31.10.2018

Engaging socially and educationally disadvantaged adults in lifelong learning is possible

The Implementing Outreach, Empowerment and Diversity project (implOED) has just launched a comprehensive and hands-on document which will help policy makers and practitioners in the field of adult education and beyond to improve practitioners’ skills as adult educators, involve learners in self-determination of their learning and to find out what makes a difference at policy level.

The goal is to achieve increased social justice, emancipation, integration and inclusion. As such, both the education sector and society will benefit from the long-term positive impact of implementing the approaches detailed in the implOED manual.

‘Outreach is one of the key challenges of adult education – our manual will support both policy-makers and practitioners to make a difference’, says Gina Ebner, EAEA Secretary General. ‘We want to create a better understanding for the changes that are necessary to reach out to and to empower learners.’

The manual, which is now available on the project website:

  • Presents the practice of inclusion – focusing on outreach, empowerment and diversity
  • Shows that these models can be tailored to fit all adult education settings
  • Builds a dialogue between policy makers and practitioners
  • Informs and supports collaboration between all in this field.

This outstanding piece of work was also presented at the implOED final conference “Transforming lives, society and adult education through outreach, empowerment and diversity” which took place in Brussels on the 17th of October 2018. More than 40 practitioners and policy-makers got together to discuss how to outreach to people currently not participating in learning, how to empower adult learners and how to increase and value diversity in non-formal adult education. Find out more by reading the conference report.

For further information, please contact the European Association for the Education of Adults:
Gina Ebner, EAEA Secretary General
gina.ebner@eaea.org
+32 2 893 25 24

10.09.2019 prison education

Transforming lives of inmates: introducing the ‘Engine’

The SkillHUBS pilot projects are underway at prison institutions in Slovenia, Romania and Malta, with Belgium set to join later this summer. Now we can reveal the essence of the SkillHUBS Teaching and Learning Model, and what makes it radical and innovative. In September, SkillHUBS is launching a community of practice in EPALE, giving prison educators the opportunity to share experiences and access detailed information of the Model.

06.09.2019 projects

Local development through citizens’ empowerment

The LQN project showed that participating in community development projects can reveal the potential of individuals.

06.09.2019 EAEA Grundtvig Award 2019

Innovative methodology includes learners in meaning-making

"The change is in the simple things like finding laughter again, doing family shopping, going back to work, being part of a group where once they were hermits." - says Alice McDonnel about the impact of "Self-care and well-being" project, which participated in Grundtvig Award 2019 on Life Skills, on the participants. The idea of the initiative is underpinned by principles of co-production, mutual trust, and empathy. In the following interview, Alice tells more about the experience.