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 practiceProject Learning for Young Adults (1999/2016)Civic, personal and interpersonalSchool dropouts, young adultsSL
Good practiceLearning for Successful Life (2003/2014)Literacy, numeracy, digitalVulnerable and marginalised groups, unemployed peopleSL, EN
Good practiceStudy circles (1993)Personal and interpersonal, civicOpen to anyoneSL
Good practiceCitizens’ Curriculum (2014-2017)Literacy, numeracy, digital, health, civic, financialVulnerable and marginalised groups, unemployed peopleEN
Good practiceRoyal British Legions industry (RBLI) Lifeworks (2012)Personal and interpersonalEx-armed forces personnel (disabled, unemployed)EN
Good practiceSt Mungo’s Broadway Citizens’ Curriculum Pilot (2012)Arts and culture; Residential programme; literacy, numeracy, digital, health, civic, financialHomeless adults, vulnerable and marginalised groupsEN
Good practiceTake Care Project (2012-2014)Literacy, healthImmigrants and refugeesAR, 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 numeracyLow socioeconomic background, low-skilled, immigrants and refugees NL, TR, RO
Good practice Letters for Life (2015-2017)Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal, digitalSchool 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 practiceThe Second Chance – Systemic Development of Functional Elementary Education of Adults (2012-2013) Civic, personal and interpersonalAdults above 15 with incomplete elementary education or without vocational qualifications,  priority given to socially vulnerable target groups. SR
Good practiceTogether within (Pratto apo koinou) (2014)Literacy, personal and interpersonal, digital, civicLow socioeconomic background, low-skilledEL, EN
Good practicePublic Second Chance Schools (Public Adult Education School) (2000)Literacy, numeracy, civic, digitalSchool dropoutsEL, (EN)
Good practiceLife Long Learning Centres (KeDiViM) (2010)Environment, digital, literacy, civic, financial, personal and interpersonalOpen to anyone; vulnerable and marginalised groups, school dropouts, Roma, offenders, immigrants, people with disabilities, religious minorityEL, EN
Good practiceDanish Language and Culture (2015)Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonalYoung refugees between 18-30DA
Good practiceRecycling Design (2016)Literacy, civic, personal and interpersonal, environmentalRefugee and native Danish womenDA
Good practiceFitness – a healthy body (2009) Health, personal and interpersonal, literacy, numeracy, civic, environmentalYoung adults, people with physical/mental health issues, low socioeconomic background, low-skilledDA