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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Learning environments

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.  

Center for Practical Learning (CPL) is an organization created by German and Danish production schools facilitating national and international student exchanges involving practical working in certified workshops (renamed LearningLabs).

 

The Charity Governance Awards recognise the work of UK charities that demonstrate outstanding governance and trusteeship. Charities can consider entering into one of seven different categories and entries will be reviewed by 19 judges with expertise and real experience in the sector. Entries must be received by 22 January 2020, and cover activities undertaken in the last five years and carried out by the main board.

IÐAN fræðslusetur is a non-profit continuing education provider serving numerous trades in Iceland. Our courses are designed for skilled tradespeople who have finished their trades education, trade masters and for managers in companies in our industries. We are a tight-knit team of 25 people situated in Reykjavík. Some of us have been with the company since it was founded over ten years ago.

This exhibition brings together 28 European projects about adult learning in different countries across Europe. These projects aim to ensure the well-being of any individuals by giving them the chance to acquire skills and knowledge no matter their social backgrounds. This exhibition is published on A3 posters and available online. Any organization in Europe can easily download, share, print, display this exhibition and organize its #ErasmusDays event. 

Mature students studying at university face more challenges than those straight out of school or college. Juggling work and caring responsibilities while studying after time out of the education system can be a difficult experience, but there are many things that educators can do to support them. This is Part One of a two-part blog post that explores the experiences and opinions of two mature students studying at university and provides advice to educators who may also be supervising older learners.

11 December 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Third spaces as "out-of-place” spaces cause offset and edge effects. They offer the possibility of feeding a critical analysis on the notion of "third" as well as that of "place" in a relationship to the economy, territory, work and governance. They facilitate cross-fertilization and dissemination of knowledge using a space-based practice by imagining other development scenarios that could be discussed in a "popular" dimension (popular centrality, popular economy, popular education).

9 December 2019
by Hugues Bazin
(fr)

A very special place, full of tradition. which welcomes everyone, teaches how to make different jobs, while allowing people to learn the most difficult task: living and wellbeing. The full name is “Società Cooperativa Sociale S.r.l. Onlus La Bottega”

“La Bottega”, in Lissone has been created to promote the employment of disabled people, young and adult, in order to contribute to their education and, above all, their social inclusion after the secondary school.

Third places for learning? This is a subject that fascinates Denis CRISTOL, Director of Engineering and Training Systems at CNFPT, Associate Researcher at Paris Ouest Nanterre, and expert in pedagogical innovation.  First of all, because the notion of “learnance” that he has developed and implemented addresses all the conditions that facilitate the act of learning. Also because place is a relevant and enlightening indicator of how we perceive training and learning. The fact that our training rooms and lecture theatres have changed very little since the Middle Ages cannot be without reason, he begins. 

Icebreakers are a great resource in the adult educator's toolkit and can serve a number of purposes when working with all kinds of groups. Usually, icebreakers are used when a group meets for the first time, yet we have been using them regularly in our literacy groups in DALC (Dublin Adult Learning Centre) to:

27 November 2019
by Fionnaigh Conna...
(en)
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Hayley Reynolds is a Library Assistant with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries in County Dublin. She is currently studying for a Masters in Library and Information Studies. Hayley recently took part in the Erasmus+ funded Transnational Cooperation ActivityPublic Libraries and their Roles and Work with Inclusion and Learning‘.

The Final Conference of Adult Migrant Integration Experts’ project that took place in Athens, Greece. The event took place in the Athenian University, at auditorium Drakopoulou in the Central Building of Ethniko Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon, on the 22nd October 2019. – the Adult Migrant Integration Experts project (ADMIRE) is an Erasmus+ project that aimed to- develop a Migrant Integration Expert Curriculum for Adult educators, migrant support workers and members of migrant communities in order to - promote empowerment, participation and active citizenship of all migrants. The project is coordinated by the University of Peloponnese in Greece, with the collaboration of five other partners from Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain. It is implemented from October 2017 to September 2019. The event was hosted in with the aim of presenting the outputs and online resources developed as part of the ADmiRE project and highlighting the project’s approach to supporting adults to be migrant integration experts. UOP members presented the ADmiRE outputs and the main guidelines of the project’s philosophy. The presentation was based on the relative elaborated scientific paper. Other stakeholders and members of migrant communities participated in the conference and made significant interventions.
26 November 2019
by MARIA XESTERNOU
(el)
Friday 20 March 2020 to Sunday 22 March 2020, Germany

Teaching Conference 2020

teaching conference 2020 (ARETL)

The 2nd International conference on Advanced Research in Education, Teaching and Learning is a must-attend event for academia, researchers, and scholars. It is supported by numerous universities and scientific communities around the world.

Thursday 30 January 2020, United Kingdom

Rewriting Justice by Clean Break and Queen Mary University of London

Clean Break and Queen Mary University of London will be holding a one-day training course for those working as theatre artists, criminal justice professionals and playwrights who are early in their career, to enable them to facilitate playwriting workshops in criminal justice settings. Tickets are priced between £55 and £85.

