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  • Transnational Meetings: Held in the beautiful city of Copenhagen

  • Local Partner: Crossing Borders


  • Transnational Meetings: Spanned over an inspiring 3 days

  • Local Activities: Extended for 42 days, encompassing thorough preparation and evaluation

Key Achievements:

  1. Collective Checklists Developed: We successfully established detailed checklists for project management, communication, monitoring, and evaluation, ensuring a unified and effective approach across all our future activities.

  2. Public Relations Initiatives: Our project was officially announced, and we launched our dedicated website and social media channels. The visibility and promotional activities undertaken significantly amplified our reach and engagement with the target audience.

  3. Selection of Adult Educators: We meticulously selected adult educators, who are the primary audience of our project, based on a set of carefully crafted criteria. This process was instrumental in aligning our goals with the needs of our participants.

  4. Strategic Preparatory Meeting: We held a critical meeting that set the groundwork for the subsequent activities of the project. This session was pivotal in aligning the vision and strategy among all partners.

Learning Methods Employed:

  • Engaging in Think-Tank sessions

  • Conducting dynamic Brainstorming

  • Hosting insightful Focus Group Interviews

  • Facilitating Interactive Decision-Making

Preparatory: DYS TO YES

Adult's Dyscalculia for Newcomers


  • Ankara, Lisbon, Copenhagen


  • The activity spanned 60 days

Main Theme:

  • The creation of a comprehensive guide to aid adult educators in detecting and understanding dyscalculia among adult learners.


  • Utilizing androgogic research in the field of adult dyscalculia.

  • Facilitating online meetings with adult educators from partner organizations throughout the research, chapter-writing, and publishing phases.

Key Achievements:

  1. Incorporating Current Research: We delved into the latest theoretical, experimental, and neuroscientific studies on adult dyscalculia, enriching the guide with current and relevant information.

  2. Guide Development: Under the leadership of Gazi University, all partners collaboratively created a detection and awareness guide. This guide is a valuable resource for adult educators, offering insights into the identification and understanding of dyscalculia in adult learners.

  3. International Collaboration: Adult educators from partner organizations engaged in regular online meetings, exchanging ideas and fostering international dialogue. This collaborative approach enriched the guide with diverse perspectives and practices.

  4. Local and International Dissemination: The guide was published in both local languages and English, facilitating international comparison and broader dissemination. It is now being utilized in continuing education institutions serving adults across our regions.

  5. Integrating Diverse Approaches: The activity encompassed informal learning methods, good practice examples, and androgogic approaches alongside research, providing a holistic educational tool for adult educators.

Sub-Objectives Achieved:

  1. Enhanced Awareness: Adult educators are now better informed about current research in the field of adult dyscalculia.

  2. Practical Guidance: The guide serves as a practical tool for educators in identifying and addressing dyscalculia in adult learners, particularly in the context of basic competencies training like literacy and numeracy.


Cogito Ergo "SUM"


  • Main Training: Ankara, at Gazi University

  • Local Preparations: Various partner locations


  • Transnational Training: 3 days

  • Local Preparation: 42 days

Activity Themes:

  1. Understanding Cognitive Processes in Adult Learning: We emphasized the significance of memory, perception, attention, coordination, and reasoning in adult learning, especially for those with dyscalculia.

  2. Evaluating Dyscalculia in Adults: A deep dive into how dyscalculia affects adult learners, assessing the condition in the context of various cognitive processes.

  3. Development of Cognitive Activities: We created exemplary cognitive activities tailored for adults with dyscalculia, aiming to mitigate the challenges faced by these learners.

  4. Time-Management Strategies: Developing efficient strategies and lists to apply these cognitive activities effectively in adult education settings.


  • Emphasizing Self-Directed Learning

  • Praxis-Based Experimental Learning

  • Utilization of Time Management Applications

Training Course in Ankara: Selected adult educators who exhibited exceptional performance in the previous activity joined as pioneer units in Ankara. The training, lasting three days, was delivered by experts from our project team, utilizing constructivist methods.

Key Outcomes:

  • Participants gained a comprehensive understanding of how cognitive processes affect dyscalculia in adults.

