About the Project
One of the main factors hindering possible resolutions of family debt is the lack of key financial literacy skills that currently pertain in most low-skilled communities where debt burdens remain high.
For many individuals the support agencies that have been established come with a stigma, stress and embarrassment while many of the effected adults don’t have the self-confidence to contact their financial institution and begin the process of restructuring or reconciling their indebtedness. Thus, building financial literacy in a non-threatening environment can be the first step on the road to recovery.
Adult and community education settings are the perfect vehicle to begin the literacy raising process through a family learning approach. Effective family learning requires a bottom-up approach in that family are considered in the design of any proposed learning materials.
The overall aim of the project is to produce new pedagogic practices that impact adult education provision by supporting family learning through new digital learning tools.
The aim of the project is to produce new pedagogic practices that impact adult education provision by supporting family learning through new digital learning tools.
- Develop, pilot and deliver a quality CPD programme for adult educators, practitioners and relevant stakeholders, through a training methodology which can be customized and contextualised to local needs.
- Enable adult educators to embed tools for financial literacy within their standard teaching and engagements with families to ensure family learning opportunities are responsive to current needs, challenges and opportunities of the target group.
- Increase the capacity of educators to develop and include strengths-based, participatory, learner-led approaches in their teaching.
- Develop an accessible online platform to promote and disseminate effective and innovative approaches to financial literacy teaching & family learning for wider use across the EU.
- The importance of financial literacy skills to support marginalized citizens in taking an active part in society.
The project methodology is based on the ‘triple alliance’ of these:
- the objectives of family learning and skills development for the delivery of high quality and innovative scientific, research and digital products which reflect EU and national policies and target the specific context of adult education;
- implementation of all the necessary activities, and
- the completion of all the planned results, including those relating to foundation, development, sustainability and dissemination.
Learning Unlimited is a not for profit social enterprise that specialises in adult and family learning, ESOL and integration, literacy, numeracy and teacher education.
We believe in learning as empowerment and engage adults and families in local communities who face a wide range of issues and barriers to social inclusion. We also train the volunteers and professionals who work with and support them.
We lead on local, national and international projects, develop and publish books and resources, and do a wide variety of consultancy work.