IO 1 FRAMEWORK & RESEARCH
Since the course/guidelines and ready-to-use cards for seniors language learning do not already exist- either online or in practice- research must be carried out to identify the needs of teachers and seniors. This will help to create materials that address the target group in the most appropriate way to make the described impact. The research is a crucial element of the project as it will be the starting point for the training materials. The research results will be used to tailor both new and existing language learning materials for seniors to the target group. The results will influence both the content of the training materials and the methodology of their delivery in the classroom.
IO2 GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING ADULTS - METHODOLOGY, LEARNING
Partners will develop training materials for language teachers working with seniors. The development of those materials will start with a training day during a partners’ meeting. This will be a workshop based on the design thinking idea and human-centered design, which will help in ideas development and multiplication.Design thinking combines creative and critical thinking that allows information and ideas to be organized, decisions to be made, situations to be improved, and knowledge to be gained. It’s a mindset focused on solutions and not the problem.
IO3 READY-TO-USE CARDS
During the partners meeting there will be 2 workshops based on design thinking to develop cards for teachers/seniors to use during the lesson/course. There will be about 60-70 cards with short instructions. Among them will be cards for seniors with some tools/techniques/games to help them learn or memorize a foreign language, or ready-to-use cards for the language lesson to facilitate and help learning, for example, some questions or anicebreaking exercise with instructions included.
IO4 E-LEARNING PLATFORM
The hub will contain all materials from the Intellectual outputs and training as well as extra learning materials provided by partners. The platform will be for language teachers and trainers working with senior learners.
IO5 WORKSHOP – PILOT
The workshop is designed to help teachers become more creative and innovative, it will turn teachers’ creative potential into a reality. The aim is to build creative confidence and competence. It will highlight how to bring creative habits like deep user empathy, collaboration, and experimentation to the work area. It will also enable teachers to
develop an awareness of how creativity can be an important didactic tool.