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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Older persons

Many of the courses that support active ageing are opened in Merkezefendi Public Education Center.

One of these courses is the Intelligence Games course, which consists of participants between the ages of 40 and 90.

In the course, Mangala, mind map training was given.

We have seen that such courses benefit both mentally and physically to adults.

The certificate was presented to our trainees by Mr. Turan Genç, Director of Public Education Center.

We congratulate to our trainees who participated in our 80-hour course.


5 innovative adult education initiatives in Ireland have been selected by a panel of judges to receive €50,000 in grant funding and Google training with the Impact Challenge Dublin. This article discuss the successful initiatives, and links to the google website, where you can vote for one of the organisations, for them to receive an additional €50,000. 

There is no doubt that ICTs allow members of the growing elderly population to remain independent longer. The ICT 4 the Elderly project aims to facilitate a pathway for up-skilling the digital competences of individuals between the age of 55 and 75 and to make them aware of some of the many opportunities that the Internet offers.

Naciye Akan, 73 years old, has finished his training for 340 hours in Şaphane district of Kütahya. Naciye Akan, 73 years old, in the Şaphane district of Kütahya, finished 340 hours of training and became a professional. Şaphane public education center by participating in the courses that continue to learn and produce Akan said, '' the house does not spend the time to sit. No age to contribute to production. My wife died years ago. I raised my own children and married them. Now I'm living again, working alone without anyone.

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.


The young trainers learn how to make toys and produce educational toys during the training on ‘ Pediatric development’ launched by Public Education Center in Nigde, and the old trainees attending the courses on ‘literacy’ are having a great time playing with the educational toys produced. As a result, It is aimed both to fill in the generation gap between the young and the old and to keep the old energetic and active, which is thought to be good for their intelligence

       Fifty eight year old Güner Tahta and her twenty six year old doughter Gökçe are in the same class and learning English together in Sinop Public Education Center.

        Güner Tahta is so willing to attend to the course that she doesn’t miss even a lesson.She says “It is important to learn something everyday for keeping the memory alive.Due to my desease I tend to forget everything I know that ‘s necessary for my daily life.So I decided to attend to this course to activiate my brain.We are here for nearly three months and I feel better than before.”

Games are often regarded as children’s domain. In the first years of their development, children explore their environment and acquire basic skills, which they improve as a result of competing. Competing is perceived as fun and allows them to have a good time. However, nowadays games intended for adults are becoming more and more popular. This form of entertainment allows grown ups to break away from their everyday routine (for example computer games), spend time with friends (for example board games) or move about (for example location-based games). It serves the community and boosts integration and education (for example during business events). But talking about games in the context of adults is quite unusual. By implementing the LoGaSET project, we decided to test how effective this method is when working with people over 60.

Ms. Ayşe is 60 years old. She retired to his own loneliness after losing her husband. She didn't leave the house for a long time. Then a friend went to public training center courses. When she told this trip she was wondering why she thought that public education center courses were very nice and she came as a guest for 1 day. Then she passed the courses brochure of the public education center and saw the oil painting course there.
14 May 2019
by Hakan YANDIM

Many older people are choosing to return to work after retirement for a wide range of reasons. Employers, trainers and education providers need to consider ways to support older workers returning to work through career advice, relevant training and interview preparation. Older workers have a wealth of experience that can be of huge benefit to many industries. 

If you are interested in knowing more about adults attending MOOCs, you will discover that there is still little research on this specific group, representing a minority of the users. New insights are now available which have emerged from a study I published in a book edited by Springer that includes researches presented at the 7th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, (LTEC 2018), titled: What Learning Professionals Should Know.

Familiarisation with different ways and measures of adult education in Italy, sharing the best practices while interacting among the participants and with the lecturers in a small community in different social and cultural settings, and improvement of foreign language skills – such were the objectives of international trainings in Italy, attended by the Director of Raseiniai District Education Assistance Authority Reda Kunickienė, Deputy Director Silva Morkevičienė, supervisor Valdonė Balčaitienė and I – psychologist Vaida Jakaitienė, together with a group of spec

25 February 2019
by Vaida Jakaitienė

Mental activities – studying, reading, discussing - it's of the utmost importance, to create strong connections between neurons and develop the mind. But mental load can't fix what's broken in the brain. Humans ability to fix damaged brain cells and create new ones one prerequisite in order to manifest - physical movement.

19 February 2019
by Tiina Tambaum

Computers, tablets, mobile phones and apps are not something that would surprise us in the learning process. Probably we could say that the usage of technology in the learning/teaching process is no longer a novelty. Step by step, those means take their spot among usual and traditional means of education, sometimes even replacing them. If for some these changes bring positive benefits, others view technology as something curious, but at the same time frightening, they do not feel tempted to try new technology or eager to use it on daily basis. Why does this happen and how to decrease this fear?

18 February 2019
by Rolanda Rimkevičienė

Mary-Ann Talvistu and Sandra Lääne are writing about how they applied their knowledge from the Erasmus+ project “Implementation of international experience in the development of museum education in Kumu” to develop and renew the educational activities in KUMU

Wednesday 18 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019, Czech Republic

TCA Event: Centres of lifelong education established within universities: support for lifelong learning and social inclusion

Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event about Centres of lifelong education established within universities and the support they provide for lifelong learning and social inclusion. The deadline for applications is Monday, 1 July 2019.

