EPALE UK has reached a new record of 60,000 users and our community continues to grow!
A very special co-working place in Italy.
Richard Hazledine, shared with EPALE how the YaS project helped young adults who are far from the labour market to find employment
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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
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 ATEE Spring Conference will be held in Florence next 20-22 May and will take a critical perspective on the role of digital technology and media in teacher education.
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).
A Cedefop Community of learning providers was set up in February 2017, with the objective of deepened cooperation, mutual learning on selected themes.
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.
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).
TCAs for me? Yes, for you! If you are looking for an awesome experience that will develop you both personally and professionally, then you are in luck as there are plenty of invaluable opportunities for you within TCAs.
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.
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:
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 Activity ‘Public Libraries and their Roles and Work with Inclusion and Learning‘.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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
Renaisi has produced a report for Arts Council England that considers libraries situated in community hubs and provides advice on approaches, challenges and opportunities to libraries considering co-locating with other community services.
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.
High-quality and comprehensive data on participation in formal and non-formal education and training are essential to better streamline lifelong learning activities.
The development of a comprehensive statistical information system for the labour market is one of the priority development goals of the State Statistical Office.
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.
EUMentorSTEM aims at supporting the employability of migrant women1 with a STEM background (Science, Technology, Engineering and
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.
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: