The pedagogy developed out of the project will contribute to improving the quality and breadth of adult and family education engagement and create a forum for dissemination of practice including the learning to learn approach which has been found so beneficial to families.
Cooperation between teaching and training practitioners will deliver a unique opportunity to share skills and increase professional expertise throughout the life of the project and which will benefit learners long after the project has ceased to exist.
Subjects addressed will be healthy eating and cooking, technology, literacy and design.
Approach will reflect the intergenerational and cross cultural participation with regular sharing of ideas, reflections and competencies delivered via qualitative and quantitative methods.
Objectives of the project:
• Adult learners, trainers, teachers and the wider Euro community to learn about the culture of food and its place in society of each partner.
• Enable a greater understanding of the issues surrounding healthy eating and create an opportunity to learn the skills to make informed choices about which foods facilitate leading a healthier life.
• Raise awareness of citizenship in a healthy eating context – how do governments look after its citizens in relation to the problem?
• Seek and develop experiences of good practice involving adults learning in a multi-generational context. Stimulate and facilitate innovative learning activities for adult learners.
• Enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged citizens and develop their knowledge and skills across the subject area – healthy eating and cooking, competencies in IT, video and design technology.
• Provide an opportunity for adult education trainers to learn and benefit from others expertise, experience and knowledge.
• Exchange ideas on developing a healthy approach to diet leading to the publication of a recipe book.
• Involve local agencies or expert support where appropriate to provide background to setting out the project aims.
• Strengthen bonds between partner nations and provide a forum for a better teaching practice.
• Design and create a web-site to provide a space for posting films, recipes and project information.
Duration of the project: 24 months (01/08/2012 – 31/07/2014)
Program: LLP Grundtvig
Title: What’s on your plate? I feel great!
British Film Institute (United Kingdom)
MTÜ SIKSALI ARENDUSSELTS (Estonia)
Fundación Adunare (Spain)
Firma ED, SIA (Lettonia)
iZMIR ARTI YASAM DERNEGI (Turkey)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.