Teach Digital aims to increase the digital skills and confidence of educators working with lower-skilled women from migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds. By implementing appropriate learning strategies, and using digital tools to make learning digital technologies more attractive, relevant and boost their professional and personal development.
Approximately 90% of jobs today require some level of digital skills and both the Council Resolution on a Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning and the Upskilling Pathways Initiative recommend adult education provision is strengthened to improve the digital skills of many millions of low-skilled or low-qualified adults who are most vulnerable in the labour market.
Women, especially those from migrant backgrounds, face higher levels of gender stereotypes and discrimination which reduce their motivation and access to the digital training.
New communication technologies however could not only help migrant women overcome isolation and distance from their home countries, but also provide them with valuable tools for active participation, emancipation as well boosting their employability.
Teach Digital thus has a clear objective: increase the ability and motivation of educators working with low-skilled, low-qualified women from migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds to use cultural and gender appropriate learning strategies and digital tools in order to make learning digital more attractive, relevant and boost their professional and personal development.
There are three Intellectual Outputs in the DIGITAL project:
IO1 TEACH DIGITAL TOOLBOX– a publication that introduces the main tenets of andragogy for adult education to educators, including teaching strategies and case studies proven to be particularly effective in working with women from a migrant and EM background.
IO2 DIGITAL ROUTE FINDER- This interactive, online tool will present indicators of digital competences in easy-to-understand language with clear illustrations, thus helping migrant and ethnic minority women to identify their current level of digital competence in each of the five DigComp areas.
IO3 ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS for EMPLOYMENT OERS, will be a focused yet flexible set of OERs which adapt existing best practice in women’s andragogy for use with migrant & ethnic minority women in adult education settings.