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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Health literacy

Woman meditating on a lawn

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| 16 September 2020
| by Lucia Iacovone

The term "mindfulness" was first used by the German-born monk Nyanatiloka in the new translation of a Buddhist meditation manual (Palikanon 1922/23) for the term "sati" (= remembering, being aware, being conscious). Against this background, the American behavioural physician Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" programme in the late 1970s. He places the corresponding English term "mindfulness" at the centre of his approach.

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| 15 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

On 6-7-8 October 2020, EPALE is hosting an Online Community Conference which is open to the entire Adult Learning Community from right across Europe. The innovative online format will allow much wider participation and active contributions from a broad group of Stakeholders from all sectors and countries in Europe. 

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| 8 September 2020
| by Raffaela Kihrer

Ursula von der Leyen was right when she said that “the best investment in our future is the investment in our people” (commenting on the 2020 European Skills Agenda). A continuation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning with a strong emphasis on life skills would be an important milestone to build the foundations for a resilient, fair and stable Europe, fit for any crisis.

Boosting Digital Health Literacy

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| 18 August 2020
| by Altheo VALENTINI

The development of digital skills applied to the health sector enables citizens to better manage their health and illness, improve prevention, produce more accurate diagnosis and treatment and facilitate communication with health professionals. It also positively impacts on a more equitable access to health care and trustworthy health information. Digital technologies (mobile applications, digital devices, etc.) can play an important role, and also contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Podcast Building resilience through basic skills programs

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| 10 August 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Making citizens and societies more resilient to unexpected challenges and allowing them to become more prepared to adapt quickly to fast changing circumstances are of key importance. The current EPALE podcast was made by the EBSN with experts from member organisations to address the general condition and role of basic skills policy and practice in building resilience of adults.

Trish Murphy

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| 6 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Trish is supporting her healthcare students in a numbers of ways – by telephone, by email, by post, on platforms such as Zoom and WhatsApp. Once or twice she has also met students outside for a socially distant walk to chat face to face to talk about their assignments and the work they were doing. Her learners are responding very well and creatively to this new way of doing things.

Romain Tisné

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| 18 June 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

EPALE's thematic focus from July to September 2020 is on Basic skills learning provision. Basic skills are transversal. Not only are they relevant to educational policy, but also to employment, health, social and environmental policies. Building cohesive policy measures which support people with basic skills needs is necessary not only to make Upskilling Pathways a success, but also to help build more resilient and inclusive societies.

EPALE interviews Anne Tastula

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| 17 June 2020
| by Aleksandra Kozyra

Anne Tastula works as an editor for Elm Magazine and runs media literacy projects at Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation KVS. Anne volunteers for organization and website which publishes research-based but easy-to-understand articles on science and health, which was awarded with the Grand Journalist Award for journalistic act of the year 2019 for producing the website.
In the interview for EPALE, she addresses the interplay between media literacy and health literacy during a global pandemic, and tells us how her work as an adult educator has been affected.

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| 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.

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| 31 July 2020
| by İhsan Çağatay Ulus

Youth Teaching Adults is a free introductory digital literacy program for adult learners, led by youth volunteer-tutors.

The program is a collaboration between ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) and Youth Empowering Parents (YEP). The two organizations have come together to bring the program to under-served communities across Canada.

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| 31 July 2020
| by İhsan Çağatay Ulus

Twenty-six countries and economies across three continents (Asia, Europe and Latin America), including 12 OECD member countries, participated in this international survey of financial literacy, using the updated 2018 OECD/INFE toolkit to collect cross-comparable data.1 These survey results report the overall financial literacy scores, as computed following the OECD/INFE methodology and definition, and their elements of knowledge, behaviour and attitudes. Patterns of product awareness and holding are reported as an illustration of financial inclusion.

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| 22 July 2020
| by Metin ÖZKAN

This Guide aims to help orient people supporting the COVID-19 response to integrate psychosocial support skills into their daily work, thereby making a difference to the well-being of people they come into contact with during the pandemic. More specifically, the Guide is intended for health and social workers; emergency responders; people working in food stores, public transport, funeral parlours and pharmacies; employers and managers; and people who are providing support to vulnerable family members or members of their community.

