To celebrate the publication of the Learning & Work Institute's Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: implications for workforce development report, EPALE are publishing the report along with weekly blog posts by key thinkers that further explore the provocations within each Thinkpiece contained in the report. Join us for a rich and meaningful discussion that aims to improve adult education strategy and policy, and better prepare the workforce for the challenges presented by a rapidly changing world.
Adult learning is recognised as having an important role to play in supporting successful communities and economies. It has a positive impact on our health, our ability to gain employment and progress at work and to contribute to society.
Critical for maximising the impact of adult learning are the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the workforce that delivers it. For that reason, Learning & Work Institute has been working with partners from across the sector to explore what needs to be done to support the teachers, managers, volunteers, leaders and others who make up the adult learning workforce.
The purpose of this overview is to contribute to the formation of a common language and understanding of the concept of prior learning and what it means to recognise prior learning across all professional fields that deal with adult competences.
The overview is based on a broad, development-oriented approach of recognising prior learning, and cases have also been included to serve as practical examples.
The overview is also available in danish.
Dr. Paul Downes, Director of the Educational Disadvantage Centre in the Institute of Education at Dublin City University, Ireland, shows why we need more one-stop learning centres to act as gateways for communities facing socio-economic exclusion or marginalisation.
AONTAS in partnership with Near FM and with the support from the Communicating Europe Initiative 2019, is running an Irish and European Identity-themed podcast series featuring adult learners.
This podcast series will feature diverse voices of adult learners representing their Irish and European identity through open and inclusive dialogue. They will discuss their experiences of engaging with European-based opportunities, (study visits, European events, European Social Funded (ESF) programmes and projects or initiatives funded through Erasmus+.