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"Storytelling Learning In Digital Europe - SLIDE"

It is Erasmus+ strategic partnership project which aims the exchange of good practice between five partners' organisations from Poland, Italy, Spain, Estonia and Slovenia.

The primary goal is to develop and reinforce networks, increase our capacity to operate at transnational level, share and confront our ideas, practices and methods. It is designed to share experiences and best practices in adult learning and to create innovative methods through training course and work on project results based on European cooperation.

Objectives for SLIDE project

Develop digital competence that refer to the ability to use digital technologies. It involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology (IST) for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet. Through the SLIDE partnership we would like to focus on opportunity to teach and learn basic ICT competencies through digital storytelling (ancient stories, local stories or myths that belong to the adult world) training adult teachers, educators, providers and voluntaries involved in adult education.

In details the project has in focuses to apply the digital storytelling (DST) method in formal and informal adult education context in different places across Europe using the narrative learning method combined with DST method, in this way the narrative learning method becomes a tool to stimulate the learning of digital skills. SLIDE will be a chance to improve media literacy targeted to low- digital skilled adults and seniors, low skilled people, parents and elder people in general, increasing their multiliteracy competencies.

In the project are involved University of The Third Age from Slovenia, non-profit Foundation FIS from Poland with the focus on work with adults endangered of social exclusion, Cultural Organisation from Spain with the adult education profile, NGO from Estonia of adult work with seniors and local national minorities and Italian NGO with focus on the work with the elderly. All partners have got experiences in non-formal and informal adult teaching on local and international level.

Activities

There will be 4 international project meetings in Poland, Spain, Estonia and Italy with sharing the best practice in adult teaching and one short-term joint staff training focuses on learning and study digital storytelling methodology for adults. The participating staff of the short-term staff training events will be trained how to teach low-skilled adults (elder people, 60+, low-skilled and people from disadvantaged groups) combining both narrative learning and DST method. Therefore, final workshops will be organized in the partner countries applying and testing the SLIDE methodology produced by partnership. During the SLIDE training course the participants will have the possibility to learn a new way to use DST method as base tool to teach/ learn digital competencies to adult people.

Results

- Data sources included field notes, interviews, and digital stories created by the low-skilled adult group who finished the whole course with learning outputs to the project.

- Learning outcomes such as: a virtual notebook collecting digital stories created by learners during local activities implementation, a video lesson about the SLIDE staff training course implementation, and virtual exhibition about a collection of local storytelling.

-The partner organizations will develop and reinforce EU networks for teaching and learning using the DST METHOD, will share ideas and practices, will gain knowledge on use apply the DST methods to fill the digital divide across Europe.

Impact on the target groups will be seen on new competences which they will gain after the implemented project activities by using a specific methodology of storytelling. Project results can be used and exploited in the longer-term, especially resources in adult education and storytelling, that will be available in the Internet. Because they are e-products, they will be constantly added with new materials from project.




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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.


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