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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Career-long professional learning

EU4EU – European Universities for the EU – is the project which support the growth of European businesses and the access to employment of university trainees. You have time until the 29th of October  to register your organization and to access to the matching phase in which you will be able to choose the more suitable candidate for your organization’s needs.

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.

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

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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.

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. 

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.

Teamwork and collaboration

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?

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?

Thursday 10 October 2019 to Saturday 12 October 2019, Czech Republic

EDUCA My Job Liberec 2019 - Největší veletrh vzdělávání & pracovních příležitostí v severních Čechách

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.

Thursday 7 November 2019 to Tuesday 26 November 2019, Czech Republic

Akademie pro neziskovky - Grow with Google

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

Tuesday 15 October 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019, United Kingdom

World Of Learning Conference&Exhibition

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.

Thursday 21 November 2019, Austria

4. nationale ECVET Konferenz „Mit Berufsbildung ganz nach oben. Weiterentwicklung der Höheren Berufsbildung in Österreich.“

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.

Thursday 10 October 2019, Serbia

Презентација: Еразмус+ мреже и платформе за професионално усавршавање наставника и других запослених у области образовања (Србија)

Презентација, која се одржава у четвртак,  10. октобра од 17 до 18 часова, у Информативном центру Фондације Темпус, намењена је запосленима у основним и средњим школама, предшколским установама и установама за образовање одраслих.

 

Saturday 19 October 2019 to Saturday 30 November 2019, Italy

Scuole al Museo - percorsi formativi per docenti del MUVE di Venezia

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.

 

Wednesday 16 October 2019, Serbia

EPALE конференција „Методе и технике развоја кључних компетенција у образовању одраслих”

Фондација Темпус организује националну EPALE конференцију под називом „Методе и технике развоја кључних компетенција у образовању одраслих“, која ће се одржати у среду, 16. октобра 2019. године, од 10 до 16 часова у Београду.

 

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.  

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.

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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. 

Learning Points

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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.