HP-MOS European Project Presentation Adults Learn In Families
Project Title: Adults Learn in Families (ALFA): EU Lifelong Learning Grundtvig Programme (2009-2011)<br />PRESENTED BY:<br />Mercy Maclean-UK Lead on the Project <br />Health Psychology Management Org. services<br />E-mail: mercy firstname.lastname@example.org<br />(August 2009)<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family<br />HP - MOS and its 7 European Partners are engaged in GRUNDTVIG<br />Transnational Mobility Project<br />………………. definition of Transnational mobility<br /><ul><li>A mobility is a trip abroad carried out in the framework of the partnership from the country of the beneficiary either to one of the partner institutions or to an event organised by the project or network.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>One trip by one person is counted as one mobility.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The same person may carry out several mobilities during theduration of partnership</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>If two or several countries are visited during a single round trip, this is counted as one mobility, e.g. from France to Belgium, from Belgium to Finland and from Finland to France.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>There is no minimum or maximum requirement for the length of mobility.
Only transnational mobility (i.e. travel abroad) counts for the calculation of the minimum mobility numbers</li></ul>2<br />
about the Transnational Mobility Project…….(continuation)<br /><ul><li>The objective of transnational mobility is to enable adult learners and staff to participate in Workshops (learning events and seminars) taking place in another European country participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme.
This is a completely new form of mobility offered to adult learners through the Lifelong Learning Programme to improve their knowledge, health and well-being.
Grundtvig partnerships bring together individuals or small groups of learners and staff from several countries for an innovative multinational learning experience relevant for their personal development and learning needs.</li></ul>3<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family<br /> ………………….about the aims of the European project<br /><ul><li>To look at the family environment in each context involved: how it is changing, what form it is taking, the main roles played by each person
To define a specific theme in each context and analysis of how it is presented in the family environment.
Each partner organisation , based on its own experience and specific National Agency’s requirement, choose a theme and determine how family learning can be an answer to the learner’s training needs. </li></ul>4<br />
…………about the aims of the European project<br />(continuation)<br /><ul><li>To acquire a more in-depth view of the family learning theme with special regard to the use of ICT technologies as instruments to bridge the generation gap and to create a neutral ground on which patents and children can meet using the same language and communication tools.
Exchange of competences on the specific themes developed by each partner organisation
The results of the studies carried out by each partner will also be directed to the institutional subjects involved in the laying out of the strategies for adult education. </li></ul>5<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family <br /> ……………… about the objectives of European project<br /><ul><li>Our project partnership is looking at the family environment, as a crucial place to learn and exchange experiences, knowledge and values at European level.
The main objective of the partnership is to observe the family environment, define and evaluate its educative potential in connection with the specific themes defined by each partner organisation.
Each partner organisation will choose a theme according to his/her experience and to the need of his or her countries’ priority defined by their National Agency’s requirement</li></ul>6<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family<br />…………..about the activities of the European Partnership Project<br /><ul><li>Involves partner meetings, activities and seminars between all institutions involved in the Partnership
Involvers exchanges of experience and good practice, by all appropriate means and in particular information and communication technology (e.g. websites, e-mail, video-conferencing)</li></ul>…………………..about self-evaluation activities. <br /><ul><li>Production and dissemination of information material or documentation on the co-operation activities
Dissemination of project experience and outcomes</li></ul>7<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family<br />………….about the methodological approach of the European Project Partnership<br /><ul><li>The partnership will study the relationship between generations and develop a path to promote joint parents/children learning method based on the different cultural approach of each participating country.
The proposed model is the development of an educational system for the exchange of competences and “know how” between parents and children as well as teaching methods based on cooperation.
Open source tools will be used as strategic resources to encourage de-personalisation and the giving up of traditional roles in order to minimise generational conflicts.
The methodology is based on practice sharing. The proposed didactic model intends to prove through experimentation how the development of a web environment may encourage dialogue, exchange of views and debate between peers. </li></ul>8<br />
HP-MOS LIFELONG LEARNING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMMEGRUNDTVIG Project Title: Adults Learn in Family<br /> ………….about the methodological guidelines of the European project<br /><ul><li>Is based on the premise that cooperation and learning stem from a joint social activity of knowledge building through “practice and story” communities allowing a better use of adult experiences and the concreteness and immediacy typical of young people.
Is based on the concept that the acquisition of new knowledge is determined by the dialogue/cognitive activity, by the language and by relationship and debate (also generational).
Is based on the framework that learning process is based on cooperation and interaction between subjects/parents, tutor, teacher or peer. Through dialogue, actors go through an active knowledge building process, therefore the theory framework in which the learning path is developed is the “constructivist” paradigm .
Is based on the guidelines that considers interaction, negotiation and verbal activity as the basis for the development of superior mental processes, thus assigning to “symbolic/language” activities are the key function in joint knowledge building and in the interpretation, of the external world.</li></ul>9<br />
Impact and European added Value of the Project<br />The cooperation among partners operating in different national contexts will allow:<br /><ul><li>The debate on family learning at European level
An in-depth and multidimensional view on family learning and on the changes occurring in the family environment and in its specific characteristics
The use of a parents/children learning method transferable and repeatable in different geographical area and contexts;</li></ul> - The research of methods and contents that can be experimented at European level;<br /> - Promotion of interaction and cooperation among different communities working together in project analysis and exchange of good practices for the pursuit of a common method and the development of new tools for intra-generation learning.<br />10<br />
Relevance of the objectives of the programme<br /><ul><li>Improve the quality and accessibility of mobility throughout Europe of individuals involved in adult education and to increase its volume (GRU-OpObj-1)
Improve the quality and increase the volume of cooperation between organisations involved in adult education throughout Europe</li></ul>(GRU-OpObj-2)<br /><ul><li>Facilitate the development of innovative practices in adult education and their transfer, including from a participating country to others (GRU-OpObj-4)
Support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogical methods and practices for lifelong learning </li></ul>(GRU-OpObj-5)<br />11<br />
SUMMARY<br /><ul><li>Working in partnership with different European partners ensures a wider view of the phenomena under observation, supplies more data and a clearer view of the variety of the present society and cultures and of the specific aspects of each context.
The results of the work, as being published by local, national and European networks, may offer interesting clues for the institutional subjects called upon to define the contents and strategic guidelines of adult education giving new elements of debate about the importance of family learning and on the role of new technologies in the educational system and in Lifelong Learning </li></ul>12<br />
CLOSING REMARKS<br /> There are 6 meetings/Activities planned with the project. <br /> Each meeting/activity would occur in an EU partner country as follows :<br /><ul><li>Kick-off meeting - Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany