LearnersMot2:Creating a continuous supportive learning environment for the 45+, low educated and low skilled learners

Atanasova-Pacemska, Tatjana and Timovski, Riste and Atanasova, Ana (2020) LearnersMot2:Creating a continuous supportive learning environment for the 45+, low educated and low skilled learners. [Project] (In Press)

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Data on the number of functionally illiterate adults in Europe is highly unreliable, but it is estimated that 55 million people between the ages of 15 and 65 have problems understanding a simple text. In reality, the number of workers with functional illiteracy is difficult to quantify, as they develop strategies to keep their deficiencies hidden. We believe, however, that many of the vacancies in the labour market are due to skill mismatches between supply and demand.
According to the report "Literacy in Europe, Facts and Figures" (ELINET 2015) in Spain there are 27.7% of people with functional illiteracy, 20% in Slovenia and although in Poland it is reduced to 18.8%, this figure is still considered to be improvable and unacceptable in our current society. Although there are no official statistics in Cyprus, it is estimated that the percentage of adults with functional illiteracy is 33% and in the Republic of North Macedonia, up to 50% of people do not have basic skills in STEM subjects, according to the OECD.
Adults with functional illiteracy are ashamed and feel personally responsible for their lack of academic success. In addition, they are an easy target for banks, insurance companies and other commercial organisations, which entice them with their attractive offers.
LearnersMot2, as a continuation of LearnersMot's Erasmus+ project, will continue to focus on low-educated and low-skilled older workers as an indirect target group of users and on adult educators as a direct target group, as the ageing of the workforce is one of the main demographic changes in EU countries. The "silver economy" is booming, which means that older people are seen not only as end users but also as producers. (Memorandum on Silver Economy, Ljubljana, 2016)
For this reason, it is necessary to encourage older people with a low level of education to continue their education. They need to deepen their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as their cultural, communication, social and technological skills to reach a level that allows them to successfully carry out everyday personal or professional tasks (UNESCO) and learn by themselves from the environment.
Most adult educators are quite versatile in dealing with learners with higher levels of education, many not knowing how to proceed when they encounter learners with low levels of literacy.
The main goal of this project is to ensure that adult educators have the knowledge and skills necessary to create productive and effective learning environments for adults with below-market educational levels.

Item Type: Project
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Natural sciences > Matematics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Tatjana A. Pacemska
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 08:19
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 08:19
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/27473

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