Since the end of the 1990s, participation in transnational projects as part of EU funding programmes has become an indispensable element of adult education. This kind of project work creates new research results and pedagogical findings, shapes innovative educational concepts and learning products, and organises exchanges of information and the mobility of teachers and learners. By this means, cross-border cooperation plays a role in improving the quality of education.
An old adage dear to me says that we must always have old memories and young hopes. I think it is the perfect context to speak about adult education and intergenerational learning.In this context of intergenerational learning, young hopes are represented by young people, and old memories are represented by old people.
Adults with low reading and writing skills rarely take the step to attend a course. They have often managed to get through life without any continuing education courses and are ashamed to speak out about their need to make changes and learn. A confidant, such as a doctor, can support them in taking the step to take part in educational offers.
Investing in low-qualified employees pays off. Even short training courses taken directly at work can give them motivation, make them more open to changes and promote efficiency. The GO model provides information on the necessary educational measures and how knowledge learnt is incorporated into daily working life.
To rehabilitate more offenders it is necessary to improve prison education. Understanding the special situations of prisoners and prison officers are some of the core competencies that prison teachers need according to the partners of project European Induction Support for Adult Learning Professionals.
Something’s happening in the beds and borders. Vegetables are beginning to compete with flowers in Swedish towns and cities. Municipal gardening projects are on the increase and there are more and more places to enjoy fresh air and meet people in busy urban environments. Growing is a part of the tradition of the Swedish popular movement that is deeply rooted in Swedish society. Now many young people want to learn more about organic cultivation and sustainability.
Second Chance is the result of the hypothesis that education at penitentiaries is a second chance for many inmates as it enhances the tools they require to participate in society in a way that they were unable to do in the past. Professionals taking part in the project work directly or indirectly to educate people whose freedom has been taken away.