For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
Photo © Croatian Association of the Deafblind Dodir
Supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union (Erasmus+), the project has enabled the development of numerous educators’ competences. It has also contributed to enhance the quality of Croatian sign language pedagogy for translators and interveners of deafblind persons both nationally and locally (Zagreb, Split, Osijek, Varaždin, Vinkovci).
In addition, five employees of Association Dodir, of which three were either deaf or deafblind persons, participated in job shadowing and two seminars (June 2017 - June 2018).
There is no formal education for sign language instructors in Croatia and informal education in this field is both unreliable as well as inaccessible. In this regard, the opportunity to learn from a Finnish partner organization has given us better insights into the methodologies of teaching sign language and has provided us with ideas for increasing the quality of our lectures and evaluation of course outcomes.
NAME OF THE PROJECT
Equal opportunities and quality in the provision of educational services for adults in the field of sign language
Improving the quality of sign language education
Deafblind people and instructors
ORGANISATION AND PARTNERS
Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : EPALE blog post https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/blog/adult-learning-european-digital-exhib....