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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Barriers to learning

On the first week of November DVV International organised a follow-up seminar for participants of training „Development and Evaluation of Curricula for Adult Education“ who successfully finished all the assigned tasks and all three modules of the training.

The seminar was led by the trainers Prof.Dr. Šefika Alibabić and Prof.Dr. Miomir Despotović, and also Prof.Dr. Aleksandra Pejatović, professors from the Department for Andragogy of Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade.

Within the Conference "PROFESSIONALISM CERTIFICATES: PRESENT AND FUTURE", organized by ANCCP (Spanish Association of Centers with Certificates of Professionalism) the 6th of October 2017 in Madrid, Foro Técnico de Formación, a partner in the project, has presented the Study of the incidence of students with ADHD and other learning disorders (+ Asperger Syndrome) and the outcomes and outputs of the 4QADHD Project (2016-1-BG01-KA202-023714). 

The 27th and 28th of October 2017, it has been realized the Kick-off meeting of the “PAGES: Pathways for Guiding Employment Skills for ASD” (2017-1-ES01-KA204-038393) project in Madrid.

The PAGES’ aims are:

  1. Take part in promoting the equality for people with ASD through training them in labour skills for the potential employment inclusion looking at least for the welfare of people with ASD in the regular labour market.

On Wednesday 15 November 2017 the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) presented the findings of the Student Engagement Report based upon a research study carried out in Sixth Forms and Junior College in Malta. The report reflects student engagement and participation in their learning and school life.

Not always the old historical buildings are accessible to people on a wheelchair, or even not all their parts can be considered accessible (for example, very often the sky terraces aren’t accessible). Does it mean that people on a wheelchair cannot enjoy of the scenic views from the top of a bell tower or that they cannot visit an old castle?

Results of the European Erasmus + project Math-GAMES on motivational teaching in the field of mathematical basic education - This innovative teaching material is intended for all lecturers who are active in the area of ​​basic education (especially in the area of ​​arithmetic learning). The focus is on the use of games to teach individual topics of mathematical basic education with more motivation.

Women's Link Community Employment Supervisor and former Adult Learner, Kathleen Dowd, travelled to Brussels on 18 September, to attend policy making and advocacy training, and met with other adult education professionals from across Europe.

The trip took place as part of the ERASMUS+ 'Making an Impact at European Level'  project, an EU-funded project organised by AONTAS which supports the professional development of adult education workers.

The Advenus project aims to improve and extend the offer of high quality, culturally sensitive open access e-learning resources to adult refugees, and their trainers and teachers in EU countries.

We are able offer five open access courses, translated into five different languages. This is the result of an international research collaboration between INN University of Applied Sciences in Norway (coordinator), LUMSA University in Italy, University of PORTO in Portugal, and Community Development Institute in Macedonia.  Advenus is funded by the EU and Erasmus+.

From the 21st to the 24th of May 2017, Graz (Austria) hosted the kick off meeting of the international project “All In” which is related to the topic of disability in educational contexts.

Beside Italy, the project involves 8 organizations from 7 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) and it envisages two years of activities, events and transnational initiatives addressed to social workers.