The Acting UP project draws together a number of EU partners who aim to provide access to learning opportunities for adults by developing training courses to improve the availability and quality of training for adult education teachers or other adult education staff. As part of this process we focus on introducing new technologies (e-learning solutions) that support the work of adult trainers and vocational counsellors to increase the quality of their services supporting the integration of employability skills through Drama and Movement Techniques. Therefore we will incorporate blended-mobility opportunities within ACTING UP training for trainers.
The project provides opportunities for practitioners involved in Adult education: adult educators/trainers, vocational counsellors, and socio-cultural practitioners to be trained to use drama activities as educational methods to support vulnerable adult learners; it will address adult learners at particular risk of exclusion, those who require up-skilling or re-skilling, often affected by unemployment, restructuring and career transitions, and contribute to social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development.
Through the Drama techniques Adult learners are offered a new way of learning, a model of learning basing on the use of drama techniques that will motivate and increase self-esteem, reducing the risk of social exclusion. Benefits for adult learners are individual occupational biographical perspectives; better integration into training or work. The Acting Up project will focus on new skills; building ones personality through self-initiative and team skills development.
Through the Blended Learning activities we provide a teaching methodology enhancing verbal/oral expression, encouraging the dramatisation capacity, power of creation, idea generation, creativity, involvement with physical and theatrical language, etc.
The Blended Learning Activities have been developed through a number of Adult Education providers and intend to provide trainers with experiences and opportunities to support specific learner groups. This will lead to adult learners developing the ability to examine problems, find solutions and reflect on conflicting situations, etc.
This project has been funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project number: 2014-1-PL01-KA204-003034
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.