  • A series of cognitive activities were designed and shared as a training module for adult educators.

  • The training culminated in the creation of a list of cognitive activities, which are now essential tools for educators working with adults who have dyscalculia.

Impact of the Training: The "Cogito Ergo SUM" activity has set a new standard in the field of adult education for dyscalculia. The training module developed during this activity is a testament to our commitment to empowering educators with innovative and practical tools. The activity not only provided theoretical insights but also practical strategies to be implemented in adult learning environments.

Project's Philosophical Foundation: The project name, "Cogito Ergo SUM," inspired by Descartes' famous phrase "I think, therefore I am," reflects our dedication to fostering deep, reflective thinking in adult education. This aligns with our goal of integrating philosophical idealism into practical educational strategies.

DASDYS: Digital Assistance for Adults with Dyscalculia


  • 40 Days


  • Ankara, Lisbon, Copenhagen

Key Objectives and Actions:

  1. Research on Digital Assistants: Partners conducted local research to identify digital tools that assist adults who face challenges in daily life due to dyscalculia, particularly in performing basic arithmetic operations.

  2. Gamification in Learning: We introduced adult educators to various applications that utilize gamification. This approach aimed to enhance the learning experience of adult learners, especially those facing difficulties in basic competency courses.

  3. Multi-Sensory Digital Resources: A focus was placed on providing access to visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile digital activities. This approach is designed to support adults with dyscalculia through multi-sensory-based digital education resources.

  4. Inclusion in Digital Databases: The activity aimed to incorporate specific resources for dyscalculia into the digital activity databases of institutions or centers providing adult education.


  • The activity commenced with each partner exploring local digital applications relevant to dyscalculia.

  • Subsequently, applications offering multi-language support were shared at a transnational level.

  • Suitable applications for adults with dyscalculia were piloted by educators, and their effectiveness was evaluated and shared among partners.

Transnational Collaboration:

  • An international meeting was organized on digital platforms, moderated by Gazi University, where partners shared their findings and best practices.


  • The activity culminated in the addition of effective digital tools for dyscalculia into the digital libraries of educational institutions.

  • This has significantly enriched the resources available to adult educators, providing them with innovative tools to better assist adults with dyscalculia.

Overall Impact: This activity has played a crucial role in bridging the gap between technology and dyscalculia education. By leveraging digital tools, gamification, and multi-sensory activities, we have provided adult educators with effective resources to enhance their teaching methodologies. This initiative not only improves the educational experience for adults with dyscalculia but also sets a precedent for the use of technology in adult education.

A Cup of Unique Blend


  • 3 Days for Transnational Activity in Lisbon

  • 37 Days for Local Preparation and Evaluation


  • Transnational: Lisbon

  • Local Preparations: Across various partner regions

Activity Themes:

  • Day 1: Analysis of cognitive and technological-based educational materials for adult dyscalculia.

  • Day 2: Matching educational materials to the specific achievements needed for adults with dyscalculia.

  • Day 3: Synthesizing educational materials based on cognitive and technological approaches to target matched achievements.


  • Employing non-formal learning methods such as analytical thinking, classification-oriented applications, dialectical thinking, praxis, and synthesis.

Expected Results:

  1. Enhanced Synthesis Skills: Adult educators will strengthen their abilities to combine cognitive and technological approaches learned in previous activities.

  2. Effective Learning for Adults with Dyscalculia: The unique educational methods, blending cognitive and technological approaches, will facilitate a more effective learning experience for adults with dyscalculia.

  3. Dissemination of a Sustainable Training Module: Project partners will be able to distribute a usable and sustainable training module relevant to the topic of the project.

  4. Enrichment of Educational Institutions: Institutions serving adult learners will have the opportunity to enrich their informal and non-formal learning methods with these innovative approaches.

  5. Alignment with International Standards: Project teams and participating adult educators will develop their educational services in accordance with international and European Union standards.

The Significance of the Activity: Named "A Cup of Unique Blend," this activity symbolizes the fusion of original and new approaches to mitigate the negative effects of dyscalculia in adult life. The training module developed is expected to be a game-changer in the field of adult education, particularly for those with specific learning disabilities like dyscalculia.

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