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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Learner support

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blog

| 8 September 2020
| by Volker Ludwig

Information on the circular economy for everyone interested in the topic and who want to develop their own circular economic lifestyle. Discover more about the concept, learn how educators can teach the concept to adults, and how companies can integrate the concept into their businesses. 

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| 3 September 2020
| by Daniela Vasić
Secondary Vocational School “Branko Radicevic” in Ruma has 450 students, in 5 different educational profiles, taught by 60 teachers. In our new Erasmus+ Project we have two aims: 1) to provide professional training for our teachers by observing their colleagues’ work (job shadowing), and 2) to provide practice for our students of three educational profiles - Hospitality, Clothes Design and Economics.

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| 2 September 2020
| by Joe Houghton

I got a lovely email from Andrée earlier today, thanking me for the talk I delivered last night to Ilkley Camera Club in Yorkshire on Long Exposure via Zoom (sure - what else would I be doing on a Friday evening?). Andrée said: “I am profoundly deaf, relying on hearing aids and lipreading, and I was worried I might not be able to make sense of our Zoom club nights. I have a lot of difficulty hearing well on 'normal' club nights, especially when the lights are switched low and I can't lipread. ..."
I’d never really considered that any of the people listening to my camera club talks might have difficulties hearing...

Jordi Mirabell and Salvador Vidal-Raméntol

blog

| 27 August 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The unexpected closure of the Campus of Experience on 12th March did not give Jordi and Salvador enough time to prepare the teachers or students for the lockdown. However, straight away, together with the rest of our university, they decided to continue all of their activities online. How they dealt with the situation? Let's find out more in this Community Story!

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| 24 August 2020
| by UK National Agency

This blog is an Erasmus+ Story about a young Spanish volunteer who – despite having to return home when the global COVID-19 pandemic began – is still leading creative workshops for adults with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland. The team at the Black Box innovative arts venue in Belfast has adapted quickly to provide online sessions and workshops for learners with learning disabilities.

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| 20 August 2020
| by Emma O'Kane

On Friday, 6th March 2020 AONTAS hosted its’ annual policy day. This year, during our 14th annual Adult Learners’ Festival, the day focused on a reflection of policy and spending support for Ireland’s independently managed community education providers, 20 years since publication of "Learning for Life: White Paper on Adult Education".

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| 20 August 2020
| by Emma O'Kane

Britney and Whitney share their experiences of returning to education as adults. Their stories are shared as part of the #CelebrateLearners2020 campaign and the Learners as Leaders Programme, which is funded by the European Agenda for Adult Learning.

I like the centre because the staff is friendly and patient and we’re treated like adults. You can have a laugh with them, but we also learn and get new skills at the same time.” Britney Gallagher

 

EPALE interviews: Régis Alvin

blog

| 20 August 2020
| by Aleksandra Kozyra

It is very important for Les Papillons Blancs to work not for, but with people with disabilities. They work on their needs and they try to meet them with digital solutions. One of their main aims is to address the existing gaps. There is already a lot of content online that is addressed to people with physical disabilities, for example for those who are visually impaired or hard on hearing, but there is little available for people with intellectual disabilities. To get to know their needs, they launched a survey... one interesting conclusion? 
Check the interview to learn more!

Dóra Czirfusz

blog

| 19 August 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Dóra is a survey statistician and a digital education specialist and she has been teaching seminars on research methodology, statistics and infocommunication technology for seven years as an external lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). After announcing the switch to emergency remote teaching, she thought it important to inform her students that the course would still go ahead as planned, and she initiated a dialogue on how to shape the semester. As an external lecturer, she was more or less free to establish the new framework and take into account individual student needs.

news

| 17 September 2020
| by NSS UK

The NSS UK has extended the deadline of our ‘EPALE UK Star Supporter’ Photo Competition 2020 until noon on October 20! 
All UK individuals and organisations working in the field of adult education are invited to participate by submitting a photo with a short caption that aligns with the theme of Celebrating the Impact of Adult Learning. You can also join in on social media with #EPALEStars.

news

| 2 September 2020
| by Tom Borg

The Maltese National Agency would like to inform you of  two new extraordinary KA2 Erasmus+ calls for proposals launched by the European Commission on 25 August 2020. The extraordinary calls were launched in light of the exceptional circumstances presented by Covid-19, to which all of us, including our Education systems, had to adapt to.