Monday 6 May 2019, Poland

VI OGÓLNOPOLSKA KONFERENCJA NAUKOWA z cyklu Starzenie się i późna dorosłość w dyskursie międzypokoleniowym

Szanowni Państwo,
Serdecznie zapraszamy do wzięcia udziału w VI OGÓLNOPOLSKIEJ KONFERENCJI NAUKOWEJ zatytułowanej STARZENIE SIĘ I PÓŹNA DOROSŁOŚĆ W DYSKURSIE MIĘDZYPOKOLENIOWYM. WIELOWYMIAROWOŚĆ OPIEKI NAD CZŁOWIEKIEM STARSZYM, która ma na celu podkreślenie istotnego znaczenia relacji między pokoleniami, jak również potrzeby sprawowania i organizowania wielowymiarowej opieki na rzecz osób w starszym wieku.

Tuesday 30 April 2019, France

Les jeunes et l'avenir

“Les jeunes et l'avenir”
Sous la présidence de 
Gilbert BLARDONE, Président d’honneur de l’Association François Perroux
Henri SAVALL, Président de l’Association François Perroux 

Madame, Monsieur,
Nous vous invitons à participer à la Journée Perroux 2019. Elle s'intéresse aux "jeunes et à l'avenir". Elle vise à :
- Exposer quelques concepts de l'économiste humaniste François Perroux ;
- À donner la parole à différents groupes "jeunes" sur leur vision du monde et du travail.

Wednesday 17 April 2019 to Thursday 18 April 2019, Bulgaria

EPALE ще бъде популяризирана в земите на Орфей

Националното звено за подкрепа (НЗП) на EPALE организира семинар за Платформата, който ще се проведе на територията на древните тракийски земи. Събитието е на тема „Добри практики в сектора за учене на възрастни“ и ще се състои на 17 и 18 април 2019 г. в село Старосел, община Хисаря.

Семинарът ще открие д.ик.н. Янка Такева – председател на Синдиката на българските учители. В неговия общ панел ще бъдат представени и новите тематични фокуси на EPALE, които ще бъдат актуални през 2019 г.

Friday 10 May 2019 to Saturday 11 May 2019, Slovenia

10. mednarodna konferenca ELOA (The pluralisation of transitions to the after-working life phase: Gender capital, silver productivity and mental health)

Oddelek za pedagogiko in andragogiko Univerze v Ljubljani, ob pomoči soorganizatorjev, prireja 10. mednarodno konferenco ELOA mreže, ki bo potekala 10. in 11. maja na Filozofski fakulteti Univerze v Ljubljani in v Stari elektrarni v Ljubljani.

Thursday 9 May 2019, Hungary

21. századi technológia az idősgondozásban

Mit jelent a demográfiai változások által kikényszerített szakmai megújulás az idősgondozásban? Hogyan segítheti a gondozók munkáját és az idősek mindennapi életét a korszerű technológia? Melyek azok az okoseszközök és alkalmazások, amelyek az otthoni önálló életvitelt, az aktív és egészséges időskort segítik, megkönnyítve ezzel a gondozók és családtagok munkáját?

Artykuł podsumowujący badanie, w którym uczestniczyły starsze osoby dorosłe z Polski (w wieku 55-68 lat), rozpoczynające naukę angielskiego. W badaniu, przeprowadzonym metodą wywiadu narracyjnego, uczestnicy opisywali swoją motywację, napotykane trudności i wyzwania, strategie nauki, postrzegane problemy związane z wiekiem oraz rekomendacje dotyczące procesu nauczania.

Active Minds specialise in creating games and activities that encourage those suffering from dementia to engage and use their memories. With 91% of carers agreeing that these games help to improve wellbeing and frustration in their patients, Active Minds’ collection of jigsaw puzzles will be particularly appealing to those working in the mental health or healthcare sectors.  

The paper deals with public open spaces as arenas, open for all inhabitants to share experiences beyond the sphere of their friends and family; they are not bound by age or any other characteristics. Public space is understood as a forum for social and personal change, where a system of relations is created, arising from acting, speaking and learning. The author analyses the differences between public and private spaces and evaluates the meaning of communicative action and learning in these spaces.

The Be Smart Seniors (BESS) is an Erasmus + project between October 2018 and September 2020.

The aim of the project is to develop an intergenerational study model that  calls young relatives of older adults to help them to gain basic IT skills and to use online services that support their independent living.

In the later phase of the development, video-based online learning materials will be prepared, which will teach the use of online services that help the everyday life of people over 60 years of age.

24.4% of the European citizens still risk social exclusion. According to recent figures the rate of social exclusion differs per country and per target group. Based on recent societal developments (like the increase in youth unemployment and ageing population), it seems necessary to ensure that the increasing number of older people in Europe can actively be involved in European society, in addition to supporting youngsters in order to increase their social inclusion.

In the context of pervasive demographic trend of ageing, the familiarity with the characteristics of the elderly becomes ever more significant. This paper’s frame of reference is based on the Facts of Aging Quiz (Breytspraak & Badura, 2015), that was administered on a convenience sample of 280 respondents aged 20 to 65, living under varied family circumstances. The aim of the paper was to determine how familiar the adults are with different bio-psycho-social aspects of ageing.

The paper analyses the infuence of mass media on general opinion about the elderly. Negative attitudes/preconceptions are often created which lead to stereotyping of the elderly, i.e. of ageing and old age. The work has the idea of connecting two terms: age perception and the socio-media perception of senior citizens. Some of the questions the authors aim to answer are: what are preconceptions and stereotypes, and what is the concrete difference between them? What exactly is ageing? How do mass media present ageing and old age?

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