Reaching, recruiting and engaging excluded learners by harnessing the power of food
The aim of the Erasmus+ project is to create new, flexible learning opportunities around the topic of food and thus promote greater inclusion and better qualification opportunities in adult education.
Developing such low-threshold educational initiatives as "outreach pedagogies", which are particularly suitable for disadvantaged adults, offer training opportunities that focus on nutrition, food and cultural practices. They are characterized by the following advantages:
- Motivation: lessons that include food are more culturally and intergenerationally appealing and easier to "teach" than the standardized knowledge-transmitting course.
- Validation: collaborative food projects help learners recognize specific existing skills; while providing enough flexibility to develop literacy, numeracy, communication, and entrepreneurial thinking and action skills based on the topic.
- Guidance and training opportunities: Through playful, hands-on learning, participants build self-esteem, confidence and openness to learning; educators can assess the strengths and opportunities of their participants in a playful way and encourage participants individually to gain further qualifications.
The project will begin in December 2023 and run for 36 months (12/2023 - 11/2026).
In addition to JGU, the partners involved in the project are from Poland, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and Spain.