Programme Summary

This course is aimed at all teachers and staff working with adult learners in both a formal and non-formal context. This course is an opportunity for teachers to (further) develop essential teaching competences necessary to work with and manage adult target groups, as well as their needs and expectations.

Teachers participating in the course will have the opportunity to adopt and employ a variety of methods and activities that focus on increasing motivation and participation of adult learners, with the primary objective of increasing the number of adults in lifelong learning by making the learning process more interactive and attractive.

Emphasis will be placed on methods that can be used to create a relaxed and welcoming learning environment for adult learners, as well as activities to increase learner interaction and communication.

Teachers will have the opportunity to update and refresh their knowledge and exchange their experiences and examples of good practice with other teachers.


After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • apply new and innovative teaching methods
  • apply inclusive and students-focused methods
  • use different strategies to address adult learners’ individual needs
  • analyse advantages and disadvantages of formal and non-formal education systems
  • increase adult learners’ motivation
  • meet colleagues from other European countries, share experiences and examples of good practice

Day by Day Programme

Day 1:

  • presentation of the training institution, trainers, and participants
  • introduction to the programme
  • formal and non-formal education systems
  • learning atmosphere

Day 2:

  • needs analysis
  • meeting learners’ expectations
  • approaching and managing adult learner groups

Day 3:

  • classroom dynamics
  • methods and activities for increasing student participation and interaction
  • dealing with conflicts

Day 4:

  • increasing student motivation
  • innovative teaching methods
  • student focused activities

Day 5:

  • strategies for adapting activities for different types of learners
  • teaching mixed-ability adult learner groups
  • teaching low-ability learners
  • closing and evaluation of the Course

Target Groups

  • teachers working with adult learners in both a formal and non-formal context
  • staff in education institutions working with adult learners
  • teacher trainers

Course Dates

10. 06. – 14. 06. 2020.
17. 06. – 21. 06. 2020.
24. 06. – 28. 06. 2020.
01. 07. – 05. 07. 2020.
08. 07. – 12. 07. 2020.
26. 08. – 30. 08. 2020.
02.09. – 06. 09. 2020.


Adult Education Institution Dante


Wenzelova 2, Rijeka, Croatia




00385 51 321 336


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