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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Older persons

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:

84-year-old Nazmiye Eker, who lives in the Suluova district of Amasya, is appreciated for her desire to learn and work in public education center courses she attended. With the advice of a neighbor, Eker started a weaving course opened by the public education center 52 years ago in Tokat, where she lived and then settled in Suluova district where she did not miss the courses on handicrafts in the public education center. 

Be Digital is a two-year Baltic-Nordic project focused on strengthening social media skills necessary for older employees to succeed both at work and in everyday life.
Launched in July 2019 the initiative is supported by the Nordplus Adult Programme. It is implemented by a consortium of four partner organisations from Lithuania, Iceland, Latvia, and Norway.
 

On 28-31 October, OLDER project partners held their first study visit in Lithuania and Latvia.  
The first day kicked-off with a visit to the headquarters of Medardas Čobotas Third Age University in Vilnius, which is also the coordinating partner of the OLDER project. Guests had a chance to attend an English language lecture, engage with elderly students and teachers, and get to know traditional Lithuanian crafts and national costumes, worn by representatives from handicrafts faculty.

TRACK project addressed socially disadvantaged informal carers dealing with people affected by Alzheimer, to support them during their caring experience and beyond, by reinforcing their well-being, skills, and employability.
In scope of the ERASMUS+ Staff of Adult Education programme, a workshop was organized on 15 October 2019, in Akdeniz Üniversity, Bumin Kağan Conference Hall for the project called “Intervention Methods in Rehabilitation of Adults Convicted of Sexual Immunity Crimes in EU Countries Project” in cooperation with Antalya Probation Office, Antalya, L type, Closed Penitentiary Institution and Antalya E type, Directorate of Open Penitentiary Institution.
DigiAdults (2019-1-PL1-KA204-065528) project intends to explore end evaluate the impact of the use of digital tools and the Internet in the of a variety of categories of learners at risk of social marginalisation, then drawing out implications offindings in terms of guidelines for trainers involved in formal, nonformal and informal education, and generating acollection of case studies and best practices, assembled on an online resource center.

We find a major shift in employers’ approaches to ageing workforces between 2009 and 2017, with strong decreases in those that offered no age management (47% to 30%) and those focusing on exit measures (21% to 6%), and an increase in active organizations (19% to 52%). Active age management is no longer concentrated in large and developing organizations, but has become a standard human resources tool economy-wide. Overall, there is a long-term trend away from exit measures towards the application of pro-active age management measures. More involvement of employers in retaining older adults in the workplace may signal a growing awareness of the changing demographic reality.

"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 the 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.

Social inclusion of elderly people in the community life is one of the indicators of the level of societal development, but also a factor with strong impact on mental and psychological health of elderly people.

18 September 2019
by Fatma Bajram Az...
(en)

“Four elements”, an Erasmus K2 project is a study about the material side of four elements -earth, water, fire, air- and imagery attached to them. Project partners from six European countries are being interested in the collective common representations behind the four elements as they appear in myths, legends and tales.

18 September 2019
by DUSANA FINDEISEN
(fr)
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In an article published in May 2019 in a leading scientific journal “Work, Employment and Society”, Konrad Turek and Kène Henkens from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute investigated whether the low employability of older people results from age-based stereotypes regarding skills.

14 August 2019
by Konrad Turek
(pl)

Mark Springett discusses the Gameplay for Inspiring Digital Adoption (GIRDA) International Multiplier Event that brought together project partners from four countries to discuss key aspects and findings of the project. The project aims to encourage older people to become more confident in using digital products for everyday activities and uses games as a way to gradually expose them to the digital landscape. 

While Third Places are in fashion and we seek to have them play multiple roles in the city, they are by nature singular, adapted to their specific environment, and only exist and develop insofar as they provide answers to essentially local problems. Wanting to increase their number does not always make much sense. However, this singularity, this essential plasticity, does not prevent us from seeking principles of functioning that go beyond specific contexts, and which tend towards a form of universality. Thus, seeking to understand their challenges and their contributions allows us to build and to test hypotheses in terms of inclusion, citizenship and solidarity.
Thursday 14 February 2019 to Friday 15 February 2019, Poland

IV Konferencja Gerontologiczna z cyklu: Refleksje na starością Uczenie się starości

(Z komunikatu zapraszającego na konferencję:)

"Szanowni Państwo,

mamy zaszczyt zaprosić Państwa już po raz czwarty do udziału w konferencji gerontologicznej dotyczącej wymiany myśli i wyników badań w zakresie szeroko rozumianej refleksji nad starością. Tym razem chcemy pochylić się nad zagadnieniem określonym jako uczenie się (w) starości.

