Eurostat; Statistics in focus. 72/20081. But one change that will affect all individuals(for sure) is ageing (to ourselves), in a ageingsociety (to our environment)2. In fact, one of the Grundtvig priorities is therespond to the challenge of an Ageing Society3. We propose to respond to that challengethrough education, but education on what ???
Lifelong learning1. Babies2. Childhood3. Informal learning4. Teenager5. AdultsAnd the elderly ?What happens when one person getsretires from labour market, what theycan do ?
Senior Citizens’ UniversityUniversitat Jaume I – Castellón - SpainIn the Senior Citizens’ University wecurrently offer to more than 1000 seniorlearners (average age 67) courses,classes, and extra academic activities,languages, ICT, dissemination, and alsoin R+D
e-adoptionInclusionbankinggovernmentservicesSo for this always changing society….What are the needs of the elderly ?
1. It is easy to thin on the elderly and getting older with increased illness ordisabilities, that can be physical or psychological2. With new role in life, retirement, new activities, etc. That requires adaptation3. Changes in family, friends and society in general, structures, etc4. That could drive to isolation or lowliness5+. But also there are a lot of potentialities, the elderly have a lot of experience andknowledge,6+. It can happen that they have some free time, and in case they feel motivated it isa good time for being creative, participative, learning, increasing intergenerationalrelations, volunteerism, etc.
CompetitivenessManagement skillsTechnologyJob skillsWeexpectfor/fromtheelderly(retired)tobemore…Whatisimportantforthem?Self-determinationQUALITY OF LIFEIntegratedActiveSafeHealthyProductiveRightsTheir interpersonal relationsEmotional well-beingSocial InclusionAll this characteristics are part of “Quality of Life” dimensions and facets from World HealthOrganisation, Cummins and Schalock.The research done is available at http://www.edusenior.euPerceived control1. Which skills and competences should we teach tem ?. (black) no2. (red). We expect them to be more….3. (blue) What is important for them…Isn’t this logical ?All these characteristics can be considered from one singleperspective QUALITY OF LIFEIn fact, are part of the Quality of Life Definitions
Quality of Life can be increasedthrough education, but …• It is not not about teaching content, but alsocompetences, skills and attitudes: it is a complexsocio-educational activity• It requires specific pedagogies, courses, activities,and models of education• It is a long-term objective, that impacts seniorlearners but it is also beneficial for the society ingeneralOur aim:1. Increase staff and trainers competences, and2. the quality of the institutions that are focusedto senior learners
Evaluation toolkit on seniors’ education toimprove their quality of lifehttp://www.edusenior.euThis project has beenfunded with support fromthe European Commission.This presentation reflectsthe views only of theauthor, and the Commissioncannot be held responsiblefor any use which may bemade of the informationcontained therein.518227-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-GRUNDTVIG-GMPBecause previous reasons andaims, we started the EduSeniorProject in 2011. It is going toend in October. We arecurrently finishing theevaluation phase.
The results of the Analysis and Research can be found athttp://www.edusenior.euThe project is based on three pillarsQuality of life, Senior Citizens, EducationResearch already done can bedownloaded from the project website
The guide has not been yet published (now just in process of qualityimprovement), you can follow @QEduSen to know moreThis is theeducationalguide produced
The 7 chapters of the guide try to answerWhy, What, How and Who questions aboutthe Education to Elderly to increase theirQuality of LifeThey provide the basic background withpractical experiences, good practises and localinformation
The evaluation tool has not been yet published (now just in process ofquality improvement), you can follow @QEduSen to know moreThis is thetoolkit forevaluation
• Educational dimensions: premises, organisation, models, pedagogy,courses, activities, staff• Quality of life dimensions: physical and psychological well being, perceivedcontrol, social integration, participation, personal fulfilment, growth7 quality of life dimensions,joined the 7 educationaldimensions to produce 38indicators for assessment
Educational institution include: managers,specialists, trainers, facilitators, etc.RESPONSABILITIES & COMPETENCESThe toolkit for evaluation do not aim to asses the Quality ofLife of the students, but the effectiveness and quality of theinstitution, which includes the Educational Action, and theimpact caused to the learners
Evaluation toolkit: Indicators for Assessment1. Accessibility2. Meeting points3. Spaces for participation4. Institutional self-evaluation5. Social activity promotion6. Senior’s requirementsevaluation7. Participation of learners inmanagement8. Learning provider9. Learners’ accreditation10. Acquiring social attitudesinformally11. Formal learning provider12. Formal learning groups13. Comprehensive educationalactivity14. Intergenerational learning15. Constructive pedagogy16. Learn by research17. Participatory pedagogy18. Learn to learn19. Competences for life changes20. Digital adoption21. Physical22. Languages23. Problem-based learning24. Psychological well-being25. Cultural trips26. Informal learning outside theclassroom27. Increase in cognitive skills28. Social meetings29. Artistic performances30. Volunteering as a socialcontribution31. Digital inclusion32. Expertise exchange33. Artistic creativity34. Gerontology training35. Intercultural awareness,diversity and multiculturalism36. Trainers communication skills37. Professional burnout and stressmanagement38. Motivation and optimismEach indicator includes:• a justification• the requirementsrecommendationsfor implementationEach indicator belongsto one educationaldimension and at leastone QoL dimensionThere are 38 indicators, each of them belongsto one or more educational dimension andquality of life dimensions (see the booklet toknow more)The most challenging activity to uncover thisindicators has been to detail them, addingjustifications, requirements andrecommendations
Why is the Toolkit useful for ?1. To find an institution’s weaknesses andpotentialities and raise its quality2. for accreditation3. to uncover/discover educationalcharacteristics4. to recognise some important issues of oneeducational institution5. To provide clear characteristics withrecommendations,
You can use the evaluation toolkit to find aninstitution’s weaknesses and potentialities and raiseits quality
The toolkit can be used for accreditation by external evaluatorsand for advice and recommendations about how to improvethe quality of your institution
The toolkit can be used to uncover/discover the most suitableeducational characteristics that can impactseniors’ quality of life and its relation•Educational dimensions: premises, organisation, models, pedagogy, courses,activities, staff•Quality of life dimensions: physical and psychological well being, perceivedcontrol, social integration, participation, personal fulfilment, growth
The toolkit can be used to recognise some important issues ofone educational institution for: study visit, exchange of bestpractises, experiences, classification of the characteristics, etc
Indicators provide clear characteristics with recommendations,that can be transferred and applied,far from general and broad conceptsStrategyTacticOperational
Follow: @QEduSenHashtag: #QEduSenhttp://edusenior.uji.es/facebookProject bookletProject web sitehttp://www.edusenior.euOpen for registration an on-line course(part of the testing and quality increase work package)Roger Esteller-Curto (email@example.com)Pilar Escuder-Mollon (firstname.lastname@example.org)Or contact us directly:Doyouwanttoknowmore?Doyouwanttonetwork?Thanks for your attention