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Wednesday 10 October 2018, Ireland

Assessment in Further Education

EPALE Ireland, Further Education Network and ECVET are teaming up to host the next Further Education Network Meeting.

The event will focus on QQI's Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning which sets out a framework and context for discussing assessment issues.

Dr. Peter Cullen, Head of Validation and Delegation in QQI's Quality Assurance Directorate, will provide an introduction to the Green Paper on Assessment.

We search for partner institutions devoted to VET for future Erasmus+ KA102 projects

INS Miquel Biada VEt School (City Council of Mataró) is a VET School that participates regularly in Erasmus+ projects. (

We are located in Mataró, a beautiful city next to Barcelona, in Catalonia (Spain).

Currently we are searching for new European partners that can host our VET students for training purposes. We are especially interested in English speaking countries but we are open to other options.

Our studies are the following:

-Car repairs

-Electrical and automatic instalations



This paper describes recent initiatives piloted by maths teachers and school management to increase attendance, engagement and certification in maths. It assesses the effects of the initiatives and looks at future potential in this setting and in others.
"The work of education in prison is inextricably bound up with larger issues in penal policy." The Irish Prison Education Association's 14th annual Liam Minihan Lecture, 'The potential of education for people held in prison', was given by Kevin Warner. His lecture focuses on adult education's "distinctive philosophy and approaches, the depth and breadth of it, and its enormous potential for the men and women held in prison". It also touches on "the prison system and its shifting thinking and shifting policies, which of course impact on education".
Thursday 5 July 2018, Ireland

Irish Museums Association: Education and Outreach Forum 2018

Interested in museum and gallery learning and community engagement?

The annual Irish Museums Association Education and Outreach (E+O) forum will take place on 5 July 2018 at the National Museum of Ireland.

From projects that explore working with teenagers to women in direct provision, projects at pilot stage to results of final evaluation, or covering disciplines from archaeology to art, the E+O forum is a key event in the calendar for museum and cultural practitioners and educators to meet and discuss topics of interest to their learning and engagement programmes.

Wednesday 19 September 2018, Ireland

Social Media for Educators

Would you like to promote your educational organisation?

EPALE Ireland is offering free, expert-led training to further/adult education providers and community education organisations on using social networks to promote organisations and projects.

Tips for using the leading social networks and tools will be discussed, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and EPALE. 


About the facilitator 

We are looking for a partner in the Erasmus + KA105 project "Sport as a way equation socio-educational opportunities "

We are a school teaching young people aged 16-10 in the profession of a car mechanic.

The main aim of the exchange project ‘Sport as a way to equalize socio – educational opportunities’ is to share knowledge, skills, and experiences with teachers and teenagers from the countries involved.  Therefore, sport seems to be a really important factor, which may have a positive influence on the teenagers.
That is why we encourage young people to practise sports and to be active in life.

Thursday 14 June 2018, Ireland

National Volunteer Management Conference

Given the number of volunteers involved in adult education, EPALE members may be interested in the Irish National Volunteer Management Conference.


This conference is essential to anyone who manages volunteers as part of their role (paid or unpaid) or anyone who is interested in volunteer management in both the Community & Voluntary Sector and Corporate Sector.

Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Saturday 29 September 2018, Ireland

Cursul de formare „Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations”

În perioada 25 – 29 septembrie 2018, în Dublin (Irlanda), se va desfășura Cursul de formare „Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations”.

Cursul îşi propune să prezinte participanţilor selectați oportunitățile pe care le oferă programul Erasmus+ pentru tinerii cu oportunităţi reduse cu care lucrează (de ex.: minorităţi, tineri cu nevoi speciale, grupuri discriminate ş.a.).

Cursul se adresează organizaţiilor/instituţiilor noi în programul Erasmus+ în domeniul tineretului, care nu au mai organizat/derulat niciodată un proiect internaţional de tineret.

11 June 2018
by Sorin Angheluta
Under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) is defined as; An association established to collectively represent education and training boards and promote their interests, which is recognised by the Minister for the purposes of this Act. In this magazine: Big Changes at ETBI: Meet ETBI's new General Secretary; What you should know about: GDPR, New child protection procedures; Developing an Early School Leaving Prevention Strategy.
Wednesday 13 June 2018, Ireland

An introduction to Plain English (NALA)

Plain English is a style of writing and layout that the intended reader can understand after a single reading. It will help you clarify what you’re trying to say and, as a result, help your reader get your message exactly as you intended. Presenting information in plain English includes using suitable words, adopting a direct style, avoiding unnecessary jargon and designing your written information to make it easier to follow.
5 June 2018
by Ronnad Baot Murphy
Approximately 32,000 learners are currently enrolled in Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, the largest component of full-time further education and training in Ireland. New research from the ESRI shows that PLC courses enhance employment chances and progression to higher education for learners but could be made more responsive to a changing labour market. The study is based on new surveys of PLC principals and PLC and Leaving Certificate leavers.
Half of all the migrants in Ireland have English as their second language while 10% have a high level of English language. Then, says Dr Philida Schellekens, there is a ‘middle group’ who need ESOL teachers to activate their English and enable a positive language learning experience for them.
Basic knowledge of the host society's language, history, and institutions is indispensable to integration, enabling immigrants to acquire this basic knowledge is essential to successful integration. Efforts in education are critical to preparing immigrants, and particularly their descendants, to be more successful and more active participants in society.
The Migrant Integration Strategy - A Blueprint for the Future sets out the Irish Government’s approach, for 2017 to 2020, regarding migrant integration. 'The Strategy proposes to use networks as a means by which migrant and non-migrant groups and organisations can get to know one another and by which migrants can raise areas of concern. Ireland has developed an approach to integration that involves both mainstream services and targeted initiatives.' The strategy addresses migrant integration from a number of perspectives including education. For example, the strategy sets out the specific action of “the inclusion of a language component in education and training programmes for unemployed migrants with poor English proficiency.”
Friday 25 May 2018, Ireland

Irish Aftercare Network Annual Conference 2018

The Irish Aftercare Network Annual Conference 2018 will take place in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Athlone on Fri 25 May 2018. This year's conference’s theme is “Together We Can”, promoting Education, Training and Employment Opportunities for Care Leavers. The conference is organised by The Irish Aftercare Network which provides support to people working with Care Leavers in Ireland.
Thursday 17 May 2018, Ireland

Seminar on Social and Ethical Responsibility of Third Level Colleges towards Community Engagement across the Life Spectrum

Speakers: Ms Aine Brady – The Value of Community Engagement to Older People and its Benefits to Society Mr Colm Ashe - Ethics in International Volunteering Dr Rhonda Wynne - Community Engagement: Values in Action - UCD in the Community Dr Bernie Quillinan – Community Engagement: Values in Action - University of Limerick Ms Theresa Ryan -Migration and Community Engagement
Tuesday 15 May 2018, Ireland

Erasmus+ Inspiration Day in the Area of Migration, Asylum and Refugees

This event is for those working with/in the area of migration, asylum and refugees who are interested in learning about funding opportunities under the Erasmus+ Programme. It is designed particularly for those in the youth, school, adult education or vocational education and training sectors.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to share realities on the ground, challenges faced in engaging with international projects and the supports needed in order to participate.


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