Title Social Agents Promoting Active Aging through ICT
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-68046
Product Methodology Implementation Guidelines
Title Methodology Implementation Guidelines
Product Type others
This result is absolutly key to achieve the overall objective of the ACTing project:
Transferring the original methodology to social agents from ES/RO/IT/CH to be later on applied to the acquisition of ICT skills and empowerment of elderly in the digital gap, allowing them to develop their interests and hobbies through them, making the results visible and ensuring the further feasibility and sustainability of the project.
This result aims to facilitate the understanding and the assimilation of concepts of the transferred methodology, showing where and how it started (Mayores con Iniciativa experience) and how and why the ACTing project wants to turn the former methodology into a very direct and practical one addressed to social agents working in the fields of active ageing and digital inclusion, so that they
feel really empowered and capable of introducing elderly people in the Information and Knowledge Society through a very natural and easy-going
process and method.
In other words, this is the transformation of the former methodology - designed to be directly apply with final users in a simultaneous process of learning by social agents and elderly, and where the main goal was reducing the digital gap among elderly people - into a new adapted one where that process is mainly focused in the training and empowerment of social agents working in the eInclusion field to show them a new and much more natural method to help
senior citizens in the digital gap to take away they fear to ICT and to experiece by themselves the benefits of them and how they can improve their quality of life without much effort.
For this, the Guidelines include the following contents, divided in 3 great topics:
1. ACTing project:
- Outline of project work
- Type of transfer
- Experiences in which this project is based
- Methodology and work plan
2. Singular Initiatives:
- Aworking methodology
- Description and Objective
- Target audience
- Characteristics of the singular initiatives
3. Social Agents:
- Social agents: developers of singular initiatives
- Role of social agents in the ACTing project
- Intervention strategies of social actors
Target group Partnership, national referents and social agents / Direct target groups
Result Methodology implementation guideline.
Area of application
This document contributes decisively to the specific objectives:
1. Provide social agents with the necessary skills and tools to be effective facilitators of elderly’s e-inclusion, through the development of ICT skills focused on aspects of their daily life, and at the same time, promoting their active aging (also at a mental level).
2. To carry out the necessary adaptation process to local concrete realities (agents profile, available ICT spaces, culture and traditions, areas of interest…) to make the methodology viable and useful there.
3. ICT perceived as an useful and helpful tool to face many of the problems associated with aging – memory loss, sight loss, hearing loss, communication
difficulties, lack of mobility, increasing depence… - making them part of working dynamics to help elderly keeping active in their social environments.
4. Implementation of singular initiatives not based on concrete topics or seminars, but “on-demand” from seniors’ own centres of interest, guided and
supported by those social agentes previously trained in the necessary methodology to lead the whole process.
Product Languages English