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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Basic skills

blog

| 25 November 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Too many European citizens lack the necessary numeracy competencies to participate autonomously and effectively in our technologised and number-drenched society and consequently many citizens are overlooked for certain jobs and have problems in their daily life, dealing with the abundance of number-related issues.

OER: Introduction to Adult Numeracy Training

blog

| 25 November 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Although numeracy has always been an essential element in basic skills training programs, it is often not in the forefront for basic skills policies and practice. The current collection of open educational resources (OERs) and the respective online course (MOOC) aim to present a starting point for policy-makers, staff of educational institutions and other partners having a stake in implementing the European Council’s recommendation on Upskilling Pathways.

blog

| 24 November 2020
| by Pinja Ryky
The growth of income disparities, the differentiation of learning outcomes and residential areas, and the increase of populist influence also challenge Finnish democracy. While the U.S. presidential election is over, the political situation is an example of what polarisation among the people can lead to. Therefore, we must maintain a strong appreciation of the welfare state and civilisation.
Online Course on EPALE on Introduction to Adult Numeracy Training

blog

| 24 November 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Although numeracy has always been an essential element in basic skills training programs, it is often not in the forefront for basic skills policies and practice. Therefore, our upcoming OER collection and MOOC made in collaboration with the European Basic Skills Network will aim to provide an introduction to adult numeracy training. The MOOC started on 30 November and finishes on 18 December and it will give the opportunity for participants to go deeper into the materials of the respective OER collection.

Sylvia de Groot Heupner

blog

| 23 November 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

You can only really learn and understand a new language by practising it. Language coaches see what kind of support newcomers need in their daily life, for example, help with job applications, doctor's visits or their volunteer work at a sports club. We like working in small groups or individually in settings such as library Language Cafés or community centres. Libraries and community centres were forced to close when the Dutch government introduced lockdown measures in response to COVID-19.

Reading Becomes You

blog

| 20 November 2020
| by Satya Brink

Reading allows you to travel through time and space, while you stay in your chair and in the present. You can be lost in a book and never want it to end. It allows you to share the experiences of writers over thousands of years, showing how to react and feel in situations that may never occur in your own life. You can enrich your life, by learning from specialists and experts, explore different cultures, work through different ideas and explore an array of future options. You become aware of the world beyond your reach and learn the value of an open mind.

news

| 23 September 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

The coronavirus crisis and the related switch to distance and online learning, have strongly shaped the visions and expectations for the future of digital education in Europe. A European framework for digital education must not forget about non-formal adult learning and education. A holistic vision of digital transformation is, in EAEA’s point of view, necessary to provide an empowering critical digital education that “adequately prepares citizens for an increasingly interconnected and globalised future.”

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| 21 September 2020
| by EPALE Österreich

The learn forever network is committed to the goal of boosting the participation of educationally disadvantaged women in continuing education. The project partners are currently working with the “flipped learning” model and devising offerings based on this approach. Elke Beneke, the network’s project manager and education manager at Verein für Bildung & Lernen, shares more in an interview.

news

| 9 September 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Findings from the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust) International Review undertaken to inform continuous improvements in the teaching and learning of adult basic skills. Written and researched by the National Foundation for Educational Research.

news

| 9 September 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

In their joint Capacity Building Series framework EBSN and EPALE launched two additional online courses, one in the field of workplace basic skills, and another in family literacy. The courses were based on the respective open education resources that were published at the end of September (Workplace Basic Skills: Policy and Practice; Family Literacy Interventions: Policy and Practice). Both courses were moderated by EBSN-related organisations and experts.

Workplace Basic Skills

news

| 7 September 2020
| by Altheo VALENTINI

LESLLA is the international network for Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults. Since its inception in 2005, it has widely supported adults with little or no home language schooling or literacy, to learn to read and write for the first time in a new language. Every year, the network organises an international symposium which offers a strong starting point for the research agenda as well as a host of resources and strategies for LESLLA practitioners. Due to COVID-19, in 2020 the network chose to organise a virtual gathering, from the 5th-7th August. The gathering focused on distance learning and the incorporation of volunteers into online teaching environments.

news

| 7 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The next EPALE online discussion will take place on 16-17 September between 10:00 and 16:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinators of EBSN Graciela Sbertoli (Secretary General of EBSN) and Tamás Harangozó.
Comments are open so you can introduce yourself and post your comments in advance.

news

| 31 August 2020
| by Ilaria Vichi

Visit the RED platform,an online website on which all kinds of instructional videos can be found that can help the digitally illiterate to find their way in this digital age. Literacy and numeracy are fundamental skills for human development as they enable people to live meaningful lives and contribute to their communities and in society. These skills are also essential for learning, as learning is mediated through texts and the use of numbers.

news

| 31 August 2020
| by Esra Telli

A strategy development workshop was held for the new term within the scope of the Hârezmî Education Model, which was developed based on the importance of students' connecting what they learned at school with daily life. In the workshop organized online, it was focused on the things to be done to enrich the content in order to increase the quality of Hârezmi Education Model applications in the new period, to adapt new approaches and practices to the studies and to make distance education effective during the epidemic process we are in.

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| 24 August 2020
| by Linda Berg

The Norwegian SkillsPlus programme (Kompetansepluss) was established in 2006. Companies (both private and public organizations) and – since 2015 – NGOs may apply for funding for basic skills training. The employees receive their ordinary salary and the companies contribute by co-payment and by letting the participants use some of their working time for the training.

