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Make friends with your own memory - workshop for seniors

"Make friends with your own memory - workshop for seniors"

- information for applicants from other countries

We start new project " Make friends with your own memory - workshop for seniors " - an international Grundtvig Workshops project. The objective of this Grundtvig action is to enable adult learners to participate in Workshops taking place in another European country participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme.

Lead by The Fullness-Of-Life Academy memory training is planed for 5-days and include indoor and outdoor activities. The workshops take place from 13/05/2013
to 17/05/2013 in Krakow
(Please note that participants must come to Krakow on 12.05.2013. The date of departure from Krakow is 18.05.2013).


The workshop is addressed to senior citizens from all over Europe who are older than 55, have at least an intermediate command of English and the desire to use the workshop for their personal development.


The workshop topic is learning in later life and it focuses on various innovative methods for supporting and developing memory in later life. These will be extracted from various sources including scientific research, personal experience, literature and art , "folk knowledge" and so on.

The workshop is planned for 5 days. Each of them will include morning and afternoon sessions, held both in the classroom and outdoors. For the fieldwork we will use the various historical, cultural, social and natural environments of the city of Krakow, to illustrate, expand and train the knowledge acquired in the classroom.

The program will include such topics as: - general information about the functioning of memory, especially in later life;
- supporting the memorization process: concentration and attention, rules for memorizing, the role of senses and the body;
- recalling information and memories -rules and techniques, the construction of memories;
- the influence of lifestyles, attitudes to and perceptions of one's own memory, on memory functioning;
- a role of the "art of memory" in the culture and art development;
- how to use cultural, environmental and personal recourses to support and develop one's own memory;
- a construction of personal strategies for aiding and developing one's own memory based on available local resources.

Classes will be organized in a highly interactive way, using various methods, techniques, and exercises designed especially for the workshop. We are going to use personal experience shared by the participants to combine it with contemporary knowledge, the rich experience we already posses and also tracks of the "art of memory", both historical and modern. We will use diverse and innovative teaching means, engaging not only the brain, but also emotions, senses and the entire body.


Everyone interested in taking part in workshop is asked to contact us via e-mail: to receive more information about workshop and application form.

By 6th February 2013 application forms should be sent in from people interested in taking part in our workshops. After receiving your fully completed and signed application we will put you on the pre-registration list. By 24th February 2013 we will confirm if your application has been accepted.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This pages reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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