Although creativity and innovation are considered one of the key driving forces in modern economies, to date there have been few approaches concerning creativity and innovation management. There are also very few educational approaches applied at the interface of continuing education, institutes of higher education and business that systematically promote these skills and competencies.
Research and evaluation best practices
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training announces annually since 1991 the Miguel Hernández Awards. This award is aimed at the recognition and dissemination of the work carried out by public institutions, non-profit private entities and public adult education centers that are distinguished by developing an innovative and quality educational work.
In the same way, actions that can contribute to the participation and permanence in permanent formation and lifelong learning in adults are recognized.
NHS England has launched its Healthy New Towns Programme guidance – a leaflet that discusses the ten principles to building healthy new places, their benefits and provides a range of case studies as evidence. The housing development sites that are working with the Programme and the NHS aim to share best practice, their own case studies and supply guidance so that the country can take a unified and high quality approach to new developments on land previously used by the government.
ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults with the organisational support of University of Belgrade and Adult Education Society from Serbia is organizing the 9th Triennial European Research Conference entitled “Adult education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism“ which will be held in September 19-22, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Termelékenységük növelése érdekében a multinacionális nagyvállalatok, a közép-és kisvállalkozások évről-évre egyre nagyobb figyelmet fordítanak dolgozóik munkahelyi továbbképzésére.
A nagy érdeklődésre való tekintettel 2019. február 14-15-én Londonban került megszervezésre az európai munkahelyi tanulás támogatását célzó technológiákat, jó gyakorlatokat bemutató kiállítás és konferencia.
South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is preparing to host its first Driving Social and Economic Change Conference which will take place at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast, on 24 January 2019.
In line with the broad scope of guidance provision within FET, during the months of October and November 2018, the NCGE FET Guidance Programme and Euroguidance Ireland worked in cooperation with Eurodesk Ireland on the national 'Time To Move' campaign.
You can read more about 'Time to Move 2018' here on NCGE's website.
The national support service of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized the closing EPALE conference 2018 in Stanišići, Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 13-14. The topic of the conference was Prison education.
Could Nordic non-formal adult education be UNESCO´s cultural heritage, following the idea of adult education legend Gösta Vestlund?
Our school, Eötvös Loránd Technical Grammar and Vocational School, is in Kaposvár which situates in the south-western part of Hungary. It is one of the largest educational institutes in the region.
How can educators best nurture balanced global citizenship education? In her blog post Researcher Madeleine Le Bourdon shares insights from her ongoing research, pointing to the importance of informal spaces in citizenship education – a neglected field of study – and provides five recommendations for practitioners teaching on global citizenship topics.
The Further Learning School Retamar, placed in Almería, has been working along with other European institutions, with whom they share interests, in exchanging experiences and improving lifelong education in European prisons since 2012.
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.
CLIPS is a solution oriented programme to guide community-led projects in their initial steps – and for existing initiatives that struggle with problems or simply need revitalisation. The purpose of CLIPS is to suggest and explain a framework for approaching community development. It also points out specific tools found useful by existing community-led projects.
The EPALE UK Health, Wellness & Adult Learning Focus took place from 13 May to 6 June 2019 and gave adult education practitioners the opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and case studies that focus on how adult learning positively impacts health and wellbeing. The week also tied in with National Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, which aimed to encourage good mental health and stimulate discussion around the topic.
Clinks is organising a networking forum for those working with women in the criminal justice system in Cardiff on 17 September 2019. The forum is ideal for voluntary organisations that provide services for women in the criminal justice system and will provide the opportunity to network, share ideas and influence Clinks’ policy work.
La Red Europea de Aprendizaje Digital – Dlearn (European Digital Learning Network) y la Plataforma de Aprendizaje Permanente – LLL Platform (Lifelong Learning Platform), con el apoyo de los socios del proyecto DIGIT, organizan conjuntamente la Conferencia Europea sobre Huella Digital (European Conference on Digital Footprint), que tendrá lugar el 24 de octubre de 2019 en Bruselas, Bélgica.
EUCEN (European University Continuing Education Network) celebrará el próximo otoño, del 14 al 15 de noviembre de 2019, el seminario “Aprendiendo para el emprendimiento: una perspectiva ciudadana global” en Barcelona.
Cedefop briefing note: Digitalisation and the future of jobs and skills: opportunities and risks
In the past two years, professionals of the Government Office of Békés County and its partner organisations - Alfaképző KISOSZ Advocacy and Training Association and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Békés County - have been studying best practices and methods applied in European countries for improving national employability opportunities of young adults within the frames of the project entitled 'YES (Young Employment Start) - European best practices for youth employment.
It is a brochure containing guidelines on the use of Drone Technology (DT) in vocational education and training (VET), providing essential information for VET trainers and institutions who want to incorporate DT into their curriculum.
Global issues such as climate change and natural resource consumption levels, urgently require a change in our lifestyles and a transformation in our ways of thinking and acting. To achieve this change, we need new skills, new values and new behaviours that lead to more sustainable societies. But is it even possible to find a shared definition of circular economy (CE) education?
Stories can be the means by which people work out their thoughts and ideas: they can be an exploration, a search for meaning or an offering up to others. People's stories about their experiences provide useful insights into what is happening in their lives and communities. The Our Voices project seeks to find innovative ways of curating people’s stories so that the ideas, messages and knowledge within them can be better shared with the people, groups and organisations in a position to use them to create positive change in communities across Europe.
A large group of people are not sufficiently educated to get jobs or function properly as citizens, a fact which has been substantiated in one study after the other.
It is not that campaigns or educational opportunities have been lacking, but those kinds of opportunities cannot solve the problem alone because a good portion of the people in question cannot find the proper motivation they need to overcome the limitations they have due to their lack of education.
Higher education in a globalising world focuses on current policy discourse in higher education. It discusses globalisation, Lifelong Learning, the EU’s higher education discourse – this discourse’s regional ramifications – and alternative practices in higher education from both the minority and majority worlds with their different learning traditions and epistemologies. Mayo scours the wide range of alternative practices in higher education used around the world, many of which are at their embryonic stage.
The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance Ireland host regular study visits with the aim of supporting the sharing of best practice in guidance among practitioners and other relevant professionals.
Between the 19th and 21st February 2019, NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosted a study visit in Dublin with representatives from Belgium (Flanders), Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Romania.
The survey commissioned by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability analysed the progress and national user satisfaction amongst EPALE Platform registered users in Malta, as well as, analysed potential users’ interest in resources and content they would be mainly attracted to.
General presentation of the action plan: “Vocational Education – Training - Employment” Areas in the French speaking part of Belgium.
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.
Is adult learning needed in your country? What benefits does it bring and what is the evidence? What are the different kinds of adults and their learning needs? EPALE would love to hear your thoughts on these questions and more in this online discussion.