The partnership of the project is made of 9 partners from 8 countries – Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Spain – which face the same diversity and complexity of migration representative for Europe. One of the main objectives of this project is the analyzing of best practices and methodologies of adult migrant literacy programs in the countries of the partnership and the development of innovative practices, including the creative use of ICT for language learning, using for example mobile devices and social media: APPs, Whatsapp, videogames, etc.
Here for partners will build 2 focus groups: one on the innovative use of ICT in Literacy Teaching Institutions and a second on Media/ Digital Literacy practices in non formal adult education as well on the use adult migrants make of social media, digital tools and internet.
A further objective is the development of innovative methodologies for the integration of digital literacy in migrant adult education (refugees, newly arrived migrants, asylum seekers, young adult migrants and migrant women). Traditional definitions of literacy have focused on skills relating to numeracy, listening, speaking, reading, writing and critical thinking, with the end goal being developing active thinkers and learners who are able to engage in society in effective and meaningful ways.
With the development of national toolkits for the teaching of Literacy and Digital Literacy to migrants, the project aims to develop multiple learning paths, embedded in the national contexts of the partner countries of the project, providing so innovative tools for Educators and Teachers working in the field. For this the project foresees the elaboration and experimentation with the students in the second year of the project.
As educators working with adult migrants are often a kind of migrants themselves – “digital migrants” – objective of the project is to train educators working in the field of adult education, develop their media and digital literacy competences and to develop a MOOC, which will be available in the webpage of the project and beyond the project end in English. For this the project foresees two stages of training: In the first year of the project 2 transnational learning and teaching activities and national teacher trainings. In the second year a 3rd LTT and the development of an online course (MOOC).
The third year of the project will be dedicated to the dissemination events of the 8 national toolkits, the MOOC and the final European Conference.