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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Cultural education

  • UPLOAD AND PRINT ADULT LEARNING EUROPEAN EXHIBITION

    This adult learning european exhibition is published on A3 posters and avalaible online Any organisation in Europe can easily download, share, print, display this exhibition and organize its #ErasmusDays event.

This October, the exhibition of the EliCCon-Project is going to take place in the historical city of Ostrava. Don’t miss the chance to meet the lived cultures and traditions from four European countries - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and the UK. The unique Michal Mine represents the industrial heritage and coal mining in North Moravia.

This exhibition brings together 28 european projects about adult learning in different countries across Europe. These projects aim to ensure the well-being of any individuals by giving the chance to acquire skills and knowledge no matter their social backgrounds.This exhibition is published on A3 posters and avalaible online. Any organisation in Europe can easily download, share, print, display this exhibition and organize its #ErasmusDays event. 

 

The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.

From sept the23d and Oct the 2nd , all the partners of VIRAL for Local communities project attended the second learning teaching training meeting. Ten days to work together to learn how to make a VR video, from the script to the editing. All the video shooted can be seen and tested at the "VR TEST POINT" sattled at the public library in Santa Croce sukl'Arno-Pisa, Italy. Whoever can wear the visor and have a VR experience. People are then asked to fill in a form to express their impressions and feelings. All the collected datas will be useful to improve the final output. 

After two years of continuous work, our Erasmus+ strategic partnership "Languages, Opening Gates to Society" (LOGS) has finished. Four organizations from  four different European countries were involved: 

  • The Finnish Folk High School, Gothenburg, Sweden (coordinator)
  • CFA Catalonia, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (partner)
  • Jazyková škola Poprad, Czech republic (partner)
  • Tartu Folk High School, Tartu, Estonia (partner)

The objectives of projects were:

After the borders of the European Union opened, Lithuania has been seeing an increase in the number of black people arriving in Lithuania. It is no surprise in most of the major cities, especially, in Vilnius. However, the residents of remote smaller towns of Lithuania still find it unusual: they glare at such people and are not keen to accept them into their rural communities.

What would our daily life look like without the possibility to enjoy and find inspiration in a book, a play, a movie or music - or without the possibility to express ourselves in a creative, symbolic way? Who more than artists can lead us to feel and see things differently? Switzerland is convinced that culture matters, and allocates part of its development cooperation funds to the support of artistic production in partner countries.

How we produce and consume our food needs to change in order to comply with sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Agenda 2030 and global challenges. But: How to make food systems more sustainable? The Erasmus+ project EATingCRAFT researched the synergies between Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives to find answers.

10 October 2019
by Federica VARINI
(en)

When you talk about contemporary museum education, the term ‘participatory museum’ immediately comes to mind. In museum context, in short, participation is co-creating interpretations, sharing experiences and combining them in order to jointly go through an exhibition. In this exchange of feelings, cultural and historical experiences, visitors and the museum, including its employees and educators, are involved. These processes would not have been possible without communication, which allows questions to be asked, views to be exchanged and social bonds to be created. For effective communication to take place, it is essential to create conditions for active language interaction. And this is why the Museum of Warsaw has developed the project entitled Warsaw for Intermediate Learners, as part of which a series of classes based on content and language integrated learning were created, as well as museum and street games, intended for foreigners learning Polish.

7 October 2019
by Katarzyna Zak-Caplot
(pl)
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In Mid-June 2019 EPALE and Erasmus+ Adult Education Czech Republic took a group of 9 librarians from various institutional backgrounds on a 3-days study visit to Vienna. The dense programme, facilitated by EPALE Austria, was centred around the topic of “libraries as an environment of adult learning”.

1 October 2019
by EPALE Österreich
(de)

“Four elements”, an Erasmus K2 project is a study about the material side of four elements -earth, water, fire, air- and imagery attached to them. Project partners from six European countries are being interested in the collective common representations behind the four elements as they appear in myths, legends and tales.

18 September 2019
by DUSANA FINDEISEN
(fr)
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The cultural organisation DINAMO in Flanders/Belgium is convinced that people with disabilities also have the right to education and relaxation. That is why people with a mild mental disability are also welcome at their activities. People with disabilities like to belong, they want to do what everyone else does. Moreover, they learn a lot from the lessons that DINAMO offers and from the interaction with others. DINAMO also believes that openness is important for the regular public. It makes people familiar with being different and removes prejudices. You can read here how DINAMO encourages participation as much as possible.

10 September 2019
by Bieke Suykerbuyk
(nl)

Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith discuss the Further Education: transforming lives and communities research project that involved interviewing learners on camera to build a picture of their personal and education stories. The stories allow the researchers to understand how an individual's narrative relates to socio-economic, political and historical contexts. A teacher's perspective shows that a shift away from an instrumentalist approach to teaching allows for better rapport with learners and encourages them to engage.

2 September 2019
by vicky Duckworth
(en)

The course Traditional Arts and ICT Art Tools for Teaching Your Subjects and Promoting Life Skills, organised in Barcelona in April, gave rise to new ideas on the role that slow reflection plays in learning. The art of Gaudí also stirred up strong emotions.

The Journey to Work programme aims to improve employment prospects and the earning potential of young people (up to 30 years old) by enabling them to undertake work experience placements abroad. The blog post discusses the achievements of some of the participant students who worked in the Netherlands and Spain and celebrates the many successes of the project.
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 9 October 2019 to Thursday 20 February 2020, Cyprus

3o Διεθνές Συνέδριο: «Γραμματισμός και Σύγχρονη Κοινωνία: Ταυτότητες, Κείμενα, Θεσμοί»

Το Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο Κύπρου του Υπουργείου Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού, σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, ανακοινώνει τη διοργάνωση του 3ου Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου: «Γραμματισμός και Σύγχρονη Κοινωνία», με θέμα:

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019, Portugal

Training Course: Children's and Neighbourhood Parliaments - How to Implement?

The methodology used by the Children’s Parliament program aims to support the organization of communities and their sustainable development.
It creates circles of people who actively engage in the debate, planning and implementation of actions that facilitate the resolution of their own problems.

Friday 11 October 2019 to Saturday 16 November 2019, Czech Republic

The EliCCon-Project presents: Photo Exhibition "United in Diversity" in Ostrava, Czech Republic

This October the exhibition of the Erasmus+ Project EliCCon is going to take place in the historical city of Ostrava. Don’t miss the chance to meet the lived cultures and traditions from four European countries - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and the UK - presented in pictures and photo collages in the famous Michal Mine.

Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019, Italy

WELCOME FESTIVAL Arcella Edition

Parlare di apprendimento degli adulti significa pensare non solo ai percorsi formali di istruzione e alla formazione professionale, ma anche alle occasioni di crescita personale e sociale in contesti informali e alle attività di educazione non formale. Per questo riteniamo significativo segnalare un festival che intende offrire numerose occasioni per “conoscere”, conoscere un territorio, le persone che vi abitano, le risorse inaspettate a due passi da casa, le storie di altre parti del mondo, implicazioni sociali e politiche, elementi di innovazione sociale ed urbana.

Friday 22 November 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019, Austria

Menschenrechtsbildung an Schulen: Trainingsworkshop in Innsbruck

Du findest Menschenrechtsbildung an Schulen genauso wichtig wie wir?
Du hast Freude daran mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu arbeiten?
Du möchtest Praxis sammeln als Workshopleiter*in?
Dann absolviere das dreitätige Training „Menschenrechte machen Schule“ und werde danach als ehrenamtliche*r Menschenrechtsbildner*in an Schulen für Amnesty Österreich tätig!

The Promised Land Erasmus+ project has released the Intercultural Learning with Refugees and Migrants project ebook. The book explores the experience of refugees in Europe and Turkey, considers the role of cultural hubs such as museums and theatres in driving positive attitudes towards migration and provides policy recommendations. The book is free to view online and will be beneficial for anyone working with refugees and migrants.

Video statement of Filiz Keser-Aschenberger, Danube University Krems (Head of of Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Planning and Education Research Center) on the Erasmus+ project LIB(e)RO. This is an online platform for librarians which helps to transform libraries into open learning spaces for refugees and others (English with German subtitles).

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has published Lisa Krolak’s book Books beyond bars: the transformative potential of prison libraries, which discusses prison libraries around the world and considers to what extent they support the rehabilitation of prisoners. It will be most useful for those working in prisons or prison libraries.

A case study for Erasmus+ project Migrants and Refugees as Re-builders, which describes the experience of an adult educator working with migrants and refugees in Sweden. It explores the challenges faced by migrant learners, the approaches educators can use to address these challenges and how they can support inclusion. The project team has created print and online materials to generate meaningful conversations between educators, learners, policy-makers and stakeholders, as well as a curriculum, self-assessment framework and a set of indicators for analysing someone's engagement with society.

Marilyn Mehlmann's picture

Fascinated by the diversity of entries here. Can we make an overview? What do you teach that you regard as cultural education? What do you believe SHOULD be taught to European adults?