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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Learner support

A new report into further education and training highlights the diversity of learners. ‘FET: Facts and Figures 2018’, a report on the further education and training (FET) sector in Ireland was published by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority.

Recipients of the Times Higher Education Awards have been announced, with the University of Strathclyde winning University of the Year and Dame Athene Donald from the University of Cambridge winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. Some universities took home more than one award, including Loughborough University and the University of West London. A full list of winners is provided in this news article.  

The FORMALAB as a third place for learning is polyfunctional, open, flexible, mobilizable; it is based on the presumption of competence in individuals; it breaks codes and opens spaces of freedom to learn; it develops collaborative, cooperative, facilitating and stimulating approaches.

This blog explores the Pedagogy method of teaching in comparison with the Radical Tradition or critical pedagogy method of teaching in adult education. Having schooled in Nigeria up to a certain level and coming to Ireland to also do some more studies, I see myself in a position to explore this two methods of learning. Based on my personal experience I will try to present which one of the methods I think is more suitable and healthier to the learners specifically in adult education.

17 December 2019
by Ekaette Chukwuogor
(en)
There were 4,015 people in prison custody in Ireland in 2019, half of whom left school before they were 15 years old (Community Needs Analysis, Meaney, 2019). The rate of imprisonment in Ireland is approximately 81 per 100,000 of the general population (Irish Penal Reform Trust, 2019). Trying to ascertain figures for prisoners currently participating in education is difficult as the information is ambiguous.
In this blog we discuss our experience of gathering information on Adult Education and in particular “Intensive Tuition in Adult Basic Education (ITABE)” – Simon Doran, Jenni Miller, Conor O’Dea, Matthew Thomas (Higher Diploma in Further Education Students)
13 December 2019
by Jenni Miller
(en)
Literacy is the use of reading, writing and numbers to function and exist in everyday society, to achieve goals and potentially develop one’s knowledge. To take an active part in life and be an equal member of society, this has influence on our lives from the ability to understand and receive information. So for example, I have to ask myself why there are so many people in Ireland living with literacy issues?
12 December 2019
by Jake Walsh
(en)
In October 2015 the Department of Education and Skills published The Digital Strategy for Enhancing Teaching Learning and Assessment 2015-2020. This Digital Strategy provided a rationale and a government action plan for integrating Information Technology (I.T.) into teaching, learning and assessment over a period of 5 years. The Digital Strategy includes the use of Assistive Technology. “For people with disabilities, technology can change the most ordinary of daily activities from the impossible to the possible” (Enable Ireland, 2016).
Thursday 20 February 2020, Slovakia

Seminár: Individuálne vzdelávacie účty - skúsenosti zo zahraničia

Odbor celoživotného vzdelávania/Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR vás pozýva na medzinárodný seminár, ktorý sa zameria na komplexnú tému individuálnych vzdelávacích účtov pre dospelých. Podujatie sa uskutoční v priestoroch Vedeckého parku Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave. Na podujatí budú prezentované príklady dobrej praxe z Francúzska a Holandska. 

Thursday 30 January 2020, Germany

Soziale Landwirtschaft in der Stadt? Urban Gardening und die Rolle des Gardenisers

Urban Gardening, Stadtgärten, Gemeinschaftsgärten – Soziale Landwirtschaft findet zunehmend in Ballungsräumen statt. Themen dieser Vorhaben reichen von Raumaneignung und Ernährungssouveränität bis hin zur Inklusion und Teilhabe. In dem EU-Projekt „Gardeniser Pro“ geht es darum, ein neues Berufsbild zu schaffen: den Urban-Gardening-Organisator bzw. -Koordinator. Kommen Sie zu unserer Abschlussveranstaltung am 31.03.2020 und diskutieren Sie die Perspektiven dieses Berufsstandes in Deutschland.

Wednesday 29 January 2020 to Thursday 30 January 2020, United Kingdom

Advance HE STEM Conference 2020

The Advance HE STEM Conference 2020 will consider how HE teachers can prepare their students for a constantly changing world and enable them to put sustainability at the forefront of everything they do. The event will take place in Manchester in January 2020.

Wednesday 15 January 2020, Slovenia

SEMINAR za prijavitelje projektov programa Erasmus+ na področju izobraževanja odraslih (Ljubljana)

Za vse, ki ste morda spregledali ali zamudili naše decembrske seminarje za potencialne prijavitelje, sporočamo, da bomo prihodnji teden organizirali še en "seminar za zamudnike". Pridružite se nam in v sredo, 15. januarja spoznajte program Erasmus+ na področju izobraževanja odraslih, ključna aktivnost 1.

