Teddybear article published in Europe

A case study of the successful Grundtvig project has been published in LLine.


The article is included in Volume XIV of the trans-European journal which is dedicated to the advancement of adult education, lifelong learning, intercultural collaboration and best practice research.


The theme for this edition is ‘Learning Generations’. It looks at how people in different life phases can best be included in learning as well as the role of lifelong learning in creating a satisfying and meaningful working life.


Authored jointly by two of the Project Co-ordinators, Fabio Della Pietra and Paul Olver and the UK Project Manager Bernard Godding, the piece identifies successful models that give mutual benefits for wellbeing and informal learning.


The Teddybear project was funded by Grundtvig, which funds training opportunities for adult education organisations, staff & learners, and involved partners from the UK, Finland, Italy and Slovenia.


The concept of the Teddybear Project was that older learners (50+) from all sectors of the community, including those that are disadvantaged or suffering from disadvantages such as mild dementia/Alzheimer’s, took part in reminiscence programmes and were given special opportunities to work with children and teenagers who were studying 20th Century history.


The European Commission recognised the Teddybear project as one of the most successful and significant Grundtvig programmes within its remit between 2000-2007, and all those involved in adult education across Europe were invited to draw upon these examples as a rich source of inspiration for their activities in the new Lifelong Learning Programme.


To read the article click here.


To find out more about the Teddybear project click here.


Date Added: January 12th 2010