The BestBonds project aims at extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners. The first beneficiaries of this project, therefore, will be the educators of the involved organizations and, in consequence, thanks to what the partnership likes to call the waterfall effect, the learners will receive a better teaching approach. The organizations involved will put together their particular skills and competences in order for their partners to be better trained in teaching and addressing those different categories of learners, sharing good practices according to one's area of specialization.
The project also intends to achieve better social inclusion and equity. The adult educators, teachers, and lecturers will be able to deal with difficult scenarios, addressing people of different backgrounds, experiences and characteristics. The expected result is the creation of a new humane and unifying teaching methods that, thanks to what educators will have understood from sharing good practices with other countries, will make learning more effective, inclusive, entertaining, stimulating and pleasant for all kinds of learners, reducing or eliminating the possibility of social exclusion, disrespect or discrimination. The teachers will be able to break down most of the barriers normally associated to adult education, but also combat the ones created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ergo, the challenges of digital-based education.
BestBonds is moreover going to create innovative practices in a digital era. All the national/European organizations dealing with adult education will take great advantage of knowledge, competences, skills, tools, and methods we intend to disseminate thanks to the Online Learning Space we aim to create and a Tool Box consisting of various useful materials for the educators (videos, guidelines, lesson plans). This project is intended to be innovative and to use ICT and new technologies in order to transmit to learners digital competences.
The project started in November 2020 and ends in October 2022. It is funded by Erasmus+ Programme and implemented by: European Youth Centre – ECM (Poland), ANCE (Greece), Mundus Bulgaria, DANTE (Croatia) and CCIF Cyprus.