The 14th and 15thof October 2019, CEIPES staff attended the third transnational meeting of the “Lay Teachers” project that took place in Athens (Greece).
The aim of the project is to provide “lay teachers” (not trained language teachers) of adult education with the necessary skills and non-conventional innovative methods and tools such as cooperative learning and contextual meaning-based learning with the active support and cooperation of a network of key associated partners and relevant stakeholders at local, national and European level.
The meeting was the opportunity for the consortium to update on the state of work and further tasks. The day was articulated according to a clear agenda that was respected in every part.
During the meeting Each partner presented the theoretical and pedagogical database of the project and also presented the contents of the learning unit 5 concerning the non-formal methods for introducing migrants to culture.
In particular this unit explain the iceberg model of culture, the behavior components of culture, stereotypes, and the cultural adjustment. The Unit also define intercultural competences, understanding of the context, engagement with different cultures, communication in intercultural situations and cooperative action.
The Consortium also agreed that the next meeting will take place in Dublin (Ireland) on the next April 2020.