ABOUT the project
Our project called: „Catch the Balance” is dedicated to the person of „participant” and his level of activation in the field of culture and non-formal education. Using a process of exchanging good practices between the educators from the partner institutions we will work on some methods of activation adults for participation in non-formal education.
The idea for the project appeared right after the exhibition of Anna Maria Łuczak "Mindful Ersatz Life" which took place in the Punkt Odbioru Sztuki Gallery which is one of our branches. The exhibition was about going back to simple, natural pleasures in contrast to our reality fullfilled with the Internet and too many incentives pushing our brains from all around.
We have noticed that people, including our audience, have difficulty in staying focused on one task. The effect is: less energy to work on selfdevelopment, worse and worse key competences, low social, interpersonal skills, no longlasting relationships. The result is social exclusion and staying in the marginalised group of adults.
Acording to those reflections and staying focused on european priorities concerning participation of adults in non-formal education we decided that our target group will be disadvantaged adults. (disadvantaged because of some economic barriers, social exclusion, low key competences, low language skills – immigrants, problems with being overstressed and low level of selfacceptation).
As the speed of life, being overstressed and too many incentives pushing our brains are considering as reasons why adults are not participating in non-formal education, we decided to use the idea of slow life, leave behind new technologies for a while and go back to the culture heritage. During the process of creation we will work in manual way, pointing out ecology, sensorics, building a dialog and storytelling, group process. New technologies will stay with us only as a tool to make a project activities documentation.
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