Key competences foster the ability to participate in social life, widen job opportunities and improve the socio-occupational conditions of citizens, among these key skills the project “Digital Clil for all” wants to strengthen the digital and multilingual skills of adults.
According to what is indicated by the recommendations of the Council of the European Union in 2018, one of the characteristics of key competences is the possibility of being acquired and strengthened during the whole life and the fact that they represent the base to exercise an active citizenship. Despite the importance of soft skills, the latest reports on the topic show a European contest still lagging behind, especially with regard to the adult population: 44% of the population holds basic digital skills and 35.2% knows an extra language compared to the native.
Given the importance of strengthening transversal skills throughout the entire life, and finding that the level of digital and multilingual skills for the adult population is still too low, the “Digitalclil 4all” project aims to create a new teaching methodology to be used for adult learning. The Dital Clil method integrates the CLIL approach (Content and Language Integrated Learning), which uses a second language to convey non-linguistic disciplines, with the use of ICT, enhancing the digital dimension in the teaching process. The general objective is therefore to improve and strengthen the digital and linguistic skills of adult learners for a more active participation in the labour market and European society, to this aim the project will support the teaching staff in the ability of improving the level of soft skills of adult learners through the digital clil methodology and will update the teaching methods for adult learning based on the digital and linguistic experience.
The project involves the creation of one Intellectual Outputs: “GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING DIDACTIC METHODOLOGY DIGITAL CLIL IN LEARNING FOR ADULTS”, involving 12 experts in innovative teaching methodologies. All the materials produced by the project will be available in 6 languages (Italian, Romanian, Croatian, Greek, Spanish and English) to ensure maximum usability both in the national contexts where the project will be implemented and in other European countries.