PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2010-1-FI1-GRU06-03023

Rajat rikki – oppiva vertaisryhmä lukivaikeukisisille

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Finland
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Estonia
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • Norway
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Erilaisten oppijoiden liitto ry. Finnish diverse learners' association FINDER

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    ADDRESS

    Vilhonkatu 4 C 24 – Helsinki

    CONTACT PERSON

    Eeva Siirala

    Breaking Barriers - peer learning groups for dyslexics

    Breaking Barriers wants to break mental barriers to learning caused by negative experiences dyslexic adults have often had in their schooling, break barriers raised by conventional notions of learning, break barriers between learners and teachers (who are also learners), and lift the group members to an equal level, learning from each other. The project aims also to diversify the understanding of dyslexia as a problem into seeing also the possibilities it carries with a different way of processing information. Problems caused by dyslexia are commonly acknowledged especially among school children. But among adults there are today often overlooked groups with hindrances in learning due to dyslexia. The project Breaking Barriers seeks to 1) spread information about dylexia and diversity in ways of learning, also among adults, 2) spread information on the method, practices and results achieved with peer learning groups, 3) assist teachers and other educational staff as well as the educational authorities and administration in education, implementing and promoting the idea of peer learning groups in their areas of work. By ripple effect this method could spread into more general use in other groups and activities where peer support might help people find more effective ways to deal with learning tasks at hand. The project partners will train coaches to act as resource persons for peer learning groups according to their respective contexts ranging from universities to NGOs and even prisons. The seminars organised in connection with the project meetings turn also to the general public. The side product of the project is to allow the project partners themselves experience the peer learning method in the project planning discussions and meetings.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Italy
  • Estonia
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Project Web site ( transanational )

    Web Site http://www.breaking-barriers.eu/

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents, Special Needs

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes