The DVV International Georgia Country office organised the 4-day training programme of the fifth and final module of Curriculum globALE, led by Mrs. Katarina Popovic, a visiting professor from the International Council for Adult Education Secretary General (ICAE). The topic of the final module was “Planning, Organising and Evaluating in Adult Learning and Education (ALE),” which was a combination/summary of both novelties and already covered modules. The training cycle and its 5 phases - needs research, programme/curriculum development, planning, organisation, and evaluation were the primary and vital issues the group worked intensively and in-depth with the trainer during these days.
Mrs. Popovic led the sessions with pleasant energisers and creative exercises. For example, they were listening to a tune based on which the participants had to develop a curriculum while working in a group, which in itself implies identifying the dynamics of the target group, preparing activities based on needs, selecting/using specific methods for their inclusion and enhancement, and determining the risk assessment of the positive aspects of working with them. After analysing the exercise, everyone unanimously agreed on the importance of knowing the target group well, offering an adapted training programme, and having a plan “B” to avoid surprises.
The main goal of this module was to collect knowledge, detail it and convey it with a practical purpose. Upon completion of the training, the directors of ALE centers, adult education coordinators of state vocational colleges, the Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN) employees, and the DVV International Georgia Country office participating in the training programme, received a certificate of participation in the fifth module.
Finally, participants had a final exam and received certified master trainer certification.