Wednesday 22 January 2020 to Saturday 25 January 2020, United Kingdom

BETT 2020 Education Show

BETT to jedna z największych wystaw dotyczących technologii w edukacji. Wystawcy z całego świata prezentują rozwiązania, wielu z nich prowadzi prelekcje. Darmowe wejście upoważnia do wejścia i uczestniczenia w części wystawowej - jest to możliwość poznania wielu trendów i rozwiązań z tzw. EdTech.

W tym roku przewidziane są następujące strefy: 

Friday 24 January 2020, Belgium

WHAT’S NEW IN BRUSSELS? RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPEAN POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES

Most ACA events have a thematic focus. This is also the case with ACA’s flagship European Policy Seminar What’s new in Brussels? But the ‘theme’ is somewhat differently defined. It is simply what is new in European policies and programmes. The big news item for the community of international educators is the future Erasmus Programme (2021-2027). What’s new in Brussels? will zoom in on the future Erasmus, but it will also present news and novelties from the present incarnation of Erasmus.

 

More in detail, What’s new in Brussels will deal with

Intercultural Communication in Education

The beginning of the training will give an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better, after that will follow an introduction of the training program and objectives.  

The following session will examine the notion of culture, the relation between the culture and the language and the importance of understanding cultural differences. Thanks to informal methodologies we will analyse some effective intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills required to build relationships.

Friday 6 December 2019, France

Webinaire EPALE France "Quelles place et condition d'utilisation du digital en formation ? "

EPALE France organise son deuxième webinaire autour de la question du digital en formation. 

Loic MARTIN et Aurélien MANIA témoigneront de leurs utilisations et réflexions sur l'utilisation du digital. Des expériences d'acteurs qui seront décryptées par les coordinateurs thématiques EPALE Frank SAVANN et Thierry ARDOUIN. 

Pour participer à ce webinaire, inscrivez-vous via le lien suivant : https://epale.typeform.com/to/xJUpn3

Wednesday 4 March 2020 to Thursday 5 March 2020, Germany

Barcamp: Digital und Teilbar - Mit OER Bildung kreativ und sicher gestalten

Offene Bildungspraxis und offene Bildungsmaterialien (OER) liegen im Trend: OER schaffen ganz neue Möglichkeiten der Bildungs(zusammen)arbeit und lassen uns neue Bildungssektoren völlig neu denken. Wir von EPALE Deutschland und dem Institut für Lerninnovation der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg laden alle, die bereits für das Thema brennen, aber auch jene, die sich gerne von Null auf damit beschäftigen möchten, im März 2020 zum Barcamp "Digital und Teilbar" ein.​

Monday 13 January 2020 to Sunday 19 January 2020, Jordan

The Power of non formal education - I Euromed edition

The main aim of this TC is improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

Why this Training Course?

To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus + Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps Programmes

Thursday 7 May 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020, Poland

Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa "Przestrzenie uczenia się dorosłych"

W imieniu Komitetu Naukowo Organizacyjnego zapraszam Państwa do udziału w Międzynarodowej Konferencji Naukowej  Przestrzenie uczenia się dorosłych organizowanej przez Wydział Pedagogiczny Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego w partnerstwie z Akademickim Towarzystwem Andragogicznym.

An informal and authentic conversation sharing the personal stories of amazing people who returned to education in Ireland as an adult learner. Every Day I'm Learning is real people opening up about their extrodinary lives, being both honest and vulnerable. In this podcast Dearbháil Lawless chats with adult learners as they describe overcoming their fears, taking up new opportunities and how education changed their life.

The objective of this paper is to present the different possibilities for the application of modern web 2.0 tools in e-learning. The paper starts by explaining and defining the basic concepts of nonformal learning and e-learning 2.0, going on to explain nonformal learning mediated by technologies. It concludes with an explication of the concept of personal learning environments as a proposal for a contemporary solution for e-learning. An overview is also given of the most commonly-used 2.0 tools, along with the implications for their use in modern education.

 

Dyslexia Consultancy Malvern has released a new series of booklets that can be used as guides by people working with prisoners who have Learning Difficulties. They take into account changes brought about by the 2019 Prison Reforms. Eight booklets are included in the collection and a self-assessment audit sheet and PowerPoint presentation covering issues for consideration are also freely available to download.

Benenden Health has released a wellbeing guide in partnership with HRZone, which enables users to ‘develop an age-diverse health and wellbeing strategy’ and meet the wellbeing needs of a multigenerational workforce. It provides a detailed description of the five generations currently making up the UK workforce and discusses ways to meet the needs of all of them. It will be most beneficial for employers and senior managers and is free to download.

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.

One year ago the De Facto team started a unique and ambitious project - to define a framework, a new playing field, of mis- and disinformation and their occurence, role and function in education and training contexts.

We have now built this robust framework where we explore, place and connect content, domains and relationships.

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 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.

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I am working on national and international level as an environmental educator and conducting various pedagogic programs for schools for more than 15 years involving forest as a learning environment. In 2019 I will organise 14th European Forest Pedagogics Conference in Latvia and one of the main topics will be the following: