Citizen science is unevenly spread across EU countries, and its approaches are not always easily identifiable by people who are not in the field. In spite of that, participatory science initiatives involving the public in research have proved to be very effective in motivating people’s participation and in boosting their interest in science topics.
That’s why GEA project partners are currently working on the development of an open e-learning programme for adult educators, in order to empower them to boost community engagement for the environment. Building on the information collected in the GEA interactive report, the programme will equip adult educators with the abilities needed to design their own environmental actions during the project duration and beyond.
Adult educators will also learn how to guide learners in using digital tools and devices to carry out citizen science approaches, starting from those identified in the research phase. Moreover, they will strengthen their knowledge on how to enhance public understanding of scientific findings while conveying their benefits and consequences. To this aim, a specific part will be dedicated to media literacy, in order to equip adult educators with methods and tools to foster critical processing of information conveyed through social media among adult learners.
In the following months, project partners will invite 15 adult educators in each country to test the newly created e-learning programme. Would like to discover more about this learning opportunity? Feel free to contact us for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the project
GEA – Growing into Eco-conscious Adults is a project funded by the program Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation Partnership in Adult education.
- CESIE (Italy, coordinator)
- EUROGEO (Belgium)
- Symplexis (Greece)
- Cuiablue OÜ (Estonia)
- BUPNET (Germany)
- Eco Logic (Macedonia)
- Xwhy (UAB Theoria) (Lithuania)
For further information
Contact Simona Sglavo: email@example.com.