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.
The European Solidarity Corps is calling for project applications by 1 October 2019. Solidarity Projects encouage young people aged 18-30 years old to undertake an activity that will benefit their local community and help them to develop crucial skills.
AHEAD, an organisation that is focused on promoting full access and participation of students with disabilities in further, higher education and employment are hosting their annual international conference, 'Through the looking glass: Reflecting on Inclusion from the boardroom to the classroom' on the 26th and 27th March 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland.
Educational institutions and sport and youth associations in the Reykjanes Peninsula (south-west Iceland) are key-stakeholders in the government-led action-plan aimed at strengthening the area, following the bancruptcy of the airline WOW-Air in the spring. As a follow-up of a meeting on labour and educational issues between Education Minister, Ms. Lilja Alferdsdóttir, and local inhabitants in April, a specific task force was established within the Ministry. Its role is to formulate and gain support for an action-plan, built on the vision of the local population and the government.
The former apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon gave a speech about the state of adult education and lifelong learning in the UK and announced the launch of an inquiry into the issue. The committee are requesting written evidence submissions that address questions listed in the article.
The Ironmongers’ Company is providing grants to organisation and projects that aim to help disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 to reach their potential. Projects that focus efforts on delivering clearly defined educational benefits to specific groups are of particular interest. Grants range between a few hundred pounds and £10,000.
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.
Hvordan beslutter unge voksne, om de skal blive eller holde op på en uddannelse? Hvilke forhold har indflydelse på disse beslutninger?
DPU, Aarhus Universitet, har i samarbejde med VUC’er og erhvervsskoler forsket i de unges beslutningsprocesser. På denne konference præsenteres ny forsknings- og erfaringsbaseret viden om frafald i erhvervs- og voksenuddannelserne med fokus på de unge voksnes beslutningsprocesser.
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.
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
The Erasmus+-project SCOUT compiled a toolkit for the counselling and competence assessment of new immigrants.
Tinkering creates a bridging point between a learner’s personal interests and experiences and a broad range of possible learning outcomes. It offers valuable opportunities to engage all students in STEM and fosters a more inclusive STEM education. In this way, it is very much aligned with a Science Capital Teaching Approach: fundamentally, it is a highly personalised pedagogy, which allows the learner to follow their own interests and set their own goals.