As the government announces plan to do away with UK ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree programmes, this news article considers the positives of obtaining a Media Studies degree and the role the subject plays in the development of socio-economic, cultural and political values.
Registration and enrolment are now open to EBSN's two online courses starting 21 October! Read more information in this article!
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
The EBSN EPALE Team is glad to announce its second and third online course for policy-makers, experts and other professionals who have a stake in basic skills policy and are currently engaged in the implementation of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation.
The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.
The kick-off meeting for City Quiz & Walk project was held at e-Futuro’s premises in Lisbon on Saturday 21st of September 2019.
The partners had a chance to get to know each other and presented their institutions.
The project was discussed and the partners had a brainstorming session with ideas for the city quiz apps we will be creating during this project. Output one, research on other offline city walks and online city quizzes in the partner’s own languages and countries will be the first step of the project that will be finalized in November 2019.
After two years of continuous work, our Erasmus+ strategic partnership "Languages, Opening Gates to Society" (LOGS) has finished. Four organizations from four different European countries were involved:
- The Finnish Folk High School, Gothenburg, Sweden (coordinator)
- CFA Catalonia, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (partner)
- Jazyková škola Poprad, Czech republic (partner)
- Tartu Folk High School, Tartu, Estonia (partner)
The objectives of projects were:
Food is a great vehicle for sharing culture with people from different backgrounds.
Andrew Rawson has written a blog post about EPALE for FACE’s website.
EPALE will be holding an online discussion that aims to get practitioners talking about social inclusion through adult learning.
On Tuesday 8 October 2019 the KA2 partnership of adult educators in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Portugal and Sweden organise an international dissemination event to present the publication of the results of the KA2 project Recognition, Training and Validation of soft skills for employability of vulnerable groups.
How we produce and consume our food needs to change in order to comply with sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Agenda 2030 and global challenges. But: How to make food systems more sustainable? The Erasmus+ project EATingCRAFT researched the synergies between Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives to find answers.
"Sharing Best Practices in Teaching English for 50+" is an international project with English language teachers/learners from Poland, Romania and Estonia taking part in it. The project was implemented as part of Erasmus + Adult Education program, Action 2. The main purpose of the project/cooperation was to exchange experience in the field of teaching English to 50+ students.
Ohjaamo guidance centres are low-threshold service points that form a new kind of multidisciplinary guidance service for young people under 30 years of age in Finland. The guidance centres support young people in life management skills and promote their engagement in training, education and working life by offering information, counselling and guidance services.
Covers an Erasmus+ project that aims to use football to inspire homeless people and help them to change their lives. The Homeless World Cup Foundation is a charity that collaborates with with street football partners across Europe and holds an annual World Cup.
Discusses an Erasmus+ project that saw young people from Scotland and Europe explore drag as a channel for activism and raising awareness of the problems faced by the LGBTI+ community.
September is a very busy month in the calendar for learning celebrations, with Reading in Prison Day, International Literacy Day, National Coding Week, European Day of Languages, Maths Week Scotland and International Week of Happiness at Work all taking place. This post summarises the national and international awareness days and weeks.
Catalina Qurioz's EPALE UK Star Supporter Photo Competition 2019 entry.
The Erasmus+ project NGEurope is all about leadership, engagement, education, excellence and finding solutions. It empowers community leaders to take action on social and environmental issues and creates tools and support for facilitating civic action and participation.
Akadamie se bude konat v Impact Hub Praha a účast pro neziskovky je zdarma.
V průběhu 4 týdnů se akademie zaměří na témata:
- Vize a hodnoty organizace (7.11.)
- Budování komunity podporovatelů a fundraising (12.11.)
- Komunikace, marketing a GSuite pro neziskové organizace (20.11.)
- Struktura organizace a nastavení procesů (26.11.)
Finálních 20 neziskových organizací bude vybráno na základě přihlášek.
