Grundtvig Workshop - about

The Workshop Action provides training to Adult Education staff working on literacy issues exclusively. The objectives of this Action are to give present and future teachers and staff the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the European dimension in teaching adults with literacy problems, to enhance their knowledge of other European countries' education systems and their provision of adult literacy and to improve the specific skills they require to teach literacy skills to adults. The Workshops must have a strong European focus in terms of profile of trainers and participants.

They bring together professionals working within the field of adult literacy, from several countries, in order to improve their practical teaching, coaching, counselling, management skills, etc.

The training must take place in a country participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme and must take the form of a structured professional development lasting minimum 5 and maximum 10 working days, travel excluded.

The Workshop Organiser can be an organisation, institution, university, school, NGO, association, public authority involved in teaching adult literacy or active in the field of adult education. The professional activities of the Workshop Organiser to whom a grant is awarded must relate to any aspect of adult literacy teaching, for example:

- Practical teaching skills, techniques and methodologies;

- The content and delivery of literacy education;

- The management of institutions/organisations delivering adult literacy courses;

- The system/policy-related aspects of adult literacy education.

Workshops bring together literacy teachers and professionals in adult literacy education from several countries for a multinational learning experience relevant for their professional development, in which they are also encouraged to share their competences and insights actively with others. Each Workshop will be composed of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants, funded by Grundtvig, from countries other than the country in which the Workshop takes place. No more than 1/3 of the participants should originate from the same country. Participants should come from at least 3 different countries other than the country where the Workshop takes place. Nationals of the country where the Workshop takes place are eligible to participate in these Workshops but cannot be funded from Grundtvig.

A catalogue of approved Workshops for the period between 01.09.2013 to 31.08.2014 will be available to help potential participants to identify a learning opportunity of interest to their professional activities. However, Workshop Organisers will be expected to advertise their Workshop widely, once it has been approved, in order to ensure anadequate number of participants.

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