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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Teaching methods

Center for Practical Learning (CPL) is an organization created by German and Danish production schools facilitating national and international student exchanges involving practical working in certified workshops (renamed LearningLabs).

 

Over 80% of care across the EU is provided by partners, relatives and friends. Everyone may be an informal carer at some stage in his or her life. At this moment, having the opportunity to access adapted training can be extremely useful…

IÐAN fræðslusetur is a non-profit continuing education provider serving numerous trades in Iceland. Our courses are designed for skilled tradespeople who have finished their trades education, trade masters and for managers in companies in our industries. We are a tight-knit team of 25 people situated in Reykjavík. Some of us have been with the company since it was founded over ten years ago.

DigiAdults (2019-1-PL1-KA204-065528) project intends to explore end evaluate the impact of the use of digital tools and the Internet in the of a variety of categories of learners at risk of social marginalisation, then drawing out implications offindings in terms of guidelines for trainers involved in formal, nonformal and informal education, and generating acollection of case studies and best practices, assembled on an online resource center.

From sept the23d and Oct the 2nd , all the partners of VIRAL for Local communities project attended the second learning teaching training meeting. Ten days to work together to learn how to make a VR video, from the script to the editing. All the video shooted can be seen and tested at the "VR TEST POINT" sattled at the public library in Santa Croce sukl'Arno-Pisa, Italy. Whoever can wear the visor and have a VR experience. People are then asked to fill in a form to express their impressions and feelings. All the collected datas will be useful to improve the final output. 

After two years of continuous work, our Erasmus+ strategic partnership "Languages, Opening Gates to Society" (LOGS) has finished. Four organizations from  four different European countries were involved: 

  • The Finnish Folk High School, Gothenburg, Sweden (coordinator)
  • CFA Catalonia, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (partner)
  • Jazyková škola Poprad, Czech republic (partner)
  • Tartu Folk High School, Tartu, Estonia (partner)

The objectives of projects were:

Icebreakers are a great resource in the adult educator's toolkit and can serve a number of purposes when working with all kinds of groups. Usually, icebreakers are used when a group meets for the first time, yet we have been using them regularly in our literacy groups in DALC (Dublin Adult Learning Centre) to:

27 November 2019
by Fionnaigh Conna...
(en)
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Thanks to the funding from Erasmus+ sub-programme of Support for Policy Reform, within the action of Social inclusion through education, training and youth a new e-learning platform for educators is in its finishing state. This platform will offer educators a complete curriculum for implementing philosophical inquiry in classrooms, modules for teaching about diversity and global issues as well as a media library with a collection of approaches in different countries and materials in different languages.

26 November 2019
by Peter Baláž
(sk)

The aim of the Adult Educators’ Unconference is to promote the debating culture in the community of adult education and to bring the topics relevant for the community into focus, in order to find solutions to them together.

"Valodu Mape" SIA in corporation with partners from Austria, Estonia, Croatia, Finland and Spain has carried out Erasmus+ project “Methods of more attractive foreign language education, excluding English as a medium of instruction for applicants for job and asylum” (further “MAFLE”). The project period was from 01/12/2017- 30/09/2019.

30 September 2019
by Lelde GRAVA
(en)
A new University-Industry Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Educational Data Literacy is offered by the Learn2Analyse Consortium. The Learn to Analyze Educational Data and Improve your Blended and Online Teaching MOOC supports the development of the basic competences for Educational Data Analytics of Online and Blended teaching and learning.

Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith discuss the Further Education: transforming lives and communities research project that involved interviewing learners on camera to build a picture of their personal and education stories. The stories allow the researchers to understand how an individual's narrative relates to socio-economic, political and historical contexts. A teacher's perspective shows that a shift away from an instrumentalist approach to teaching allows for better rapport with learners and encourages them to engage.

