Swedish folkbildning of the future - a vision document
A recent report in Sweden highlights the vision of non formal adult education, and its roles in the future.
Information is not knowledge
A UNESCO report launched November 3 urges governments to expand quality education for all, increase community access to information and communication technology, and improve cross-border scientific knowledge-sharing, in an effort to narrow the digital and "knowledge" divides between the North and South and move towards a "smart" form of sustainable human development.
Lifelong learning for all - or social exclusion
A Communication entitled "Modernising education and training: a vital contribution to prosperity and social cohesion in Europe", adopted by the European Commission on 10 November, concludes that Member States must accelerate the pace of reform in their education and training systems, or large proportions of the next generation will face social exclusion.
Projects for people with learning disabilities
Inclusion Europe, EASPD and ATEMPO have been awarded grants to select 15 innovative European projects and to help them in terms of valorisation and dissemination (financial as well as material help will be provided).
Leonardo project database
Leonardo da Vinci Results and Products from projects co-funded by the Programme are now continuously being appended to the EAC (Education and Culture) Valorisation site in lots of 50 projects every month.
Minerva Compendium 2005 out
the 2005 Compendium for Minerva is out. MINERVA is the European Union programme for "Promotion of open and distance learning - Information and communication technologies in the field of education"
Key Competences for Lifelong Learning
To support the implementation of the Education & Training 2010 work programme, the Commission proposes a Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning
Grundtvig Award 2005 winners announced
EAEA announced the winners of the Grundtvig Award 2005 at a ceremony in Lillehammer, Norway, on Nov 19.
New key priorities 2006-2008 to guide EAEA
The 2005 General Assembly of EAEA approved the outlined key priorities on November 20, 2005, as suggested by the Board.
EAEA General Assembly 2005 resounding success
The EAEA General Assembly 2005 ended on Sunday as a resounding success story. The event combined the 2005 Grundtvig Award, the EAEA Seminar on Valuing learning, the Baltic-Nordic seminar on Validation of learning, an ICAE meeting, and meetings of several other networks.
EAEA CEE network established
EAEA members in central and eastern Europe met in Hungary in October, at lake Balaton. The meeting, the first of its kind, became a kick-off event for the new EAEA CEE network.
EU Council agrees on lifelong learning package
EU education ministers finally agreed on all the non-budgetary aspects of the Commission´s proposed lifelong learning programme 2007-13. This is a significant step in the ongoing consultation process towards the new programme.
Book resources from OECD
The following new publication(s) is/are now available from OECD:
Key Data on Education in Europe 2005
This sixth edition (2005) of Key Data on Education in Europe provides an exceptionally wide-ranging overview of the functioning of education systems and the participation of young people at all levels of education in 30 European countries (the 25 Member States of the European Union, the 3 EFTA/EEA countries, and Bulgaria and Romania).
Literacy Day 2005
On the occasion of Literacy Day 2005, a video clip entitled "Be part of Literate Africa" was produced by the UNESCO Institute for Education in cooperation with the Bureau régional de l´UNESCO pour l´éducation en Afrique (BREDA).
Seminar on Non-Formal Education in Prison
From 7 to 10 September, the UNESCO Institute for Education and the International Watch on Education in Prison held a seminar on non-formal education in prison in Hamburg.
"QualiFLY" : European Project on the Quality in Family Literacy
The UNESCO Institute for Education is coordinating a learning partnership on the topic of Family Literacy.
EFA and Recognition, Validation and Certification of Prior Learning
Recognizing, validating and certifying prior learning and experience is vital for achieving Education for All. Proper systems for doing so can play a crucial role in empowering people by encouraging the education of persons who have not received primary education and who are therefore unable to exercise their right to education or become lifelong learners.
Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Global Monitoring Report on EFA
The UNESCO Institute for Education is an institutional member of the Editorial Board of the Global Monitoring Report, similar to the International Bureau of Education (IBE), the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).
International Award for Literacy Research
The International Award for Literacy Research 2004-2006 will be given in an equal share to two authors: Prof. Harbans S. Bhola from the United States of America for his study Adult Literacy for Sustainable Development: Knowledge-based Discourse for Course of Action and Ms. Sofia Valdivieso Gómez from Spain for her study 7 Alforjas Para un Viaje: Desde la Alfabetización Funcional y el Desarollo Económico a la Alfabetización Integral y el Desarollo Sostenible (Luggage for a Journey: From Functional Literacy and Development to Integral Literacy and Sustainable Development).
The blogging community is slowly filling up with educators. But where are they?
Online teaching case studies
The Institute of Teaching and Learning at Deakin University has released a collection of online teaching case studies.
Time for a recap? EU programmes after 2007
What is the fuss all about? The Commission has proposed a framework for the new Educational programmes 2007-2013. The proposal is now in its consultation phase, which is a lenghty affair. Perhaps it is time to have a look at what was originally proposed.
Reread: EP Education Committee Chairman Sifunakis on lifelong learning
EURactiv interviewed Chairman Sifunakis last June. Topics included the new educational programmes, the EUROpass, the role of non-formal education and much more.
EU Parliament on the Lifelong Learning proposals
The EU Parliament had lots of small changes in the proposed text, adopted on Oct 25.
CFP: Active Citizenship
Deadline: November 30
Promotion of Active European Citizenship - Support to non-governmental organisations, associations and federations of European interest
Broad and flexible curriculum essential for adults
The current funding pressures on further education colleges and local education authorities to adapt to Government policy priorities and targets is causing a narrowing or closure of many thousands of learning opportunities for adults.
EAEA:n kotisivut nyt myös suomeksi
EAEA:n (European Association for Education of Adults) kotisivut ovat nyt myös osittain suomenkielisiä.
The Joy of Learning
International Adult Learners Week 2005
Education for All in an Era of Increasing Mobility:
The Implications for Adult Learning
Oslo, Norway, 24 - 26 October
Opening speech 24 October 05