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| 18 March 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Find Out What Your Child Already Knows

Ask questions geared to your child's age level. For older kids, you might ask, "Are people in school talking about coronavirus? What are they saying?" For younger children, you could say, "Have you heard grownups talking about a new sickness that's going around?" This gives you a chance to learn how much kids know — and to find out if they're hearing the wrong information.

Follow your child's lead. Some kids may want to spend time talking. But if your kids don't seem interested or don't ask a lot of questions, that's OK.

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| 11 March 2020
| by Viktorija ALEKSEJEVA

In 2019 the Erasmus+ program strategic partnership project “Medical Information Literacy” was approved developed by Riga Stradins University. The project aims to develop an innovative, international professional development education program for librarians in the field of medical information literacy, based on androgynous principles, to develop methodological materials (e-book) for lecturers and teaching materials.

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| 13 February 2020
| by Yasin ÖZARSLAN

Green Crescent organizes the International Green Cartoon Contest to draw attention and raise awareness of the world, our country and particularly young people against addictions. With the forth contest of this year, by including cartoonists from all around the world in our fight, we aim to convey their effective messages which they create with their own styles and humour elements.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 to Thursday 17 September 2020, Europe

EPALE online discussion: Basic skills learning provision

EPALE focus: Basic Skills Learning Provision

Ensuring basic skills for all is a necessary step to enable societies to combat current and future social, health, environmental and economic challenges, and to implement policies effectively in order to support the sustainability of European societies and economies and promote a healthier planet. The online discussion will take place on 16-17 September between 10:00 and 16:00 CET.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 to Thursday 17 September 2020, Europe

EPALE online discussion: Basic skills learning provision

Online discussion basic skills

On 16-17 September 2020 you will have the chance to join EPALE's online discussion on Basic skills learning provision, which is our thematic focus for July through September. Comments will be open on 7 September so participants can introduce themselves or post their comments in advance. Get involved in sharing knowledge, expertise, and points of view!

Thursday 22 October 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020, Turkey

International Conference on Literacy Development: Research, Policy and Practice (CLDRPP 2020)

International Conference on Literacy Development: Research, Policy and Practice is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Literacy Development: Research, Policy and Practice. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Thursday 15 October 2020 to Sunday 18 October 2020, Turkey

26th of Turkish Dental Association International Dental Congress

Dear Colleagues and Dear Students

The 26th of Turkish Dental Association International Dental Congress, will be held bin Diyarbakır in October 2020.

First of all, we are proud to host the organization of the largest dental congress in Turkey. I would like to point out that our goals in the congress that we will organize the 26th of it; is to saturate all participants scientifically and socially and to do the best of the congresses so far.

Wednesday 17 June 2020 to Thursday 18 June 2020

EPALE spletna konferenca 2020: Vloga izobraževanja odraslih pri spodbujanju okoljske ozaveščenosti in trajnosti

 

Glede na trenutne razmere bo letošnja avstrijska EPALE konferenca z naslovom Vloga izobraževanja odraslih pri spodbujanju okoljske ozaveščenosti in trajnosti potekala spletno. Odvijala se bo dva dni, 17. in 18. junija 2020.

Sunday 21 June 2020 to Tuesday 23 June 2020, Turkey

International Conference on Covid-19 Studies

COVID-19 has speedily spread around the globe, posing enormous health, economic, environmental and social challenges to the entire humanity by severely disrupting the global economy. All human population and nations are struggling to slow down the transmission of the disease by testing & treating patients, quarantining suspected persons through contact tracing, restricting large gatherings, maintaining complete or partial lock down etc.

Wednesday 17 June 2020 to Thursday 18 June 2020, Austria

EPALE Online Conference 2020: The role of adult education in fostering environmental awareness and sustainability

EPALE Online Conference 2020

Due to current circumstances, this year’s EPALE conference, “The role of adult education in fostering environmental awareness and sustainability”, will be held online on 17 and 18 June 2020. In a virtual discussion from 9:30 am–13:00 pm on both days, the virtual conference’s interactive framework offers participants the opportunity to explore new, future-oriented approaches to promoting environmental awareness and sustainability in the spirit of #GreenDeal.

