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Learn to Learn for Adult Returners (L2L4AR)

Newsletter No. 1 The Beginning


Newsletter No.1. The Beginning

Learn to Learn for Adult Returners L2L4AR) About the project Technological and social changes in all areas of human activities force the majority of adults for continuous learning. Lifelong learning is important today and will be even more important in the future for implementing the goals and provisions of long term strategies and other program documents (Lisbon strategy (2000), Bologna (1999) and Copenhagen (2002) processes) regulating the role of education for increasing employability, for strengthening the intellectual potential of society in Europe Union. Project addresses learning to learn (L2L) abilities of adult returners to learning. Adult returners group is characterized by lower secondary education, lack: of L2L skills, of flexibility to address the challenges of globalization, of self-confidence and motivation, of guidance systems, of “second chances” offered by the society, possibility of working only in unskilled positions, of attitude in active participation, few possibilities to continue their studies. Our goals are: 1) To find out the apprehension of the importance of L2L competence for adult learners on three levels: State, institutional (teachers) and individual. Each partner will make the review of the apprehension of L2L competence in the area of adult learning in your country: Analysis of strategic documents; Review of instruments for evaluation of L2L competence used in county; Survey of adult teachers and adult learners. Both groups will be involved in making surveys and presentations of National reviews in meeting of partners. 2) To find the means for increasing the apprehension of importance of L2L for adult learner in all three levels. Each partner will organize 2 meetings of interest groups. The results will be discussed in meeting of partners. 3) Developing the L2L competence of project participants. Each partner will organize laboratories for developing of L2L sub-competences. Learners will analyse how they can develop their learning abilities. Teachers will discuss how they can apply in their work the experience of laboratories. There are 8 Partners in the project each of them has different peculiarities and it will allow to include different experience. For a total 205 Learners will be included in the activities of project. Both target groups will participate in mobility’s. First Partnership Meeting The first partner meeting took place on 23-24 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. Participants of the meeting: Arūnas Bėkšta, Dalia Cymbaliuk and Vilija Lukošūnienė (Lithuanian Association of Adult Education), Johann Theessen, (Germany, Stephansstift Zentrum fuer Erwachsenenbildung), Charlotta Kihlbert and Andy Davey (Sweden, Stitelsen Litorina folkhogskola I Karlskrona), Tiina Jaager (Estonia, Eesti Vabaharidusliit), Graziano Tecce (Italy, ARACNE associazione di promozione sociale), Jumbo Klercq and Dogan Soykan (Netherlands, Stichting Participatie in Diversiteit (PiD)), Ceu Branco and Ana Sofia Amorim (Portugal, Learn to Learn for Adult Returners


Newsletter No.1. The Beginning EPRALIMA Escola Profissional do Alto Lima, C.I.P.R.L.) (Please find the contacts of the participants in the Annex 1.). Vilija Lukošūnienė, the President of Lithuanian Association of Adult Education extended her warm welcome to the participants . Introduction of participants Project partners presented their organisation and themselves.

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Team building. Group work on L2L competence. What is it? Participants worked in three mixed groups. Groups had to design the collage on the topic „Learn 2 Learn What is it?“. Results of work groups:

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Newsletter No.1. The Beginning

L2L is the sun, sometimes covered by clouds which sometimes we ignore (do not want to see). Cycle: 1worrying about, 2raising questions, 3pressures of time, pushing yourself, looking for instruments 4- when you solve that, you feel happy, 5- empowering: learning alone and in groups you fell in love with learning. And then you find that you do not know.

L2L ir the light that shines on all our activities. L2L is group activity, it provides instruments for learning, it is important not only for children but for people of all ages even for seniors. L2L is about your image and feeds you, it fertilises your learning and growth (motivation). L2L provides you different means for moving forward.

