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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Teaching methods

In today’s rapidly developing world, where digitisation and technology stand at the forefront of how we communicate, use services and complete everyday tasks, our ability to confidently and safely use the internet and technology is  vital to ensure our participation in our communities and our ability to find employment.
 

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals.

CoCOS is a European Erasmus+ KA2 funded project that has as a main objective to apply the mindset, methods and tools gleaned for open source development to the co-creation of course content. In a number of diverse pilot courses we will test out and evaluate our experiences with open educational resources (OERs), open source platforms and freely available web tools explicitly designed to reduce course management during co-creation. 

“InterCult” is a European cooperation project aimed at improving the intercultural skills of educators for delivering efficient language training to adult migrants. InterCult is developing an Intercultural Trainers Kit which will provide different methodologies and techniques for improving educators’ skills related to mutual understanding, cultural dialogue, tolerance and inclusion, awareness raising on cultural specifics of migrants and utilization of opportunities to use these specifics in a learning environment.

The project goal of the Erasmus+ project "Follow the story - applied storytelling as a motivation and encouraging strategy in adult education - APSTELL" was to introduce storytelling as an effective tool for increasing motivation and also the effectiveness of educational activities for adults, especially low-qualified from rural regions. The main project output is the manual for adult educators and rural activists.

An adult education teacher has found similarities between CPD sessions with colleagues and the adult education classes she teaches – students refuse to engage not so much because they find the tasks boring or difficult, but because the shift in power has moved from the student to the teacher. To boost engagement, she recommends using ‘you’ instead of ‘I’ when communicating and placing behavioural responsibility on the student in order to give the power back. 

A small team is the most important unit in working life. One needs many kinds of skills when working with different colleagues towards a common goal. Communications must be smooth. Everyone must be able to manage their own performance and some must also manage others. What kinds of skills are needed in this and how can one develop them?

We can all agree that the challenge for everyone is to make informed decisions throughout their lives. This concerns both the choice of education and how they go about their career decisions. This can involve thoughtful choices, decisions determined by circumstances, and seizing opportunities. But when we observe these decisions after the fact, we rarely find a strategic coherence, an organised rationality but more often a combination of what people desire for themselves and adaptation to chance. The unexpected often arises. 
15 July 2019
by André Chauvet
(fr)
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Following the last reform of ongoing vocational training, AFEST (Action for Workplace Learning) has become a teaching method in its own right. A formal training device, AFEST derives from precisely structured engineering. EPALE France has associated itself with the journal Education Permanente, issue No. 216 of which focuses on learning and training in the workplace, to propose a day of discussions and considerations of AFEST.

As a language teacher I have always considered CPD as a crucial element of my professional life. I have constantly been on the lookout for opportunities for training where I can develop linguistically, update my methodology and shape my attitude towards teaching. Bell Teacher Training Campus seems to be the place that can satisfy all my expectations.

Wednesday 11 September 2019, Finland

Play to Learn Afterwork

AFTERWORK WITH A TWIST

 

Hei! Oletko kuullut jo Dare to Learnista? Se on kansainvälinen oppimisalan tapahtuma, joka järjestetään syyskuussa Helsingissä Kaapelitehtaalla. Nyt Dare to Learn yhdessä World of Insightsin kanssa haluaa antaa kaikille ilmaisen mahdollisuuden tulla testaamaan oppimispeliä rennossa afterwork hengessä. Tapantumassa pääsee tutustumaan yleisesti oppimispelien maailmaan World of Insightsin esittelyn kautta. Huomioithan, että tapahtuma järjestetään englanniksi.

Wednesday 2 October 2019, Latvia

Praktiskais seminārs "Metožu karuselis"

Praktiskā semināra mērķis ir iepazīstināt ar vairāk nekā 20 spēles veida izglītojošām metodēm un to izmantošanu mācību un darba procesā. Praktiskais seminārs paredzēts izglītības un jaunatnes darbiniekiem, karjeras konsultantiem, psihologiem, sociālajiem darbiniekiem, nodarbību un mācību vadītājiem, atbalsta personām un citiem interesentiem.
Sunday 1 September 2019 to Saturday 7 September 2019, Croatia

STRATEGY FOR ENHANCING MOTIVATION IN CLASSROOM

Motivating both student and teacher is the key factor in today’s education, at all levels. These courses provide news skills and innovative methods to help teachers encourage their students to reach their full potential and purchase their studies (Preventing early school leaving). Through this course, participants will acquire new skills and tools to help them overcome the challenges they will encounter in the classroom.  

Sunday 1 September 2019 to Saturday 7 September 2019, Croatia

Using technology in the classroom

The course focuses on how you can apply information and communication technology in the classroom. Many teachers are not aware of how many opportunities a digital classroom offers them. This course enables teachers to learn how to use different tools from the online world in their day to day practice. Have you heard of Socrative? How about Khan Academy or Edmodo? Those are all tools that you can easily use in your classroom! What is most important, students are much more engaged in digital classrooms than in ordinary ones!

Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019, Estonia

Assisting adults to learn

Target group: adult educators, heads of educational institutions Short description: the course provides practical tools to support adults in their learning and overview of modern tendencies in adult education Expected outcomes: 1. The participant knows how to discover and support their learners’ learning needs and individual aims 2. The participant has collected a toolbox of methods that he/she can use in their work with adult learners 3. The participant knows the steps to support the learner in achieving their expected outcomes Programme: Day 1 Introduction Main concepts of facilitation in adult education Making individuals learning plans Future of adult education Day 2 Steps to support the learner in achieving their expected outcomes Visualisation of the learning way Day 3 Tools and methods to use for supporting adult learners Workshops Day 4 Reflection tools for supporting adult learners Workshops outdoors Day 5 Presentation of individual toolboxes Evaluation Reflection Location: Tallinn, Estonia Dates: 14.10. – 18.10.2019 Participation fee: 350 EUR Registration: vitatiim@gmail.com, info@vestifex.com

A library of over 600 different exercises to use during a workshop or training session. It contains ideas for Teambuilding, Energisers, Idea generation, Problem solving, Issue analysis, Action and other Skills. You can browse and use the exercises proposed by other users free of charge. There is also a possibility to sign for newsletter to get some new ideas on a monthly basis. 

This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.

Holistic education is an approach towards developing educational courses and programmes within FGU whereby teaching is built up around complete wholes that are meaningful for the students to work with. As teachers within FGU, you all have ample experience planning instructive and motivating courses. This experience can now be brought into play in the planning of holistic courses across both general and vocational subjects.

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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The European Forest Pedagogics Congress is organised annually to provide a platform for the exchange of experiences and for the discussion of currently relevant topics or challenges for forest pedagogy in Europe.

The next Forest Pedagogics Congress will be held in Latvia, 1.-4. July, 2019.