Das Berliner Grund-Bildungs-Zentrum lädt Sie herzlich am 15. November 2019 von 8.30 bis 16.30 Uhr zum diesjährigen Fachtag zum Thema Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung ein! Dieser Tag dient zur Bestandsaufnahme und zur Diskussion von Zukunftsthemen – und diesmal wollen wir durch einen BarCamp-Teil ein Stück näher an Ihren Anliegen arbeiten. »Wo stehen wir in Berlin – wo wollen wir hin?«
Tým EBSN EPALE s radostí oznamuje zahájení svého druhého a třetího on-line kurzu pro tvůrce politik, odborníky a další profesionály, kteří se zabývají nastavováním politik pro podporu základních dovedností a v současné době zavádějí doporučení daná programem Upskilling Pathways. Nabízené MOOC kurzy se věnují politické úrovni poskytování podpory základním dovednostem v kontextu programu Upskilling Pathways.
The ELT Conference will take place at Prospero House in London on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January 2020. It is ideal for those working in the ELT sector. The conference will provide plenaries, elective sessions, expert speakers and a food and drinks reception. The first day will focus on academic management, the second on classroom practice.
Il prossimo 17 ottobre si svolgerà a Roma presso il Macro Asilo il convegno europeo sullo scambio e confronto di buone pratiche all'interno del progetto Words4link.
Words4link nasce come progetto il cui come scopo è la valorizzazione della produzione letteraria nota come “scrittura migrante” e la promozione degli autori/rici di origine immigrata.
Parlare di apprendimento degli adulti significa pensare non solo ai percorsi formali di istruzione e alla formazione professionale, ma anche alle occasioni di crescita personale e sociale in contesti informali e alle attività di educazione non formale. Per questo riteniamo significativo segnalare un festival che intende offrire numerose occasioni per “conoscere”, conoscere un territorio, le persone che vi abitano, le risorse inaspettate a due passi da casa, le storie di altre parti del mondo, implicazioni sociali e politiche, elementi di innovazione sociale ed urbana.
The EUMentorSTEM project recognises the lack of experienced career professionals trained to work with the specific target group of migrant women with a STEM background. Therefore, one of the main aims of the project is to provide a training programme for guidance professionals to support migrant women with a STEM background to develop their skills and competences to succeed in the labour market.
Started in 2016, the RECTEC project aims at promoting employability by identifying transversal skills and matching them with professional certifications.
The fourth issue of the EPALE Journal on Adult Learning and Continuing Education is now available online and is entirely dedicated to Life Skills and resourcefulness: training courses.
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.
UNESCO’s education programmes help improve lives across the globe.
Since its origins, UNESCO has advocated for expanded opportunities for women’s and girls’ education. The Education 2030 Agenda adds new impetus to ensure that both get equal opportunities, in formal and non-formal education.
Often, the concept and activities of Popular Education is considered as "French idea". Nevertheless, some researchers have wrote on it, trying to distinguish what is Non formal education or Adult education in comparison with Popular education.
This dossier shows different experiences from Finland, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, France,.... The is a concordance of ideas, concepts and activities. Probably, the most important caracteristic is the idea of social transformation.
Cedefop briefing note: Digitalisation and the future of jobs and skills: opportunities and risks
It is a multilingual Learning Management System developed with the aim to equip learners with knowledge, abilities and skills that allow them to enter the entrepreneurial world, via Industry 4.0 and Drone Technology, in order to yield the related opportunities. It includes a course, trainer guidelines, evaluation tools and e-learning platform.
The paper presents and examines employee assistance programmes (EAP) as a means of strategic intervention and supportive mechanism which provides assistance to individuals and organisations through various types of informative, advisory, educational and evaluation services and interventions, for the purposes of resolving issues that influence productivity, e.g. issues having to do with health, family, finances, emotional life, as well as issues related to requests, relations and equity at the work place, harassment, abuse, stress, etc.
This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.
As part of our September focus, EPALE is organising a written discussion on the role of media literacy in adult learning on 27 September at 10 CEST.
The 2016 Adult Skills Conference in Brussels, 'Adult Skills: Empowering people' organized as part of the 1st European Vocational Skills Week, focused on the Commission's 'Skills Guarantee' or 'Upskilling Pathways' initiative that will help help adults with to acquire a level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills that will enable them to progress towards an upper secondary qualification or equivalent (EQF