Pathways to teaching identities has come to an end
Published on 02.09.2022 at 15:53
Pathways to teaching identities contributes to the much needed development in the field of interpersonal skills in adult education. The project addresses the challenges to a lack or low level of interpersonal skills among adult educators by fostering interpersonal, communication, and emotional intelligence skills development through training. Through this project, we have developed evidence-based, practical educational resources for adult educators’ capacity strengthening within the field of adult education.
The intellectual outputs created aim to strengthen learning processes for empowering adult learners toward interpersonal skills development and suggest different techniques and activities to achieve that. These intellectual outputs integrate a gender-sensitive and participatory training approach, looking at adult education as a learning environment which is affected by social factors such as adult learners’ race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability. That is, applying a gender and participatory approach in adult education means an active and inclusive participation by adult learners in the training development.
With this project, we seek to promote an adult education where there is an agreement between adult educators and adult learners on what is to be learnt, how to achieve it, and which learning approaches best assist adult learners in pursuing success. A participatory approach to adult education not only engages adult learners in the planning and designing of a training to ensure that results are achieved in an efficient and sustainable manner, but it also considers adult learners characteristics, life experience, and encourages a critical reflection on and analyisis of their work or practices, so that they can further develop their skills. Learn more!