“PerformAction - performing arts for education and training” is Erasmus+ adult project (n° 2017-1-UK01-KA204-036779). Coordinator is Sirios Training Ltd from UK, partners Artemovimento choreographic research centre and Euro-net non-profit organization from Italy, Ost-Passage creative association from Germany, Academia Postal3 SME from Spain and Eesti People to People NGO from Estonia.
The specific aims regarding adult education intend to improve and extend the offer of high quality learning opportunities, also extending and developing educators’ competences for better outreach and improved learning outcomes. Main objectives of this project are:
• exchange of good practices and teaching approaches from both the Education and the Creative Sector;
• provide teachers/educators with tools to better respond to learning opportunities and - seek new and more engaging ways of teaching for the modernizing of curricula and find solution for inclusion of disadvantages communities;
• expand interpersonal relations between direct beneficiaries and between them and their local communities;
• Increase meaningful skills and reinforce problem solving capacity in learners;
• reinforce new socio-cultural perspectives in selected target groups;
• enhance good interactions and mutual comprehension between people from different cultures thanks to the use and practice of verbal and non-verbal communication;
• foster the creation of experiential learning communities and experience of social inclusion;
• support best practices of empowerment community and new social ecosystems;
• reducing social stereotypes related to social conditioning and issues;
• support educators to discover and prevent healthy and learning disorders in young learners as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia thanks to the application of performing arts languages;
• share good practices, professional experience and respective expertise and know-how;
• reinforce social empathy and kinesthetic, ide kinetic, cognitive and receptive skills in learners;
• investigate regarding plans for integrating cultural and creative sectors with educational sectors.
Using non-formal education and training partners will develop art and media skills in 18 adult learners from UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Estonia during workshop training in the UK. They will transfer new methods through implementation of at least 2 educational local activities per country involved, aimed at 30 direct beneficiaries, for a total of 150 direct beneficiaries. Two transnational meetings and a final conference will be organized.
Teamwork coordinated by the project promoter will define key assessments, tools and every relevant document regarding methodology followed and applied. Project management plan, including monitoring and evaluation activities, will cover the overall duration of the project, estimated in 20 months. Expected impact on direct and indirect beneficiaries at local, regional, national and transnational level will be multiplier and differentiate. A dissemination and communication plan will be design with the contribution of all partners.
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.