Thursday 7 January 2021 to Friday 8 January 2021, Japan

ICAEAL 2021: 15. International Conference on Adult Education and Adult Learning

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

Thursday 18 March 2021 to Friday 19 March 2021, Europe

New Perspectives in Science Education Virtual Conference

The Conference brings together teachers, researchers, practitioners and project managers from all over the world to share findings, expertise and experience about innovative teaching and learning methodologies, through syhcnronous live presentations, asynchronous and poster presentations.

We will deliver a full 2 days programme of inspiring sessions in the framework of a highly interactive virtual conference experience. We will provide enhanced digital contents that will give participants greater access to learning, sharing and networking.

Friday 4 December 2020, Latvia

Patērētāju tiesību seminārs

Erasmus+ projekta “Finanšu izglītība pedagogiem” ietvaros 4. decembrī notiks tiešsaistes informācijas izplatīšanas pasākums. Pasākuma vadīs Andrejs Vanags – Patērētāju interešu aizsardzības asociācijas jurists, augstskolu lektors ar 20 gadu stāžu un Patērētāju strīdu risināšanas komisijas loceklis.

Friday 6 November 2020, Italy

Diventare volontari: una chance per l’inclusione

Il seminario ha lo scopo di presentare il percorso formativo a distanza del progetto Erasmus+ EVOLVE, di cui è capofila Provincia di Livorno Sviluppo srl, per introdurre al mondo del volontariato le persone con livelli di istruzione di base. Scopo del progetto infatti è incentivare la partecipazione alla vita civile di persone con basse qualifiche attraverso il volontariato, per aiutarle a inserirsi nella comunità, e dare un contributo concreto alle organizzazioni che operano nei servizi sociali, dotandole di personale volontario.

Monday 16 November 2020

Käänteinen oppiminen ja heterogeeniset aikuisopiskelijoiden ryhmät – mahdoton yhtälö?

Käänteinen oppiminen aikuiskoulutuksessa on aikuiskoulutuksen Erasmus+ strateginen kumppanuushanke. Tässä webinaarissa jaetaan FLIP-IDEAL -hankkeen tuloksia ja kokemuksia, ja pääpuhujana kuullaan käänteisen oppimisen suomalaista pioneeria Marika Toivolaa. Tervetuloa herättelemään ajatuksiasi käänteisen oppimisen soveltuvuudesta myös haastavammille opiskelijaryhmille!

Monday 2 November 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020, Europe

Konferencia Európskej siete základných zručností

V dňoch 2. – 4. novembra 2020 organizuje Európska sieť základných zručností (EBSN) online konferenciu s názvom „Dosahovanie ciest zlepšovania zručností“. Jej cieľom je reagovať na výzvy, ktoré prináša aktuálny vývoj v spoločnosti a politike EÚ (Program EÚ v oblasti zručností) a výsledky jednotlivých štátov pri plnení odporúčania Cesty zvyšovania zručností (Upskilling Pathways).

Monday 2 November 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020, Europe

Konferencia Európskej siete základných zručností

V dňoch 2. – 4. novembra 2020 organizuje Európska sieť základných zručností (EBSN) online konferenciu s názvom „Dosahovanie ciest zlepšovania zručností“. Jej cieľom je reagovať na výzvy, ktoré prináša aktuálny vývoj v spoločnosti a politike EÚ (Program EÚ v oblasti zručností) a výsledky jednotlivých štátov pri plnení odporúčania Cesty zvyšovania zručností (Upskilling Pathways).

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discussions

| 1 February 2019
| by Olusola McKenzie

We recently delivered an E+ project where we sent both young and older learners to Portugal on a work placement programme.

As we were anticipating that this might be the first time some of our learners had lived away from home, we created a document titled "Independent Living Guide", which covered Planning for travel, work, etc, but also gave our participants tips on Health and Wellbeing and Personal Safety.

I think this could be improved and I would like to ask colleagues what they have used in the past to support their students? 

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discussions

| 7 October 2018
| by abdullah öztürk


 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.

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discussions

| 3 November 2017
| by Zsolt Vincze

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Health Literacy: online discussion
Health Literacy: online discussion

Welcome to the online discussion on Health Literacy organised by the EBSN EPALE team!
The discussion is open to everyone and will take place on this page between Monday, 6th (starting from 10.00 CET) and Tuesday, 7th November 2017. It will be moderated by Helen Casey, UK and the EBSN EPALE team.

Feel free to share your opinion and comment related to:

  • The situation of health literacy in your country
  • How to ensure the health systems more accessible to citizens
  • The role of adult education.

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resources

| 27 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

Through Skills Next, the Public Policy Forum and the Diversity Institute—in its role as a research lead for the Future Skills Centre—are publishing a series of reports that explore a number of the most important issues currently impacting the skills ecosystem in Canada. Each report focuses on one issue, reviews the existing state of knowledge on this topic, and identifies areas in need of additional research. This strong foundation is intended to help support further research and strengthen policymaking.

resources

| 13 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

Skills development has an important role to play in the immediate effort to lessen the impact of COVID-19 while the pandemic is active, in building the resilience of workers and firms, and in preparing for recovery. Time is of the essence in this response, to help speed recovery from recession, to get people back to work safely, to limit the career scarring effects of prolonged unemployment and skills mismatch, and to take advantage of opportunities that may otherwise dissipate over time.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.