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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

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Digital learning workplace

Digital technologies have enormous potential to boost adult learning in the workplace. EPALE thematic coordinator Andrew McCoshan has been working with EU Member States on the ET 2020 Working Group on Vocational Education and Training to examine the opportunities and challenges involved. This blog post looks at the opportunities, whilst an accompanying article focuses on the challenges.

11 November 2019
by Andrew McCoshan
(en)
Citizens' Curriculum workshop

Workshop 5 focused on research and innovative practice to support upskilling and earnings progression, highlighting the powerful benefits that adult learning can confer. To realise those benefits, particularly for disadvantaged groups, providers and learners need flexibility. Orienting funding and quality assurance systems towards the outcomes of provision, rather than just its inputs and outputs, might help allow that flexibility.

11 November 2019
by Alexander Braddell
(en)

The annual EPALE conference for this year  was held in Warsaw on the 1st and 2nd of October 2019 with over 200 delegates from different countries. The aim of this blog post is to provide an overall perspective. In this post, I will therefore be writing  brief reflections on salient points.

 

11 November 2019
by Ramon Mangion
(en)
Unwilling to learn
Even the strongest supporters of adult learning sometimes feel reluctant to learn. How can we make workplace learning and adult learning in general attractive again for learners? Gina Ebner shares her reflections.
11 November 2019
by Gina Ebner
(en)
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Plenary session tables before delegates arrive

EPALE UK Ambassador Cath Harcula recounts her experiences at the EPALE UK and L&WI's (EAAL's) joint Annual Conference 2019 in London, providing an overview of the keynote speeches, plenary session, workshops and roundtable discussion, and giving consideration to the major questions raised at the event.