2 September 2019
by vicky Duckworth
(en)

The HOPE project was created following the dismantling of the ”jungle” in Calais in 2017. It was initiated by Pascale Gérard, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion in AFPA, who leads the program today.  The HOPE project: accommodation and career guidance, combines a first phase of learning French in a professional context with a second phase in the form of a professional training contract.

Kaleidsocope training for migrant women was piloted in 2018-2019 in Finland, France, Italy and the UK. The particiapting women came from almost 30 different countries and more than half of them had a higher educational degree.

The results overall were very positive. In a nutsheel we found out that:

1 – The material was useful and empowering

2 – The material helps women during their first steps towards entrepreneurship and to understand their potential

3 – Women liked to share experiences and discuss

4 – These is a need of such courses in the society

Intercultural Communication in Education

The beginning of the training will give an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better, after that will follow an introduction of the training program and objectives.  

The following session will examine the notion of culture, the relation between the culture and the language and the importance of understanding cultural differences. Thanks to informal methodologies we will analyse some effective intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills required to build relationships.

Saturday 25 January 2020, Slovenia

Gradniki gibanja

Seminar je namenjen učenju Gradnikov gibanja - oblik gibanja, ki spodbujajo razvoj osnovnih gibalnih vzorcev, ki so temelj našega delovanja in podlaga vsakemu učenju in delovanju. Gradniki so lahko naša spodbuda v vseh življenjskih obdobjih, največkrat pa so uporabljeni pri spodbudi razvoja v zgodnjem obdobju, tudi pri otrocih s posebnimi potrebami, in ohranjanju ter spodbujanju delovanja v tretjem življenjskem obdobju.

Thursday 13 February 2020 to Friday 14 February 2020, Netherlands

2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum

 Forumul european pentru învățare și predare 2020 analizează modul în care instituțiile echilibrează practicile probate și de încredere și abordările inovatoare pentru învățare și predare într-un mediu din ce în ce mai dinamic și mai digitalizat.

Friday 6 December 2019, France

Webinaire EPALE France "Quelles place et condition d'utilisation du digital en formation ? "

EPALE France organise son deuxième webinaire autour de la question du digital en formation. 

Loic MARTIN et Aurélien MANIA témoigneront de leurs utilisations et réflexions sur l'utilisation du digital. Des expériences d'acteurs qui seront décryptées par les coordinateurs thématiques EPALE Frank SAVANN et Thierry ARDOUIN. 

Pour participer à ce webinaire, inscrivez-vous via le lien suivant : https://epale.typeform.com/to/xJUpn3

Friday 6 December 2019 to Sunday 8 December 2019, Germany

Conferința internațională privind viitorul predării și educației

 

Îmbunătățirea continuă a metodologiilor de predare și educație este esențială pentru dezvoltarea societății noastre. Progresul este rar creat în vid. Necesită eforturi conexe, discuții transfrontaliere și evaluări viguroase. Acesta este motivul pentru care ne bucurăm să anunțăm cea de-a doua ediție a Conferinței internaționale privind viitorul predării și educației. Acesta va avea loc în perioada 6 - 8 decembrie la München, Germania.

Monday 12 October 2020 to Friday 16 October 2020, Czech Republic

Erasmus+ training course: Art Therapy as a Tool for Career Development and Education

Explore a unique course, taught in English, for career development professionals, teachers, psychologists, coaches and other professionals. Sign up for an intensive 5 days training course that will provide you a powerful tool of Art Therapy in context of personal development, education, career guidance or coaching. The course is based on interactive methods and includes many interesting and practical activities.

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Europe

Webinář: DIGITÁLNÍ NÁSTROJE PRO LEKTORY

České národní podpůrné středisko EPALE pro Vás připravilo online webinář na téma Digitální nástroje pro lektory.

Seminář se bude konat dne 4.12.2019 od 18 hodin.

Webinář je součástí online kurzu LEKTORSKÉ MINIMUM (kurzy.epale.cz) a povede ho Brano Frk.

 

Na webináři se dozvíte, jaké digitální nástroje může lektor ve své práci využít.

