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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Non-formal and informal learning

  • How to Reduce the Impact of Training on the... Environment?

    The ecological footprint of a training was discussed at the Estonias 5th trainers unconference. The participants found that beacause it's easy to reach meny target groups in the training sector, it's important to think thoroughly about how to act more sustanably when making a trining.

The ASIDE project intends to support inclusive education and digital skills, improving the competences in the digital social inclusion of adult social educators and adult social volunteers. Our project addresses social inclusion through the definition of a portfolio of basic digital competencies that are necessary for developing Information and Communication Technology-based social inclusion initiatives/services
More precisely, our project aims to:

The Learning Culture in Adult Education project, which was accepted within the scope of the Erasmus + K104 Proposal Call for the Presidency of EU Education and Youth Programs Center, was accepted under the leadership of the consortium of Ordu Provincial Directorate of National Education.

Within the scope of the project, 12 adult education teachers who are working in public education centers (Korgan, Fatsa, Perşembe)  will participate in the training in the city of Malaga, Spain.

Professional educators, teachers, youth and social workers, cultural mediators, psychologists, psychoanalysts are invited to visit the online platform www.exuli.eu. An Erasmus+ Key Action 2 - strategic cooperation for innovation in the field of Youth, focusing on migrants, empowerment, trauma and communicative expression. The platform shares the intellectual outputs of the project, hosting also a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), now open, and a Community of Practice. EXULI is the result of European cooperation between non-formal education organizations and Lacanian psychoanalysis forums from Italy, France, Greece, and Spain

The seven partners of the project "Integration Through Arts Learning to Enhance Society" (I-TALES 2019 1 IT02 KA204 062118) will meet in Massafra, a town in Puglia, South Italy, for their kick off meeting from 3rd to 6th January 2020. The staff members of Italy (coordinator), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain will share a common understanding of the project objectives, the work plan, the expected results, the LTTA methodology of work, the management and administrative requirements.

In order to internationalise and strengthen the European dimension of an organisation, the project management competences (for European projects) and the intercultural skills of co-trainers and members ought to be enhanced. An international opening of our organisation and the motivation to European projects ought to be included as an integral part in the organisations program.

Watch the 'after event movie' of the ERASMUS+ contact seminar on Active Citizenship for organisations in formal and non-formal adult education, organised by the Flemish National Agency, Epos from 27 to 30 November 2019 in Landcommanderij Alden Biesen in Belgium/Flanders. Representatives of 19 countries, all organisations working on the improvement of adult learners’ active citizenship competences in the formal or non-formal adult education sector, were present.

In the perod of 26-28 November 2019, representatives from 16 CSOs from Macedonia strengtened thir capacities for evidence based advocacy and skills to provide and process data. The participants get knowledge about the process and elements of advocacy, how to create a message, how to analyse the public and create strategic communication.

Within the project under the name of ' Our Labor For Education' carried out by  Samsun, Canik Public Education Center,  60 convicts under the scope of probation renovated,  repaired and painted many puclic buildings including schools, mosques and Quran Course builgings during ‘’Restoration worker’’ and ‘’Painting and Reno

Constellations are very useful tools for working with individuals and teams. The constellations that originate from Bert Hellinger’s work and systematic coaching are nothing but a set of elements that create a pattern and have their own structure. This is a live map of the client that represents his internal relationship landscape.

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)

Author: My Education Club

Travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences that anyone can encounter in this world. No matter your personality, whether an introvert or an extrovert, there is just something about travelling that turns a page in your world. The benefits of travelling, however, do not come automatically; you need to make a bit of an investment. Meeting local people can be one of the most important things you do when you land in a new country as a foreigner because it truly opens a world of possibilities to you.

13 December 2019
by Kaloian Kirilov
(en)

Jim Sheehan is Director of The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP). SHEP is a community education and development project founded in 1974 that is active in Cork, Kerry and Limerick. SHEP have used Erasmus+ Adult Education funding to support staff training and professional development since 2014.  Jim shares SHEP’s experience of using Erasmus+, and his advice for  organisations considering getting involved.

Wednesday 22 January 2020, Latvia

Seminārs "Organizācijas līderim nepieciešamo iemaņu attīstīšana"

Trešdien, 22. janvārī, no plkst. 14.00 līdz plkst. 17.00, NVO namā notiks seminārs “Organizācijas līderim nepieciešamo iemaņu attīstīšana”.

Semināru vadīs Mg. Sc. administr., diplomēta un sertificēta supervizore, supervīzijas apvienības biedre, profesionāls koučs Evija van der Beek.

Semināra saturs:

Thursday 30 January 2020 to Friday 31 January 2020, Estonia

Action Methods / tegevuslikud meetodid

Psühhodraama meetodeid kasutatakse tänapäeval väga laialt. Lühikursusel jagamegi tegevuslikke loovmeetodeid, mida saab ohutult kasutada nii teistes psühhoteraapia koolkondades kui ka laiemalt – õpetamises, sotsiaaltöös, (projekti)juhtimises, inimeste arendamises, jne.
Kursus sobib spetsialistidele (nõustajad, psühholoogid, sotsiaaltöötajad, pereterapeudid, noorsoo- ja lastekaitsetöötajad, õpetajad ja õppejõud, coachid), kes töötavad inimestega
nii individuaalselt kui viivad läbi grupiviisilist arendust.

