SLIDE Storytelling Learning in Digital Europe
KA2 strategic partnerships on the issue of ICT and digital skills in adult education
Project number 2017-1-PL01-KA204-038615
The Recommendation of the European Parliament and the Council already in 2006 indicated the “digital competence” as one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning and called it the “ability to use with familiar and critical spirit, the technologies of the information society”.
Digital competence refers to the ability to use digital technologies. It involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology (IST) for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet. According to studies 30% of all Europeans are digitally illiterate (older people, less educated youth, lower income families, migrants, at risk of social exclusion, etc.)
Through the S.L.I.D.E partnership we would like to focus on opportunity to teach and learn basic ITC competencies through digital storytelling (ancient stories, local stories or myths that belong to the adult world) upgrade the educators involved in adults educational formal and non-formal contexts.
In details the Project SLIDE focuses the digital storytelling (DST) method in non-formal and informal adult education context in different places across Europe.
SLIDE will analyze the chance to use the DST method with low-skilled adults, and also parents and elder people, improving their cooperative learning process. The partnership will develop, based on the different experiences, a training course for adult educators and providers of the organizations involved in the Partnership. The participant staff of the short-term staff training events will be trained to teach low-skilled adults (elder people, low-skilled and also disadvantaged adult people) combining both narrative learning and DST method. Therefore, final workshops will be organized in the partner countries applying the S.L.I.D.E methodology produced by partnership.
SLIDE partnership wants to focus and explore new practices to simplify teaching /learning providing media literacy skills to an adult audience, creating and exploring new appropriate methodologies and a new approach to support educators and providers.
Starting from the DST method, SLIDE project aims to share local stories, tales and local legends through multi-media sources and tools taking advantage of the DST method to teach/ learn media literacy skills. In this way we will realize a form of learning in mixed groups made of both adults and young people to achieve a cooperative learning, simplifying the mutual learning.
Moreover the variety of the learning environment context chosen by the partners ( family learning, learning by volunteering, learning in adult public school, learning in third age universities, learning taking part to group events) will give the chance to carry out the SLIDE method to widen the audience and will let teachers, educators and providers involved, be, at their turn, mentors of this method.