Getting Ready for European Citizenship On-Line
2014 – 2017
The partnership has designed and developed an online course called “Getting Ready for European Citizenship On-Line” (GRECOL) which is inspired by a previous Grundtvig partnership project called “Digital Classroom”.
During the project, we observed, in adult learners across this Grundtvig partnership a notable lack of European identity and a lack of awareness of the wide range of European resources available to facilitate their mobility and develop their sense of shared citizenship.
The proposed new course, comprised of 5 modules detailed below, may be offered in online and blended-learning formats. In addition, the 5 modules may be independently utilized as stand-alone materials or integrated into other courses according to the individual needs of each educational context.
The structure of the subject “Getting Ready for European Citizenship On-Line” (GRECOL) is:
M1. Developing a European identity
M2. European institutions and their functions
M3. European mobility
M4. Dealing with cultural diversity
M5. Final Project
The course is offered in 8 languages: English, Catalan, Spanish, German, Italian, Danish, Latvian and Turkish.
The methodology of the course is based on a model that develops its activities through the web following the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The students become the center of the model and the process of learning. The model is aware of the nature of the potential students. The general features of e-activities are diversity, openness and flexibility and they contain discussions, tasks, quizzes, surveys, and a final project containing study cases using a varied range of digital tools.
The course is accompanied by a user guide for the teachers and other support documents: “module overview” with detailed information about each one of the modules in terms of competences, objectives, types of activities, resources.
The project aims to:
- Build solutions for the integration of adult citizens of the EU in the 21st century.
- Develop the course “Getting Ready for European Citizenship On-Line” along with a guidebook.
- Increase mobility to help develop a feeling of belonging in Europe.
Rasmus Kjær Kristiansen
Project Period: 01-09-2014 – 31-08-2017
Project Reference: 2014-1-ES01-KA204-004766
Project Short Name: GRECOL
Project Grant: 235.752,00 EUR
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Institut Obert de Catalunya (ES) | Coordinator
VUC Storstrøm (DK)
Istituto Statale Comprensivo B. Lorenzi Fumane (IT)
Kayseri Valiliği (TR)
North East Scotland College (GB)
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg (DE)
Rīgas Raiņa 8. vakara (maiņu) vidusskolā (LV)
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