This is a reference for Borislava Daskalova

“Kaleidoscope: Multiple reflections for quality of multi-layered literacy”

The training activity took place
in Baida, Italy
organised by Centro Svulipo Creativo "Danilo Dolci"
10-21 May 2014

Aims & objectives

The KALEIDOSCOPE was a 10 - days ITC that engaged 24 learners from 12 EU countries in multiple reflection and valorise different points of view of applying innovative approaches and artistic methods in adult literacy teaching.
The TC corresponded the Post-2015 UN Millenium Development Goals proposals, “Appropriate education and skills for full participation in society”, as well as will be implemented taking into consideration the objectives and results achieved by the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) which has been coordinated by UNESCO in the period of 2003-2012 and focused the advocacy efforts on the issues of Literacy and Gender, Literacy and Sustainable Development, Literacy and Health, Literacy and Empowerment, Literacy and Peace.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

En Dolci, Sweden/Italy
Borislava Daskalova, Bulgaria/Italy
Soad Ibrahim, Egypt/Italy
Carmelo Pollichino, Italy

Training methods used & main activities

The Workshop proposed a non-formal educational and multicultural learning workshop that offer to target groups knowledge about innovative and creative methods to be used in teaching literacy to adults and furthermore raise awareness of the deeper meaning of basic education and so, of expressive and learning potential of adult learners.

Outcomes of the activity

Conclusions and Recomendations of the ITC:
- Literacy as a fundamental human right is a tool for personal empowerment and a mean for social and human development.
- Raising of present-day adult literacy is an essential element for peace, poverty eradication, gender equality, maternal health, child mortality reduction, sustainable development and democracy. In this context, teachers, tutors, educators and social workers need to be well-equipped in areas such as methodological instrumentalism, resources and competences that aim at both the tackling adult illiteracy and raising their motivation on this pathway.
- For this purpose, educators and social workers need be strongly convinced that education is a lifelong process thus educational approaches requires a sustained and long-term commitment.
- The empowering role of literacy and numeracy acquisition has to be widely recognised, and to become central to the concept of literacy which increasingly reflects context, use of skills, demands and aspirations of individual learners in their communities and societies in the rapidly changing globalised world.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer

I worked on this training for 11 days as a full time trainer.

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