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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Quality

The Ironmongers’ Company is providing grants to organisation and projects that aim to help disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 to reach their potential. Projects that focus efforts on delivering clearly defined educational benefits to specific groups are of particular interest. Grants range between a few hundred pounds and £10,000.

Every week, around 16,000 language volunteers and 31,000 migrants, such as refugees and asylum seekers, talk Dutch with each other, so called ‘language coaching’. They practice everyday conversations and get to know each other's world. The main aim: use language as a tool in order to increase the participation of migrants.

The Inter-institutional Working Group on Quality Management (IWGQM) met on 22 May 2019 in Sarajevo, to agree on the principles of future work and cooperation. An overview of the current activities and the implementation of the IWGQM Operational Plan on Quality Management has been put in the context of a strong interest of institutions at all levels of government for the introduction of quality management systems and instruments. The main topic of the 13th meeting in Sarajevo was the continuation of work and development.

The Economic and Social Research Institute(ESRI) conducted an independent evaluation of the Youthreach programme in late 2018 which has been published by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority.

This blog reports on the lauch of the evaluation on Monday 17th June, and will give summary of the ERSI evaluation, as published by SOLAS, along with a summary of SOLAS' report and recommendations in response to the evaluation.

Supervision is a space for reflection – we learn looking back at our experience. It helps us understand our tasks, work ethics, challenges, and solutions. It may be a space where we can ask and give emotional support. But sometimes it is not a part of our setting or the kind of supervision we have is not sufficient.

 

29 May 2019
by Ruzica Madzarevic
(en)

Shortly after I started my graduate studies I became interested in counseling and started my counseling training parallel with my initial education. I was surprised to find out that supervision was sometimes mentioned during my formal education while in the counseling practice it was explained and part of the process since day one. I knew that I will be talking about my practice - analyzing my skills and knowledge with someone and I was looking forward to it.

29 May 2019
by Ruzica Madzarevic
(en)

After a boom of computer-supported learning methods, especially in in-company training, in the recent couple of years the notion of “blended learning” has become more popular. In a current Erasmus+ project called “Quality Blended Learning”, six educational organisations from Slovenia, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Germany are trying to explore the notion of blended learning for themselves and to develop supportive materials for teachers and trainers. The focus of the project is on “how to do the blending well”, or in other words: how can blending be done in a high-quality way.

23 April 2019
by Christian Geiselmann
(de)

In this blog, Bob Harrison explores the digital technology of e-Assessment and the highlights from the e-Assessment Question Conference 'Transformation, Change and Evolution', which took place on 10-11 April in London and organised by the e-Assessment Association.

16 April 2019
by Bob Harrison
(en)
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In this blog, Bob Harrison talks about the recommendations made by the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) in respect of the need for innovative digitalisation of Further Education Colleges. Sources of support, funding and CPD for education staff are also provided.

26 March 2019
by Bob Harrison
(en)
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Wednesday 13 November 2019 to Friday 15 November 2019, Mexico

IAU 2019 International Conference - Transforming Higher Education for the Future

The IAU 2019 International Conference is devoted to Transforming Higher Education for the Future in order to explore how higher education leaders and experts envisage higher education, not only in the future, but also for the future. The Conference will not only facilitate sharing visions, but will also constitute an open dialogue that seeks to outline opportunities as well as challenges of higher education today. Acknowledging that local contexts differ in terms of in terms of culture, tradition, religion, demographic, language, politics and economics, IAU values this diversity and believes it is crucial to continue to foster exchange on higher education beyond borders and regions in an increasingly interlinked world.

Tuesday 22 October 2019, Austria

EPALE-Webinar: Das Social Media Update: Instagram

Welche Möglichkeiten bietet Instagram, wie nutzt man die Plattform möglichst effizient und welche Herausforderungen muss man kennen? Antworten und Erklärungen dazu liefert das Webinar in 5 Schritten. Praktische Beispiele inklusive.

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Tuesday 15 October 2019, Austria

EPALE-Webinar: Das Social Media Update: Twitter

Twitter ist – im Vergleich mit Facebook und Instagram – ein sehr spezifischer Social Media Kanal in Österreich. Für welche Ziele und Zielgruppen sich ein privater oder beruflicher Twitter Account eignet und wie man erfolgreich mit der Plattform arbeitet, erfährt man in dieser Bildungsaktivität.

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Wednesday 6 November 2019 to Friday 8 November 2019, Ireland

International TCA Seminar: Guidance and supportive approaches with adults in AE and VET

The International TCA Seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to meet partners, begin drafting project proposals for KA2 strategic partnerships, and explore job shadowing and work experience opportunities for KA1. Participants can claim part and full reimbursements for travel costs. The event will take place in November 2019 in Dublin.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Luxembourg

Formation - Changer sa façon de penser

Nous fonctionnons tous assez aisément dans notre zone de confort … Mais quand il s’agit d’être confronté à l’inconnu, c’est moins simple … Pour certains en tout cas.

Cette journée a pour but de vous donner les outils de bases qui vous permettent de changer facilement votre point de vue et donc de faire face plus aisément à des situations inconnues … Plein de surprise en perspectives !

Objectifs pédagogiques

This report aims to contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), with particular focus towards:
• Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
• Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
• Reduced Inequalities Partnerships for the Goals: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
 

Capita and Education Technology Magazine have collaborated to produce a 45-minute webinar that considers how educational institutions and organisations can drive value from data in further education. The webinar is an ideal resource for those working in the FE sector, particularly those at colleges and education centres and those working with FE data.Capita and Education Technology Magazine have collaborated to produce a 45-minute webinar that considers how educational institutions and organisations can drive value from data in further education. The webinar is an ideal resource for those working in the FE sector, particularly those at colleges and education centres and those working with FE data.

The WCVA has launched a report on Sustainable Funding for the Third Sector, which describes the need for innovative and creative thinking around the subject of funding in Wales and offers practical tips for maintaining growth. The report has been created following discussions that resulted in key actions for the third sector and will be most beneficial for small and medium sized organisations.

The Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management programmes have merged and delivered many useful resources to assist small or medium sized charities to measure the impact of their work. The Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management programmes have merged and delivered many useful resources to assist small or medium sized charities to measure the impact of their work. The Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management programmes have merged and delivered many useful resources to assist small or medium sized charities to measure the impact of their work. 

Certification of education and training is not a new concept in Denmark or other countries, as several forms of certification and accreditation already exist, but certifying vocational courses offered via e-learning is a new development. In this context, e-learning is treated as an overarching term which encompasses blended learning as well as purely web-based learning (distance learning). The pilot certification scheme covers descriptions of the objectives, content and organisation of e-learning courses, taking into account the participants’ prior learning.

Due to the rising cost of textbooks and reduced university library budgets, four project teams from UK universities partnered to create the Institution as e-textbook publisher project, resulting in the production of two e-textbooks per institution and a helpful toolkit made in collaboration with JISC, that can be used by other institutions hoping to create their own e-textbooks. 

The quality of human resources today is recognized as being an integral part of the national wealth and a driving force of economic and general progress. It is a complex and dynamic phenomenon that has both a present and a future. This should be taken into account when analyzing all elements of human potential, and when designing and developing the most efficient educational strategies for their improvement and continuous development.