PROSKILLS

The arts and the art-therapy as a means of developing creativity, proactivity and soft skills in disadvantaged adult learners

The two-year project PROSKILLS - “The arts and the art-therapy as a means of developing creativity, proactivity and soft skills in disadvantaged adult learners” commenced in September 2009 and is funded by the Lifelong Learning Program as a Partnership. The project aims at implementing methods based on art and art therapy as a means of developing proactive attitudes, creativity and soft skills in the adult learners and therefore to increase their level of social participation and civil engagement.

The coordinator is Christina Miliaca from Technopras (Rome, Italy) and apart from our school the partner institutions are Sisli (Instabul, Turkey), Siauliai University (Siauliai, Lithuania), Feramuc-Gu (Guadalajara, Spain) and AidLearn (Lisbon, Portugal).

Core of the project ProSkills is the partnership’s exchange and the creation of a common framework-model related to the application of creative and active teaching/training methods, based on the arts and art-therapy (music, painting, movies, drama, etc.), with the aim to develop in the socially disadvantaged people a creative mind, proactive attitudes and behavior, ability of learning to learn and to self-develop themselves. This innovative teaching practice will lead them to regain their self-confidence, increase their motivation and commitment to the learning process and consequently help them ameliorate their work status.

The project aims to develop a website and a CD-ROM with the pedagogical product that will derive by the implementation of the program. Teachers and students will also participate in the transnational meetings of the partnership.