The online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways (UP) is organised in the framework of the UP-AEPRO project. The project addresses the constant need and interest of adult education (AE) trainers and staff to learn more about European developments in AE and other countries’ systems and innovations. In particular, the project deepens the knowledge and fosters the discussion about the Upskilling Pathways initiative and it’s three steps.
The online course structured in four modules on the following topics:
- Policy overview and European Advocacy
- Skills assessment –corresponds to STEP 1 of the UP initiative
- Tailor-made offers – corresponds to STEP 2 of the UP initiative, starting in September.
- Validation and recognition – corresponds to STEP 3 of the UP initiative
Each module is divided into 3 to 5 learning sessions. The course is taking place on the AE-PRO learning platform and employ a mix of different methods, from interactive webinars to podcasts. The webinars are recorded and available on the platform.
Enriching discussions among participants
The participants of the course have engaged into lively discussion on the platform. Indeed, as the community aspect is one of the strongest elements of the course, participants are invited to use the platform’s forum to exchange ideas, opinions and proposals. Highlights of the previous modules have been the debates on how to increase the motivation of (potential) learners and the meaning of innovation in the adult education field.
Participants were also enthusiastic about the video interview with two representative of the European Commission, who explained very clearly the steps and principles of the UP initiative.
The next module to be started in September
During the third module the participants will look at the practice of tailored learning in Iceland, Portugal, Sweden, UK and more European countries. Through five sessions different aspects are explored: How can tailored-made offers better support low-skilled adults? How can learning offers be a part of the local community development?
Weekly interactive webinars will take place from the 17th of September to the 15th of October. Recording will be available for people who can’t join at the established time. Some preliminary information is already available on the AE-PRO platform but will be updated in the second half of August.
Remember you can join the online course anytime, and participate either in individual sessions or the whole course. The recordings of the two first modules are available and new participants can join the discussion on the platform forums. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a part of a European learning community!