Thursday 23 January 2020, Germany

Inklusive Veranstaltung "Personzentrierte Bildung für Menschen mit Unterstützungsbedarf"

Einladung zur inklusiven Veranstaltung zum Thema "personzentrierte Bildung für Menschen mit Unterstützungsbedarf"

Die kostenfreie Veranstaltung dient der Bekanntmachung des durch die Europäische Union geförderten internationalen Bildungsprojektes INCLUTRAIN. Es werden die, in einem abschließenden Handbuch erscheinenden Besonderheiten der Methodik, der Lehr- und Lernmaterialien und der Lernorte, anwendungsbezogen dargestellt. 

Sunday 5 January 2020, Greece

Course 1: Approaching Learning Difficulties in a school community environment: Teaching children how to learn in Mixed Ability Classes

Course 1: Approaching Learning Difficulties in a school community environment: Teaching children how to learn in Mixed Ability Classes 5 days,

ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Thessaloniki:

1. 24 th to 28th of August 2020,

2. 22nd to 26th of March 2021

Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

FEES:390€

 

Monday 30 November 2020 to Friday 4 December 2020, Italy

ICT skills for Educators

Computing and IT is required by all businesses and jobs in today’s world. Information and Communication technology (ICT) has the potentialict_3 to transform teaching and learning processes. According to a recent study in OECD countries, students are more sophisticated in their use of technology than teachers; an inherent discrepancy between student knowledge and usage of ICTs with the abilities of teacher to use ICTs. This suggest that teacher inexperience and skill deficiencies may often be a fundamental factor which prevents the effectiveness of ICT use in education. The same study reveals that the most effective uses of ICT are those in which the teacher, aided by ICTs, may challenge understanding and thinking of pupils, and this can be done through whole-class discussions and/or individual/small group workshops using ICTs. Nowadays, it is widely accepted that the use of ICTs should not aim at completely transforming teacher practices in and of itself but rather enabling and supporting the move from traditional ‘teacher-centric’ teaching styles to more ‘learner-centric’ methods. In other words, making each one of the students active and fully engaged. The ‘ICT skills for Educators’ course is designed to enable participants to improve their teaching practices with the use of specific ICT tools, such as smart boards, web conferencing and webinars, among others, thus, creating a ‘learner-centric’ classroom. This is an ideal course for all teachers, educators & trainers interested in continuing professional development (CPD).
Monday 23 March 2020 to Tuesday 24 March 2020, England

London Higher Education Exhibition 2020

Join UCAS experts and hundreds of university representatives, employers, and gap year specialists at one of our largest events.

With inspirational talks, topical seminars, application process advice, and interactive stands, this is an event experience like no other. What’s more, current students are on hand to discuss what it’s really like to study a certain subject. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask those burning questions that Google just can’t answer.

Are you a teacher or trainer working with adults? Are you interested in learning about what makes a good adult educator or what learners expect from teachers?

The SET C. project (Strength Empowers Teachers’ Competences in Adult Education, project number: 2017-1-HR01-KA204-035390) is aimed at improving skills and competences of adult educators.

Learning Disability Wales has created an Easy Read of their Inspire plan, which aims to increase participation in the creative arts in Wales. Easy Read documents are simple to understand and are an excellent resource for those with learning disabilities and difficulties, allowing them to stay informed about what is happening in their communities. 

David Campbell Event Management facilitated the Broadening Horizons For Life Erasmus+ fully-funded mobility project that took learners from the UK to Spain where they gained a cultural education, sports knowledge and team building skills. The presentation covers the events that took place during the trip, provides great images and can be adapted by others to use for their own projects.

Purpose: Coaching is an approach that enables individuals to realize their own potential and strengths, to increase their awareness, to find themselves, and that encourages and supports the process of fulfilling goals by balancing different spheres of life. Adoption and implementation of coaching philosophy also have great importance in terms of teachers' relationship with students.

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.

What is citizenship education? How and where does it take place? What are thematic key aspects, approaches, methods? How should we structure courses for citizenship education and how can the education of democracy be implemented for adults?

Developing reading skills through the use of different metacognitive strategies leads to the development of reading comprehension, which brings us to the ultimate aim of this paper, which is to reveal the importance of a metacognitive strategic approach in developing reading skills which may, in turn, positively influence reading comprehension. The research question was aimed at finding out whether the metacognitive strategy input realised within the Textual Analysis course yielded better results in the reading proficiency of those groups which had metacognitive strategy-based input.

Marica Vukomanovic's picture

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.