Kursuse teemad:

Thursday 19 March 2020, Denmark

Temadag med Svend Brinkmann (Aalborg)

Lille Skole For Voksne inviterer til temadag med Svend Brinkmann. 

Dagen foregår i Trekanten, Aalborg bibliotek og kulturhus, og tilmeldingsgebyret er på 1800 kroner (der er få billetter tilbage!)

 

Arrangøren skriver: 

"Konstant udvikling af kompetencer, selvet og personligheden er blevet et krav i vores accelererende kultur.

Evig forandring ser efterhånden ud til at være det eneste permanente i vores liv, både inden for uddannelse, familie- og arbejdsliv, hvor fx medarbejderudviklingssamtaler og coaching hører til dagens orden.

Thursday 12 March 2020, Denmark

Temadag med Svend Brinkmann (København)

Lille Skole For Voksne inviterer til temadag med Svend Brinkmann. 

Dagen foregår i Vartov Konferencecenter, og tilmeldingsgebyret er på 1800 kroner (der er få billetter tilbage!)

 

Arrangøren skriver: 

"Konstant udvikling af kompetencer, selvet og personligheden er blevet et krav i vores accelererende kultur.

Evig forandring ser efterhånden ud til at være det eneste permanente i vores liv, både inden for uddannelse, familie- og arbejdsliv, hvor fx medarbejderudviklingssamtaler og coaching hører til dagens orden.

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Monday 30 August 2021, Greece

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

5 days, ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Thessaloniki/Chania/Athens: depends on the participants’ number. Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

1. 21 th to 25th of September 2020, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

2. 20th to 24th of September 2021, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

FEES 390€

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Tuesday 5 January 2021, Greece

Course 2: New Management and Leadership

Course 2: New Management and Leadership

5 days, ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Chania/Crete:

1. 20-24th of April 2020 in Chania Crete Island,

2. 26-30th, of October 2020 in Thessaloniki, Athens, or Chania/Crete island, depends on the participants’ number, depends on the participants’ number. Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

A Definition of Intercultural Key Competences of Science Educators/Explainers. This will provide a basis for science centers and science museums to identify the potential training needs of their staff in order to raise the intercultural quality of their programmes.

Handbook for Adult Science Education Institutions. The handbook/toolkit will serve as a quick-start toolkit for institutions interested in improving their institution as inclusive science learning places for adult refugees and migrants and in offering relevant science learning activities. The handbook will e.g. include good practice examples and lessons learned from intercultural small scale activities, an intercultural/diversity scan for science centers and museums.

EPALE Serbia National Support Service issues an electronic magazine tied to thematic focuses on EPALE. The magazine contains a selection of most red blogs on the platform translated into Serbian and other articles relevant to adult education in Serbia and Europe.

In accordance with the EPALE thematic focus in the period form March to May 2019, this issue of magazine is dedecated to the topic of non-formal and informal learning.

"The Pitch" is a series of e-Manuals published from Erasmus+ funded partnership in adult education "Theatre Pitching for employment" (2018-1-HR01-KA204-047439). It's purpose is to present the pitching method used at international educational workshops of the partnership, and serve to other educators as inspirational guidelines for using pitching (presentation method) in non-formal education, working with marginalised groups, and raising their employability.
The VINCE – Validation for inclusion of new citizens of Europe project consortium represents a wide spectrum of experiences and expertise, bringing together different types of organisations from various sectors: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), VET providers, NGOs, Associations/European-wide associations and an ENIC-NARIC Centre.

The course was created as part of a project dedicated to the education of young people, but it can be used by educators working with people of all ages, including adults. What's more, it can be used by adults seeking knowledge in the field of 3D modeling and printing.

It contains 3 Modules:

I. Introduction to digital prototyping tech

II. New Artisans

III. Youth creativity in the digital age

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders affecting around 1% of the population worldwide. The report 'Epilepsy Priorities in Europe' (2013) reports that 50% of the 6 million people with epilepsy in Europe are affected by stigma (ref:www.ilae.org/policy/documents/ERF-Report.pdf).

Giorgio Rosso's picture

Valorize NFIL Across Europe is an Erasmus plus KA2 Adult started in 2018.

STARTING NEEDS:

Council Recommendation of 20th December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (NFIL) started an European common process the involved quite all UE countries.

Many researches put in evidence that this process shows 2 problems:

Ernesto VILLALBA GARCIA's picture

Everyone learns outside formal institutions, but the needs to validate non-formal and informal learning might be different for a migrant wanting to start working, a person that dropped out of school that wants to resume education or an employee that wants to improve its career prospects. Do we need different systems for each of those users? Can we just have one system that meets all their needs? 

Simon BROEK's picture

Do we actually learn more by formalising learning? There is a tendency to formalise learning. The most prominent development is the establishment of Qualifications Frameworks and Accreditation of Prior Learning systems. Both initiatives are based on the assumption that learning can be described in terms of learning outcomes.

Thinking in terms of learning outcomes is not a bad thing. As a proxy, it clarifies what people learn; it focuses the development of learning programmes; it allows recognition of prior learning against agreed standards.