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EPALE - Piattaforma elettronica per l'apprendimento degli adulti in Europa


EPALE discussion: Basic skills learning provision

di EPALE Moderator

Online discussion basic skills

Ensuring basic skills for all is a necessary step to enable societies to combat current and future social, health, environmental and economic challenges, and to implement policies effectively in order to support the sustainability of European societies and economies and promote a healthier planet. 

Basic skills are transversal. Not only are they relevant to educational policy, but also to employment, health, social and environmental policies. Building cohesive policy measures which support people with basic skills needs is necessary not only to make Upskilling Pathways a success, but also to help build more resilient and inclusive societies.

The online discussion will take place on this page on 16-17 September between 10:00 and 16:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinators of EBSN Graciela Sbertoli (Secretary General of EBSN) and Tamás Harangozó.

The discussion on 16 and 17 September will include the following topics:

  • critical literacy
  • health literacy
  • financial literacy
  • numeracy
  • basic digital skills for the future.

Please join our online discussion on Basic skills learning provision on 16-17 September 2020!

Comments will be open on 7 September so participants can introduce themselves or post their comments in advance.

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Ritratto di Graciela Sbertoli
We'll look into this! Should we include it as reference in our coming OER?
Ritratto di Graciela Sbertoli
What we have been discussing is that we shouldn't focus solely on the basic skills per se, but teach them in a context that is relevant to the learners. Financial Literacy is one such approach to Numeracy, more important than ever in the COVID era. What are your thoughts about this?
Ritratto di Kees Hoogland
I have to leave. Thank you all for your thoughts. I hope to meet you in future collaborations on Numeracy. 
Greetings, Kees  (
Ritratto di Kees Hoogland
Absolutely true that numeracy must be learned (annd taught) in context, that makes it more meaningful for participants. At the same time, it is good to have a clear idea which thinking and which skills are useful in dealing with financial matters.
Ritratto di Martin Dobeš
I am probably late for the discussion as I have been out of my office up to now. I am an EPALE expert from Prague, CZ. As I go through your discussion, I find this good practice as really good. Financial literacy, along with numeracy, is still seen in my country as something crucial but also boring at the same time. So many people are reluctant to dig in it. This kind of gamification would be one of the effective ways how to deal with it and maky it more interesting and fun for the adults who need to get improved their skills. Some 15 years ago, I was invovled in the EC DOLCETA project where we developed courses for financial literacy, media, critical thinking etc but it is now not up to date I believe. So thank you for that!
Ritratto di Graciela Sbertoli
I made the same mistake yesterday. If it is on, you lose your text before you're done writing!
Ritratto di Graciela Sbertoli
Dear all, it is time to discuss Numeracy and Financial Literacy.
Dr Kees Hoogland has just joined us.
Ritratto di Kees Hoogland
Happy to discuss recent developments and initiatives. Are there questions from participants?