GRUNDTVIG PROJECT PRODUCT


 

 

 

MAP OF ACTIVITIES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

 

LEARNING IN LATER LIFE. STUDENTS TO SENIOR CITIZENS. ICT AND INTER GENERATION COMMUNICATION


FRANCE. 3

CZECH REPUBLIC.. 6

FINLAND.. 8

POLAND.. 10

GERMANY

 

SPAIN

FRANCE

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

WII Console Interactive games (and coming out  next month – april 08- WII FIT!)

DDR Dance carpets

Music Karaoke with computer program

Whom is activity addressed to

Originally for youngsters, but Nintendo proposes more and more games for seniors (like sports games = playing tennis) or fighting against loss of memory (Cerebral academy), or group games (Cerebrum)

Originally for youngsters, but if the rythm of the chosen music is adapted , it could be a nice activity for seniors

All seniors („active“ and people in retirement homes and Alzheimer sick people)

Tools required

WII Nintendo Console

Game CD‘s

A large screen with videoprojector and loud speakers

A large free space in front of the screen

Computer + link + carpet + Stepmania free software

OR

Wii + specific carpet + hottest party game

Computer, Projection screen

Microphone

Loud speakers

Videoprojector

Karaoke software

+ eventually accordeonist „live“

Barriers met

You need to make a good demonstration before having people willing to participate

 

At the moment the kind of music proposed is not adapted but it will cahnge as soon as we will be able to progam by ourselves the steps and music

NO barrier if you choose the right type of songs

Staff qualification

The staff must be trained in doing suitable demonstrations and having people slowly  try by themselves

Same trainning as for WII

Musician + specific software knowledge

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

It is best to play in groups

We  are in touch with exergaming in Finland who uses WII and DDR for youngsters and people at woek but is also interested in  working with seniors

This a very nice activity in group. If possible inside a larger room.

 


 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Google earth vitual turistic visits

Writing memoires either personal stories or town stories with historical value

Genealogy

Whom is activity addressed to

All seniors („active“ and people in retirement homes and Alzheimer sick people)

„Active“ seniors

„Active“ seniors

Tools required

Computer

Google earth software

Computer

Digital voice recorder

Dragon Naturally speaking  (9)Voice recognition software

Computer

Staff qualification

Turistic guide + computer knowledge

Professional in field of interview and  writing

+ computer teaching aids

Professional in field of genealogy and computer teaching aids

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Visual stimulation for people with memory loss

 

 

 


 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

First steps in ICT

More specific workshops

Numeric image/photo

Numeric video

Interactive communication tools : Skype, MSN

Using  e-learning to learn foreign languages

Whom is activity addressed to

All seniors

Seniors with basic background how to use computers

Seniors who want to learn a foreign language and exchange / chat in foreign languge over the internet

Tools required

Computer

Computer and multimedia add-ons

Computer and iADSL connection

Staff qualification

 

 

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

 

 

 

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Individual ICT course "Students to seniors"

 

Activity devoted to the improvement of the intergeneration communication. Students from a secondary school specialized in ICT teach seniors how to work with PC.

Aims of the course:

- Introduction of computers and other modern utilities to senior citizens for better and active life

- Introduction of different worlds and different generations

- Improvement of computer literacy in the group of senior citizens

 

 

Language course: "Don´t worry that you are more than fifty".

 

The school will prepaire special slow-pace courses for the beginners and the elementary senior students. The courses respect adult learners and the specifics connected with them. There is an important role of revision and step by step explanation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The school plan to cooperate with local institutions that work with senior citizens. The local institutions offer courses of physical training (yoga, rehabilitation etc.); self-defence courses; tourist clubs; filatelist club; the third age university etc.

 

The school would like to develop more activities where it would be possible to connect old and young generation as the PC skills teaching appeard to be very successful.

Whom is activity addressed to

Senior citizens from the age of 50 with no experience or small PC skills.

Senior citizens from the age of 50, beginners or elementary.

