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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Life skills

 

The EAEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF EAEA & ANNUAL CONFERENCE on LIFE SKILLS AND PARTICIPATION was held in Copenhagen on 26 and 27 June 2019. The Czech Republic was represented by a representative of the Association of Experts in Andragogy of the Czech Republic under the Erasmus + mobility project. This project is funded with support from the European Commission.

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) today launched an online library as a single-point of access to quality materials, practical tools and guidance on apprenticeships to help the EAfA members and key stakeholders in designing and delivering quality and effective apprenticeships.

Education Scotland fund the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme, which aims to increase access to STEM learning opportunities and encourage practitioners to be confident and well informed in their areas of STEM. Organisations interested in receiving funding can now apply to one of two funding streams. Education Scotland fund the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme, which aims to increase access to STEM learning opportunities and encourage practitioners to be confident and well informed in their areas of STEM. Organisations interested in receiving funding can now apply to one of two funding streams.

Turkey is being conducted by the National Agency "Sexual Immunity Provisions Areas Applied Intervention Methods in Rehabilitation of adults Crimes in EU Countries named '' planned as the second training activities of our EU projects in Germany Mobility 21-28 between April 2019 held in Frankfurt.

The participation rate in adult life-long learning has risen to an all-time record level. According to the latest data, 19.7% of Estonian citizens aged 25-64 participated in adult learning last year, which is 2.5% more than in 2017. This placed Estonia fourth among European Union member states.

The Open University offers a free online course that introduces participants to the voluntary sector and enables them to build a range of skills and knowledge associated with it. Although not accredited by the OU, it does award a digital badge that can be used to demonstrate additional learning and support continuing professional development. 

While Third Places are in fashion and we seek to have them play multiple roles in the city, they are by nature singular, adapted to their specific environment, and only exist and develop insofar as they provide answers to essentially local problems. Wanting to increase their number does not always make much sense. However, this singularity, this essential plasticity, does not prevent us from seeking principles of functioning that go beyond specific contexts, and which tend towards a form of universality. Thus, seeking to understand their challenges and their contributions allows us to build and to test hypotheses in terms of inclusion, citizenship and solidarity.

Following the last reform of ongoing vocational training, AFEST (Action for Workplace Learning) has become a teaching method in its own right. A formal training device, AFEST derives from precisely structured engineering. EPALE France has associated itself with the journal Education Permanente, issue No. 216 of which focuses on learning and training in the workplace, to propose a day of discussions and considerations of AFEST.

A formal education is often vital for securing places on courses and programmes, and getting your foot through the door when it comes to gaining employment and beginning a career. However, people gain valuable knowledge and skills from informal learning experiences which can have a lasting impact on their lives. This post considers whether educational institutions and employers should be paying more attention to informal learning when considering candidates and compares the two different learning processes.

Léargas, Ireland's national agency for Erasmus+, recently brought together project co-ordinators from a variety of Irish colleges and organisations to share their experiences of how best to support students during their Erasmus+ VET (Vocational and Education Training) placements abroad.

In the first of two posts, Elva Duggan, Léargas' VET coordinator, sums up the key points that emerged during the day. This post focuses on preparation. The next will focus on the placements themselves and risk management. 

1 July 2019
by Caoilte Bashford
(en)

The goal of the course was to increase the understanding of emotional intelligence and improve coaching skills for situations in which we are teaching, motivating and interacting with others. The course was based on the theory of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). NLP is a model of how the brain works: how we learn, think, communicate, make decisions and find motivation and how to achieve changes that we want.

What are the reasons for not taking advantage of the services on offer? What are the individual factors leading to the career breaks? What would be the services most likely to avoid these drop-outs and to give people continuous support? If the studies are numerous and the devices are many, we often lack a key element: what do the people think? Is it simply because of specific individual situations? Or are there key elements and recurring factors in the reasons?
Wednesday 19 June 2019 to Thursday 24 October 2019

Appel à communications ouvert jusqu'au 1er juillet 2019 pour colloque des 23 et 24 octobre 2019

Le 16eme colloque international de l’Association Française D’Éducation Comparée et des Échanges (AFDECE) organisé avec le laboratoire EDA de l’université de Paris (Descartes) et la faculté des Sciences de l’éducation de l’Université Saint Joseph (USJ) de Beyrouth au Liban, se tiendra au Liban les 23 et 24 octobre 2019. Les propositions de communications sont attendues pour le 1ier juillet 2019 selon les thématiques suivantes : Quels enjeux pour l’éducation au plurilinguisme (ouverture interculturelle, insertion professionnelle, inclusion scolaire, développement durable…) ? Diversité des établissements plurilingues (curricula, modalités d’enseignement, enseignement en langue étrangère de disciplines non linguistiques, échanges scolaires, formation…) Quelles stratégies pédagogiques pour l’enseignement du - et en - français dans les établissements plurilingues ? Quelles utilisations du numérique pour l’enseignement des langues et la formation des enseignants au service des langues ? Quelle gouvernance pour les établissements plurilingues ? Partage d’expériences sur l’éducation plurilingue et pluriculturelle Pour en savoir plus Voir en ligne : https://16e-afdece-2019.sciencesconf.org Les propositions sont à adresser sous format Word à l’adresse suivante : info@afdece.com
Saturday 22 June 2019, Malta

Repair Cafe - The Summer Edition

A lot of items we discard can easily be fixed with a little bit of care and help from people who are knowledgeable in repairs. Friends of the Earth Malta will be hosting a Repair Cafe in collaboration with the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability within the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta. 

We are happy to announce that we have exciting stations to our usual repair cafe. Check out the agenda and the stations we will have on the day:

16:45 - 18:00 - Sustainability Workshop

Saturday 11 January 2020 to Saturday 18 January 2020, Germany

Participatory Video empowers!

Participatory Video is a media tool with great potential to empower individuals, peer groups and communities. It can create a space for marginalized groups within a social system. The realized film becomes the mouthpiece of the participants and encourages dialogue between different social groups and thus helps dissolve prejudices and stereotypes.

Saturday 4 July 2020 to Saturday 11 July 2020, Germany

Participatory Video empowers!

Participatory Video is a media tool with great potential to empower individuals, peer groups and communities. It can create a space for marginalized groups within a social system. The realized film becomes the mouthpiece of the participants and encourages dialogue between different social groups and thus helps dissolve prejudices and stereotypes.

Tuesday 15 October 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019, United Kingdom

World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 2019

The World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 2019 will take place at the NEC Arena in Birmingham in October and aims to provide Learning and Development professionals with solutions to the problems they face in order for their businesses to flourish. Delegates will be able to share knowledge, network and potentially form new business ventures. Exhibitors will be able to demonstrate the potential of their products and services, as well as have the opportunity to showcase specific products in the Live Demo Zone.

Thursday 27 June 2019, Italy

Competenze ed accoglienza in un’ottica di rete

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Lazio

CPIA 10 CENTRO PROVINCIALE ISTRUZIONE ADULTI FORMIA

Progetto CRS&S seconda annualità – DD 1538/2017 – Piano nazionale triennale della ricerca

“Competenze ed accoglienza in un’ottica di rete”

Evento Conclusivo e di Restituzione Giovedì 27.06.2019 - ore 10.00 presso IPSOA “CELLETTI” FORMIA

 

Programma - Saluti della Dirigente Scolastica dell’ “IPSOA” Celletti – Formia Prof.ssa Monica Piantadosi

Thursday 4 July 2019, Wales

Womenspire Awards 2019 - celebrating successful women

The Womenspire Awards celebrate the success of inspirational women in Wales. The 2019 awards ceremony will be held at the National Museum of History in St Fagans, on the outskirts of the city of Cardiff. The evening will also recognise the work of organisations who are addressing issues with gender inequality and will provide guests with food, entertainment and networking opportunities.

Thursday 20 June 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019, United Kingdom

The 10th Festival of Education 2019 at Wellington College

EPALE UK will be exhibiting at the Festival of Education at Wellington College on 20th – 21st June 2019. The event will provide delegates with networking opportunities and a range of discussions, workshops and CPD opportunities. Different ticket options are available and attendees should consult the event page on Eventbrite for more information.

The Scottish Funding Council has provided guidance for universities and colleges on funding for upskilling in 2019-2020. Those who will benefit most from using the resource include university / college heads and education leaders, senior university / college staff and those who work in further or higher education financial and funding teams.

A large group of people are not sufficiently educated to get jobs or function properly as citizens, a fact which has been substantiated in one study after the other.

It is not that campaigns or educational opportunities have been lacking, but those kinds of opportunities cannot solve the problem alone because a good portion of the people in question cannot find the proper motivation they need to overcome the limitations they have due to their lack of education.

Being a parent has never been easy, but it can be even more challenging once your kids are using the internet. Even if you’re not up on the latest technologies and platforms, though, you have an important role — maybe the most important — in your kids’ online lives. This guide will prepare you for the conversations you need to have with kids when they first start using digital devices, as they grow and their online activities change, and when things go wrong.

Abstract: Lifelong learning is a process that goes on from the beginning to the end of human life. The concept of lifelong learning supports the adaptation of individuals to the change and development process in society, providing human resources for employment and thus economic development. Lifelong learning, which forms the basic framework of education policies of the European Union, has become widespread with the influence which the process of nomination to the European Union in Turkey brings.

Are you taking part in the 2019 European elections and want to convince others to do so too? Are you motivated and need more information? Then the European Commission's European elections 2019 toolkit might be something for you! In addition to exciting infographics, films and news, you will find 7 good reasons to vote here, as well as an overview of events on the subject of the European elections.

The HETEROTOPIA TOUR is an educational approach based on learning by travelling, built on three pillars: community living, eco-sustainability and entrepreneurship education.

 

The aim of the tool is to provide individuals and organisations with guidelines on how to successfully implement a Heterotopia Tour, sharing the best practices piloted since the first Tour in 2013.

Table of contents

       1. Overview on digital citizenship

           1.1. The digital and the citizen

                 I belong here

                 I am engaged

                 I am protected – and I protect

                 I am digitally skilled

       2. Active citizenship through etwinning

            2.1. Digital citizens’ skills and capabilities

                 Projects encouraging openness and collaboration

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the mind on the present moment in order to improve wellbeing and mental health. The Mental Health Foundation have created the Look after your mental health using mindfulness booklet detailing the benefits of using mindfulness techniques, which is free to download from their website. It provides details about mindfulness and can be particularly useful to mental health first aiders and those working with people who have mental health problems. 

This resource was created by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘We Are One’ – Altogether Better. It is an e-inventory focusing on the discrimination of minorities in Europe, considering the reasons behind discrimination and what support can be offered to improve the experiences of minority groups. The partner countries include the UK, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

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The 2016 Adult Skills Conference in Brussels, 'Adult Skills: Empowering people' organized as part of the 1st European Vocational Skills Week, focused on the Commission's 'Skills Guarantee' or 'Upskilling Pathways' initiative that will help help adults with to acquire a level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills that will enable them to progress towards an upper secondary qualification or equivalent (EQF