17 May

Beautiful Mind event on 17th May 2016 in Lodz

On 17th May 2016 Centre of Business Synergy in cooperation with the Chair of Library and Information Science at the University of Lodz (Poland) organized a multiplier event, which main aim was to popularize the Beautiful Mind project results. To encourage the participants to use our materials in everyday work or life, we presented them with the results and gave speeches. Other lecturers presented their point of views on adult education and the role of permanent development.

The first speech was given by prof. Dorota Podgórska-Jachnik (University of Bydgoszcz, Poland). Beautiful Mind project has inspired her to express how important it is to be active (physically and mentally) during our whole lives. The active attitude helps us maintain human relationships and avoid depression – what is especially important for seniors.

Dr. Alina Brzuska-Kępa (University of Lodz, Poland) emphasized the role of grandparents in creating grandchildren’s reading tastes. Monika Wachowicz and Piotr Szeligowski (Pegagogy Library in Lodz) presented the ways to get seniors involved in Information and Communication Technologies. They suggested some mobile application that may be interesting for adults – e.g. those that can help them with everyday routine.

Aleksandra Marciniak, Beata Wawrzyniak-Chrzanowska and Adam Chrzanowski (Centre of Business Synergy) presented the manual, movies and on-line platform that were created during the project. All participants got the manual and links to e-materials. They were encouraged to provide feedback, concerning whether they are going to use the products, and also suggestions of any changes.

The last part of the meeting were the workshops with Marek Szurawski – very famous Polish mnemotechnics trainer. He is the person who translated the most popular books connected with Speed Reading and memory techniques (e.g. by Tony Buzan or Harry Lorayne) into Polish. The participants were involved in learning mnemotechnics and ensured that using the Beautiful Mind manual will help them in everyday lives.

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14 Feb

Projects materials soon to come

Since the beginning of the project (August 2014) we have worked on “Intellectual Output” results: the manual, online course and training videos. Thanks to the discussion we had during the partners’ meeting, we’ve got an updated schedule of completing the materials. Coming soon!

02 Feb

“Understanding, discovering, learning”, in Castellón, Spain

On 3rd February 2015, we offered the activity “Understanding, discovering, learning” related to first products of the BeautifulMind Project, we wanted to know the learners expectation, experiences and the best approach for learning. The materials will be applied to the learners in future activities.

While the education done in young students is usually directed and aimed to get a degree or a better job, education on the elderly is self-motivated, adults wan to learn because it can be useful for them, also it is a pleasant activity, with the final aim for increasing the well-being.

We wanted to present the Beautiful Mind project and motivate them for using. Trainers will apply the materials, while we test and asses the impact.

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28 Jan

Second partners’ meeting, Udine

The most important issue was to sum up what we have already done and also talk about the remaining work. All tasks were successfully divided. Thanks to using the brainstorm method, we had the inspiring discussion about the title of the manual.

26 May

IV international conference on the Elderly and New technologies held in the Jaume I University

On 13, 14 and 15, CIDET was the co-organiser of the IV international conference on the Elderly and New technologies held in the Jaume I University. 214 senior learners and 37 practioners (trainers, researchers,…) participated in the conference, had the chance to know more about the Beutiful Mind project and attended the workshop, introducing and testing the first learning units of the project.

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