 

Tools required

Individual "slow-pace" teaching. The course is tailor-made to each senior. The lessons take place at seniors´ home or at school (if required), the content of the course is created with the attention to individual skills of each seniors. There are two objectives to be met:

- improvement of PC skills

- improvement of Inter-generation Communication

Tools required are PCs, study materials and positive thinking.

Tools required cover special study books for adult learner and teachers educated in the area of adult teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barriers met

There are no big barriers to be met. The course is very succesful with a positive impact on the intergeneration dialogue. The only barrier is to persuade the senior citizens that there is no need to worry about computers. And students are very natural in communication with the older generation.

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Qualified language teachers from the secondary school

 

Staff qualification

Young students (aged 15-20) work as teachers.  They are supervised by  project coordinators (qualified teachers). They teach in the frame that was prepaired for them by qualified staff. Experience with connecting young and old generation is very positive. Old people appreciate invdividual courses and the fact that they can become familiar with a lot of aspects of modern world. There is the only question of students-teachers motivation

It is important to show that the courses are for seniors only. He pace of the lesson is very slow with quite a lot of time devoted to repetition. Teacher must speak slowly and aloud.

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

We can recommend the activity as it is a great benefit for both generations. The students work as volunteers (their motivation is the possibility to get some experience and to be a part of the international project with a chance to travel abroad). It is a very effective cooperation.

 

 

 

Language course: "Don´t worry that you are more than fifty".

The school will prepaire special slow-pace courses for the beginners and the elementary senior students. The courses respect adult learners and the specifics connected with them. There is an important role of revision and step by step explanation.

 

 

The school plan to cooperate with local institutions that work with senior citizens. The local institutions offer courses of physical training (yoga, rehabilitation etc.); self-defence courses; tourist clubs; filatelist club; the third age university etc.

 

The school would like to develop more activities where it would be possible to connect olt and young generation as the PC skills teaching appeard to be very successful.

 

 

FINLAND

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

1-3. How to use mobile telephone.

 

 

The course helped to use mobile telephone. Only the most elementary facts were included. Each course lasted 4 hours (12.11.07, 29.11.07, 7.2.08)

 

 

4. Everything out of my telephone.

 

 

Continuation of the course  type 1

(17.4.08).

 

 

 

 

5. To the bank without slippery streets.

 

How to use digital bank.31.1.08

 

 

 

 

 

Whom is activity addressed to

The course addressed seniors who hade got or bought a phone, but were not able or willing to use it. Because of great interest we had three courses, about 12-15 participants.

Those who were able to use the basic functions of their phone, but wanted to take photos, send them etc.

To help whose you can use computer to use digital bank. This is important as local services are more and more limitted.

Tools required and barriers met

Participants brought their own mobiles. The problem was  the small size of the phones, difficult to handle. Some participants had slight dementia or problems ni learning.

Flap board and computer with projector

Computer with projector for lecturers. Computers for participants, one  for two.

Staff qualification

No special qualifications. Work done on voluntary basis. Help from local techinical university / nursing students.

A person who know more about mobiles + one voluntary worker

Two expert from the big commercial bank + voluntary workers.

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Great need. Teachers must understand seniors and therefore using young staff is not the best way. Everything must proceed very slowly.

 

Problem was that many participants had very elementaty computer skills.  Soft work between banks varies.

 

 


 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

6-7. How to use my computer.

 

Learning very elementary skills.

28.2.08, 3.4.08

 

 

Whom is activity addressed to

Those who had never used computers. Many people get a computer from their children, but are not able even to open it.

 

 

Tools required and barriers met

Computers in the classroom, 1-2 for two participants. A computer with projector for the teachers.

 

 

Staff qualification

Voluntary workers, who are able to use computer. No experts!

 

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Proceeding very slowly is a must. No jargon can be used. Not necessary to tell how computers function, but just help to learn how to write a document. Even internet is left for a more advanced course.

 

 

 

POLAND

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Senior in the world of culture and art

 

 

Major goals are to stimulate active life of senior citizens in order to increase their participation in events organized by cultural institutons and to support integration process of seniors through exchange of accomplishment and information.

