Good practices

Good practices for developing life skills were defined as examples of teaching and learning approaches that contribute to the development of life skills. Examples of good practices can be educational programs, specially developed learning and teaching didactics or methods, curricula, methodological instruments, etc.

What’s the innovation?

Special emphasis in the instrument was also placed on the description of innovative characteristics and the main benefits of good practice for learners, where the description is supported when possible by authentic quotations, photos, videos and products of adult learners. The potential of transferability and the universal character of good practice were also included in the instrument.

The LSE partnership collected cases of good practices, which are presented in more detail on the database below.


Themes and relevant capabilities
 Target group
Good practice Project Learning for Young Adults (1999/2016) Civic, personal and interpersonal School dropouts, young adults SL
Good practice Learning for Successful Life (2003/2014) Literacy, numeracy, digital Vulnerable and marginalised groups, unemployed people SL, EN
Good practice Study circles (1993) Personal and interpersonal, civic Open to anyone SL
Good practice Citizens’ Curriculum (2014-2017) Literacy, numeracy, digital, health, civic, financial Vulnerable and marginalised groups, unemployed people EN
Good practice Royal British Legions industry (RBLI) Lifeworks (2012) Personal and interpersonal Ex-armed forces personnel (disabled, unemployed) EN
Good practice St Mungo’s Broadway Citizens’ Curriculum Pilot (2012) Arts and culture; Residential programme; literacy, numeracy, digital, health, civic, financial Homeless adults, vulnerable and marginalised groups EN
Good practice Take Care Project (2012-2014) Literacy, health Immigrants and refugees AR, BG, ZH, HR, NL, FR, DE, EL, LT, PL, PT, RO, RU, ES, TR, UK
Good practice  Language for Life (Taal voor het leven) (2012-2015) Literacy and numeracy Low socioeconomic background, low-skilled, immigrants and refugees  NL, TR, RO
Good practice  Letters for Life (2015-2017) Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal, digital School dropouts, people who never attended school  PT
Good practice  “Welcome to Belgium” Pedagogical kits (Mallettes pédagogiques “Bienvenue en Belgique”) (2010) Literacy, civic, health, personal and interpersonal  Immigrants and refugees  FR
Good practice The Second Chance – Systemic Development of Functional Elementary Education of Adults (2012-2013)  Civic, personal and interpersonal Adults above 15 with incomplete elementary education or without vocational qualifications,  priority given to socially vulnerable target groups.  SR
Good practice Together within (Pratto apo koinou) (2014) Literacy, personal and interpersonal, digital, civic Low socioeconomic background, low-skilled EL, EN
Good practice Public Second Chance Schools (Public Adult Education School) (2000) Literacy, numeracy, civic, digital School dropouts EL, (EN)
Good practice Life Long Learning Centres (KeDiViM) (2010) Environment, digital, literacy, civic, financial, personal and interpersonal Open to anyone; vulnerable and marginalised groups, school dropouts, Roma, offenders, immigrants, people with disabilities, religious minority EL, EN
Good practice Danish Language and Culture (2015) Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal Young refugees between 18-30 DA
Good practice Recycling Design (2016) Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal, environmental Refugee and native Danish women DA
Good practice Fitness – a healthy body (2009)  Health, personal and interpersonal, literacy, numeracy, civic, environmental Young adults, people with physical/mental health issues, low socioeconomic background, low-skilled DA