Smart Adult Education recognized as one of the best practices in Digitalization and Democracy in Adult learning in Europe
The world is moving to a digital-first society, as relationships, institutions and workplaces are increasingly becoming mediated by technology. However, there is still a lot of work to be done towards representativeness, openness and transparency. We need a strategy on how adult education can promote democracy in the context of digitalization.
EAEA Grundtvig Awards 2021, organized by the European Association for the Education of Adults, called for initiatives that successfully apply participatory processes and methods in building digital citizenship and advancing democracy. The winners of the award were selected in two categories: local/regional/national initiatives and transnational initiatives. We are thrilled to announce that Smart Adult Education , The Erasmus + project partened by Fundación Cibervoluntarios (2018-2020), has been acknowledged as one of the two Honourable Mentions recognized by the awards for “its excellent contributions to digitalization and democracy” in the transnational category. SMART Adult Education was framed as a strategic partnership project for innovation in Adult Education. SAE was successfully tested, and provided educators with digital tools, opensource teaching resources, innovative learning methodologies and set of digital assessment tools that facilitate their task in involving of target of adults most at risk of social exclusion. The project has developed three original Intellectual Outputs: the WEB S.A.E. App, the Guide to using the WEB S.A.E App and the E-Assessment Toolkit S.A.E. (containing assessment and self-assessment tools). Those tools are still public, open and accessible from the SAE website project.
“Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship” (DIGIT-AL) -project is the winner in the category of transnational projects for 2021. The project identifies approaches, topics and tools, that address the digital transformation in adult education. It also explores the potential of Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights education in learning about digitalisation.
Download the entire list of 2021 EAEA Grundtvig Awards