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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Professional development of staff

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| 1 April 2020
| by Aneta KOBYLAREK

Dear EPALE Friends,

We kindly ask you to complete the questionnaire on the general educational needs of the adult education staff and organizations, which is a part of major international research within a Strategic Partnership project:

https://forms.gle/9KPcsvumACKoJFwe8

Due to the current situation, we can only do online surveys, so your help is priceless.

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| 19 March 2020
| by NSS UK

Taking Teaching Further programme places will be allocated on a first-come basis so be sure to register early from 1 April 2020. Route 2 of this UK programme is open to all independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, and adult and community learning providers.

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| 2 March 2020
| by Kayseri Olgunla...

"Dreams reflected on the glass" which is a project of Olgunlaşma Institute Kayseri, is supported by Erasmus + Adult Education Staff Mobility. The project is dated between 01.11.2019 - 31.01.2021. The aim of the project is to attend glass workshops in the Czech Republic and Poland in order to observe different methods of glass technology. 

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| 24 February 2020
| by Malgorzata Dybala

Zwracamy się do Państwa z prośbą o wypełnienie kwestionariusza dotyczącego ogólnych potrzeb edukacyjnych pracowników i organizacji zajmujących się kształceniem dorosłych, który jest częścią głównych międzynarodowych badań w ramach projektu partnerstw strategicznych Edukacji Dorosłych.

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| 17 February 2020
| by Maria Hernandez

Under EU Directive 2009/128/EC, the European Union ambitiously took on a major challenge: to limit the negative impact that crop protection has on the environment and health while maintaining or increasing agricultural production levels, crop quality and the economic profitability of agricultural sectors. Among the most promising and innovative levers, special mention should be made of biocontrol products.

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| 12 February 2020
| by Maria Cutajar

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Networked Learning is to be held next 18-20 May in Kolding, Denmark.
This is a biennial research-based conference on networked learning in higher education, lifelong learning and professional development.
Early bird registration is open until 1st March 2020.
The following weblink takes you to the conference website: https://www.networkedlearning.aau.dk/nlc2020/

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| 5 February 2020
| by Hasan Hüseyin KURAK
The KA104 project called "Pedagogy+Androgogy= Lifelong Learning" has been realized successfully.  During the project, 10 teachers/trainers attended the training course in Germany and 10  teachers/trainers attended a training course in the Netherlands about the Androgogic Methodology. 

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| 3 February 2020
| by Aleksandra SIKORSKA

The European Union is experiencing an inflow of migrants and refugees. However a European standard for youth educators working with migrants, and tools to check the quality of their work is missing. The project VAL wants to change this - read more about the project here.

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| 30 December 2019
| by Ivor Ambrose
The "TAD" project offers a VET course for learners who wish to work as external consultants or employees in the tourism sector. The course provides foundational knowledge on the subject of Accessible Tourism, introducing EU policies, concepts, principles and methods for improving tourism environments and services to cater for visitors with specific access requirements. The course content is curated by ENAT, the European Network for Accessible Tourism, and is delivered with a blend of e-Learning and Classroom/Workshop activities. On successful completion of this specialised course (nominally 80 hours, including classroom instruction, supervision and training exercises in tourism businesses), the trainee will obtain the TAD Certificate.

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| 31 March 2020
| by Ruzica Madzarevic

These days we are facing health crises that cause disruption in many everyday activities. Like any other crises it shakes our whole system and even our foundation. As a teacher, trainer we face with personal and work challenges: changed time structure, limitation, fear, etc…

Here are some ideas that may help us survive and even thrive in time like that.

 

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| 24 March 2020
| by Dagmara Behrend...

In order to tell a worthy story, one has to single out information because everyone has limited time and space for expression - explains Giuliana Provenzale from the Italian Euro-net association. Italian instructors taught seniors and educators from Elbląg (Poland) some methods of storytelling. The workshops were held from 26th to 29th of November 2019 at the Centre of  European Meetings “Światowid” as a part of Erasmus+ project entitled “Elbląg’s educators for the seniors”.

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| 27 February 2020
| by Anildo Vedovatti

Part IV: Interview with the head of the Baross Gábor Educational Centre

The Educational Centre is an institution with a dual role: it is involved in implementing the training programme of the company group as well as organizing the training of trainers. What resources are required for the organization to efficiently deal with both challenges?

The Hungarian and German EPALE National Support Services have launched a joint thematic week with a focus on workplace learning. Annamária Kiss, the Ambassador of EPALE Hungary conducted a series of interviews with five organisations investing a great deal of effort in training their employees.

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| 26 February 2020
| by Anildo Vedovatti

Part III: Interview with an employee of a multinational corporation in Budapest

Achieving corporate goals through ensuring an individual career path? Easy as pie! Get acquainted with a multinational corporation that uses workplace learning to motivate its employees.

