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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Social inclusion

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 "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.
The purpose of our project is to give service of distance education for all course attendees especially housewives, university students, and refugees. Thus, we will help adults to gain features in both liberal education and vocational area with different branches. Within our project, a web site that includes educational contents like videos and photos has been prepared. A platform that our students can benefit from educational activities whenever they want has been presented.

By the end of 2018, more than 645,000 Syrian and other refugee children were enrolled in Turkish public schools and temporary education centres across the country – a five per cent increase over the previous school year. Over 47,000 young Syrian and Turkish children were enrolled in early childhood education. The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for refugee children expanded significantly in 2018, from 188,500 children enrolled in January to nearly 411,000 in December.

There were 4,015 people in prison custody in Ireland in 2019, half of whom left school before they were 15 years old (Community Needs Analysis, Meaney, 2019). The rate of imprisonment in Ireland is approximately 81 per 100,000 of the general population (Irish Penal Reform Trust, 2019). Trying to ascertain figures for prisoners currently participating in education is difficult as the information is ambiguous.
Adult literacy in our society and thoughts on how educators can implement small changes in health, family, and prisons to empower our learners and make a real change in our society
In October 2015 the Department of Education and Skills published The Digital Strategy for Enhancing Teaching Learning and Assessment 2015-2020. This Digital Strategy provided a rationale and a government action plan for integrating Information Technology (I.T.) into teaching, learning and assessment over a period of 5 years. The Digital Strategy includes the use of Assistive Technology. “For people with disabilities, technology can change the most ordinary of daily activities from the impossible to the possible” (Enable Ireland, 2016).
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On 12 November 2019, Erasmus+ held the Inspiring Inclusion event in London, showcasing examples of the exciting work taking place through Erasmus+ initiatives, projects and partnerships that support inclusion. Major questions were put to delegates for deliberation at the end of the event and themes related to the questions were covered extensively during the conference. A summary of responses and discussions that emerged to answer the questions are summarised in this blog post.

From 8 to 15 September 2019 the 6th edition of the National Days of Action against Illiteracy (JNAI) took place. This year, the theme of the national campaign was: “When we are learning, the slightest progress is a victory”, honouring victories over illiteracy, and recognising people’s progress through portraits.

"Literary education at school is a powerful vehicle for decolonizing a strong Eurocentric vision, incapable, that is, of knowing and feeling the other - even within the cultural traditions - not as a threat, but as an opportunity for new and often unpredictable exchanges "

6 December 2019
by Lucia Iacovone
(en)

A very special place, full of tradition. which welcomes everyone, teaches how to make different jobs, while allowing people to learn the most difficult task: living and wellbeing. The full name is “Società Cooperativa Sociale S.r.l. Onlus La Bottega”

“La Bottega”, in Lissone has been created to promote the employment of disabled people, young and adult, in order to contribute to their education and, above all, their social inclusion after the secondary school.

We spoke with Frédéric Peyrou, Deputy Director of the association Insert Net in Bordeaux about the European Solidérance project (an ERASMUS project), of which he is one of the initiators. The project was launched in 2017, and is run by a consortium of organisations from the Bordeaux metropolitan area specialising in vocational training, integration and solidarity.   In light the impacts and successes observed in the experiments carried out, a second project, Solidérance 2, is currently under preparation. It is particularly aimed at increasing the number of partner structures and construction sites.

Hayley Reynolds is a Library Assistant with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries in County Dublin. She is currently studying for a Masters in Library and Information Studies. Hayley recently took part in the Erasmus+ funded Transnational Cooperation ActivityPublic Libraries and their Roles and Work with Inclusion and Learning‘.

Thursday 26 March 2020, Germany

Werkstatt-Tag - Wir gehören dazu! Pädagog*innen mit Migrationsbiografie: Anerkennung und Teilhabe

"Migranten machen Schule/ Stuttgart" Initiative von Lehrkräften mit Migrationsbiografie

Wir gehören dazu! Pädagog*innen mit Migrationsbiografie: Anerkennung und Teilhabe. Der Werkstatt-Tag ist Gelegenheit, Alltags- und Wissenschaftswissen zu prüfen, Erfahrungen und Ansichten zum Stand von Anerkennung und Teilhabe zu diskutieren. Und „Werkstatt“ bedeutet gemeinsames Arbeiten um am Ende des Werkstatt-Tags über mögliche nächste Schritte zu beraten.

