“Emotional skills for adult learners”
“Emotional skills for adult learners” is a mobility project for adult education staff. Sending organisations (Creativity Works Preston, Ubele Initiative, European Learning Network – ELN and Att10tive) have formed a consortium, before designing the project, to share their training needs and expectations.
As a result, their staff will take advantage of a learning process that will help participants to meet their training needs. Among other activities, there will be 3 preparatory meetings, with participants, before the course and they will be also involved in the creation and dissemination of the project results, after the course.
The main project activity is a 10-day course, that will be organised by Permacultura Cantabria and carried out in the north of Spain. The course will unite experts in the field of emotional management with 12 participating adult trainers.
During the main activity, skills and attitudes will be developed, to help education staff to work on emotional related issues, such as understanding and identifying emotions, acquiring further knowledge, in this field, and sharing and improving our perspectives on the different Key Actions, under the Erasmus Plus Programme.
The methodology of the course will be active and participative. It will include both theory and practice.
The main objectives are:
– To promote a better understanding of emotions.
– Offer the correct knowledge and tools for their management.
– Exchange good practices on emotional management for education staff.
– Develop programmes and ideas for future collaborations, in KA1, KA2 and KA3 actions.
– Facilitate virtual collaborations, by learning about new ICTs.
– Develop self-sustainable projects, by having a greater understanding of financial viability.
We expect participants to improve their ability to identify feelings and emotions. They will also learn how to manage emotions and how to help others to manage theirs, when working with adult learners.
This will lead to better communication skills and better psychosocial well-being, as well becoming multipliers of emotional management skills.
Emotional management can be applied to any type of project, that is to say, it is a transversal tool. It is very helpful in the prevention of social exclusion, when working with disadvantaged adult groups.
Emotional management can be of benefit to all the collectives that use it (children, young people, etc), at regional, national and international levels.
This project will have a positive impact in participating organisations in the long term, as we will be able to include the project’s results as part of our pedagogical framework and practice.
In addition, we will be able to expand on the innovation and quality of our projects and our European network.
The available information regarding these issues in The European Commision and the National Agencies will be increased (due to the final evaluation), and will be beneficial in the promotion of further Emotional management projects.