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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Learning environments

The main objective of the Media Literacy in Finland policy is to provide comprehensive, high-quality and systematic media education. The vision underpinning the policy is to provide effective media education so that everyone in Finland can have better opportunities to develop their media literacy. The policy present a number of proposals for measures supporting the achievement of the objectives.
 

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).

 

Snowdonia in Wales

Wales is a country known for its beautiful green scenery and residents understand that climate change can have an enormous impact on their natural resources. As a result, many education providers across the nation are now taking action to address issues with climate change and ensure students are well prepared for a green future. This blog post examines four universities in Wales that are championing environment responsibility.

3 January 2020
by NSS UK
(en)
Roof garden

Corporate Social Responsibility requires businesses to make responsible choices and limit the negative impact their activities have on the environment. Customers are increasingly aware of the impact their own purchases can have and frequently choose to give their custom to organisations that champion CSR initiatives. Even the smallest of changes can have a big impact. Education providers should think about changes they can make and aim to support the environment as we enter into a greener decade.

2 January 2020
by NSS UK
(en)

It all started with a recommendation for training. When I heard it would include 10-12 hours of work a day throughout 7 days, I was quite surprised. Especially since I felt the enjoyment and even enthusiasm of the speaker who had actually attended this training. I was astonished and this is when I started to feel really CURIOUS.

How can such intense training possibly be effective? I decided to find out. Slightly suspicious and curios like Sherlock Holmes, I was heading to a lovely Dutch town to solve this mystery.

29 December 2019
by Katarzyna Kałczyńska
(pl)

In today's world, which strives to personalize and individualize almost every process, in which the uniqueness of each of us is emphasized, we often forget about something very important.

About what?

About bonds and identities built-in groups and communities.

That we are not disconnected entities because if that were the case, we would die.

27 December 2019
by Agnieszka Zawiślak
(pl)
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.

Monday 8 March 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021, Cyprus

Teamwork & Teambuilding

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that a critical element of success for a team is the diversity of skills and personalities. This diversity can be harnessed in such a manner that team members can use their strengths in full but at the same time compensate for each other’s weaknesses. Another critical element of team work success is that all team efforts are directed towards the same clear goals, the team goals. In this respect, team work success largely relies on good communication in the team and the harmony in member relationships. On the other hand, team building skills are critical for effective management and leadership. Team building skills are essential not only for those who are on a managerial and/or leadership role but for all employees, given that better understanding of team work can make an employee/team member more effective and efficient at professional level. The ‘Teamwork & Teambuilding: reach high & far’ course will equip the participants with essential knowledge and tips on how they can become better team members, how they can get their team to work more effectively as well as how to lead a team into success. The course gives emphasis on the essential tips for creating member teams, such as fostering open communication, building trust, setting clear goals and harnessing/capitalizing on diversity. This is a masterclass course taught by high-calibre trainers and professionals with vast practical experience in working and building up international teams.
Friday 21 February 2020 to Sunday 23 February 2020, Germany

Die OERcamp Werkstatt trifft die HOOU

Beim #OERcamp meets Hacks&Tools haben sich erstmal OERcamp und HOOU (Hamburg Open Online University) zusammengetan, um Personen einzuladen, die offene Bildungsmaterialien und freie Tools entwickeln möchten und dafür Gleichgesinnte, Unterstützung und vielleicht sogar eine Projektförderung suchen.

Tuesday 18 February 2020, Austria

Weiterbildung im Spannungsfeld von Digitalisierung und Qualitätssicherung - Chancen und Herausforderungen

In fast allen Berufen und Branchen sind schon heute digitale Kompetenzen gefragt. Das stellt gerade die Weiterbildungsbranche und die TrainerInnen vor neue und große Herausforderungen, insbesondere hinsichtlich der Qualität und Gestaltung der Weiterbildungsangebote. Auch der Einsatz digitaler Medien in der Erwachsenenbildung ist nicht zuletzt vor diesem Hintergrund von zentraler Bedeutung.

Tuesday 17 March 2020, Slovakia

LEARN & TECH 2020 - BRATISLAVA

Zbrusu nový event Firemního vzdělávání zaměřený na prezentaci online a digitálních technologií pro firemní vzdělávání. Unikátní showcase tvůrců moderních e-learningů, vzdělávacích webů a výukových videí, aplikací, videotréninků, rozšířené či virtuální reality.

Jedinečná příležitost pro personalisty zabývající se rozvojem a vzděláváním svých zaměstnanců, L&D a T&D manažery organizací vyzkoušet si na vlastní kůži nejnovější technologické trendy a novinky pro firemní vzdělávání a zkonzultovat možnosti jejich využití ve své organizaci.

Tuesday 18 February 2020, Germany

Fachtagung Digitales Lernen in Einrichtungen beruflicher Rehabilitation

Digitalisierung, digitale Transformation, digitale Kompetenzen – aktuell prägen neue Medien und moderne Lernformate die Bildungslandschaft. Auch in der beruflichen Rehabilitation werden vermehrt Smartphones, Tablets, interaktive Whiteboards und E-Learning-Tools eingesetzt. Allerdings verfügt noch nicht jede Einrichtung über die Ressourcen oder eine Strategie im Umgang mit diesen Werkzeugen.
Friday 17 January 2020, Latvia

Foruma «Izglītības sistēmas mērķis- nākotnes perspektīva» 1. diskusija «Indivīda profesionālās attīstības izvēles un tās ietekmējošie aspekti»

17. janvārī Saeimas Baltiešu zālē, Jēkaba ielā 6/8, notiks izglītībai veltītā forumu «Izglītības sistēmas mērķis: nākotnes perspektīva» pirmā diskusija «Indivīda profesionālās attīstības izvēles un tās ietekmējošie aspekti».

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Tuesday 2 February 2021, Greece

Course 4. Designing and implementing innovative actions for mainstream and special needs education frames/schools: a sustainable approach.

Course 4. Designing and implementing innovative actions for mainstream and special needs education frames/schools: a sustainable approach.

Monday 22 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021, Spain

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 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).

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.

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.

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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: