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EPALE discussion: Basic skills learning provision

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Online discussion basic skills

Ensuring basic skills for all is a necessary step to enable societies to combat current and future social, health, environmental and economic challenges, and to implement policies effectively in order to support the sustainability of European societies and economies and promote a healthier planet. 

Basic skills are transversal. Not only are they relevant to educational policy, but also to employment, health, social and environmental policies. Building cohesive policy measures which support people with basic skills needs is necessary not only to make Upskilling Pathways a success, but also to help build more resilient and inclusive societies.

The online discussion will take place on this page on 16-17 September between 10:00 and 16:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinators of EBSN Graciela Sbertoli (Secretary General of EBSN) and Tamás Harangozó.

The discussion on 16 and 17 September will include the following topics:

  • critical literacy
  • health literacy
  • financial literacy
  • numeracy
  • basic digital skills for the future.

Please join our online discussion on Basic skills learning provision on 16-17 September 2020!

Comments will be open on 7 September so participants can introduce themselves or post their comments in advance.

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снимка на Graciela Sbertoli
We do need to be flexible with linguistic challenges. It is possible to write in Latvian and get it translated by Google Translate. It mostly works quite well although some sentences will be a bit peculiar. :-)
снимка на Graciela Sbertoli
What would you say are the most typical challenges faced by your national policy makers and providers when it comes to numeracy learning provision?

To answer on behalf of the country whose AdEd system I know best: lack of motivation on the part of the target group!
снимка на Kees Hoogland
If psychological factors are important, it is very hard to attract people to come to an "arithmetic class and doing the primary school all over again", with all the negative connotations that comes with that. It could be interesting to attract people with "camouflage"course on: trading at on-line market places, budgeting, using numbers in games, help them to help their children at primary education, .... So a very contextualized approach.
снимка на Heike Kölln-Prisner
Once I gave a course that was called math to entertain you! 20 people showed up, half of them were actually afraid of math. We did only fun stuff, was very satisfying. But applying math/quantitive thinking to everyday life is also very effective: balancing your debt, comparing mobile phone expenses etc. But this could and should be part of "other" courses, literacy of basic courses in "life skills", as Gina Ebner calles that.