Greece, LTT activities, Online

How to educate the low-skilled and low-qualified adults

Adele_Greece_21The Greece meeting was supposed to happen in 2020 spring. We were all ready to go when everything changed and AdELe had to move online. Our fantastic team of adult educators didn’t give up and the very important topic “Improving and extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of individual low-skilled or low-qualified adults” took place a little bit later. The aim of this LTT was to emphasize the importance how to reach, keep and educate the vulnerable part of the students. The educators of all the partner countries gave presentations on the same topics that we agreed before the meeting. It gave us a good chance to see how the partners are acting in similar situations.

The web-meetings usually need different approach and very well done preparations. When you are communicating through zoom you cannot feel, touch and perceive the same when you are together and having a meeting in the same room. Very often, you are dependent on the speed of you Internet, the language skills of each participant and the tasks that everyone has besides the meeting. That is why we are so very pleased with the online seminar arranged by our Greece partner on the topic, how to take into account the differences of adult learners and deal with it during the learning process with the focus on low-skilled and low-educated adult students.

After the two workshops, where in a short time, we were given the basics of how to teach the adult students, we were ready to make the lesson plans. Every country had to prepare the lesson scenario and on the next day present it to the others. The key points that we learned from the workshops were how important is the target group, learning environment, inclusive and positive feedback during the whole lesson. We also reminded the tips for the good scenario – think systematically before planning your whole lesson and use different and inclusive methodologies. Offer some dessert and tie it to your topic.

It was interesting to see how the participants had put it all into practice. We all liked the Croatian lesson plan with using different digital environments, especially Nearpod, what the Croatian team had taught to all of us in our last online seminar “How to be Creative in Adult Education?”. And we really liked the Netherlands approach – help the students to express their feelings – it’s not only a language learning process. I guess the Netherlands team has taught it to all of us during all of our meetings and I hope that we all are better in inclusive lessons and active participation.

Workshop 1 – ROLE OF THE ADULT EDUCATOR IN THE  VULNERABLE GROUPS

Workshop 2 – EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUES THAT ENHANCE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION