Heureka! Wow Effects via New Adult Literacy Skills

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from 10/8/2014 to 16/8/2014
Jyväskylä, Finland


Jyväskylän aikuisopisto (Jyväskylä Insitute of Adult Education) organized the international workshop "Heureka! Wow Effects via New Adult Literacy Skills" in Jyväskylä in August 10-16, 2014. The workshop was funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig. Grundtvig Workshops were one of the actions in the Grundtvig Programme which had been launched in 2009.

Objective of the workshop

The workshop was directed to teachers and trainers of adults and aimed at sharing participants´ professional experiences on adult education and adult literacy. The best personal practices were introduced to benefit other participants. Another aim was to study and discuss modern methods and research on the workshop topic. Participants were provided with all the material used during the week in order to further develop and maintain it as educational material in their own work. The organizer will contact the group of participants by the end of 2014 to monitor the implementation of the workshop results.

Contents of the workshop

The themes discussed were: ICT aided methods in adult literacy education (Lexia and Audilex), Instrumental Enrichment tool for adult learners – theory and practice, Academic literacy research and new methods, ABC methods for mathematics, Connection between lexis and literacy. The program included key note speeches, presentations, discussions, reflections, workshops, study visits and exposure to the “impossible” Finnish language.


Around 300 applications from 18 countries were received of which 15 participants were invited to the workshop. Participants represented the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom and Turkey.

Contact details

Ms. Auli Bister
International Coordinator
Viitaniementie 1 A, P.O. Box 472
40101 Jyväskylä, FINLAND
e-mail: auli.bister(at)

+358(0)40 341 6390