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019, Hungary

I. Hatékony Egészségfejlesztési Konferencia

A rendezvény célja, hogy kézzelfogható módon, gyakorlati oldalról közelítsünk az egészségfejlesztéshez. A fókuszban a személyesség, az egészséghez való személyes és felelősségteljes közelítés áll. Ennek jegyében hívtak civil szervezeteket Egészségfejlesztési Civil Expora, szakembereket, érdeklődőket és egyetemi hallgatókat szakmai szimpózium plenáris ülésre és műhelymunkára, az orvos- és egészségtudományi egyetemek vezetőit egyeztetésre a népegészségtan oktatás aktuális kérdésköreinek megvitatására, hogy közösen kerüljenek feltárásra és bemutatásra azok az újdonságok, jó gyakorlatok, ismeretek, amelyek segítségével a saját és közösségünk egészségét fejleszthetjük, tehetjük jobbá.
Tuesday 26 November 2019, Hungary

Digitális kompetenciák és nyelvtanulás

Felnőtt Tanulás Hete rendezvénysorozat részeként került megrendezésre a Katedra Nyelviskolában a Neumann János Számítógép-tudományi Társaság és az EPALE Magyarország workshopja, ahol a résztvevők előadásokat hallhatnak a felnőttek nyelvtanulását támogató digitális eszközökről, valamint 4-5 fős csoportokban megvitathatják a felmerülő kérdéseket, beszélgethetnek jó gyakorlatokról.

In addition to GLAT Workshop Syllabus and Materials, created during the Erasmus+ project GLAT (2017-1-HR01-KA201-035362), Guide for Teachers was prepared to help teachers in the process of designing innovative learning activities for the development of algorithmic thinking.

Learning scenarios have been prepared by the teachers – participants of the GLAT education, during the Erasmus+ project (2017-1-HR01-KA201-035362). Scenarios include activities for development of algorithmic thinking using modern pedagogical methods and appropriate digital content and tools.

The scenarios are accompanied by additional materials, such as links to online content or worksheets for unplugged activities.

In brief:

  • For informal carers and focused on Alzheimer
  • Short, blended, micro-learning- based: 20 hours= 16h face to face / 4h eLearning
  • Planned for about 6 weeks
  • Available in 4 languages (EN/FR/ES/DE)
  • Free of charge and with an open license (Creative Common 4.0 allowing further changes if non commercial use and distributed under the same license

 

Trainers' kit to be used during EUMENTORING: Inova Consultancy Ltd recognises that finding employment for migrant women can be a daunting prospect, even more so when their background is in any STEM field. Inova developed group mentoring sessions to incorporate action learning techniques, coaching and mentoring, combined with career development/self-reflection tools to support women in STEM and improve their employability skills. The Mentoring CirclesTM have been adapted to EUMentoring for the purpose of the EUMentorSTEM project.

Manual for trainers to run a comprehensive training course to educate and empower Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D) individuals at school or in the workplace to prevent and tackle bullying, from the project "DisAbuse Disablist Bullying".

 

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A recording of a lecture by Mr Tamás Harangozó, Chief Editor of the European Basic Skills Network - EBSN, on the topic of a "Key concepts of basic skills learning and how curated resources on EPALE can be utilised for developing policy and practice", at the Third National EPALE Serbia conference held on October 16, 2019 in Belgrade.

A recording of a lecture by Ms Aleksandra Pejatović, Professor at the Institute of Pedagogy and Andragogy and Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, on the topic of a "Methods and techniques for the development of cross-curricular competences in elementary education of adults", at the Third National EPALE Serbia conference held on October 16, 2019 in Belgrade.

A recording of a lecture by Ms Laurence Martin, Director of the Association pour la Promotion du label APP from France, on the topic of a "Personalized approach to the development of key competences in adult learners - a practical example, The APP label", at the Third National EPALE Serbia conference held on October 16, 2019 in Belgrade.

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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.