Guidelines for Counselling Disadvantaged Adults
INVITATION TO A MULTIPLIER SEMINAR
4th -5th March 2005, Alicante (Spain)
There is a widespread need to detect basic skills deficiencies during early stages of social, vocational or educational counselling. Because people who are embarrassed by their lack of literacy and numeracy skills successfully hide their deficits, advisers working in these fields have to be trained to employ strategies and methods to carefully unveil these facts without offending the social and cultural integrity of their clients.
The project has developed "Guidelines for Counsellors" that will sensitise, inform and train advisers in order to detect people with illiteracy or borderline basic skills, help them to develop self-confidence, advise them on training possibilities, maintain motivation and re-orient their potential of creativity. In this Multiplier Seminar held during the final phase of the project, we are glad to invite you as experts from a country that has not participated at the project. You will have an excellent opportunity to receive in-depth information about the project and to discuss with other European experts in this field.
The costs of your participation at the Multiplier Seminar (travel and accomodation expenses) will be financed by the project budget in the framework of the SOCRATES programme of the European Commission.
Thursday 3rd March 2005:
Arrival day: We have booked a room for you in the
HOTEL SPA PORTA MARIS
Tel: +34 922.214.171.124
Have a look at their web-site: www.hotelspaportamaris.com
Friday 4th March 2005:
We will meet in the Lobby of the Hotel Spa Porta Maris and walk together to the Conference Centre !
Multiplier Seminar at the Confederación Empresarial de la Provincia de Alicante, Plaza Ruperto Chapí 3
9:00 – 13:00 hrs: Morning session
Background of the projects "Support the Ways to Literacy"
Functional illiteracy: How does it affect counsellors and advisers?
Definition of basic skills and illiteracy
Who is affected?
Functional illiteracy as a social phenomen
13:00 – 15:30 hrs: Lunch
15:30 – 18:00 hrs: Afternoon session
Hiding and avoidance strategies
Criteria and indicators for detecting basic skills deficits
Working with the target group
Escort and ongoing motivation
Saturday, 5th March 2005:
9:30 – 13:00 hrs: Morning session Work group 1
Demonstration of innovative learning materials for basic skills learners
9:30 – 13:00 hrs: Morning session Work group 2
Presentation and discussion of the analysis of basic skills situation in selected European countries