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Teaching methods


| 21 October 2020
| by Ewa Orzeszko

The term fablab is an abbreviation of Fabrication Laboratory – a digital laboratory or workshop in which, thanks to computer controlled devices (such as 3D printers, milling machines or laser plotters), you can transform your ideas into prototypes or finished products. At the root of fablabs is the desire to democratize production and dissemination of technology. They provide open access to machines and tools, but also the knowledge and experience of other people. they respond to the needs of people with different competences, skills and material resources. Work of European fablabs is taken into consideration in the project titled “FABLABs – new technologies in adult education”, coordinated by Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Poland.

Evangelos Koutsonis


| 9 October 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Evangelos works at the Environmental Education Center (K.P.E.) Pertouliou-Trikkeon which is part of the Ministry of Education. K.P.E.'s aim is to inform and sensitize teachers, parents, children, teenagers and the entire local community of the region about the problems the environment is facing and the relationship between these problems and our quality of life. Its activities include seminars for adults on various environmental issues, workshops and awareness campaigns. Emphasis is given to initiatives through targeted actions.


| 7 October 2020
| by Laima Paleviciene
Jonava Adult and Youth Education Centre, located in a small town in Lithuania, is implementing the project “Improving  Adult Education” under Erasmus+ KA1 programme. The aim of the project is to strengthen staff competencies which could help to develop students' social emotional skills, improve collegial feedback and modernise the activities of the Centre. In order to meet this goal, several staff mobilities were planned.


| 1 October 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

We have all probably heard the term ‘critical thinking’ several times. We are continually asked to think critically or asking others to do the same. This could be in an academic context, workplace context or even in our day to day life as part of a multitude of situations. In this article, I will admittedly not be entering into much detail. The aim is to provide some food for thought for current and prospective adult educators.


| 21 October 2020
| by Jens Herrmann
The Erasmus+ funded strategic partnership “In the footsteps of a migrant” has published "Minosia Labyrinth" , a station based EduLARP, in a light and a complex version. The full toolkit is now available.


| 20 October 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

The Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) organised its opening ceremony for the new academic year on 19 October as an online event for staff and students. In view of COVID-19 restrictions, the College held the event with limited participation to ensure safety while encouraging staff and students to join the virtual event.


| 3 August 2020
| by Redaktion Deuts...

Der Lehrstuhl für Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung an der Universität Würzburg entwickelt stetig digitale Lernmaterialien wie zum Beispiel Videos. Auf der Webseite finden Sie einen videobasierten Kursraum in dem Projektergebnisse aus der Forschung für die verschiedenen Tätigkeitsfelder in der Erwachsenenbildung in Theorie und Praxis multimedial aufbereitet präsentiert und erläutert werden. Unterstützt wurde die Entwicklung von dem Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) und dem Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).


| 2 July 2020
| by Teresa Dello Monaco

The Lingua+ Teacher Training Course Guide and MOOC are a combination tool that educators working with adult immigrants can use to build a growth mind-set. It is available for use on the Lingua+ website - use it as a springboard for your own creativity!


| 10 June 2020
| by Isabel Erlebach
This free online course focuses on the following 6 learning and publishing technologies: EPUB3, VR, AR, Interactive Video, Video 360° and Augmented printed materials (like QR-Codes). It is being developed within the Erasmus+ Project "DIMPA (Digital Innovative Multimedia Publishing for All)" and freely accessible in autumn 2020.


| 9 June 2020
| by Fatima Moujdi-M...

The overall objective of the Schools Tune Into Mars (STIM) project is to provide pedagogical materials with high-quality inspirational lessons related to planetology. The project’s materials are based on the latest developments in space research and pedagogy and meet teachers’ needs for opportunities in professional development, making use of particular scientific concepts in planetology and planetary seismology.


| 3 June 2020
| by Ramon Mangion
MCAST has identified the increasing need for teachers in Vocational Education and Training. The College has built on its extensive experience in vocational education and training and the close relationship with industry to launch a Bachelor’s degree which specifically focuses on Vocational Education and Training in the 4th Industrial Revolution (BVET4.0).
Thursday 17 December 2020, Portugal

Aprendizagem baseada em projetos

Webinar gratuito: aprendizagem baseada em projetos

No âmbito da iniciativa “Consultório da Aprendizagem”, a Forma-te - Associação Nacional da Formação e Ensino Profissional organiza, no dia 17 de dezembro, pelas 15h00, um webinar gratuito dedicado à “Aprendizagem baseada em projetos”.

Este webinar será dinamizado por João Borges, da DreamShaper, e moderado por Mário Martins, da Forma-te.

Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 24 February 2023, Spain

ICT skills for Educators

Computing and IT is required by all businesses and jobs in today’s world. Information and Communication technology (ICT) has the potential to transform teaching and learning processes. According to a recent study in OECD countries, students are more sophisticated in their use of technology than teachers; an inherent discrepancy between student knowledge and usage of ICTs with the abilities of teacher to use ICTs. This suggest that teacher inexperience and skill deficiencies may often be a fundamental factor which prevents the effectiveness of ICT use in education.

Wednesday 9 December 2020, Malta

"Now is the time for every education system to lead the transformation that is needed to set our world on a more just and sustainable course, because our common future depends on our present actions." ESD Roadmap 2030

In this free Webinar we will be sharing the experiences of a three year Erasmus + funded project PEERMENT, which focused on peer-mentoring in education for sustainable development.

A number of local and foreign guests will be giving short presentations. There will also be time for Q & A. A detailed agenda will be sent closer to the date.

