Web application for low-educated and low-skilled adults.
This web application is intended to be used by educators primarily for low- educated and low-skilled older workers to motivate them to engage and persist in learning. As digital skills are an essential part of literacy and numeracy, they should always be considered in adult education and learning for those who are in a state of functional illiteracy.
Tackling serious literacy and numeracy weaknesses among adults and supporting their primary motivation for learning is challenging. As a result, different techniques, methods, approaches and channels need to be used and reused to engage low-educated and low-skilled workers in learning. It is believed that learners learn best in routine situations that they encounter in their everyday social, working and cultural environments, and in situations where they may develop:
– Reading and writing
– social, cognitive, and cultural skills
– numeracy (mathematics)
– problem-solving skills
– effective learning skills
The primary target group of this web application are adult educators, mentors of older workers, social workers and staff in organisations providing adult education. However, the end users of the web application are the adult learners themselves, preferably the low educated and low skilled older workers.
The web application makes use of everyday, routine situations and includes 180 learning exercises divided into 4 categories:
– Everyday situations at work
– Everyday routines and social life
– Mathematics in everyday life
– Culture in everyday life
There are different types of exercises: simple or multiple-choice questions, true or false and drag and drop answers.
The web application and its exercises are available in all the languages of the project partners. The web application can also be used in English learning groups.
This application is meant to extend the choice of adult learning methods. It improves learners’ learning skills, the lack of which is mainly present in learners who are in a state of functional illiteracy. In addition, the application improves the digital and professional skills of educators needed for their work with low educated and low skilled adult learners.
All project results can potentially be transferred to and used in other European countries.
Manual for Adult Educators with recommendations for using the web application in the classroom with low-educated and low-skilled.