This will take place in the form of national and international keynote presentations as well as through participation in idea and network pools. On each of the conference days, you can choose from among three different practical examples from European showcase projects. The project initiators present their project and its implementation and allow you to participate actively. The participants are invited to exchange ideas, and we look forward to fruitful discussions and new project ideas. This time it’s even greener and more digital.

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discussions

| 16 June 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Basic skills are transversal. Not only are they relevant to educational policy, but also to employment, health, social and environmental policies. Building cohesive policy measures which support people with basic skills needs is necessary to help build more resilient and inclusive societies. Take part to the online discussion that will take place on this page on 16 and 17 September between 10:00 and 16:00 CET. The discussion will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinators of EBSN.

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| 6 September 2020
| by Metin ÖZKAN

In combating pandemics, more can be gained by changing citizens’ behaviours than by relying solely on the medical route. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the struggle to contain the outbreak and push back new infection figures will ultimately be won by training citizens how to avoid creating secondary transmission chains. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between individual behaviour and group risk. Mass training of all social strata of a country’s entire population is therefore critical in mitigating the pandemic.

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| 24 August 2020
| by Yasin ÖZARSLAN

We often only associate literacy with reading books or magazines, but there is so much more to it. Health literacy is measured as the degree to which an individual has the skills to comprehend and make informed choices based on the information given regarding their health.

In many countries, health literacy research, practice, and policy have been moving away from a focus only on medical care and health-care settings to a much broader conceptualization.

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| 31 July 2020
| by İhsan Çağatay Ulus

Community engagement is crucial to arrest the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by an “infodemic”, a term that has been used to refer to the rapid spread of misinformation or fake news through social media platforms and other outlets. The spread of this misinformation may cause people to act inappropriately and jeopardize the efforts of governments and health authorities to manage COVID-19, inducing both panic and xenophobia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020).

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| 15 July 2020
| by Metin ÖZKAN

Health communicators can draw some early lessons from the first five to six months of the worldwide experience with the Coronavirus Disease 2019. While it is critically important to apply known efficacious principles of communication strategies, we would do well to imbue
our efforts with insights from health literacy studies. We know from national and international assessments that a significant proportion of adults in most industrialized nations have limited literacy and numeracy skills and face difficulty using commonly available materials to

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| 9 June 2020
| by Alenka Miler

The publication Active and Healthy Seniors is a useful tool for healthy and active ageing with beneficial information and tips on nutrition, exercise and the importance of social networking, for anyone looking to improve their lifestyle or engage with older people more actively. It is part of the international project Preparation for Active Ageing, supported by Erasmus+, and is one of the four modules.

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| 13 May 2020
| by Vaiva KELMELYTE

Health and care challenges combine social, political, economic and technological ambitions which necessitate a greater multidisciplinary understanding of the landscape/context in which they exist. These challenges are complex and difficult to describe while also highly inter-related, thus making possible solutions difficult to recognize due to their complex interdependencies. Such challenges require a multi-disciplinary approach in finding possible solutions.

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| 29 April 2020
| by Jocelyn Deloyer

Vocational education process in European tutoring for immersion trainees in the mental health sector (VETmh TuTo+)  is a project co-funded by the European programme Erasmus+, strategic partnerships.

European tutoring process based on skills development of junior professionals in psychiatry and mental health, reinforced by an education and work curriculum, led and certified by Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur.

 

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| 27 April 2020
| by Jocelyn Deloyer
VETmh TuTo+  is a project co-funded by the European programme Erasmus+, strategic partnerships about the European tutoring process based on skills development of junior professionals in psychiatry and mental health, reinforced by an education and work curriculum, led and certified by Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur. A collective booklet contains different questions arranged by topic and will allow Arad University to synthesize the work techniques used by the tutors across Europe.

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| 21 April 2020
| by Jocelyn Deloyer

VETmh TuTo+  is a project co-funded by the European programme Erasmus+, strategic partnerships.

European tutoring process based on skills development of junior professionals in psychiatry and mental health, reinforced by an education and work curriculum, led and certified by Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur.