Newsletter 03

Get involved in the free 5-day training in Portugal in March 2019

What’s been done so far?

The second transnational project meeting was held in December 2018. The partners met in Albacete in Spain and discussed about the development of Open Educational Resources.

I-Motole partnership completed the first project outcomes Needs Analysis & Analysis of Good Practice and Training Package for Educators in Adult Education to Develop Intrinsic Motivation. Both of these outcomes can be found online on our website.

How to get involved

Currently we are developing activities based on non-formal learning for the next project outcome: Validation Portfolio. We will carry out an in depth Research on Validation needs and methodology. We will develop a structured Portfolio that serves different needs and contexts. This Portfolio will be easy to use and relevant to adult learners.

You can get involved by engaging on this online platform. The I-Motole
platform will gather Open educational resources (OER) addressed to adult practitioners, educators and trainers. The OER aim is to share tools around the question of engaging learning and motivation.
The purpose is to turn OER into a space where professionals and educators have the possibility to introduce their work. Users can engage around themes available on the platform such as motivation and learning.

A Recommendations Booklet will summarise areas of improvement at local, regional and international level. This booklet will be found on www.imotole.eu Feel free to share comments and further ideas.

Training in Portugal 18.-22.3

Free training course for learners at risk of social inclusion from all partner countries will be held in Beja, Portugal in March. The aim is to share the results of the Validation Portfolio workshops held in each country. The objectives for this course are to learn in both formal and non-formal adult education. The  course is held in English and travel expenses, food and accommodation are covered for the participant by the project.

Participants will:

  • Meet other EU participants and share their validation achievements
    Improve their validation portfolio by learning from each other through
    validation group activities
  • Develop linguistic, team and intercultural skills
    Enchance their knowledge on validation in an EU context
  • Develop/improve their Europass cv or if they already have one, learn
    more on EU validation tools
  • Receive a certificate demonstrating the learning outcomes
  • Before the course participants will receive a welcoming package, containing
    practical information about the venue, time schedules and about the hosting
    country

If you want to participate in this training course, you can contact the project manager of your country:

France
Romuald DZOMO NKONGO – romuald.dzomo@ani-international.org

UK
Anna Bellan – annabellan@expandinghorizons.co.uk

Portugal
Paula Lança – paulalanca@gmail.com

Spain
Jesualdo Moreno Sánchez – email here

Fyrom(Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Dimitar Osmanli – contact@inspira.mk

Sweden
Eva Darell – eva.darell@stockholm.se

Belgium
Hilde Penneman – hilde.penneman@lbconderwijs.be

Newsletter 02

I-MoToLe: Responses to challenges through discussions to promote adapted forms of education to adults at risk of social exclusion

The first training activity planned within the I-MoToLe Erasmus+ project took place in Skopje, capital of Republic of Macedonia, between the 24th and the 28th September 2018. All the partners presented methodologies, activities and approaches to adult education in an innovative way to stimulate intrinsic motivation and reduce drop-out rates, especially among adults at risk of social exclusion.

These are the result of every partners’ experience from the direct work with their different learning communities, with very positive impact, namely on ethnic minorities, young adults offenders, immigrants, inmates, among others.

Sharing this experience allowed each partner to better understand the role that each one plays within their communities spread around Europe and come together on a common goal to be more effective with the adult learners, in formal or non-formal pathways, thus preventing or reduce drop-out rates.
The various activities and group dynamics included using humour in learning
contexts, the powerful role of drama in social integration, the use of portfolios with an autobiographical approach to value competences and learnings, new pedagogical and approaches to teaching and learning styles, learning communities and active pedagogy, and innovative approaches to management and planning.

The outcomes of this training activity are the groundwork for a training package of resources to train adult educators, the Intellectual Product 2, according to what was planned in the project, soon to be released in the project’s website. In the meanwhile, each partner will organise workshops to promote some of the work done to their own teaching and training communities.

Check out the Facebook publication to know more about the event

Next phase of I-Motole is free training course for learners at risk of social
inclusion from all partner countries will be held in Beja, Portugal in March. The
aim is to share the results of the Validation Portfolio workshops held in each country.

The objectives for this course are to learn in both formal and non-formal adult
education and to know how to participate in this training course you can contact the organisation in your country.

The partners who take part in this project are ANI-International (France), Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom), Agrupamento de Escolas número 2 de Beja (Portugal), Cepa Los Llanos Albacete (Spain), Inspira+ (Republic of Macedonia), Kulturskolan Stockholm – Stockholm School of the Arts (Sweden), CVO LBC –NVK Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).

 

The I-Motole team

Newsletter 01

Responding to European Needs, Challenges and Policy within Adult Education

I-Motole is an Erasmus+ project of the EU, which aims to produce a more effective educational experience for adult learners, through strategies focused on improving their intrinsic motivation. The project will specifically target adult  learners who are marginalised, vulnerable, of from disadvantaged groups  who are at risk of social exclusion.

The project will develop training resources aimed at trainers, teachers and professionals working with Adult learners, such as migrants, Roma communities, refugees and asylum-seekers, people with disabilities,  and members of deprived communities experiencing poverty and social exclusion.

Partners meeting on February in Paris, France

 

After the first meeting which took place in February in Paris,  the partnership implemented the first phase of the project, which aimed to carry out a  Needs Analysis & Analysis of Good Practice which included the recording of  learners’ perceptions and teacher behaviour in relation to motivation. Each partner also carried out desk based research to collect and analyse good practice teaching and learning examples around motivation and statistical data around adult learning on a National level.

This was completed successfully  one of the key learning points for the partnership came through consultation with past learners as  they were able to engage in open and  honest conversation around their experience of adult education and barriers to maintaining their motivation as well as highlighting examples of good practice where Adult Educators were able to inspire and motivate them.  This part of the project was led by CEPA “LOS LLANOS”, Spain.

Check out the Facebook publication to know more about the event

 

In the next phase of the project,  the partnership will develop the Training Package for Educators in Adult Education to Develop Intrinsic Motivation, a train the trainer course will take place between 24th 28 September, led by Inspira +, in the Former Yugoslavian Republican of Macedonia (FYROM); the training package and course will take into consideration the results of the primary research and consultation, and the current practices employed by the surveyed trainers. They will aim to complement them by adding a motivation angle which attracts learners and improves retention of learners in Adult Education.

This new curricula will be designed based upon the learning potential within a traditional classroom setting,  and will include video recorded lectures and collaborative learning techniques.

The partners who take part in this project are ANI-International (France), Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom), Agrupamento de Escolas número 2 de Beja (Portugal), Cepa Los Llanos Albacete (Spain), Inspira+ (Republic of Macedonia), Kulturskolan Stockholm – Stockholm School of the Arts (Sweden), CVO LBC –NVK Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).

 

The I-Motole team