EDDILI – To Educate is to Make Possible the Discovery of Life

The Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA) is a “…process of collective exploration that takes as a departure point the experience and the intuition of individuals.” (Dolci, 1996)


EDDILI is an international research-action project targeted at adult leaning staff (ALS), that is, teachers and trainers of adults. During the 2 years of the project life the international partnership aims to develop and introduce the reciprocal maieutic approach (RMA) of Danilo Dolci as an educational approach to be used in the field of training of adult learning staff. We expect this way to have an impact contributing to increase the quality of adult learning.

Some important documents launched by the Commission give relevance to this project, as for example “It’s never late to learn” (Brussels, 23.10.2006 – COM(2006) 614 final). It states the following:

In order to foster a culture of quality in adult learning, Member States should invest in improving teaching methods and materials adapted to adult learners and put in place initial and continuing professional development measures to qualify and up-skill people working in adult learning. They should introduce quality assurance mechanisms, and improve delivery.

Another important aim is to create an European network of ALS which might serve the goal of exchange of practice and know-how. Further aims of the network will be decided by the ALS participating in the project.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme under the action Grundtvig Multilateral projects.


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