It has now become clear as day that the world can stop rapidly and restart just as quickly. Slovenia has declared the end of the epidemic. We are aware that the virus is still among us, which is why we are being careful both in our personal and professional lives as well as in organising events.
The days of self-isolation have taught us many new things. It turned out that adult educators are also model students. We used to say that distance education does not work because learning is based on personal contact. But it does work – it works great actually. Non-formal distance forms of study were perhaps successfully adopted even sooner than the more formal adult education. How did it go? It went great.
Quite a few consultation processes were devoted to the overhaul of EAAL project last year, which is why we can probably expect the overhauled version soon. The EC also confirmed last year that efforts will continue within the scope of Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults (UP).
Among other fields of work on quality we introduce all activities and projects that we carry out at the SIAE on the internet. We have a special web page “Quality in Adult Education”. And we are very proud that since now the page is also available in English.
The SIAE directs numerous field of work. We have contacted all of the providers from the network during the Coronavirus pandemic and will stand by them in the future as well.
You can read more about this and everything that happened here during springtime in the summer edition of the SIAE Newsletter.
Ana Peklenik is employed at the Promotion and Information Unit of the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, where she is mainly engaged in library and documentation activities.