Thursday 23 January 2020, Germany

Inklusive Veranstaltung "Personzentrierte Bildung für Menschen mit Unterstützungsbedarf"

Einladung zur inklusiven Veranstaltung zum Thema "personzentrierte Bildung für Menschen mit Unterstützungsbedarf"

Die kostenfreie Veranstaltung dient der Bekanntmachung des durch die Europäische Union geförderten internationalen Bildungsprojektes INCLUTRAIN. Es werden die, in einem abschließenden Handbuch erscheinenden Besonderheiten der Methodik, der Lehr- und Lernmaterialien und der Lernorte, anwendungsbezogen dargestellt. 

Sunday 5 January 2020, Greece

Course 1: Approaching Learning Difficulties in a school community environment: Teaching children how to learn in Mixed Ability Classes

Course 1: Approaching Learning Difficulties in a school community environment: Teaching children how to learn in Mixed Ability Classes 5 days,

ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Thessaloniki:

1. 24 th to 28th of August 2020,

2. 22nd to 26th of March 2021

Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

FEES:390€

 

Monday 8 June 2020 to Tuesday 9 June 2020, Slovakia

EAEA Annual Conference 2020

EAEA Annual Conference, Grundtvig Award Ceremony and General Assembly 2020: Access and outreach

 

The next EAEA Annual Conference, Grundtvig Award Ceremony and General Assembly will take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic on 8 and 9 June 2020. The events will be organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the State Vocational Education Institute. Save the date and join us in Bratislava to discuss access and outreach in adult education!

Monday 2 March 2020 to Friday 6 March 2020, France

Mobile Learning Week 2020

Mobile Learning Week 2020

Mobile Learning Week (MLW) is the United Nations’ flagship event on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education, and has been organized by UNESCO and its partners for eight years consecutively.

The 2020 edition of MLW will be held from 2 to 6 March 2020 in Paris under the theme Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion. It is designed to steer the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) towards the direction of inclusion and equity in education – core values underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and digital opportunities for all.

Friday 29 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, France

European Youth Event (EYE2020): The future is now

European Youth Event (EYE2020): The Future is Now

Every two years, the European Youth Event brings together thousands of young people from all over the European Union and beyond to share and shape their ideas on the future of Europe. It is a unique opportunity for youth to meet and inspire each other and decision makers right in the heart of European democracy.

The fourth edition will take place at the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg on 29-30 May 2020.

The Competence Framework defines knowledge, skills, responsibility and autonomy needed for home-based childminders dealing with children with autism. It also includes the learning design to achieve the defined competences. Thus, this output aims: • to define core skills to support childminders in order to positively and effectively deal with children with autism in line with the guidelines and choices of their families; • to define learning outcomes, and learning units to develop the identified skills; • to ensure compliance with EQF, ECVET and EQAVET principles; • to define the competence framework with the stakeholders.

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 August and September 2019, this issue of magazine is dedecated to the topic of social inclusion of vulnerable groups through adult learning.

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).

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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.

The WAMDIA curriculum was developed with these users in mind, particularly those who are not IT professionals, but whose work involves creating digital content that must be accessible to all who come across it; in fact, the target is any ICT users conscious of the need to make all the digital content they create accessible to everyone.

On the basis of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework, a complete programme structure was developed, containing a total of 5 interrelated modules organised under 3 themes:

  • Foundational skills
  • Managing social care with ITCs
  • Providing home care through ICTs.

The Virtual Learning Environement was created by using Drupal Commons and Moodle 2.5: 5 platforms were created: an original one in English and 4 for the piloting partners in their local languages (France, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain).

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.

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As part of our March focus, EPALE is organising a written discussion on how to ensure inclusion in adult learning and what makes for an inclusive adult learning provision. The discussion will take place on this page on 22 March at 10:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Simon Broek and Ellen Boeren. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your views and experiences with the EPALE community.
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On average, women around the EU earn 16% less per hour than men. Women earn less over their lifetimes, have a lower employment rate and are more likely to be living in poverty.

Adult learning has the power to change this. How do you think adult learning can help to address gender inequality?