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.
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.
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.
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.