Saturday 25 January 2020, Slovenia

Gradniki gibanja

Seminar je namenjen učenju Gradnikov gibanja - oblik gibanja, ki spodbujajo razvoj osnovnih gibalnih vzorcev, ki so temelj našega delovanja in podlaga vsakemu učenju in delovanju. Gradniki so lahko naša spodbuda v vseh življenjskih obdobjih, največkrat pa so uporabljeni pri spodbudi razvoja v zgodnjem obdobju, tudi pri otrocih s posebnimi potrebami, in ohranjanju ter spodbujanju delovanja v tretjem življenjskem obdobju.

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.

Friday 15 November 2019, Hungary

BESS test day

A Pécsi Nyugdíjasok Egyesülete szervezésében kerül megtartásra a Be Smart Seniors Erasmus+ projekt következő rendezvénye, melynek célja a projekt eddigi eredményeinek a bemutatásán túl az eddig elkészült oktatási anyagok prezentálása a szélesebb szakmai közönség és a projekt iránt érdeklődők számára.

Monday 18 November 2019, Slovakia

Ktorým médiám môžem veriť? (Ako si zachovať zdravý prístup)

Interaktívna prednáška pre seniorov a seniorky sa uskutoční pod záštitou Transparency International Slovensko v pondelok, 18. novembra 2019 začíname o 15:00 hod.

Pozývame na diskusiu na tému mediálnej gramotnosti a kritického myslenia všetkých so záujmom o dianie okolo seba a možnosti kontroly informácií i práce médií. Diskutovať budeme aj o možnostiach a spôsoboch práce so serióznymi zdrojmi a prameňmi.

Tešíme sa na neformálnu diskusiu a radi si vypočujeme myšlienky i nápady seniorov i senioriek. #DlhujemeImTo

Thursday 14 November 2019 to Friday 15 November 2019, Slovakia

Kritické myslenie, demokracia a populizmus (seniorský seminár)

Chcete vedieť o demokracii a populizme viac? Hľadáte spôsob, ako trénovať svoje kritické myslenie? Pozývame Vás na 2-dňový seniorský seminár #2.

Prihláste sa do 7. novembra 2019 pomocou elektronického formulára tu: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdItOQKO-uAz4-eYojk4yFk9Rtsi3jF...

Absolvujete prednášky a diskusie s expertmi na témy seminára, budete mať možnosť spoznať podobne aktívnych a angažovaných ľudí z rôznych častí Slovenska.

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Urban gardens are expanding around the world to encourage local production and consumption, social inclusion, dialogue and the adoption of a sustainable way of life. Indeed, whatever its shape, its size, each of them seeks the achievement of common objectives: social, educational, ecological, aesthetic, fun. Thus, they implement participative practices in their design, management and mode of operation.

In brief:

  • For informal carers and focused on Alzheimer
  • Short, blended, micro-learning- based: 20 hours= 16h face to face / 4h eLearning
  • Planned for about 6 weeks
  • Available in 4 languages (EN/FR/ES/DE)
  • Free of charge and with an open license (Creative Common 4.0 allowing further changes if non commercial use and distributed under the same license

 

The main purpose of this study is to clarify for all partner countries (Austria, France, Germany, Spain), which rollout perspectives exist for the TRACK blended learning offer (combining online and face-to-face sessions) and how the training can be promoted and
be made available to the target group.

In the framework of the project Erasmus+ PRODOME, the study "The state of the art of domestic work in Europe" (deliverable 1) has been produced, based on desk and field research involving 54 experts and 109 domestic housekeepers via semi-directive interviews, a Delphi exercise and questionnaires.

The main findings are the following ones:

The handbook was created as a result of cooperation between partners from 3 countries: Turkey, Poland and Italy within the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships "Learning Tree" project. Its main objective was to educate older people in the field of ICT and genealogy was used as a motivation in the project. The Learning Tree project has designed computer courses based on 4 modules: The following modules have been developed: (1) basic computer skills, (2) basic Internet skills, (3) creating a family tree using a computer, (4) creating a family tree using mobile applications (introduction).

Ireland’s National Positive Ageing Strategy (NPAS) aims to address the broader social and economic determinants of healthy and positive ageing across the life course. The NPAS draws on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Active Ageing Framework which highlights action needed on three fronts: participation, health and security. The NPAS has four goals: three based on the WHO’s action areas and a fourth which focuses on research. These goals are to:

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative and reported for the first time in 2016.

The 2018 report contains two new developments:

Higher National Diploma (HND) Fitness, Health and Exercise students from Perth College took part in a 12-week programme that aimed to get older generations moving again. They have developed an informative poster that describes different aspects of the programme and can be used by fitness teachers, trainers, care home staff and others working with older generations with the aim of building their physical strength. 

This book is a result of the Location-based games as a contemporary, original, and innovative method of seniors’ teaching and learning [LoGaSET] project, coordinated by Foundation Pro Scientia Publica, financed from the Erasmus Plus KA2 strategic partnership budget (nr 2017-1-PL01-KA204-038869) implemented by four countries: Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. The project developed a programme of classes for seniors in the use of smartphones, which can be implemented both in a classroom system and with the use of the location-based games.

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