L2L is connected with identifixing learning difficulties, adaptation reflection and innovation. L2L is about what skills and competences one has in his bag now and for ….later? We found that too much is not enough and additional support is necessary for disadvantaged learners. L2L is the labyrinth where you need to find the way. Sometimes you take wrong direction and need to go back to the beginning, you need to overcome obstacles.

Project review Representative of LAAE Arūnas Bėkšta presented goals which should be achieved and outcomes which should be produced during the project. Because Greek partner did not get the financing for the participation in the project there was a need to redistribute activities which were assigned to Greek partner in Project Application. Partners discussed the activities and clarified what exactly each activity means, what results should be produced in each activity and who is responsible for what. The template for analysis of strategic documents was presented and scope of analysis was discussed.

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Newsletter No.1. The Beginning Partners discussed the format of learning laboratories (workshops). Lithuanian partner was asked to prepare the guide for organizing learning laboratories and template of report of results and process. Participants asked to make the list of references about sub-competences of L2L competence. The list of references was presented to the participants already the next day the next day (please find the list of references in the Annex 2). September 24th: Evaluation plan Evaluation plan was drafted and presented by Italian partners. Discussion was organised in two steps: 1. Methodologies and tools for project monitoring and assessment 2. Questionnaires and assessment forms Partners found the evaluation plan very comprehensive. It specifies how the project is intending to achieve its goals and describes the indicators for measuring the achievement of goals. Participants doubted that in some cases the results specified in the evaluation plan are too ambitious and are more suitable for big multilateral projects than for partnership projects. Participants agreed on concrete amendments of the document.

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Partners Leading partner: Lithuanian Association of Adult Education

Partners

Estonia, Eesti Vabaharidusliit

Germany, Stephansstift Zentrum fuer Erwachsenenbildung

Italy, ARACNE associazione di promozione sociale

Netherlands, Stichting Participatie in Diversiteit (PiD)

Portugal, EPRALIMA Escola Profissional do Alto Lima, C.I.P.R.L

Sweden, Stitelsen Litorina folkhogskola I Karlskrona

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Newsletter No.1. The Beginning Annex.1. LIST OF CONTACTS No.

Name and surname Johann Theessen

1. Charlotta Kihlbert

2. 3.

Andy Davey Tiina Jaager

Country, institution/organization Germany, Stephansstift Zentrum fuer Erwachsenenbildung Sweden, Stitelsen Litorina folkhogskola I Karlskrona Sweden, Stitelsen Litorina folkhogskola I Karlskrona Estonia, Eesti Vabaharidusliit

e- mail theessen@zeb.stephansstift.de

Italy, ARACNE associazione di promozione sociale Italy, ARACNE associazione di promozione sociale Netherlands Stichting Participatie in Diversiteit (PiD) Netherlands Stichting Participatie in Diversiteit (PiD) Portugal, EPRALIMA Escola Profissional do Alto Lima, C.I.P.R.L. Portugal, EPRALIMA Escola Profissional do Alto Lima, C.I.P.R.L. Lithuania, Lithuanian Association of Adult Education Lithuania, Lithuanian Association of Adult Education Lithuania, Lithuanian Association of Adult Education

Skype Johann.theessen

lotta.kihlbert@litorina.fhsk.se andy.davey@litorina.fhsk.se

AB Davey

tiina.jaager@vabaharidus.ee

kitseke 56

tecce.graziano@gmail.com

TECCE.graziano1

spinaeffe@gmail.com

fernanda.spina

jumbo.elephant.klercq@gmail.c om

Jumbo.klercq

4. 5. 6.

Graziano Tecce Fernanda Spina Jumbo Klercq

7. 8. 9.

Dogan Soykan

Ceu Branco Ana Sofia Amorim

10. Vilija Lukošūnienė

11. Arūnas Bėkšta

12. 13.

