Topic outline

  • Active ageing means helping people stay in charge of their own lives for as long as possible. Because keeping minds active is equally as important as keeping bodies physically active, there is an urgent need for an educational, cultural and social context.

    According to the Active Ageing Index Analytical Report (UNECE, Integration and participation of older persons in society, 2009) the involvement of older persons (age 55-74) in education varies among the 28 EU countries from 0.2% to 19.3%.

    Based on the data collected, the research team concluded upon an innovative course framework to improve the skills of the educators and staff working with seniors.

       

      

    Course aim and objectives

    This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of the educators and staff working with seniors. The main objectives are strongly related to each module:

    • Get to know the challenges elders face during the process of ageing
    • Understand the pillars in the elders' life and overcome stereotypes related to ageing
    • Learn how to work with elders, with practical examples
    • Learn how to empower elders to be active citizens
    • Learn how to value senior citizens as an asset for the communities and society

    This course contains 5 modules, which intend to provide the needed knowledge and to foster the development of skills and attitudes of the staff working with the elderly.

    After completing all the steps, you can download your course completion certificate. This will unlock the bonus materials.

    To register on the platform, enroll course and follow the course, please read the Practical Guide for Moodle Learners and Trainers. 

    We wish you happy learning!

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  • Module 1. Know your seniors


  • Module 2. Understand your seniors

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  • Module 3. Work with your seniors

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  • Module 4. Empower seniors


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  • Module 5. Valuing your seniors

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  • References

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  • Course completion certificate

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    Congratulations for going through all the online course modules!

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  • Bonus Materials

     

     

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  • Acknowledgement, Disclaimer and Copyright notice

    Acknowledgement. This learning material has received funding from the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement "Supporting Elderly Needs Is Our Responsibility", ID 2020-1-RO01-KA204-080320​

    Disclaimer. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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