EDDILI: RMA Reciprocal Maieutic Approach manual

Oct 7, 2011Reciprocal Maieutic Approach


EDDILI is a project of international research-action, addressed to Adult Learning Staff (thereafter known as ALS), such as Teachers and Trainers of Adults, and Adult Learners (thereafter known as AL). The international partnership aims to experiment and share together Danilo Dolci’s Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (thereafter known as RMA) as an educational approach that can be used in the field of training by ALS.

After a comprehensive evaluation process, the final version of the manual “Reciprocal Maieutic Approach in Adult Education “ has been realized, in order to make the outcomes of this common learning process available to a wider audience as well as to support further development and exploitation at international, national and local levels.

This manual presents the conclusions of two years of intensive exchange of experiences while experimenting the use and application of RMA in adult education – involving representatives, project coordinators, adult learner staff and adult learners of seven partners from different European countries. It aims to provide guidelines on the use and application of Danilo Dolci’s Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA) as an innovative pedagogical approach that can be used in the Adult Education field. It provides an overview of main theoretical concepts related to RMA as well as an example of how it could be applied on a practical level. The manual is intended to be used by adult learning staff in adult education for training future trainers. However, it could also be used for education projects with adult learners in general and with young people. It has been written as a reference tool for teachers, educators, social operators and other staff within institutions and organization providing adults with learning opportunities whether of a formal, non formal or informal nature, as well as for those working in associations, NGOs, social enterprises, health institutions and policy makers involved in adult education.

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