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| 26 August 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

A second call for MCAST applications will be open from 7 to 11 September 2020. This call will be open for both prospective and progressing students.MCAST will be pleased to welcome your online application for one of its Full Time Courses which you will be interested to take on during academic year 2020/21.  You may wish to visit the Prospectus Link at www.mcast.edu.mt , and explore your potential through what MCAST has prepared for you.

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| 13 August 2020
| by NSS UK

The new online and telephone support service for apprentices who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak was launched on 1 August 2020. The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA) gives apprentices access to available apprenticeship opportunities across the UK and gives them access to local and national services that can provide financial, legal, health and wellbeing support. The government is also offering cash incentives to employers designed to create more apprenticeship opportunities.

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| 24 July 2020
| by Angel Yagüe Criado
AppForDem in an Erasmus+ project aimed at creating a set of open educational and multilingual resources addressed to caregivers of people with dementia, with the purpose of implementing these resources in the national VET programmes for apprentices and professional caregivers in long-term care services (LTC).

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| 20 July 2020
| by NSS UK

The NSS UK is pleased to announce that our ‘EPALE UK Star Supporter’ Photo Competition 2020 is now open! All UK individuals and organisations working in the field of adult education are welcome to participate. You can enter for the chance to win a prize valued up to £100 by submitting a photo with a short (100-200 word) caption that aligns with our theme of Celebrating the Impact of Adult Learning. 

Wednesday 9 December 2020, Czech Republic

Webinář EPALE: Jak zaujmout mileniály na kurzu?

Téma:

Jak zaujmout mileniály na kurzu?

Obsah:

Na webináři se zaměříme na práci s mileniály v rámci rozvojových aktivit. Na vybraných příkladech si ukážeme, jak je zapojit do kurzu, co dělat a co naopak ne. Největší pozornost věnujeme tématu zapojení vlastní osobnosti do práce s mileniály a také nastavení rozvojového designu tak, aby je zaujal a podpořil proces učení. Po webináři dokážete s touto cílovou skupinou pracovat efektivněji.

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Wednesday 7 October 2020, Czech Republic

Webinář EPALE: Zkušenostní učení – efektní a efektivní kurz

Téma:

Zkušenostní učení – efektní a efektivní kurz

Obsah:

Na webináři poznáte principy efektivního učení – učební cyklus dle Kolba ve vztahu ke smyslu vzdělávací/rozvojové aktivity a pochopíte přínosy uplatnění jednotlivých principů pro osobní praxi a „zákazníky“ vzdělávací aktivity. Díky webináři si uvědomíte, jak aplikujete principy zkušenostního učení v rozvoji kompetencí, zvládnete připravit šablonu pro tvorbu učebního plánu, sladit cíle rozvojových aktivit s potřebami účastníků a inovativně vyplnit šablonu pro svůj reálný kurz.

Wednesday 16 September 2020, Czech Republic

Webinář EPALE: Brainstorming a jeho varianty v lektorské praxi

Téma:

Myšlenkové mapy v lektorské praxi

Obsah:

V rámci webináře se podíváme na to, co je to brainstorming, na jakých principech je založen a jaké zásady bývá užitečné při jeho použití v rámci semináře/workshopu uplatnit. Ukážeme si také, jak lze brainstorming obměnit, aby byly aktivity pro účastníky více různorodé a motivující.

