Career-long professional learning
Dear EPALE community,
I would like to inform you that we have successfully started our Erasmus+ project (ID: 2019-1-SK01-KA204-060805). The aim of the project is to improve the quality of adult education in career counseling, the development of talent and soft-skills of the unemployed, in order to find better employment and satisfaction in their lives. Moreover, this project will also help career advisors to use new tool in their consultancy.
We got an amazing experience to be invited to the EPALE Conference 2019. We gained new knowledge, information regarding the adult learning, also about how to use the platform and how we will be able to leverage it in the future.
We also got an opportunity to share our experiences with EPALE platform. As we are starting now our Erasmus Plus projects, we will be even more aware of all great features, which is offering EPALE for project implementation and dissemination.
Thank you again team EPALE, EPALE Slovakia, we really appreciate to get this opportunity.
Yearly conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) was held in Bratislava (Slovakia) on 11-13 September.
Andrew Rawson has written a blog post about EPALE for FACE’s website.
Hundreds of events and activities will also be taking place across Europe from May through to December as part of the Week.
In today’s rapidly developing world, where digitisation and technology stand at the forefront of how we communicate, use services and complete everyday tasks, our ability to confidently and safely use the internet and technology is vital to ensure our participation in our communities and our ability to find employment.
EduCare is an online training course provider that delivers a Safeguarding Adults training course for those who work with vulnerable adults and adults at risk. The course can be purchased as part of wider business or healthcare packages and organisations can benefit from multi-buy discount pricing.
The government has released the National Retraining Scheme policy paper, the result of a partnership between the government, the Trade Unions Congress and the Confederation of British Industry, which aims to prepare those most in need of skills development for the changing economic landscape and the rise of automation.
This blog summarises personal reflections on a professional development day spent with middle managers from three further education colleges looking at ‘developing a culture of excellence through collaboration’. The event was facilitated by Sue Keenan of Myerscough, Stef Wilkinson from Barnsley and Tam Breeze from Kendal who took the participants on a journey exploring curriculum, through organisational strategy to the importance of culture.
Implications arose for the practice of the managers themselves, those that support them and their partners both inside and outside their organisations.
EPALE’s annual pan-European conference was held on 1 and 2 October 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The conference gathered more than 220 participants from 38 European countries participating in EPALE project.
During my first experience abroad, I was able to contribute to the development of international cooperation between the partner schools; and by sharing my learning mobility experience, I have motivated my colleagues to take part in mobilities, too.
This kind of learning by working is extremely important for teachers. Such experiences can only be gained by personal participation
Working with youths has never been easy, especially nowadays, when young people are at risk of addiction, crime, and are threatened with aggression, prostitution, etc. Today's teenagers, who lack proper care from busy parents more often than ever before, need someone who will listen to them, understand them and help them find their own way. In response to this specific demand, a new profession was created: the youth worker [see: Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy]. Therefore, this article entitled ‘Logos and ethos of a youth worker” is dedicated to this new profession.
For too long education has been predicated on hierarchical, linear pathways with a focus on creating articulation routes to support this form of progress. The pace of change since the year 2000 puts this 20th Century model under great stress as the need for a different form of Lifelong Learning becomes essential.
How can we work differently to address the new context we are working in?
The summer is almost over. Are you disappointed? Or do you feel well rested and keen to face new challenges? I hope it’s the latter!
A small team is the most important unit in working life. One needs many kinds of skills when working with different colleagues towards a common goal. Communications must be smooth. Everyone must be able to manage their own performance and some must also manage others. What kinds of skills are needed in this and how can one develop them?
Ještě dva dny máte možnost navštívit veletrh Educa My job Liberec 2019. Na jednom místě se zde spojují oblasti vzdělávání a pracovních příležitostí tak, aby každému zájemci veletrh poskytl co nejvíce odpovědí na otázky týkající se jeho budoucnosti, profesního uplatnění a možností vzdělávání na všech úrovních vzdělávacího systému. Návštěvníci všech věkových kategorií se na veletrhu mohou seznámit s konkrétními studijními i pracovními příležitostmi v Libereckém kraji, Euroregionu Nisa, České republice i v zahraničí.