Dalia Regina Cymbaliuk

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Dogsoy ceubranco@epralima.pt

Cbranco978@hotmail. com

lssa@takas.lt

lvilija

arunas_beksta@yahoo.co.uk

arunas.beksta

lssavilnius@takas.lt

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Newsletter No.1. The Beginning Annex 2. References Hoskins B., Fredriksson U. (2008). Learning to learn: What is it and can it be measured? European Commission, Joint Researche Centre, Institute for Protection and Security of the Citizen, Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning. http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/111111111/979/1/learning%20to%20learn%20what %20is%20it%20and%20can%20it%20be%20measured%20final.pdf Several Keys in Learning to Learn Skills (SKILLS). (2007). Material of the Project (134012-2007-ESGRUNDTVIG-GMP). www.faea.es/G1_SKILLS L2L in competency training. http://www.pearsoneducation.nl/product.asp?isbn=9789043012973&cat=highU Campaign for Learning (2010). What is learning to learn. http://www.campaign-forlearning.org.uk/cfl/LearningInSchools/L2L/index.asp Learning to learn series. Learning to learn: metacognition. http://www.studygs.net Chapman A. (2003-2012). Conscious competence learning model. http://www.businessballs.com/consciouscompetencelearningmodel.htm DeSeCo (2005).)// Definition und Auswahl von Schluesselkompetenzen. Zusammenfassung. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/47/61/35070367.pdf Developing basic skills as Key competences. A Quide to Good Practice in Basic Skills in Lifelong Learning (2004). The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning. http://ebookbrowse.com/gdoc.php?id=330625009&url=05363d279d73e4d1f2a8987120c8d662 European Commission. (2004a). Directorate-general for education and culture implementation of „Education and Training 2010“. Working group B “Key competences”. Progress Report. November 2004. http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/2010/doc/basic2004.pdf European Commission (2004b). Reports on implementation of Education&Training work programme. http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/2010/nationalreport_en.html Hofmann P. (2010). Our growing understanding of the Key competence Learning to Learn Interaktyvus, prieiga per internetą www.learning2learn.eu Hutmacher W. (1997). Key Competencies for Europe. Report of the Symposium (Berne, Switzerland, March 27-30, 1996). A Secondary Education for Europe Project. Strasbourg: Council for Cultural Cooperation. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue _0=ED407717&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED407717 Karsten A. Learning to learn? Learning to think! www.nonformality.org Kupiainen S., Hautamaki J. (2006). A shot overview of the Finnish presentation: „Measuring Learning to Learn – The Finnisch Framework//Learning to learn network meeting Report. European Commission, Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, Ispra, 36 – 38 p.

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Newsletter No.1. The Beginning Learning to Learn. The OpenLearn website. http://labspace.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=448032 Active teaching – active Learning http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/4h/4-h0259l.pdf Materialien of Projekt SeGel (2002). http://www.die-bonn.de/segel/lernkultur Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 18 December 2006, on key competences for lifelong learning 2006/962/CE//Official Journal of the European Union. http://europa.eu/legislation Watkins Ch. (2007). Learning about Learning.// Journal of Maltese Education Research. Vol:5 No.2 2007. Msida: University of Malta, 46-61 p. https://www.um.edu.mt/educ/about/publications/mrer/files/JMERN5I2P3.pdf Wirth K.R., Perkins D. (2008). Learning to Learn. Interaktyvus, prieiga per internetą http://cleanet.org/NAGTWorkshops/metacognition/selected_references.html, http://www.peterhoney.com/content/tools.html [2012-04-22] http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/careers/pgrd/resources/teaching/theories/honey-mumford [2012-04-22] http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm#ixzz1snFPk3C5 http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/intelligence_2.htm#Fluid#ixzz1snISJEHQ http://www.vark-learn.com www.managerSeminare.de http://www.edwdebono.com www.businessballs.com//kolblearningstyles.htm http://teachertools.londongt.org/?page=questioningTechniques http://www.wimp.com/educationparadigms/ http://www.memopower.de/mini-GT/Teil_1_Kreatives_Lern_Denken.htm

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