Participation and Adult Education

Concepts, methods and examples

During this partnership the partners exchanged their experiences in different methods used in their specific adult education working contexts with regard to the topics of participation and active democratic citizenship based on the respect and promotion of Human Rights.

By means of project meetings, a training course, seminars and bilateral study meetings or working sessions they presented, discussed and evaluated methods and assessed possibilities of applying them within their organizations. The exchange on and transfer of methods involved the areas of informal learning (Ghost trainer concept), moral education (dilemma approach), participation training (long term coaching processes) and intercultural exchange (workcamps). The results of this process are documented on this website and were presented and discussed during a series of workshops during the final meeting in Athens.

An important lesson learnt is that methods cannot be easily transferred from one context to another, but that methodological exchange on European level inspires a very fruitful reflection and revision of local approaches to participation and citizenship education. The Learning Partnership therefore led to local, bilateral and common follow-up projects. An important question raised during the process is the topic of impact orientation regarding the conception and evaluation of educational projects.

Selected results and outcomes are documented on this homepage.