Akadamie se bude konat v Impact Hub Praha a účast pro neziskovky je zdarma.
V průběhu 4 týdnů se akademie zaměří na témata:
- Vize a hodnoty organizace (7.11.)
- Budování komunity podporovatelů a fundraising (12.11.)
- Komunikace, marketing a GSuite pro neziskové organizace (20.11.)
- Struktura organizace a nastavení procesů (26.11.)
Finálních 20 neziskových organizací bude vybráno na základě přihlášek.
Featuring high-profile case studies from internationally renowned companies, interactive seminars and discussion forums, the World of Learning conference focuses on the current issues affecting L&D professionals and looks ahead to the future of workplace learning.
The free exhibition offers the chance to network with key learning solution providers, partake in interactive feature areas, and attend the seminar programme which features a mix of current trends and case studies.
Die Etablierung der Europäischen Transparenzinstrumente ECVET und NQR in Österreich hat das Thema „Höhere Berufsbildung“ in den Fokus der bildungspolitischen Diskussion gerückt. Noch ist der Begriff in Österreich nicht formal etabliert. Es gibt auch keine abschließende Einigung darüber, wie er definiert wird. Üblicherweise werden darunter jene Qualifikationen verstanden, die auf den höheren NQR-Niveaus angesiedelt sind und nicht zu einem Bologna-Abschluss (Bachelor, Master, PhD) führen.
Il MUVE - Fondazione Museo Civici Venezia - organizza delle giornate di formazione per docenti di scuola secondaria nelle quali esplorare come i percorsi museali possano fornire un valido e fecondo strumento per favorie un'educazione tesa al dialogo interculturale e all'inclusione sociale.
EPALE UK is releasing a series of six resources focusing on different aspects of workplace learning – our theme from October to December 2019. The second in the series, this document focuses on taking a holistic approach to skills sharing and is ideal to be used as a poster and displayed in the office.
EPALE UK is releasing a series of resources that can be used as worksheets, guides or posters to encourage adult learning in the workplace. The first of six, this resource focuses on developing a continuing professional development plan.
The University and College Union released a practical guide that helps further education staff to understand the importance of continuing professional development (CPD) and how to approach employers to ask for CPD support. The resource is targeted at those working in Further Education and will be most beneficial for employers and employees considering CPD opportunities.
The Documentation of the Austrian Euroguidance Conference 2018 "Lifelong guidance on a dynamic labour market reach, empower, strengthen" contains articles in German and English:
This paper examines the traits and relations of executive coaching, the “manager as a coach” approach and mentorship as the most prevalent forms of individual development of employees within organizations.
Work-based learning (WBL) is increasingly recognised by Member States around the world as an effective strategy to promote quality and relevance of education and training. With the involvement of UNEVOC Centres from around the world, this book contributes to the analysis of different dimensions and characteristics of WBL in different contexts and gives a global perspective on WBL as a pathway to delivering competency-based education.
This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.
The private security profession is of public interest to society and this is a major indicator of its importance and role. People who work in this field are expected to perform their tasks as professionally as possible and in a way that the private security worker will fully familiarize the client with the expectations and the quality of the provision of the specific services.
The introduction of a continuous training (education) program for the providers of the private security service emerged as a need in the results of several studies.
I was interested to explore the challenges language will pose when teaching adults technical fashion production skills in my recent project titled "Fashion ABC".
The project's main theme was focused on equipping VET learners studying Fashion with skills to improve their work experience. However, we were able to develop staff skills through a combination of job shadowing, training staff engaging in the delivery of training etc.
This gave us an opportunity to teach older learners including some who were project partners staff new skills.
The second national EPALE conference in Serbia will take place on Tuesday, February 27, in Belgrade and it will cover the topic of "Functional Adult Education and Upskilling Pathways".
This online discussion is dedicated to the closing conference of project GOAL (Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners) Closing Conference "Guidance and counselling for low educated adults: from practice to policy" which will be held 17-18 January 2018, Egmont Palace, Brussels
The representative of Serbian EPALE National support service and the winners of the writing contest “Activities in Career Guidance and Counseling in Adult Education” will attend the conference and report live through this discussion. Serbian EPALE NSS invites all to follow and contribute with comments.