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Together for change - Developing a more democratic society through change-oriented adult education

The course introduces the concept of change-oriented adult education and the role that change-oriented adult education can play when it comes to further democracy and foster inclusion in our society.

It will also be an opportunity to drive a discussion as well as peer learning on how adult education organisations could have a positive impact on learners and communities in times of increasing nationalism and xenophobia.

The course will also provide examples of good practices as well as insights from trainers and learners, who have experience in change-oriented adult education.

Through this course you will:
  • Understand what are the specifics of change-oriented adult education and how to apply it within your area of work.
  • Gain an overview of different change-oriented approaches and their theoretical background.
  • Explore new change-oriented teaching and learning practices and tools that can be used in adult education to further democracy and create a more just world.

Structure of the course and methodology:

The course runs officially from the 12th of October 2020 to the 20th of December 2020, but modules can be completed until the end of the project (31/08/2021). The course is taking place on this online learning platform. You can attend the whole course or individual modules.

The course is composed of 5 modules:

1.     How can change-oriented adult education help face the challenges of democracy? 

2.     Insights on change oriented-education and democracy

3.     Media Literacy for more democratic societies

4.     Addressing and counteracting right-wing populism and racism

5.     Where change-oriented adult education could take place?

Each module provides a mix of live webinars/podcasts/videos, resources, forum discussions, and self-study. The course material will be accessible online for the whole duration of the project, but some badges can be earned only until the end of the course.

The community aspect is one of the strongest elements of the course, so participants are invited to use the platform’s forum to exchange ideas, inputs, and proposals. The content planned and methodology used in this course has been shaped by a co-design survey circulated among partners' dissemination channels.

Participant profile

This course targets adult education providers, organisations, and policy makers who wish to explore new ways to engage with their learners.

How to enrol

The study language is English and the training is free of charge.

You can enrol in each module separately. Once you click on the module, first you have to log in or create your account (if you have not done it before). Then you can enrol as a student. After enrolling you will be able to see the full programme of the sessions included in the module. The website will guide you in the process.

Please check your spam folder for the confirmation email and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any issues with the registration process (eaea-office@eaea.org).

Recognition of participants’ learning outcomes

For each module, participants will receive a learning badge (5 in total). A final certificate is foreseen for participants who will miss a maximum of one module (around 80% of attendance).

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