Britain could benefit from a Paid Education Leave model similar to that supported by the government in Belgium. This will encourage learners to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and advance their careers without the threat of loss of income.
Cerian Ayres from ETF and James Maltby from Plumpton College delivered an excellent workshop focused on sustainable curricula and technology in vocational education.
Check out the highlights from our various thematic focuses from 2018 and 2019
Listen to adult learning experts discuss and analyse different adult learning topics
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) has published a report on how European citizens can be helped to develop new digital skills and competences needed for today.
The National Support Services of the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning, EPALE, held a training meeting at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in collaboration with the Learning, Training, Research and Counseling Center LCEducational.
We are very happy to share with EPALE the final publication of the Erasmus+ project EMPOWERING ADULT TRAINING: A GUIDE FOR EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT.
Yearly conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) was held in Bratislava (Slovakia) on 11-13 September.
The Competitiveness and Economy European Association awards the Corduba Official Language School (EOI Corduba in Spanish) with the Gold Medal for Merit at Work in recognition of their teaching activity in the field of language schooling.
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Birmingham City Council is accepting applications for grants to the value of £2,250 that will enable the receivers to deliver English language acquisition activities over a period of twelve months with refugees and migrants. There are two funding rounds, the first ending on 30 September 2019 and the second ending on 31 October 2019.
Belfast Metropolitan College has partnered with organisations and education institutions in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania to deliver the Live Skills programme - a programme that enables young learners and professionals to develop business management skills and specific skills in the audiovisual creative fields. The programme delivers both work based and cross-country learning opportunities.
The management of migration and the integration of migrants are among the central challenges of this time in many regions of Europe. An alliance of municipalities and civil society organisations from several European countries joined forces in 2016 to work together on integration and acquire new knowledge and skills. With the help of the "Europe for Citizens" programme, it was possible to intensify the exchange between the partners in a joint project.
from our experience that change in our professional life is more of the rule rather than the exception. We need to adjust ourselves to many new demands in our personal and professional life: new life tasks like caring for others, new job tasks, unexpected changes like job loss or wanted ones like getting that job that we want very much.
At the Upskilling Pathways conference, I was lucky to attend a morning workshop delivered by Naomi Clayton and Lubomira Chirmiciu, which explored devolution to the city-regions. Focus was given to the different approaches that have been used in the regions, as well as a succinct commitment to providing better support for adult learning activities.
At the EPALE UK and Learning and Work Institute joint conference, I was lucky enough to attend a highly engaging and informative workshop delivered by Cerian Ayres, with input from James Maltby. The workshop explored dual professionalism, sustainable curricula and sustainable technology in vocational education, and how this relates to the need to upskill and develop the education workforce.
According to Dave Hagendyk from L&W Cymru ‘a Personal Learning Account could make a big difference to you!’
For learners aged over 19 who are in employment but earning under £26,000 a year, a Personal Learning Account is a great way to gain a higher level of skills or switch careers by accessing part-time study on specific courses.
Currently being piloted in two colleges in Wales, it is hoped that it will become available in a wider range of sectors and geographical areas.
Gina Ebner reflects on the EPALE online discussion on how adult learning can be used for social inclusion of vulnerable adults.
The education sector, and in particular adult learning, plays a central role in the social and economic integration of migrants. For some time now, the migration-related changes in our societies have also been leading to changes in adult learning institutions themselves. In order to develop effective learning strategies for learners with migration experience, it is essential that migrants and/or their representatives and organisations are actively involved in the development of adult learning programmes in the medium- and long-term.
In an increasingly fast-changing and digital world, both adult education organizations and libraries are exploring new roles, methods and services in lifelong learning. We are constantly looking for ways to better reach our customers and make our services more easily accessible to learners.
NOW Group is a social enterprise based in Belfast that works to support people with learning difficulties and autism by helping them secure jobs with a future. Responding to high demand for people within Northern Ireland’s booming hospitality sector, the organisation has launched two innovative academies. Running in Belfast and Omagh, the 12-week long programmes offer an accredited qualification alongside a 6-week work placement based in the industry.
ΗΜΕΡ. ΕΙΔΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΗΤΕΣ ΩΡΕΣ ΔΙΕΞΑΓΩΓΗΣ ΤΟΠΟΣ ΔΙΕΞΑΓΩΓΗΣ 4:00 - 7:00μμ ΔΙΕΚ ΑΙΓΑΛΕΩ (Αμφιθέατρο)
4-Νοε ΤΕΧΝΙΚΟΣ ΜΑΓΕΙΡΙΚΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Σύνδεση Πρακτικής Άσκησης με ξενοδοχειακές επιχειρήσεις και επιχειρήσεις εστίασης ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΙΔΗΣ Η.& ΚΑΚΛΙΑ Γ.
Innovation in Language Teaching: new ways to learn and teach more effectively
The 2020 Conference will be held on 8th – 10th, May, 2020, in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference will include, workshops and poster presentations encompassing ways of enriching teaching and learning.
On the basis of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework, a complete programme structure was developed, containing a total of 5 interrelated modules organised under 3 themes:
- Foundational skills
- Managing social care with ITCs
- Providing home care through ICTs.
The Virtual Learning Environement was created by using Drupal Commons and Moodle 2.5: 5 platforms were created: an original one in English and 4 for the piloting partners in their local languages (France, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain).
The aim of New Neighbours is to highlight the positive social and economic contributions that are made by migrants and refugees throughout communities across Europe. By promoting direct participation in media production and intercultural dynamics, it is hoped to foster tolerance and acceptance for migrants and refugees in EU member states.
The 10 Prisons Project has released briefings and accompanying resources that aim to reduce substance misuse and violence in prisons by ensuring that prisoners are able to maintain good relationships with their families and other important people. The briefings and resources will be valuable to anyone working with prisoners and their families.
The analysis of on-line assessment systems comprises three sub tasks leading to an overall output report:
- Needs analysis and data gathering,
- Reporting of mathematical on-line assessment systems,
- Pedagogical analysis for on-line assessment of mathematics.
Underpinning this package of work is the educational needs assessment to support any pedagogical research, design, development and testing.
The Family Skills project has released a Family Skills Toolkit to assist parents and carers who are still developing their own language skills and caring for children who are also building English ESOL skills. It contains weekly sessions, resources and activities and is free – those interested in obtaining a copy should use the link provided.
We invite you to read the SIAE Newsletter Autumn 2019, where you can also read about our plans for the fall months.
Adult education plays a key role in imparting knowledge about democracy, politics, political processes and social structures, particularly important in times of economic and social change. It should empower people so that they are in a position to exercise their rights and help shape the way in which society progresses.
The purpose of this report is to take stock of the steps that the Member States have agreed upon to implement the Upskilling Pathways Recommendation
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.