Pilgrimage of Lifelong Learning - From Knowledge Transfer to Autonomous Learning

In this project, a European partnership of experts undertakes a ‘pilgrimage' in order to compile a ‘canon' of autonomous learning for teachers and trainers in adult education.

In the rapidly changing world of the 21st century with globalisation and new technology we believe that the acquisition and implementation of autonomous learning skills, rather than traditional methods based on presentation and knowledge transfer, can contribute to better standards in adult education.

Project activities, approaches and innovative outputs:

  • Analyses of the situation in the partner countries about initiatives on autonomous learning based on defined elements and frameworks of standards
  • Toolbox with many different examples of didactical practice:
  • Filmed-prototypes in the You Tube mode, descriptions, web logs, layouts/plans, learner responses, learner resources etc.
  • A project logbook containing six national parts about the progress of the work
  • A web-based platform on which teachers can exchange their experiences and findings on their didactical experiments
  • A guide with instructions about the why, what, how, when and where of the didactic approaches
  • Organised international teacher exchanges
  • National expert meetings during which teachers and trainers demonstrate their experiments, findings and experiences to a forum of national experts
  • An international multiplier conference with experts from different European countries in order to disseminate the project results
EU-Program: Grundtvig Multilateral Project
Coordination: ROC Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Karin Kronika, Helmut Kronika
Duration: November 2008 - October 2010
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.