RESET: Building Resilience in Basic Education

Provision of quality adult education and resilience fostering in educationally disadvantaged adults and adult educators.

Grant Agreement Number: 2019-1-AT01-KA204-051252

Funded by: Erasmus+         Duration: 11/2019-12/2021


Challenge

People with basic education needs are amongst the most marginalized social groups, being frequently exposed to economic, social and/or racial discrimination. Since many participants of literacy and basic education courses throughout Europe have recently experienced war and violence, the resulting states of stress, chronicle illnesses and traumatisation have additional negative effects on their ability to learn and concentrate.

In response to the challenges faced by people with basic education needs, professional and sensitive solutions are needed in order to avoid exclusion, marginalisation, retraumatisation, and above all educational drop out.

Innovation

By anchoring resilience as a basic competence in the field of basic education and providing psychoeducational guidance for adult education professionals and stakeholders, RESET aims to improve the supply of high quality opportunities tailored to the needs of educationally disadvantaged adults, as well as to successfully foster their social inclusion.

Action

The guidelines will provide adult educators with educational practices for strengthening the resilience of adult students -as well as their own- and highlight the importance of resilience in the context of basic education for dealing productively with the challenges faced by adult students, (participants with basic education needs) such as discrimination, violence, and trauma.

The curriculum comprises 20 teaching units, which revolves around a story that contains resilience-fostering aspects. The curriculum integrates resilience stories that can be used as reference points for exercises that combine resilience training with the core competences of basic education (reading, writing, arithmetic, digital competences, civic competences).

The toolbox includes 80 separated resilience-fostering exercises and games with varying degrees of difficulty. Each exercise or game is linked to one or more key competence(s) of basic education, including communication and language skills, digital and civic competences.

The exercises draw on performative teaching methods, such as drama and game pedagogy, inviting participants to explore their personal wealth of ideas and to develop and express creativity.

The e-learning platform targets adult educators and people with basic education needs. Specifically, the adult educators will receive sound and creatively prepared information about the importance of resilience in basic education, as well as the use of the developed teaching material.
 
Moreover, the e-learning platform contains recorded listening comprehension texts, featuring resilience stories that can be listened to in class. Participants and adult educators can also find online quizzes that combine listening comprehension and digital competences.

European Commission’s support for the production of this content does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
Orient Express (Austria) (Project Coordinator)
Centro Per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (Italy)
VHS Berlin Pankow (Germany)

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