Villa Montesca Research and Training Centre. CSFVM

Villa Montesca, Italy
VMSTC

Villa Montesca Research and Training Centre (CSFVM), an Italian organization, which develops innovative educational initiatives and offers a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary research expertise and training activities. It is located in Città di Castello (Perugia), in the Central Italy The Centre has an international reputation for excellence for research and training in the following areas: education in the context of European integration and regional co-operation, co-operation in the field of education and culture on local, regional and European level, training for trainers and ITC, environmental economy, management, accountability and policy, welfare policies at local, regional, national and trans-national level. According to the centre experience, the organization would like to join the project proposal to share the know-how and to enrich our competences. In particular, the centre will expect to single out innovative methodologies for senior’s ICT courses

Castellón project meeting. November 2008

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The Villa Montesca Research and Training Centre participated in the Castellón meeting with 2 representatives.

In this meeting the CSFVM representatives had the chance to visit the UJI, their premises and also to attend and participate in the ICT classes. This was an important occasion to present the Villa Montesca Centre and the activities they are currently working on. The Director Fabrizio Boldrini presented the history of the institution and also its current departments and sectors: the Training and the Research Centres, and described what ACTIVE LEARNING means for CSFVM, with the objective of sharing with all the other participants the experience of the Centre.

This meeting was an important moment to learn more about other institutions active in the adult education field.

Third project meeting participation. September 2009

The CSFVM attended the third project meeing in Calarasi (Romania) with a delegate.

The representative of CSFVM showed to all the participants, learners and delegates, an example of Intergenerational online learning game. The purpose of this project (“PArents and CHildren Working ORganizing and Learning together”) that CSFVM is coordinating, is to develop a learning community of children and parents, by involving them all together in a learning path: children teach their parents how to use the ICT tools, while parents single out some contents based on their knowledge. Parents and children together build multimedia e-learning paths, enriching their knowledge and acquiring new strategic competences to deal with ICT tools.

All the Active ICT participants were invited to share this experience and to try the Patch online Game.

Learning in family through ICT – “PATCH-WORLd” September 2009

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca presents to the Active ICT partners and learners the PATCH-WORLd (PArents and CHildren Working ORganizing and Learning together) online learning environment.

All the learners have the opportunity to know how funny it can be building a learning community of children and parents and new multimedia personalized learning paths so to enrich their own knowledge and acquire new strategic competences to deal with ICT tools.

Adults Learn with Fun Workshop February 2010

In February 2010 Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca hosts the international Grundtvig Workshop A.L.F. “Adults Learn with Fun”. The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To promote an in-depht analysis and make participants aware of troubles peculiar to relationship between parents and children, due to communication difficulties between generation and to different languages used.
  • To promote the acquisition of new relational skills thanks to constructivist approach.
  • To contribute to the diffusion of a learning model based on cooperation between actors involved.
  • To promote the acquisition of new technical skill in the field of open-source technologies and social networks as learning tools also bringing in contact different generations.
  • To promote the comparison between generations, allowing a profitable exchange of experiences in different fields of knowledge by a ludic-cooperative training methodology combining it with ICT usage.

Universidade Sénior de Évora (Portugal), Personality Socialization Research Institute of Rēzeknes Augstskola (Latvia), Senioren –Lernen-Online (Germany) take part in the Workshop activities consisting in frontal classes, simulations (in presence or on-line), role games, workshop activities to try out directly the models proposed.

Fourth project meeting participation. February 2010

The CSFVM attended the fourth project meeting in Évora (Portugal) with 2 delegates.

The Soft Learning approach was introduced to all the participants as an example of method of learning that CSFVM is implementing with target groups belonging to some categories of adults, who are involved in job characterized by inflexible work organization (army, police, health organizations , fire brigade, air traffic control etc…) and that usually, although involved in specific training activities, are quite excluded from the lifelong leaning action aimed to develop citizenship and basic skills.

Soft Learning - An innovative method to teach to adult workers February 2010

Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca involves the ActiveICT partners in the sharing of the contents and experiences of the CLAN project (Continuous Learning for Adults with Needs) that introduces the Soft Learning approach in order to facilitate the participation of adults in Lifelong learning actions through the use of games, e-learning, community of learners. Specifically this method is addressed to target groups belonging to categories of adults involved in job characterized by inflexible work organization (army, police, health organizations , fire brigade, air traffic control etc…) and that usually, although involved in specific training activities, are quite excluded from the lifelong leaning action aimed to develop citizenship and basic skills.

Fith project meeting participation. June 2010

The KCDKO and GWSP prepared and organised together the last meeting of the activeICT project. Villa Montesca Research and Training Centre participated with 2 delegates and 4 learners

All the participants visited the institution and had the chance to understand better how the activities in the Third Age University and in local colleges are carried out. This was the farewell meeting to prepare the conclusion, evaluation and nearly close the project.

 

Oline meeting June 2010

Senioren –Lernen-Online and Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca meet online with ‘Mikogo’

Mikogo was successfully used during meetings in the Active ICT project and has played an important role in building a successful business relation among the actors of the project.

Learners and partners of Active ICT have met several times during and after the completion of the project exchanging information and discussing topics in real time. This has allowed a quick and reliable exchange of PDF and Word documents, videos and images and other software applications

 

A project for the citizen’s social growth and the use of Distance Learning June 2010

Knowledge, Competences and Languages: a project for the citizen’s social growth and the use of Distance Learning as learning tool.

An example of Active citizenship and of implementation of ICT tools to develop courses addressed to adults. The Province of Perugia and Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca present to the Active ICT partners example of the integrated courses for adults belonging to the ASTRA project. This aims to the acquisition of competences which are indispensable to work and live in today’s society and at the same time to answer to the needs of a social/economic system based on knowledge as a key element for the development and the growth of the territory. It also aims at narrowing the social and cultural gaps, in particular as regards those people which are more at risk of social and productive marginalisation.