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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Career-long professional learning

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.
 

During this school year, Euroguidance  and the Europass  Centre of the Tempus Foundation organized a total of 8 accredited training courses on career guidance and counselling (CGaC) for teachers and professional associates from elementary and secondary schools, that was attended by 280 partic

This project sets out to discover the extent to which there is an ideal approach for prison staff career management and, in so far as one was found to exist, to identify the elements of that model. Our aim, so far unexploited in any European project, is to look at the process of cultural change within the prison environment, reflecting on the career of the staff and on the support provided for the inmates.

I have been volunteering for the past 11 years. Together with my colleagues from the Association for Social Integration and Environmental Protection, I set up the Braşov Volunteer Center in 2008. These years of community involvement have meant for me a continuous learning process about the variety of volunteers.

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?

To celebrate the publication of the Learning & Work Institute's Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: implications for workforce development report, EPALE are publishing the report along with weekly blog posts by key thinkers that further explore the provocations within each Thinkpiece contained in the report. Join us for a rich and meaningful discussion that aims to improve adult education strategy and policy, and better prepare the workforce for the challenges presented by a rapidly changing world. 

15 August 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Adult learning is recognised as having an important role to play in supporting successful communities and economies. It has a positive impact on our health, our ability to gain employment and progress at work and to contribute to society. 

Critical for maximising the impact of adult learning are the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the workforce that delivers it. For that reason, Learning & Work Institute has been working with partners from across the sector to explore what needs to be done to support the teachers, managers, volunteers, leaders and others who make up the adult learning workforce.

15 August 2019
by Helen Plant
(en)
While Third Places are in fashion and we seek to have them play multiple roles in the city, they are by nature singular, adapted to their specific environment, and only exist and develop insofar as they provide answers to essentially local problems. Wanting to increase their number does not always make much sense. However, this singularity, this essential plasticity, does not prevent us from seeking principles of functioning that go beyond specific contexts, and which tend towards a form of universality. Thus, seeking to understand their challenges and their contributions allows us to build and to test hypotheses in terms of inclusion, citizenship and solidarity.

As a language teacher I have always considered CPD as a crucial element of my professional life. I have constantly been on the lookout for opportunities for training where I can develop linguistically, update my methodology and shape my attitude towards teaching. Bell Teacher Training Campus seems to be the place that can satisfy all my expectations.

International EPALE Conference "Citizenship Education in Austria and Europe: goals, methods and future perspectives" An international EPALE conference "Citizenship Education in Austria and Europe: objectives, methods and future perspectives" was held in Vienna on the 13th of June 2019. New developments were presented in the area of citizenship education of adults, primarily in Austria, but also in Europe. The conference provided an opportunity for its attendees to find out about different ideas and six national and international projects (from Austria, England, Cyprus and Romania), as well as for colleagues to connect, exchange ideas and present their examples of good practice. This exchange of ideas and experiences has contributed to the development of existing and establishment of new forms of cooperation.
Tuesday 22 October 2019, Austria

EPALE-Webinar: Das Social Media Update: Instagram

Welche Möglichkeiten bietet Instagram, wie nutzt man die Plattform möglichst effizient und welche Herausforderungen muss man kennen? Antworten und Erklärungen dazu liefert das Webinar in 5 Schritten. Praktische Beispiele inklusive.

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Tuesday 15 October 2019, Austria

EPALE-Webinar: Das Social Media Update: Twitter

Twitter ist – im Vergleich mit Facebook und Instagram – ein sehr spezifischer Social Media Kanal in Österreich. Für welche Ziele und Zielgruppen sich ein privater oder beruflicher Twitter Account eignet und wie man erfolgreich mit der Plattform arbeitet, erfährt man in dieser Bildungsaktivität.

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Wednesday 9 October 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019, Spain

Formación básica en Raíces para equipos directos de CEPA (Madrid)

Debido a la inminente implementación del Sistema de Gestión "Raíces" en los Centros de Educación de Personas Adultas de la Comunidad de Madrid, en sustitución del actual sistema "SICE", la red de formación del profesorado de la Comunidad de Madrid oferta un curso de formación básica en Raíces para equipos directos.
Wednesday 4 September 2019 to Thursday 5 September 2019, Ireland

Initial and On-going Assessment at Levels 1-3 Training Workshops

The Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), the national representative association of Ireland's sixteen education and training boards (ETBs) is holding a two day workshop to familiarise adult educators with SOLAS (the state organisation with responsibility to further education and training) and ETBI national guidelines for adult literacy and numeracy assessment at NFQ levels 1-3.

During this two day workshop participants will

Monday 23 September 2019, Finland

HEL we can! Boosting Skills & Continuous Learning in Europe

HEL we can! Boosting Skills & Continuous Learning in Europe brings together the key sectors who can secure the right skills in the future

Skills are widely explored, not only in terms of education but also in terms of research and innovation policy, investments, technological development, business, entrepreneurship, labour mobility, integration and culture.

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.

A large group of people are not sufficiently educated to get jobs or function properly as citizens, a fact which has been substantiated in one study after the other.

It is not that campaigns or educational opportunities have been lacking, but those kinds of opportunities cannot solve the problem alone because a good portion of the people in question cannot find the proper motivation they need to overcome the limitations they have due to their lack of education.

In the past, many individuals continued to pursue their career decision (education, occupation, work) they made in a certain period of their lives without experiencing a serious interruption in post-retirement period. Nowadays however, these rapid changes in the world and the shrinkage of the employment opportunities lead individuals to constantly search, act and decide. It made it necessary and compusory for individuals to participate in the life long learning processes in order to acquire a profession or find a job. 

Looking for a flexible, interactive and, above all, a practical training course that will make it easier to plan classes and interact with your students using digital instruments and tools? E-trainers.eu is a great opportunity for you to become a more competent digital teacher. 

In the scope of the activities of EPALE National Support Team and National Euroguidance Network Centre, the Foundation Tempus in Serbia hosted a two-day training course named Coping with helplessness: How to use career guidance and counseling to empower adults from vulnerable groups, which will be held in Belgrade from 27 to 28 November 2018.

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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. 

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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.