E-literacy skills project in Dingli
A community-based, adult-education project is in its final stages at Dingli.
Targeting adults aged 50 and over, the project is led by Carmel Borg from the University’s Department of Education Studies and Marvin Formosa from the European Centre for Gerontology.
Dingli council is hosting the project and is providing logistics for the weekly meetings.
Inspired by Paulo Freire, the adult education project combines e-literacy skills with critical literacy of the immediate world of the adults. Adult participants, all from Dingli, reflect critically on issues that are directly relevant to their life, such as health, pensions, homes and poverty, in a context that is increasingly becoming localised.
At the end of the project, the reflections will be transformed into a e-manifesto for a more age-friendly environment at Dingli.
Sylvana Mercieca is leading the e-learning component of the project. The project will come to an end later this month.