 

These goals are achieved through:

- peers meetings,

- workshops;

- seminars,

- lectures.

 

All these activities are directed towards stimulating and/or further developing seniors interest in culture and art in terms of own activities and/or exhibiting increased interest.

 

 

 

Seniors in the world of new technologies and information society

 

Major goals are to provide the senior citizens access to ICT, to disseminate of the knowledge on computers in the senior citizens group, to increase the activity and to improve the inter-generation dialogue.

 

These goals are achieved through:

- computer trainings – various levels;

- trainings on how to deal with other modern tools;

- lectures on the role of moder technologies in every-day life.

 

In all types of activities, the educators are usually young people and during trainings and/or meetings inter-generation dialogue occurs as natural phenomenon.

 

 

 

Senior in public life:towards conscious and full citizenship

 

The objective is to stimulate civil activity of seniors directed towards representing of the peers interest against public authorities through: expressing the needs of seniors, participation in decision-making proces, monitoring the situation of senior citizens.

 

These goals are achieved through:

- meetings;

- trainings;

- seminars;

- preparing handbooks,

directed towards increasing the awareness among the seniors that activity in public life (‚pro publico bono‘) is equivalent to activity for improved their life conditions (‚pro domo sua‘).

Legal and practical aspects are dealt with

 

 

 

Whom is activity addressed to

For seniors interested in improving the creativity and  knowledge in the filed of culture and art, as well as enhancing activity

For senior who are beginners or advanced in computer literacy. Courses are for 10 seniors (with 2 teachers), once a week when the library is open.

 

All seniors

Tools required

Lecture halls (up to 100 people )

Training rooms

Computer reading-room

Training tools, materials and supplies (stationery supplies, flipchart)

Other

Computers with accessories

Screen

Projector

Own training  tools, materials and supplies

Lecture and training halls/rooms

Own training tools/materials/supplies

Laptop

Projector

Screen

Barriers met

 

Financial

Too low number of computers comparing with number of seniors interested in trainings

Too low number of educators

Lack of the appropriate handbook

 

Financial

Lack of handbook

Staff qualification

Staff of universities and high schools

Volunteers of TPNK

 

Staff of WBP: Automatization Division, CIBIE

Experts: various institutions (banks, public administration, ...)

Academic staff

Lawyers

Public administration officers

Educators (Trainers)

Volunteers of TPNK

 

Experience to be shared / conclusions

 

During culture and/or art orientated meetings the modern technologies are usually used which makes seniors much more familiar with them.

 

This activity is directly related to the substance of the Project.

 

Following legal status of seniors, daily life problems, media publications as well as exchange of experience between the different groups of seniors are much more efficient if modern technologies are applied which is the case in carried out activities.

 

GERMANY

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Computer basics

Using a computer for the first time means, to enable participants in

-   mouse training

-   working with „windows“

-   creating and saving folders and files

-   printing and renaming files

-   working with the explorer

-   opening different programs

 

Word processing

Improving the knowledge about working with a computer means,

¬  Using different fonts,

¬  Using bold, italian, cursive and colours,

¬  Being able to format a text,

¬  Putting pictures in a text,

¬  Correcting mistakes.

 

Internet basics

Enabling participants to use the internet to get different information:

¬  Working with search-machines (Google)

¬  Safety using of internet

¬  Working with links

¬  Working in „projects“, f.e. preparing  holidays

¬  Using e-mails

 

Whom is activity addressed to

The participants normally never used a computer before, possess no computer, are afraid of attending a normal evening course and are mainly older than 60 years

Participants continue learning after the basic course or start learning, if they had the knowledge of the basic course

 

Participants are almost with some experience in computer working, are interested in many different cultural things (internet for information) and their children often live not in Selb, so they can use internet to get in contact with them.

