Resource Centre

Resource Centre

The EPALE Resource Centre is a bank of materials that will help keep you up to date with adult education best practices and reference documents.

We publish case studies of innovative adult education approaches, reports and policy documents as well as magazine and newspaper articles.

You will also be able to find open education resources as well as training and learning materials so you will always have access to the best tools to help you in your everyday work.


How to use the Resource Centre

There are several ways to browse and search the EPALE Resource Centre:

  1. Browse The newest content is at the top of the page so you can easily stay up to date with the most recent developments in the sector.

  2. Search Go straight to a specific resource by typing the title, author or keyword in the search box.

  3. Filter Filter by type of resource, theme, tags, country, author and language. Relevant resources will be listed to the left of the page.

Happy searching!


How to get involved

Do you have a resource you would like to share or an interesting publication you would to publish in EPALE? EPALE can provide an extra dimension to your project by promoting your results within a professional network across Europe.

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We do our utmost to ensure that content hosted on EPALE, or directly linked to, does not breach EU and national rules and conventions governing intellectual property. However, if you feel that we have infringed these rules please contact us via the EPALE helpdesk or via the feedback form so we can ensure this content is removed from the site.

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Guidance in validation within the Nordic region

The purpose of the report is to establish a common ground for discussing and developing guidance in validation, which will hopefully be a step towards seeking opportunities for improving the quality of guidance in Nordic validation systems.
Started by | Posted 5 years ago

Validation and the value of competences - Road Map 2018

The validation network of NVL (Nordic Network for Adult Learning) has compiled the report "Validation and the Value of Competences. Road Map 2018". The report provides a wide overview on current validation issues.The aim of Road Map 2018 is to illustrate the validation process from mapping and assessment of prior competences all the way to how these.
Started by | Posted 5 years ago

“We sell and market our courses” The features of market orientation in adult education

The aim of the research was to increase the understanding regarding the marketisation of liberal adult education. Gadamer’s hermeneutic way of understanding functioned as the philosophy of science for this study. The research focused on four different adult education centres which operate in different parts of Finland. The data, collected from the four studied adult education centres, included 39 interviews with the personnel and 41 study programmes from the academic years between 1986–1987 and 2010–2011
Started by | Posted 6 years ago

Adult Education and the Planetary Condition

The traditional nation-state context of adult education research and practice is challenged by the consequences of globalization. Beside increased mobility and interaction across different borders, they include financial and economic, social and environmental crises at a global scale. The authors in this book discuss the transforming planetary condition of adult education from different perspectives: education policy, work life, learners and mobilization for sustainability.
Started by | Posted 6 years ago