Joint Staff Mobility of Adult Educators in Nicosia, Cyprus

In June 2023, partner organizations of the United Generations (UG) project collaborated with adult educators to meet in Nicosia, Cyprus. The purpose of this meeting was to launch and test the English Literacy and Digital Skills modules designed for senior learners.

Each morning and afternoon, a module was presented and trialed with the participants. The objective was to collect feedback and ideas to refine the modules. Furthermore, the sessions aimed to observe adult educators’ reactions to the modules and to explore how they might interact with them when teaching English language or basic digital skills to seniors.

The participants of the training in the Empahsys office.

The project’s initial phase focused on researching the status of intergenerational and lifelong learning among seniors across various EU countries. The research, along with a comparative report and a competence framework, informed the consortium’s development of modules tailored to the seniors’ realities in their respective countries. However, the training also presented a valuable opportunity to understand the cultural differences in intergenerational and lifelong learning among partner countries. Adult educators learned about best practices from other nations and gained a deeper understanding of which methods are most effective with different groups of disadvantaged seniors.

For instance, participants were able to discern the needs of various language groups eager to learn English or the cultural contexts influencing seniors’ relationships with the digital world.

The participants of the training hold their certificates in front of the training location.

The module presentations and tests clarified the need for translations and identified the kinds of changes that should be introduced to the platform to enhance its user-friendliness and interactivity.

🇪🇺 United Generations (2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000030466) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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