The Hungarian and German EPALE National Support Services have launched a joint thematic week with a focus on workplace learning. EPALE Ambassador in Hungary Annamária Kiss conducted a series of interviews with five organisations that make great efforts to train their employees.

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| 24 February 2020
| by Paulina Sierzpu...

In March 23-30, 2019 as part of the Polish NGO Trainers Association, I had the great pleasure to participate in the 8-day Theater of the Oppressed in Ulex Project training center run by the Col·lectiu Eco-Actiu organization, whose goal is to support organizations, activists, and people working for social change by providing them with tools and inspiration to act.

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| 24 February 2020
| by Anildo Vedovatti

Part I: Interview with an employee of the Medical Centre of the Hungarian Armed Forces

The Hungarian and German EPALE National Support Services have launched a joint thematic week with a focus on workplace learning. EPALE Ambassador in Hungary Annamária Kiss conducted a series of interviews with five organisations that make great efforts to train their employees.

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| 20 February 2020
| by Anildo Vedovatti

Part II: Interview with an employee of United Call Centers Kft.

Persuasive communication techniques combined with credible presence? Find out what learning opportunities a company can offer to ensure the preparedness of its customer service colleagues.

The Hungarian and German EPALE National Support Services have launched a joint thematic week with a focus on workplace learning. EPALE Ambassador in Hungary Annamária Kiss conducted a series of interviews with five organisations that make great efforts to train their employees.

TCA Guidance to the labour market participants

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| 17 February 2020
| by NSS UK

Every year, Erasmus+ National Agencies across Europe fund Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) which encompass a number of international events, seminars, training courses and workshops. In October 2019, a TCA event was held in the Netherlands, hosting 75 international adult education professionals for the ‘Guidance to the Labour Market’ seminar, jointly coordinated by the Dutch and the UK National Agencies.

Portugal 2020 POCH – Valorisation du Capital Humain (Luis Alcoforado)

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| 13 February 2020
| by Thierry Ardouin
Interview with Ms Stéphanie Gasse Stéphanie GASSE is a teacher-researcher at the CIRNEF Laboratory of the University of Rouen-Normandy (France). She is involved in research projects related to adult learning using a comparative approach. In this interview, she presents the main points of a conference/seminar with Professor Luis Alcoforado.

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| 13 February 2020
| by Dagmara Behrend...

Spaniards know how to use the many years of professional experience (but not only) of their seniors so that they can feel needed when they retire. They taught educators from Elbląg and the region how to do it. It was an international training, which took place from 23rd to 26th September 2019 at CSE (Center for European Meetings) "Światowid" in Elbląg as a part of the Erasmus+ project called "Elbląg educators for seniors".

Monday 8 March 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021, Spain

Emotional Intelligence: identify, harness & manage emotions

It is widely recognized that Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence inherently includes some essential skills, the most important of which are emotional awareness and the abilities to harness and manage emotions. The concept of EI has been embraced by many educators and educational institutions, in the last 20 years, in the form of programmes and modules focusing on ‘social & emotional learning’ (SEL) skills. It is worth mentioning that many US states have introduced SEL learning as mandatory in the curriculum. In 2002 UNESCO has initiated a worldwide initiative to promote SEL, emphasizing on the importance of someone mastering these essential skills for living. ‘Emotional Intelligence: identify, harness & manage emotions’ equips the participants with knowledge related to the ten basic principles for implementing SEL in educational settings as well as practical tools for managing emotions, recognize others’ emotions and understand the relationship between thoughts and emotions. Moreover, the participants will be hugely benefited by in depth knowledge of classroom related SEL skills, such as listening and talking in ways that resolve conflicts instead of escalating them. This is a masterclass course for school principals, teachers, educators, trainers, business managers & parents.
Monday 20 July 2020 to Friday 24 July 2020, Italy

Integrating minority, migrant & refugee children at European schools & society

According to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), over 1 million asylum-seekers and migrants reached the European Union via the Mediterranean in 2015 alone; that is, nearly five times as many as in 2014. The UN’s refugee agency estimates that 84 percent are from countries that, because of war or other circumstances, qualify them as refugees. This overwhelming refugee crisis poses many immediate challenges that should be addressed at different levels within the European Union. And clearly one of the biggest challenges in the years to come is how the EU will manage to integrate the men, women and children who remain in Europe after the crises subside; this will be the real long-term test for EU policy makers and EU communities, in general. The integration of refugees and immigrants in Europe has seen a plethora of academic and policy prescriptions; this fact itself shows that there are few absolute answers to this challenge that EU will face in the years to come. It is worth noticing that international human rights law does not address explicitly the ‘integration’ issue and the rights to non-discrimination and equality appear to be the cornerstones for a successful integration policy. A recent study has concluded that ambitious integration policies do work, and those countries who embrace ‘inclusive integration policies’ tend to provide the best conditions for social cohesion, to the advantage of refugees and immigrants and the societies that host them. ‘Integrating minority, migrant & refugee children at European schools & society’ is a course that offers the participants the opportunity to involve in discussions on the role of education in the overall effort to integrate refugees & immigrants in European societies. This is an essential course for all those involved in education, such as school principals/directors, teachers of formal and informal education, trainers, public employees responsible for educational policies, community leaders, social workers, NGO and civil organisation staff.
Thursday 9 April 2020, Czech Republic

Webinář EPALE: Development centra a jejich místo v rozvoji zaměstnanců

Téma:

Development centra a jejich místo v rozvoji zaměstnanců

Anotace:

Co je Development centre/centrum a jak ho ve firmě můžeme využít? Jak si můžeme nadesignovat vlastní efektivní development centrum na míru? Jak development centrum může předcházet nebo navazovat na další procesy ve firmě, aby nám to dávalo smysl?

Lektorka:

Wednesday 24 June 2020, Poland

Webinarium EPALE: Webinarium EPALE: Walidacja, czyli jak odpowiednio, trafnie i dokładnie sprawdzić kompetencje

Jednym z największych wyzwań przedsiębiorców obecnie jest znalezienie wykwalifikowanych pracowników zdolnych do efektywnego wykonywania zadań zawodowych. Na rynku istnieje wiele osób, które nie potwierdziły na drodze formalnej swoich kompetencji. Istnieje więc zidentyfikowana potrzeba formalnego potwierdzenia tego, co w wyniku różnego typu aktywności osoby te wiedzą, rozumieją i potrafią wykonać, a także ich zdolności do podejmowania określonego rodzaju odpowiedzialności. Formalne potwierdzenie efektów uczenia się następuje w drodze walidacji. Celem webinarium będzie wprowadzenie uczestników do tego procesu.  

Wednesday 10 June 2020, Poland

Webinarium EPALE: Ewaluacyjny przybornik realizatora projektu szkoleniowego

"Ewaluacja to oczywisty (a przynajmniej taki powinien być) element każdego projektu, szczególnie projektu szkoleniowego. Niemal każde szkolenie kończy się ewaluacją, chociaż najczęściej prowadzoną w formie tzw. ankiety poszkoleniowej. Ale czy na pewno w ten sposób dowiemy się, czy projekt (szkolenie) jest realizowany skutecznie i efektywnie? Czy jest szansa, że dzięki projektowi zostaną osiągnięte założone cele - a na koniec - czy rzeczywiście założone cele zostały osiągnięte? Czy do realizacji projektu użyto właściwych i najefektywniejszych metod? Czy osiągnięte efekty przetrwają próbę czasu? Ewaluacja może odpowiedzieć na te (i wiele innych) ważnych pytań o sens i wartość podejmowanych działań - a praktycznie - pomóc działać skutecznej i efektywniej." - Beata Ciężka

Wednesday 20 May 2020, Poland

Webinarium EPALE: Praktyka budowania digital learning experience

Warto sobie zdać sprawę, że proces uczenia się składa się z doświadczania przez uczestnika różnych sytuacji, dzięki którym się uczy i rozwija. To może być wykład, ćwiczenie podczas warsztatu, ale również rozmowa w przerwie szkolenia lub realizacja zadania wdrożeniowego. 

Nie inaczej jest w świecie cyfrowym – serwujemy osobom uczącym się różnorakie doświadczenia określane często nazwą Digital Learning Experience. Jednak są pewne różnice, które powodują, że w świecie cyfrowym mamy z jednej strony sporo nowych możliwości, a z drugiej strony wiele nowych wyzwań.

Wednesday 6 May 2020, Poland

Webinarium EPALE: Checklista efektywnego szkolenia

Wiesz, że już w latach 80' naukowcy wiedzieli, że cykl Kolba nie odpowiada w znacznym stopniu za efektywność procesu szkoleniowego? Chcesz dowiedzieć się co w takim razie ma znaczenie?  A może po prostu przyda Ci się lista dobrych praktyk, o których warto pamiętać przy projektowaniu szkolenia? Właśnie takie omówimy na tym webinarze. 

Wednesday 22 April 2020, Poland

Webinarium EPALE: Trener w roli badacza

"Kiedy przychodzi nam do głowy słowo "trener" widzimy osobę błyskotliwie pracującą z grupą i w spektakularny sposób osiągającą cele rozwojowe. Czasem zapominamy, że te cele wcześniej zostały zdiagnozowane po to, żeby właśnie móc je w spektakularny sposób osiągać. Tym się właśnie zajmiemy. Pokażę podejście i narzędzia stosowane w identyfikacji i analizie potrzeb rozwojowych. Pokażę, że bawienie się w badacza może być równie zajmujące, co prowadzenie szkoleń." - Rafał Żak.

Thursday 2 April 2020, France

Continuité pédagogique : Comment mettre en place des auto-évaluation, évaluations, examens sur SIDES NG ?

Suite à l’annonce officielle du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI), l'UNESS (Université Numérique En Santé et Sport), uness.fr, est l'opérateur national au service de toutes les filières de Santé et Sport afin d’accompagner les universités dans la mise en place de leur plan de la continuité pédagogique.

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| 9 March 2020
| by Paula BEUDEAN

The digitalisation of society is transforming everyday life. Non-formal learning spaces and organisations are changing the way they reach and support their cohorts. Educators are looking for ways to effective, technology-enhanced services that support their work. However, many of them are not ready to make the most of digital technologies to support young peoples’ personal and social development. To help organisations to strategically plan and improve their use of digital technologies we developed several easy-to-use tools. Our Digital Learning Planning Toolkit includes:

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| 9 March 2020
| by Paula BEUDEAN

The Skill IT for Youth Training Toolkit is a tool for non-formal educators to enhance their competence in providing workshops to develop 21st century employability skills. It offers a digital perspective on well-known competences. We encourage educators to enrich their activities using the tools and resources that new technology brings to the learning process. The toolkit provides:

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| 9 March 2020
| by Paula BEUDEAN

The Skill IT for Youth Competence Framework includes knowledge areas related to ICT, digital and social media, and identifies the competences needed by non-formal educators to be effective in these areas. The focus of the Framework is to equip them with the relevant practice skills and attitudes to support their students in acquiring Digital Competence themselves, including information, media and technology skills of course but also broader innovation skills and generally 21st Century Skills that enhance employability as well as personal wellbeing. This Framework is innovative in developing

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| 6 March 2020
| by Sérgio Gonçalves

AppRaiser platform offers free solutions for professional development, which includes self-assessment and feedback from participants, colleagues and organisers. The platform is adapted to the needs and practices of trainers in the youth field, but it can be also used by trainers and educators of other fields.

You may access it here: https://appraiser.badgecraft.eu/ 

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| 20 February 2020
| by Christian Dragi...

This document explores Work-based learning across Europe. This report is Intellectual Output 2 (IO2) for the Erasmus+ funded project "InnovatiVET" and develops a toolkit for teachers and educators to create a Work-based Learning scenario and a didactical tool.

Work-based learning is seen as a didactical tool for teachers to co-create education with companies and provide learning and training in co-creation for teachers as well as students.

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| 10 February 2020
| by ANASTASIA TIMOLOGOU
BEE TRUE is a 6-day Structure Course in the frame of Erasmus+ Adult Education, which introduces the theoretical background on urban and commercial beekeeping along with practical exercise on the field. BEE TRUE is coordinated by NGO AENAO (aenao.org), located in Thessaloniki, Greece. SESSIONS PLANNED: 24-29 February 2020 3-8 March 2020 11-16 May 2020 15-20 June 2020 Kindly contact us at info@aenao.org and/or n.timologou@hotmail.com and inform us on your availability on the above mentioned dates.

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| 5 February 2020
| by Luca Trovato
It’s officially available the free online Moodle learning platform of "Youth Workers and Rural Heritage Promotion" Erasmus+ KA2 Project. It offers Open Educational Resources to develop the main skills for a new job category.
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discussions

| 7 October 2018
| by abdullah öztürk


 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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discussions

| 18 November 2015
| by Jodie Crossley

This exciting event is an excellent opportunity to discuss the strategies that make ‘digital learning’ work. The conference will provide the space to share best practice, case studies and innovative approaches to digital learning.

What are you hoping to get out of the day? do you want to learn how to develop online provision for adult learning? or perhaps you would like to understand how technology can support inclusive teaching and learning?

Look forward to reading your comments below.

 

 

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discussions

| 3 November 2015
| by Hélène Paumier

 

"Etre formateur-formatrice aujourd'hui en Europe"

Dans un monde en perpétuel mouvement où le développement des compétences est nécessaire, la formation est de plus en plus sollicitée. Elle offre aussi de nouvelles formes d'apprentissage. De fait, le métier de formateur est hétérogène. Il évolue et se modifie selon les pays et les contextes.

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discussions

| 5 October 2015
| by EPALE Moderator

Today is World Teacher's Day! Thousands of teachers make up EPALE's vast community of adult learning professionals across Europe, and we want to hear from you.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
 Author Unknown

Has there been a learner who has stuck in your mind? Maybe you remeber a moment when you realised the work you do had made an impact on the life of somebody you have taught?

Share the stories of your best teaching moments below.