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Dear EPALE colleagues,
Throughout June and July, our thematic focus is on the benefits and challenges of non-formal and informal learning. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community will publish inspiring case studies, articles, reports and other resources on the topic. Visit our thematic page Non-formal and informal learning to find out more (content varies based on your language preference).
Don’t forget to visit EPALE regularly in July for new content on non-formal and informal learning!
EPALE and the European Basic Skills Network are working together to develop open educational resources (OERs) and massive open online courses (MOOCs) for policymakers interested in adult learning. The online materials are part of the Capacity Building Series:
Stay tuned for more OERs and MOOCs from the Capacity Building Series in 2019!
Markus Palmén interviewed three parents of small children to explore the potential of parenthood as an informal learning experience.
Good practice examples from the EPALE event on citizenship education (EN, EL, ET, FR)
Check out the various good practice examples and successful projects on citizenship education that the EPALE community shared during our latest online event.
In this blog post Researcher Madeleine Le Bourdon shared insights from her ongoing research, pointing to the importance of informal spaces in citizenship education – a neglected field of study.
News from around Europe
A lot happened in June in the adult learning sector across Europe:
- Germany presented its first National Continuing Education Strategy, which focuses on continuing vocational training. The aim is to interlink continuing education policies and make training provision and funding opportunities more transparent and accessible to all. (EN, DE)
- Meanwhile the 11th National Career Guidance Award was announced in Slovakia with the aim to find examples of excellence in different fields from career education services to national and international projects. (SK)
- Scotland unveiled plans to invest £1 million in digital skills development to help those who are out of work or on a low income better their job prospects. The Digital Start Fund will provide specialist training and digital skills building. (EN, DE)
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