Secretary General of EAEA, Gina Ebner (right) is interviewing Alexia Samuel (left) and Martina Ni Chellaigh from the European Commission.
08.07.2019

Innovate, learn, share, act: the new insightful course on the AE-PRO platform

The online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways has reached about 100 people so far and engaged them in interesting discussions about the various aspects of the initiative in their countries. Two out of four modules were successfully completed before the summer, the others will be carried out in the autumn. Interested participants are still very on time to join as the content is all available online.

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!

More information:

Adult education platform
Innovate, learn, share, act! online course 
UP-AEPRO-project

partners in group picture in classroom

UP-AEPRO partners during the last meeting in Malmö, Sweden

08.07.2019 UP-AEPRO

Innovate, learn, share, act: the new insightful course on the AE-PRO platform

The online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways has reached about 100 people so far and engaged them in interesting discussions about the various aspects of the initiative in their countries. Two out of four modules were successfully completed before the summer, the others will be carried out in the autumn. Interested participants are still very on time to join as the content is all available online.

05.07.2019 EAEA Annual Conference

EAEA General Assembly and Annual Conference 2019: Life skills bring a holistic approach to adult education

We need to be more flexible and creative in our learning provision, if we want to increase participation in adult education. Fun might be the key, as well as a holistic approach to learning, said our speakers at the Annual Conference in Copenhagen.

04.07.2019 EAEA Executive Board

In memoriam János Szigeti Tóth

Dr. János Szigeti Tóth, president of the Hungarian Folk High School Society (HFHSS) and former president of the European Association for the Education of Adults, passed away on 25 June 2019.