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Basic Web 2.0 Skills by Learning in the Family Environment - BASIC LIFE

web 2.0The family plays an important role in education. Research has found that   parental involvement in their children's learning can have a positive impact on their academic performance. Family learning also plays an important role in engaging parents and grandparents who have dropped out of the lifelong learning process, thus breaking intergenerational cycles of disengagement.

Key aims of this project are:

1. To support and motivate disadvantaged families to improve their knowledge and competencies in ICT (Web 2.0)

2. To increase the role of the family as the main vector for social development

3. To facilitate and encourage family members to learn together

Target group

This project will target disadvantaged  families with little or no IT knowledge and who will benefit from learning new technologies

The target group will include all types of families:

  • Lone parents
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teenage/adult children
  • Multi-generational families

Project partners

  • Romania Society for Lifelong Learning (Co-ordinator) - Romania
  • Latvian Adult Education Association-Latvia
  • Die Berater-Austria
  • Ballybeen Women's Centre-UK
  • BFW-Germany
  • ISQ (Welding and Quality Institute) - Portugal
Project outcomes
  • Analysis of the good practices and models existing at European level in the field of family learning
  • Analysis of the situation of disadvantaged families in the European partner countries
  • Analysis of target group's needs, at the level of the target group
  • Development of 5 educational   models of parental non-competence in ICT (Web 2.0) compared to young person's competence
  • Analysis of the implementation of the 'educational models of parental non-competence'
  • Project Web site
  • A Good Practice Guide
  • Final dissemination conference

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme.