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.
This year’s EAEA Grundtvig Award 2018 celebrates cooperations and partnerships. The Award is given to organisations or project consortiums who present the best transnational projects in adult learning.
Successful adult education strategies, initiatives and projects do not happen in isolation. Cooperations and partnerships are becoming more and more important and often contribute to more innovation, better provision and more participants. Cooperations and partnerships can promote:
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.
In this post, University of Glasgow researcher Ellen Vanderhoven presents key findings and recommendations generated from the Horizon 2020 project Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course: A Comparative Study of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG_ADULLLT). The findings aid understanding of changes to the skills policy landscape in Scotland and the European Union more broadly and offer recommendations for the development of lifelong learning and skills policies in Scotland.
As part of the Belfast Festival of Learning this seminar examined the impact of adult learning on wellbeing and work. Presentations from the University of East Anglia, Learning & Work Institute and Action Mental Health.
The UK National Support Service for EPALE shares its highlights of 2018. View the infographic of what was a year of records, discussions and content…
Many people active in the education sector have considerable experience working in European projects. For others, though, transnational projects are still very new and exotic in comparison to their everyday work. In fact, the first steps are often accompanied by insecurities, doubts or even fear.
This is a report of a recent conference in Belfast organized under EAAL UK, where we looked at commonalities and contrasts in adult learning across the nations of the UK and also Ireland. The conference was organised by the Northern Ireland Impact Forum on Adult Learning in partnership with AONTAS.
It is generally agreed that participation in family learning results in a wide range of benefits for parents and their children but there is an ongoing challenge to identify, record and capture data as evidence of these outcomes. Is a common outcomes framework for family learning the way forward?
Széchenyi István Bilingual Secondary School of Economics (Békéscsaba, Hungary) have completed a project together with English 2000 School of English (Bournemouth, England) to provide work experience for VET learners of tourism in the UK. Within the framework of the project our students spent 13 weeks in hotels in the south of England and gained experience in different hotel and catering related activities.
The long term training course PRIDE – 'Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Youth Work Practices' was intended for youth workers, youth trainers and facilitators who are ready to work on the topics of diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination in order to activate the potential of diversity in trainings and work with young people both at national and the European levels. The project included three interconnected parts:
- a training course in Armenia,
- local activities in participating countries,
- capacity building and evaluation seminar in Armenia.
Assessment innovations at the individual module level often fail to address assessment problems at the programme-level are a direct consequence of module-focused course design and innovation.
This seminar will discuss TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment) and taking a programmatic approach to 'assessment for learning'.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in London are holding the Teaching Skills: The Effective Lecturer event aimed at training levels FY1&2, CT1-3 and ST4-6, and also students. The event will focus on how to deliver a well-structured lecture and how to receive constructive feedback that can contribute to becoming a better and more effective lecturer.
NALA is hosting this event in partnership with AONTAS as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) programme.
This seminar will include presentations from academics, practitioners and learners engaged in critical literacy, round-table discussions.
This seminar is co-funded by the European Union and SOLAS.
Where and When?
It will take place on Wednesday 27 March from 9.30 to 1 pm in the Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills.
Der Arbeitsalltag als Betriebsrat/Betriebsrätin ist oft geprägt von schwierigen Gesprächen, hohen Erwartungen der KollegInnen und belastenden Konfliktsituationen. Das alles unter nicht immer leistungsfördernden Rahmenbedingungen: lange und späte Sitzungen, schlechte Ernährung, stickige Luft, Bewegungsarmut und Stress.... Umso wichtiger sind gezielte Impulse für optimale Leistungsfähigkeit. In diesem Seminar lernst du einen ganzheitlichen Zugang zum Thema Gesundheit kennen, erfährst Bewegung als Lebenselixier für individuelle Regeneration und bekommst praktische Tipps.
Der Kontakt zu MitarbeiterInnen gehört zum Um und Auf der Betriebsratsarbeit. Doch wie kommen wir mit Personen gut ins Gespräch, wie gewinnen wir ihr Vertrauen? Wie sprechen wir verständlich und überzeugend, wie finden wir Wünsche und Anliegen heraus und gehen mit Desinteresse oder Kritik um? Eine langjährige Mitarbeiterin einer großen Betriebsratskörperschaft und ein erfahrener Kommunikationstrainer führen dich durch dieses praxisorientierte Seminar.
Gemeinsam mit dem Tourismusreferat der Erzdiözese Salzburg organisiert die ksoe eine drei-tägige Wanderung, bei der auf jegliches digitale Gerät verzichtet wird. Ziel ist es Abstand zu gewinnen und sich mit der Natur in Einklang zu bringen. Für die maximal 12 TeilnehmerInnen fallen je 185€ für Übernachtungen und Frühstück an. Weiters wird um eine Spende gebeten. Digitale Geräte bleiben ausnahmslos zu hause.
This two-day international conference on Family Learning is targeted for researchers, policy-makers and practicioners with an interest iin family learning.
It will bring a range of experts together to look at 'Family Learning' as an essential element in further education provision and as a means to engage with local and migrant families so as to improve the educational outcomes of children and also parents.
This conference will also see the launch of the 'National Family Literacy Research Project'.
You are invited to join the 11th edition of EDULEARN (11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) that will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 2019.
This conference will be the best opportunity to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education and New Learning Technologies in a multicultural and enriching atmosphere.
Every year, EDULEARN brings together over 800 delegates from 80 different countries.
There will be 3 presentation formats: Oral, Poster or Virtual.
Due to the rising cost of textbooks and reduced university library budgets, four project teams from UK universities partnered to create the Institution as e-textbook publisher project, resulting in the production of two e-textbooks per institution and a helpful toolkit made in collaboration with JISC, that can be used by other institutions hoping to create their own e-textbooks.
The Learning and Work Institute have created a helpful resource that benefits prisoners and learning providers by encouraging positive family relationships between the prsioners and their relatives. This helps prisoners to be released into society as better citizens.
The resource will be most beneficial to prison learning providers, including: prison governors; heads of learning and skills; third sector and family learning managers; and programme commissioners.
General presentation of the action plan: “Vocational Education – Training - Employment” Areas in the French speaking part of Belgium.
Este relatório da OCDE demonstra como as mulheres ainda não se encontram preparadas para poderem aproveitar as oportunidades que são proporcionadas pela transformação digital, razão pela qual são necessárias medidas adicionais que fomentem a sua participação, e desde tenra idade, na economia digital.
The aim of this paper is to identify personal correlates of leadership. Leadership is operationally defined using nine indicators: vision, motivation, innovativeness, drive for leadership, effective communication, teamwork, authority, positive mental attitude and respect for others. Personality traits are identified using the NEO PI R test, as a measure of the five major domains: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness. A positive correlation between leadership and emotional stability has been identified.
The paradigm shift from instructivism to constructivism, and the evolution from pedagogy to andragogy have led to self-directed, technology-enhanced learning environments for adults. Previous studies identified the importance of (online) constructivist and andragogical strategies to achieve deep knowledge construction. However, less is known about the social contribution of social-constructivist and andragogical principles (SCAP) in terms of social inclusion and social capital.
The report by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education provides data on student enrolments and completion of Further and Higher Education during the academic year 2015-2016 in Malta.
'Realising Opportunities Realising Opportunities: A Vision for Further Education & Training A Vision for Further Education & Training' was produced by the Further Education Committee National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals. It sets out how FE colleges working within the FET sector – at present referred to as Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) colleges – propose to address the challenges and realise the opportunities for learners inherent in the new FET sector.
Can Adult Education be a means for promoting 'Happiness' through quality learning?
Sustainable happiness is happiness that contributes to individual,
community and/or global well-being without exploiting other people, the
environment or future generations. (O’Brien, 2005)