People with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) are one of the population groups at risk of unemployment and social inclusion. In this sense, adult education might be an effective tool to overcome this challenge. In order to do so, adult education institutions should be able to assess the needs of persons with SpLDs and adapt their training programmes accordingly.
The SpLenDEd project aims to address this task by developing a common assessment framework for adult leaning providers that will help them broaden the access to upskilling pathways for persons with SpLDs and advance their participation and engagement in learning activities.
To achieve this goal, the project team will:
- elaborate a common approach for assessing adult education effectiveness on learners with SpLDs,
- provide the means to assess the effectiveness of adult learning providers’ offerings on learners with SpLDs, and
- share tools and recommendations enabling adult learning providers to successfully address the needs of learners with SpLDs.
It is expected that SpLenDEd project will make a substantial impact on the effectiveness of lifelong learning for adult learners with SpLDs and spur organisational and pedagogic innovative change in the national systems of adult education in Europe.