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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

The important role of non-formal and informal learning

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Dear EPALE colleagues,

In June and July, EPALE had a thematic focus on the benefits and challenges of non-formal and informal learning. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community published many 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 for new content! Our thematic focus from August to September will be on social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

 

Latest blog posts

Informal Learning - oxygen of a lifelong learning society (EN, FR)

Michael Kenny looked at the underrated role of informal learning in creating lifelong learning societies.

Make Nordic folkbildning UNESCO cultural heritage! (EN)

Could Nordic non-formal adult education be UNESCO’s cultural heritage, following the idea of adult education legend Gösta Vestlund?

Bridging the formal and the non-formal: professionalisation and capacity building in adult education (EN)

Professor Regina Egetenmeyer discusses the gap between formally educated adult education graduates and non-formally educated adult learning practitioners.

Interview with Brigitte Bosche and Anne Strauch from the German Institute for Adult Education (EN)

Listen to our interview with Brigitte Bosche and Anne Strauch about the GRETA-portfolioPlus project(link is external) on validation of informal and non-formal competences of adult educators.

It’s not WHAT you do, it’s the WAY that you do it – how non-formal learning works for a community in Dublin (EN)

Siobhán O’Reilly talked about the work of FamiliBase in Ireland, and how the organisation works with the community to provide the type of learning it needs.

 

News from around Europe

July was a busy month for the adult learning sector across Europe:

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