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EPALE

Plateforme électronique pour l'éducation et la formation des adultes en Europe

 
 

A UK lifelong learning strategy

The Learning and Work Institute, UK National Coordinator for the EAAL, draft report ‘The Impact of Adult Learning’, concludes that the UK needs to take the approach of a lifelong learning strategy that brings together education, health, justice, employment and other services in a coordinated effort. This is echoed by research undertaken by the UK Government’s Foresight team into lifelong learning and skills, as well as that commissioned by the Institutes for Adult Learning and presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Education.

In the coming weeks in advance of the October conference ‘Adult Learning: Setting the Agenda’, a joint event between the UK National Coordinator for the EAAL and EPALE UK, we will be presenting a series of think pieces on EPALE. These think pieces introduces the themes of Health, Work and Communities and the contribution that adult learning can make to these specific policy agendas. 

This Communities of Practice is designed to bring together the thoughts and views from those involved in adult learning.
Policy makers at national, local or European level
Policy
 

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Posted on 13/09/2018
Par Sara Southam

Just a reminder about this upcoming contact making seminar, "Fostering critical thinking and media literacy – Strengthening European democracy through adult education" funded through the Erasmus+ programme, and with places reserved to support at least 2 UK adult education practitioners to attend.

 

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Posted on 08/05/2018
Par Christine Bertram

Hi all,

A colleague from the French speaking community in Belgium has requested help with a study/ presentation.

Please see his post (English at the bottom).

Thank you.

 

Best regards,

Christine

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Posted on 21/03/2018
Par Christine Bertram

Hello all,

 

Just as a gentle reminder in case you haven't seen it yet:

Our first EPALE online discussion for 2018 is TOMORROW, 22 March. Comments are already open and the discussion page can be accessed here: /en/discussions/epale-discussion-how-ensure-optimal-inclusion-adult-learning-provision-and-policy-level

 

Hopefully you can join us!

Christine

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Posted on 12/02/2018
Par Christine Bertram

Hello all,

Following on from the Mid-Term Evaluation Report of the Erasmus+ Programme, it becomes more and more important to demonstrate the impact of Adult Education on local communities and individuals. 

The response of the European Association for the Education of Adults to the evaluation report makes this painfully clear, if ever the point needed making.

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Posted on 05/02/2018
Par Christine Bertram

Hello everyone,

The EPALE thematic calendar is in full swing already. Read the summary of our first thematic month on "Culture and Heritage in Adult Learning".

February's theme is "Social media as a tool for adult learning". Let us know if you have any experience with this, whether it was good or bad, and what you would do differently.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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Posted on 30/10/2017
Par Christine Bertram

Hi all,

This event is an interesting approach, I think, to developing a deeper understanding how inter-agency cooperation is currently not working in the Birmingham area and to engage health and social care professionals in developing solutions.

The piece of theatre has been commissioned by the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformational Partnership (BSol STP) and is supported by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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Posted on 12/10/2017
Par Mark Ravenhall

Hi all,

 

Here's the DRAFT report we shared at the recent conference.

 

Jan and I are busily rewriting and adding case studies so please let us know your views.

 

Thanks

 

Mark 

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Posted on 11/10/2017
Par Mark Ravenhall

As we have seen, there’s a wealth of evidence out there that adult learning has a positive impact on our health and well-being.  Such learning may be full-time or part-time.  It may be short-term or long-term, targeted or general.  It may be formal, or non-formal, or informal - or more along this continuum. 

So what are the best ways of taking this agenda forward?  Here are some areas for discussion:

 

1. Prescriptions for learning

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Posted on 10/10/2017
Par Mark Ravenhall

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘HEALTH’?

Health is ‘a state of complete physical, social and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’[1]  It is a broad concept, embracing as it does our bodies, our minds, our feelings about ourselves and where we live, as well as our ability to help ourselves and others.

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Posted on 10/10/2017
Par Mark Ravenhall

Hi all

Last week at the Setting the Agenda conference in London, some of you got hold of the DRAFT report above.  Jan Eldred and I are gradually getting feedback from across the UK and we shall incorporate this into the final report over the next month.

 

So... if you have a copy, feel free to post your comments here. We won't be offended (honest!)

 

If you haven't got a copy yet, one is being prepared.  But here's the foreword as a teaser:

 

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Project Summary This project, through exchange of good practices will assist the immigrants and the challenges faced by Immigrants and refugees as: LANGUAGE BARRIERS: It's no great surprise that language tops the list of issues facing immigrants to any country. Being able to communicate (or not) affects every area of life in which we have to interact with others. From jobs to schooling, to simply finding your way around or buying food, learning English language is essential. EMPLOYMENT: Many new immigrants face two particular problems; getting their credentials recognized and relevant local work experience. HOUSING: A big priority for anybody moving to a new area or country is to secure housing. ACCESS TO SERVICES: Services which pose the biggest hurdles include health care, legal advice and access to mental health or social services. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: This can range from social customs to more significant issues such as attitudes towards gender, religious diversity, ethnicity and sexuality, which can all be vastly different in a new country. This can raise a host of problems for both immigrants and the people they interact with. The general objective of the action is to develop and implement effective and concrete ways to strengthen the integration of migrants in the society and cope with a pressing need for more inclusion. To help the social service providers and organizations working with migrants to scale up their activities relevant to the migrants integration; To support the training and skills development to enable more practitioners to improve their capacity building on diversity and identity management; To build cooperation between organizations working with the mission of the social and cultural inclusion.

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Téléchargé le 07/11/2019
Par Kamran KHAN
Project Summary This project, through exchange of good practices will assist the immigrants and the challenges faced by Immigrants and refugees as: LANGUAGE BARRIERS: It's no great surprise that language tops the list of issues facing immigrants to any country. Being able to communicate (or not) affects every area of life in which we have to interact with others. From jobs to schooling, to simply finding your way around or buying food, learning English language is essential. EMPLOYMENT: Many new immigrants face two particular problems; getting their credentials recognized and relevant local work experience. HOUSING: A big priority for anybody moving to a new area or country is to secure housing. ACCESS TO SERVICES: Services which pose the biggest hurdles include health care, legal advice and access to mental health or social services. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: This can range from social customs to more significant issues such as attitudes towards gender, religious diversity, ethnicity and sexuality, which can all be vastly different in a new country. This can raise a host of problems for both immigrants and the people they interact with. The general objective of the action is to develop and implement effective and concrete ways to strengthen the integration of migrants in the society and cope with a pressing need for more inclusion. To help the social service providers and organizations working with migrants to scale up their activities relevant to the migrants integration; To support the training and skills development to enable more practitioners to improve their capacity building on diversity and identity management; To build cooperation between organizations working with the mission of the social and cultural inclusion.
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