In our aging 21st century society certain new social facts have focused attention on intergenerational harmony and the need for cooperation between generations. Below analysis comes out from collected data (results of internal evaluation, in particular the results of surveys conducted among listeners and the conclusions of the observations made by lecturers and educators) where shaping of digital attitudes of students does not bring satisfactory results.
A word about the project itself: it will involve elderly people from all sectors of the community, including those suffering from disadvantage or from mild dementia, sharing their life stories with young people from secondary schools. The project aims to motivate the whole community to adopt a caring approach to its elderly residents and improving the overall quality of their life.
The adults will share their life stories written on blogs with young people as well as establishing e-readers clubs/groups.
Young people will be “paired” with adults under trainer’s supervision and enable them to gain the new ICT and e-literacy skills. Interaction between adults and youth will be focused on topics (i.e. places, schools, historical diets, former jobs in the past and those in use at present). Adults will gain ICT and e-literacy skills, confidence and self-esteem, while the youngsters will enrich their knowledge of the history and the social changes in their community.
This project will concentrate itself on dual course: first, during project meetings and mobilities, partners will listen to the each others presentations and collect a good practices (and methodologies, too) of e-Learning in educational institutions for senior citizens, to make finally synthesis of it all proper to project objectives.
Second, each partner will recruit 20 representatives of each target group- seniors and young people (20+20), put them into the pairs and implement the short methodology for learning ICT and e- literacy. These active target groups (of each partner) could establish an Internet contacts between each other through project VLE platform, chat and e-mailing.
Implementation of the project in international partnership is justified for the following reasons:
– Despite identical needs and very similar objectives of partners, they use different methods and tools for development of digital and e-literacy competences of learners;
– Exchange of good practices will be an occasion to meet new, unheard of in own country, methods and tools of work with learners in this field;
– Implementation of project in experimantal groups will significantly increase and diversify the amount of experience gained, knowledge and competences learned and acquired.