GUIDANCE IN ADULT EDUCATION
A combined thematic and contact seminar, Guidance in Adult Education – Supply & Take-up”, encourages initiatives in guidance and new pathways for low skilled/qualified adults to participate in lifelong learning. The event is jointly organised by the Nordic Erasmus+ National Agencies in Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and will also involve Nordic EPALE contact points, the Nordisk Nätverk för Vuxnas Lärande (NVL) and Euroguidance in Iceland. Please note! The seminar is only open to Nordic Erasmus+ programme countries.
The thematic focus of the event supports the EU´s 2017 Priorities in the field of Adult Education:
- Improving and extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of individual low-skilled or low-qualified adults so they acquire literacy, numeracy or digital skills and/or attain an upper secondary qualification (EQF 4) or equivalent, including through the validation of skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning;
- Increasing demand and take-up through effective outreach, guidance and motivation strategies which encourage low-skilled or low-qualified adults to develop and upgrade their literacy, numeracy and digital skills;
- Developing educators' competences, particularly in the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and digital skills to low-skilled or low-qualified adults, including through the effective use of ICT, in validating skills.
The thematic conference and contact seminar will bring together Nordic adult education professionals, giving them the possibility to have a thematic discussion and share experienceson a very pertinent theme in adult education, to network with peers and share good practices. The aim of the contact seminar specifically is to work on the development of new project ideas and start the planning process of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project applications (KA2) which aim at supporting the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices at European level.
The projects can focus on various aspects of guidance and educational pathways in adult education, e.g.:
- Adult basic education, basic skills (literacy, numeracy, digital skills), soft skills
- Guidance and counselling, validation of prior learning
- Digital learning, use of ICT, distance learning
- In-service teacher training for adult education
- New pathways for AE learners
Profile of participants
The target group of the event is professionals working within adult education, particularly those working with low-skilled / low qualified adults in the field of guidance, e.g. teachers, trainers, advisers, counsellors and other practitioners and policy-makers. Participants should be interested in exchanging and developing good practices, methods, materials, tools, pedagogical approaches and/or ways of working in European cooperation and committed to plan an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project on the theme of the seminar.
Starting date of the event: 09/11/2016 (NB! arrivals and welcoming session on 08/11)
Ending date of the event: 10/11/2016 (in the evening - NB! departures 11/11)
Event venue: Reykjavik, Iceland
Working language: English
- Nov 8 evening: Opening of the contact seminar
- Nov 9: A full day conference, (thematic dialogue)/ starting of contact seminar
- Nov 10: A full day Contact seminar
The thematic and contact seminar programme is composed of keynote speeches, networking activities, Erasmus+ programme information and working sessions with potential project partners. The participants will get guidance on how to use EPALE (ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe) as a tool for international cooperation.
Contact seminar fee
600 € per participant, covering accommodation (3 nights, from arrival 08/11 to departure 11/11), meals, seminar programme, including cultural activities. The organiser will charge the fee from the sending NA (CIMO for Finnish applicants)
Travel costs are covered by the participant/sending NA (CIMO for Finnish applicants)
How to apply
NB! Deadline to send your application to CIMO (Finland) is Friday the 30th of September 2016