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Adult educator's role in a new reality

The course provides practical tools to support adults in their learning and an overview of modern tendencies in adult education.

photo from the course

Expected outcomes

  • participants have developed an understanding of the evolving context of education in the era of AI and post-pandemic challenges, recognizing the critical roles educators play;

  • participants knows the steps to support the learner in achieving their expected outcomes;

  • they have gained insights into the person-centred and holistic approaches to adult education, equipped with practical experience from workshops;

  • participants has a collected toolbox of methods that they can use in their work with adult learners;

  • they have deepened their understanding of supporting adult learners' mental health, incorporating mindfulness and embodiment practices into their teaching;

  • they have been introduced to the principles of sustainable leadership in education, ready to apply these concepts to foster a forward-thinking educational environment;

  • improved communication skills in multicultural & multilingual context;

  • personal reflective practice and learning how to use it for fostering learners’ development.

Programme

Day 1

  • Introduction, getting to know each other

  • Making individuals learning plans

  • Context of the training: challenges and educators’ roles in the era of AI and post-pandemic world

  • Case studies

Day 2

  • Our roles as adult educators 

  • Person-centred approach in education

  • Holistic approach in education, practical workshop

  • Visiting an adult education organisation or programme outdoors

Day 3

  • Tools and methods to use for supporting adult learners

  • Working in digital and hybrid environments

  • Problem solving activity for selecting the tools and approaches

Day 4

  • Supporting adult learners’ mental health

  • Mindfulness and embodiment 

  • Workshops outdoors

Day 5

  • Sustainable leadership in education

  • Museum programme on the topic 

  • Future of education - creative workshop

Day 6

  • Study trip and practicing tools learned during the week

  • Human Library

Day 7

  • Sharing the participants’ methods and tools 

  • Collecting and presenting the toolboxes to take to the sending organisations

  • Reflection of the learning process

  • Making evaluation and conclusions

  • Celebration

Location & Dates

Cyprus 27 May 2024

Estonia 24 June 2024 

Corfu 19 August 2024

Cappadocia 30 September 2024

Cyprus 28 October 2024

Estonia 2 December 2024 

Saint-Martin 13 January 2025

Cyprus 28 April 2025

Estonia 30 June 2025

Corfu 18 August 2025

Estonia 8 December 2025

 

Details

Target audience: teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, adult educators, other non-governmental organization staff, public servants, and policy makers.

Supportive learning materials of the programme will be sent to the participants in advance.

The training itself will not be built on lectures or presentations, but on searching for effective solutions and inspiration for the participants' practice, discovering experiences of other countries and spending valuable time together. 

 

Participation fee: 

400 € - 5 days

560 € - 7 days

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