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Thursday 24 September 2020 to Thursday 8 October 2020, Estonia

Vanemaealiste digimentori koolitus

Esimest korda Eestis on võimalik õppida vanemaealiste digimentori koolitusel. Kaks koolituspäeva veebis, vahepeal kaks nädalat koduseid praktilisi ülesandeid. Koolituse läbinutest saavad eesti kogukondade digimentorite võrgustiku asutajad. Digitaalse kirjaoskuse spetsialistidel ehk digimentoritel on asumites, alevikes ja külades tähtis töö teha ja see töö ei lõpe kunagi. Ootame kõiki huvilisi, sõltumata vanusest.

Koolituse sisu:

Tuesday 22 September 2020 to Thursday 24 September 2020

Science is Wonderful

Science is Wonderful es una exposición científica gratuita que acerca el mundo de la ciencia al público. En ella se tratarán diversos temas como el calentamiento global, como mejorar nuestras ciudades, prevenir el hambre y la sequía, luchar contra el cáncer, etc.

Wednesday 14 October 2020, Northern Ireland

Older People and Learning Webinar

A collection of elderly people sitting on a couch together and looking at electronic tablets while smiling.

This webinar is an EPALE NSS UK event and is part of the Belfast Positive Ageing Month. It will discuss the evidence about older people and learning and what needs to be done to improve provision for older people in Northern Ireland. Positive Ageing Month is a month-long festival of events and activities for older people that celebrates the contribution older people make to their communities and the city of Belfast. 

Marica Vukomanovic's picture

discussions

| 27 October 2017
| by Marica Vukomanovic

Povodom predstojeće Erazmus+ nedelje 30.10.-3.11.2017. godine, kao i Evropske nedelje stručnih veština, 24.-27.11.2017. godine, EPALE nacionalni tim organizuje vebinar i online diskusiju, sa fokusom na uspostavljanje saradnje u oblasti srednjeg stručnog obrazovanja. 

resources

| 21 July 2020
| by Alex STEVENSON

Phonics is an approach to help learners recognise (read) and write or spell the words that they say and hear. The materials are designed to increase ESOL teachers’ knowledge and awareness of phonics, enabling them to integrate phonic approaches into teaching ESOL learners who are just starting to learn to read and write in English and to show teachers how a simple text can be used and exploited to develop learners’ phonic awareness.

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| 17 July 2020
| by Sophie Alder
Funded by Erasmus+ with scientific guidance from the University of Edinburgh, the SHIFT Dance toolkit is the culmination of an 18-month research and development project. The SHIFT Dance toolkit shares the practices developed during the project more widely whilst raising the profile and skills of dancers with additional learning support needs across Europe. It is available in English, Dutch and Spanish and it is free to access. This toolkit will be particularly useful for dance practitioners at community, educational and professional level.

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| 30 June 2020
| by Andrew Rawson

Working with universities, colleges and other stakeholders, the Office for Students has produced a series of briefing notes on the steps universities and colleges are taking to support their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also lists of resources and case studies that have been developed at pace that others may find useful and applicable to their own contexts.

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| 28 June 2020
| by Hakan YANDIM

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, 107 countries had implemented national school closures by March 18, 2020. It is unknown whether school measures are effective in coronavirus outbreaks (eg, due to severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome, or COVID-19). We undertook a systematic review by searching three electronic databases to identify what is known about the effectiveness of school closures and other school social distancing practices during coronavirus outbreaks. We included 16 of 616 identified articles.

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| 25 June 2020
| by Alex STEVENSON

These resources aim to help ESOL practitioners better meet the early integration needs of refugees who are New to ESOL (i.e. working below, or at the very beginning of, Entry Level 1).  They were commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation and the Home Office, and developed by Learning and Work Institute and Learning Unlimited.

resources

| 15 June 2020
| by Nafisah Graham-Brown

These materials have been collated by NATECLA's Co-Chair Dr Nafisah Graham-Brown. The materials are not created by NATECLA, but compiled from submissions from NATECLA members, members of ESOL Research Jisc in the UK, and others in the ESOL community. Some materials are from the US BLM movement, and education boards of some states in the US. Others have been selected specifically for the UK context. Please feel free to share widely, and get in touch if you have any links and materials to share. The list is updated regularly.