Project number: 2019-1-TR01-KA204-073839
About the project
Timeless is a 24-months Erasmus+ KA204 project which aims at enhancing professional development of adult educators working with older adults through new training opportunities. This will lead to development of EFL learning materials based on cultural heritage in collaboration with adult learners.
Focusing on the lack of awareness on older adults’ participation in lifelong learning, social and cultural initiatives in their societies, and the implications it has for adult educators, Timeless will raise appreciation of local and common European heritage, increase cultural awareness, foster intercultural dialogue through interpretation of common European patrimony in the context of non-formal and informal adult education of foreign languages.
Targeting directly adult educators (teachers, mentors, etc., especially those working with older learners) and seniors/ older adults, Timeless envisages the development of three Intellectual Outputs:
- An interactive database for adult educators
- A blended course for adult educators
- A Digital Book “Hidden Culture”: teaching/learning materials developed by older learners in EFL and recommendations for adult educators
The learning materials will be developed by and for adult educators with the collaboration of working groups of seniors. Through this collaborative process, older learners supported by adult educators will prepare EFL materials for their English classes tailored to their needs and interests that can be used in other adult education centres working with seniors. In its turn, adult educators will enhance their knowledge on instructional design in informal and non-formal EFL learning environments and social inclusion of older learners. This, will promote participation and persistence of older learners in lifelong learning and also improve their digital, linguistic and intercultural skills.
Course for educators
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