Open College Network Northern Ireland recognised the achievements of its learners, tutors and providers at its first awards ceremony on 5 March 2019. Over 200 attended to celebrate the nominees and winners in an event which was a highlight of this year’s Belfast Festival of Learning.
Barriers to learning
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has introduced a Plain Language Bill in the Dáil (Irish government) on the 31st January 2019. Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has also introduced a Plain Language Bill in the Seanad. Both parties have been working with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) to develop the bill. NALA released the following message about the bill:
Population over 60+ in Europe is increasing fast due to the raised life expectancy and the decline on birth rates. This progressive and profound demographic change that Europe is experiencing has entailed changes in the economic, social and technological structures. Such changes have been demonstrated in an alteration of the European Union priorities. In this sense, seniors have consolidated as one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of society and their social inclusion has become a major concern.
Four local authorities in England have been selected to take part in the Department for Education’s two-year national apprenticeships pilot scheme. The project aims to help people from disadvantaged areas to access higher level apprenticeships.
Ayşe Ekin applied to Siirt Public Education Center for literacy test. However, she said that her physical disability could not let her come to the center. Therefore, his disability was judged by central authorities and they were decided to offer her to serve at her house. The commission of inspection was established by the center. The commission tested her literacy at her home. Ayşe was entitled to receive a literacy certificate. She was given the certificate by the deputy director of the center of the certificate house.
What does the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities mean for higher education institutions? This has been made clear with the aid of an infographic.
Language Day, 26.09.2018 , Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Day of Languages
September 26th 2018
Public Institution National and University Library of the Republic of Srpska
The economy is a concept that is constantly present in our daily lives. Whether we’re talking about work, health care, education, or politics, these contexts are shaped by supply and demand, competition and efficiency. However, among the adult population, there is often a lack of knowledge about how markets work, and this can create confusion and uncertainty, especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To bridge this gap, partners from across Europe implemented a project with the aim of developing tools and methods for trainers to enhance their skills in economic education, and to encourage them to implement economic education in their classes with adult learners.
On the 4th of March An Cosán VCC's new Young Women in Education programme, sponsored by J. P. Morgan, was launch by Minister Katherine Zappone.
Dear adult educator,
You’ll probably agree that good results in learning dose not depend only on your efforts as an educator; just as important is the contribution of your partner in the learning process – the learner.
The learner should systematically be involved in reflecting their studies in order to avoid losing study motivation. The most important questions for the learner always include: How do I manage my time wisely? How to determine the key aspects in a large flow of information and keep them accessible? How to uphold study motivation?
European policies and the national policies of Belgium, France and Luxembourg focus on access to training by persons who are less qualified and alienated from the work place. The teams of EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) and EAAL (European Agenda for Adult Learning) from these three countries have therefore decided to organize jointly a conference to broach the issue of the role played by adult training in social inclusion. This event will provide a prime opportunity for the different stakeholders in this matter to meet.
Linguacuisine Free App Now Available!
The free Linguacuisine app is the result of an Erasmus+ project1 working with 40 digitally-marginalised adult learners in the UK and Greece to build an app which can be used by anyone to learn digital, foreign language and cooking skills in an enjoyable way, producing something tasty to eat at the end!
Adult Education and Inclusivity
In the UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aspires to eradicate poverty by 2030, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on Education was recognized by the international community as “essential for the success of all 17 SDGs” (UNESCO, 2018). Inclusivity, defined as the intention or policy of including people who are otherwise excluded or marginalised is emphasized alongside equity in SDG 4, specifically in UNESCO’s Education 2030 Framework for Action as the foundations for quality education.
As an international master in adult education for social change, this year I was studying in Tallinn University and I did my placement as a teaching assistant in the course of Intercultural Communication. In this course I have been discussing topics and having workshops related to intercultural communication with around 100 bachelor students who are from different cultural backgrounds.
Social inclusion and educational inclusion are essential to sustainable development. People experiencing homelessness experience one of the most acute forms of social exclusion. I now ask readers on EPALE – you – to consider what role you play in your community? Sometimes the best way to learn is to serve.
Konferencia zameraná na tému podpory rozvoja základných zručností:
- O akých zručnostiach vlastne hovoríme a kto sa nimi má zaoberať?
- Potrebuje Slovensko riešiť otázku čitateľskej gramotnosti?
- Aké prístupy je vhodné používať pri rozvoji základných zručností u nízkokvalifikovaných osôb?
- Aké prístupy sa využívajú v EÚ?
Konferencia je otváracím podujatím projektu BLUESS - Plán rozvoja základných zručností v SR, ktorý podporila Európska komisia v rámci programu EaSI (Program pre zamestnanie a inovácie).
The Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) are holding their fourth Reimagining Further Education Conference at Birmingham City University on 2 July 2019. The focus is on discussions developed within several working groups formed by delegates. Guests must pick a single working group to join for both the morning and afternoon sessions in order to provoke deeper discussions in specific areas of further education. There are a number of free tickets available.
For more than twenty years we have been doing business through science and supporting science through business. We held the first conference "Ecology and Safety" back in 1991. Since then, science has come a long way, we have begun publishing the presented articles in open access journals and have organized dozens of conferences, symposiums and seminars. What has not changed in all these years is our desire to connect people, their ideas and goals.
You are invited to attend 10th ICEEPSY 2019, the 10th International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology. Students, teachers, researchers, practitioners, and psychologists will meet in beautiful Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain during October 2019. ICEEPSY 2019 will again feature informative workshops and presentations by skilled educational and educational psychology researchers and international scholars. The conference is inviting especially those who are interested in researching Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning, Evaluation, Arts Education and Special Education, especially Positive Pedagogy.
We are proud to announce that EAPRIL2019 will take place in Tartu, Estonia! Tartu is a river town, known as the Athens of Emajõgi River. The city is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu, which is in the top 400 of the world’s most prestigious universities.
The transfer of knowledge between science and practice is an important matter for the European economy. Research institutes, by their scientific work, have an important role in the development of the agricultural sector. Crucial for effective use of knowledge is communication between scientific and agricultural domains. Despite constant efforts and care of quality level in knowledge transfer, there are still obstacles and problems encountered.
Dr. Kevin Warner, former National Co-ordinator of Prison Education in the Irish Prison Service, researches and writes about the practice and philosophy of adult education, specifically the approach to it by prisoners and prison education policies.
This is the Welsh translation of "Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: A Resource for Further Education Providers to Help Young Adult Carers Succeed In Further Education in Wales". This is a Wales-specific toolkit developed by Carers Trust Wales in partnership with the Learning and Work Institute in 2018.
This is the staff guide that accompanies The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for Care Leavers. This Learning & Work resource aims to help staff who work with care leavers to provide effective information and advice to care leavers about their options in work and learning.
Where are institutions in the field of information provision to students with a disability?
How do you, as a student with a disability, choose a study that suits you? This folder helps you with that.
This guide contains tips for teachers about giving inclusive education. The tips relate to four different activities: lecturing and teaching, guiding tutoring groups, guiding and testing and assessing students.
Despite a strong focus on skills strategies at European level, progress in equipping adult learners with basic skills remains largely insufficient. 1 adult out of 5 still lack for instance numeracy or literacy skills in Europe today. This can seriously hinder employment objectives as well as democratic participation, social inclusion and personal development.