Learning for Living Together Project

Southern Regional College received funding from the EU to deliver an ‘Innovation and Exchange of Good Practice for Adult Learning’ project. In conjunction with international partners in the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Italy and Sweden, the project partnership will develop an on-line equality and diversity programme supporting migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities.

The proposed project is based on the objective of ERASMUS + Adult Education "to develop innovative outputs and undertake intensive dissemination and exploitation of results  in supporting, extending and developing educators' competencies".  The Project will develop adult educators’ competences within both the community learning centres and further education institutions to deal with diversified groups of learners, making use of new technologies and teaching outcomes.

This project also seeks to address the Erasmus+ horizontal principle "Inclusive education, training and youth"   by seeking to provide a critical insight into promoting equality and inclusion  developing tutors to address diversity and integration in (formal and non-formal) delivery to learners who are local, migrant, refugee and asylum seekers.  This also underpins the priority of the Paris Declaration.  This project ultimately promotes inclusive education and training within local communities  fostering a culture of respect and mutual understanding.

The specific objectives of the project are: 

  • To work collaboratively with 6 transnational partner organizations based in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Latvia & Sweden  who have particular expertise in delivery to adult education migrant/refugee/asylum seeker/  communities by developing, testing, adapting and supporting the embedding of innovative materials and practices;
  • To develop innovative materials for adult tutors/practitioners which  will be initially delivered to 25 adult tutors through a transnational training course based on Social Inclusion and Diversity.
  • Following this, the 25 tutors will pilot the materials with 100 adults learners during the life of the project, giving on-going feedback on the benefits of the materials and any changes necessary;
  • To ultimately develop an online blended 16 hour social inclusion and diversity  course which includes a pedagogical  handbook, associated materials including film documentaries, podcasts and real life case studies (with refugees, economic migrants, asylum seekers) for adult learners and their tutors.
  • To build new networks of support for each partner organisation and their tutors developing their outreach, capacity and skills base for future joint collaboration as well as internationalisation.
  • To share results with wider networks within each partner country growing their capacity to tackle racism within their own country

 

The impact on the the target group - adult learners will be:

  • increased knowledge of the needs of new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • new approaches to learning about integration of new communities
  • increased sense of initiative
  • increased level of digital competence
  • increased levels of confidence, skills and cultural awareness

The impact on the Adult Education tutoring staff:

  • increased level of confidence and competence in their pedagogical approaches with adult learners
  • new networks of support with other staff in a European context for future joint working great insights into European Citizenship for their Learners and their roles in supporting local as well as diverse groups of learners to become European citizens
  • increased bank of approaches, materials and case studies for use in the classroom/community
  • increased knowledge of the needs of new migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • new approaches to learning about integration of new communities

 This partnership believe that the long term impact of this project will be to  prevent and tackle marginalisation, intolerance and racism within a framework of equal opportunities for all but offering a range of innovative resources suitable for adult education across Europe. 

https://learningforlivingtogether.conform.it/en/

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