Wednesday 25 November 2020, Estonia

Mälu ja keskendumise koolitus Tartus

“Mälu on imepärane organ – alustab tööd kohe, kui ärkame ja ei lõpeta enne, kui jõuame tööle” /Robert Frost, Ameerika luuletaja/

Igapäevases kiires elutempos võib meie peast päeva jooksul läbi käia kuni 50 000 mõtet. Oled ehk olnud olukorras, kus pead korraga tegelema mitme asjaga ning üha sagedamini tunned, et ei saa sellega hakkama, sest Sul on raske keskenduda ja kõik vajalik ei jää meelde. Miks see nii on ja kuidas “ellu jääda” kui pead oma töös meelde jätma ja keskenduma korraga mitmele asjale, saad teada koolitusel “Mälu ja keskendumine”.

Saturday 28 November 2020 to Sunday 29 November 2020, Germany

Migrationspädagogik erfahren: Lern-Erlebnisreise ins Minosia Labyrinth

In diesem Wochenend-Präsenz-Seminar (NICHT online!) wollen wir mit einer Gruppe von Multiplikator*innen das neue EduLARP* „Minosia Labyrinth“ anwenden. Die Bildungsmethode Minosia Labyrinth behandelt die Themen Migration & Inklusion. Die Teilnehmenden schlüpfen in die Rollen migrantischer und institutioneller Charaktere und spielen den Migrations- und Ankommensprozess im fiktiven europäischen Land Minosia.

Wednesday 11 November 2020, Estonia

Ekspert eetris: "Distantsõpe – kust kohast jätkuvalt king pigistab?“

Distantsõppest on koroonakriisi valguses saanud nii üldhariduskoolides kui ka ülikoolides tavapärane õppevorm ja uus reaalsus. See on arendanud ka õpilaste ja õpetajate digioskuseid.

Kuidas aga mõjub distantsõpe õppetöö kvaliteedile ja teadmiste omandamisele?

Kuidas tõsta distantsõppe tõhusust ning kui head on meie õppejõudude ja õpetajate digipädevused selle läbiviimiseks?

Arutleme saates „Ekspert eetris“ värske uuringu valguses distantsõppe õppetundidest ja kogemustest.

Thursday 19 November 2020, Estonia

Mälu ja keskendumise koolitus Pärnus

“Mälu on imepärane organ – alustab tööd kohe, kui ärkame ja ei lõpeta enne, kui jõuame tööle” /Robert Frost, Ameerika luuletaja/

Igapäevases kiires elutempos võib meie peast päeva jooksul läbi käia kuni 50 000 mõtet. Oled ehk olnud olukorras, kus pead korraga tegelema mitme asjaga ning üha sagedamini tunned, et ei saa sellega hakkama, sest Sul on raske keskenduda ja kõik vajalik ei jää meelde. Miks see nii on ja kuidas “ellu jääda” kui pead oma töös meelde jätma ja keskenduma korraga mitmele asjale, saad teada koolitusel “Mälu ja keskendumine”.

Saturday 14 November 2020 to Sunday 25 April 2021, Estonia

MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) originaalprogrammi põhikoolitus

Stressi leevendamise ja emotsioonidega toimetuleku meetodid on tänapäeva kiires ja turbulentses maailmas arusaadavalt aina enam populaarsust koguv teema. Tehnikaid ja õpetusi on palju, kuid on vaid üks nn originaalne mindfulnessi programm, mis on tõenduspõhiselt välja töötatud Massachusettsi ülikooli juures ja mis on läbi 40 aasta sadades erinevates tõenduspõhistes uuringutes saanud suurepärase mõju kinnituse. 

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| 10 October 2018
| by Liga Abizare

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.


| 28 October 2020
| by Linda Berg

Tone Evensen works at Ringsaker adult education centre with newly arrived adolescents. She also teaches adult participants in introduction programmes. Tone emphasises multilingualism and diversity as a resource in the classroom.


| 22 October 2020
| by Dimitrios Charmpis

The manual focuses on the universality of methods and tools, addressing various groups of persons who have low competences in a specific context. The universality of methods and tools is achieved by defining main educational needs of learners in question and the criteria for choosing effective learning methods. The common approach is to focus on motivation, effectiveness, and interactions: between participants and educators, sharing common learning, covering individual needs but also provide amusement.


| 9 October 2020
| by Daria Mrsic

This new publication on blended learning in school education was written by the European Commission in consultation with representatives of ministries of education. It explores the pedagogical opportunities and challenges of a blended learning model and highlights key considerations that policymakers and schools may reflect on when planning to combine in-school and distance learning in their particular contexts.


| 6 October 2020
| by Vincent CARUANA

These guidelines are designed to provide support to Education Specialists on how to gather and facilitate a Peer Mentoring group as well as use WebQuest as tools to work on Educatin for Sustainble Development.


| 5 October 2020
| by Uros Velickovic

The paper analyzes the various aspects of the possibilities for the implementation of improvisation activities in the process of adult education. The author presents some of the theoretical assumptions that suggest the importance of improvisation for learning at all ages, along with its essential traits that construct and define it. Furthermore, the paper indicates the profound permeation of the capacity for improvisation and human development. It is through this connection that the andragogical interest for the techniques of improvisation stems from.


| 29 September 2020
| by Anna Holstein

In the context of the EIPTE - Entrepreneurship in Inital Primary Teacher Education - project, a toolbox (including various self-evaluation tools for teachers) was created to help higher education institutions with primary school education implement Entrepreneurship Education. The tools in the toolbox were either collected or created in the course of the project.


| 25 August 2020
| by NSS UK

The Welsh Government has worked closely with learning providers and partners to develop a plan for post-16 learning delivery from September 2020, which endorses a “blended learning” delivery model. This guidance on designing blended learning programmes provides suggestions to help adult education professionals consider the steps to take to produce coherent blended learning courses and training programmes. It emphasizes designing quality learning experiences that stretch and challenge learners, and then choosing the technology that best fits the delivery.