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This paper aims to illustrate the innovation that Edu.Care project (Education for Care) is developing during its implementation. The most important outcome of the project is innovation in learning practices. In fact, the project aims to develop an innovative model of training for adults intended for a profession, that is becoming the main form of assistance for the elderly, especially in Italy but also in other European countries (Spain, Poland and Romania): the elderly carer. The innovative training model is settled through a methodology, developed by Edu.Care partnership, applied to all the players of the 'chain' of this social phenomenon that are involved in the project: the trainers of elderly carers, through organizations and institutions to which they refer (examples: ASL, employment centres, migrant associations, etc..), carers and the elderly people. Trainers and carers are directly involved in the trial: it transfers the skills to deliver services to the elderly, as well as formalise two professions. The partnership intends to reach this goal thanks to an original learning methodology, which includes classroom training, coaching, project work and training on platform web 2.0.


learning methodology new professional information society active ageing

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Chiappini, P., & Miccoli, G. (2014). Innovation in learning practice: the Edu.Care Project. Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 10(3).