Tools required

5 afternoons about 3 x 45 min

Maximum number of participants is ten

Every participant has it’s own working place

Individual care of participants, additional training material, low fee (6 € one afternoon)

Training possibilities in the vhs centre

4 afternoons about 3 x 45 min

Maximum number of participants is ten

Every participant has it’s own working place, individual care of participants

Additional training material, low fee (6 € one afternoon), training possibilities in the vhs centre

5 mornings about 4 x 45 min,

Groups from 6 to 12 participants,

Every participant has it’s own working place, E-mail address for every participant, working in groups with „projects“, training possibilities in our centre, special fee for seniors

Barriers met

Participants can’t train at home

Participants can’t train at home

Not the knowlegde of the basic course

Participants can’t train at home

Not the previous knowlegde that is needed

Staff qualification

Adult educators, volunteers, students (high school), also seniors with experience in computering

Adult educators, volunteers, students (high school), also seniors with experience in computering

Adult educators, volunteers, students (high school)

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Lessons must be very slowly. Not using the typical „Jargon“ as normally do. Offering the posiblities for training, if they have no own Computer.

Working with examples, the participants know from daily live. Lessons must be very slowly.

Seniors like to get in touch with the world. They are full of beans if they understand how the internet works

Germany

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Word Art

Using word-art to create greeting cards, invitations and others

 

First steps to create a homepage

Using Frontpage

Using Mobile phones

The course helped to use mobile telephone. Only the most elementary facts were included

Whom is activity addressed to

For participants with experience in word processing

 

Participants continue learning after the basic course or start learning, if they had the knowledge of the basic course

 

Addressed to seniors who hade got or bought a phone, but were not able to use it

Tools required

2 afternoons about 2 x 45 min, Maximum number of participants is 12, every participant has it’s own working place, additional training material, low fee (6 € one afternoon), training possibilities in the vhs centre

They are combined with normal courses in the evening. If a participant needs individual care, a co-teacher is available.

 

Participants brought their own mobiles. Most popular exemplars are in the personal property of the teachers.

1 afternoon about 2 1/2 hours shows the seniors how to use the mobile phone. The offer is free (no taxe)

Barriers met

Participants can’t train at home

Seniors don’t know about this special offer

The mobiles are often so small that seniors can’t  handle it.

Staff qualification

Adult educators, volunteers, students (high school), also seniors with experience in computering

Adult educators

Adult educators, volunteers, students (high school), also seniors with experience in using mobile phones

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Seniors are very interested in creating cards and more. But the lessons must be very slowly. Not using the typical „Jargon“ as normally do. Offering the posiblities for training, if they have no own Computer.

Seniors are very proud, if they can learn together with younger peoples. The are very motivated to learn with good results

Seniors are very interested in learning new technologies. If they understand that they also can handle it they like it very much to get a short message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPAIN

 

 

Activity

Activity

Activity

Description of activity

Basic  ICT courses: Windows  and internet

 

Different short courses to teach the basic knowledge about ICTs. In the school, young students teach seniors how to use computers. (2 sessions per week in a month)

 

 

 

Internet specific course: Appointment with the doctor

 

Using the web to make an appointment with the primary doctor of the town, get a health card, other services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recover your memories: Scanner photos

Using the scanner to save old photos and other papers, documents,etc

 

This course has a second level for those who want to advance in this field:

- to scanner photos and use specific software to modify and/or retouch them ( photoshop software)

( the third level would be to record them in a CD- this course will be in a next future

Whom is activity addressed to

Senior citizens over 50 with no experience  in computers

Seniors with basic skills on the internet

Adult and Seniors with PC skills

Tools required

Computer room

1 participant 1 computer

Computers

 

 

Computers

Scanners

software

Barriers met

At first it was three days a week but we had to reduce them. Young students had to get patience to “ teach them“ because the pace of work it was too slow.

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We should have had more scanners (finantial problems)

It was a short course for too many photos. Participants should have this software at home to continue the activity.

Staff qualification

 Students with knowledge on computers and with a great motivation to teach people.

Non qualification is required, only internet skills

Qualified teacher who knows the use of this programme + some voluntary students

Experience to be shared / conclusions

Positive experience. Intergenerational relationship. Participants can repeat the course if they didn’t get the goals.

It is a short but very useful course.

 

 

Great experience for them in the emotive sense since they share their feelings and interact each other. Small groups is necessary.