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Speakers' Corner. It is time to take a new look at the digital competence of adult educators. We need to agree on what they need to know, and make sure they all have the necessary time, resources and support to continue to develop their digital competence.

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Elm by Michael Sommer - 1d ago

News Story. Five years of the ePlatform Adult Learning in Europe EPALE A Sleeping Beauty – adult education is seen in Europe that is often forgotten: Higher education, vocational training and schools, on the other hand, are educational giants that receive a great deal of attention and funding. In order to lend adult education better

The post Tasty Food for European Adult Education appeared first on Elm.

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Elm by Karoliina Knuuti - 1d ago

Toolkit. While teaching primary school children requires a qualification, in many countries virtually anyone can declare themselves to be an adult educator. The GRETA project in Germany is trying to find structure in a field suffering from systemic deskilling.

The post Who is qualified to be an adult educator? appeared first on Elm.

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Editorial. How do you prove that you have a certain skill? This is the question on everyone’s lips in the field of non-formal or liberal adult education. My question was, do I really have to?

The post Validation in adult education – citizen’s right or a bugbear of achievement society appeared first on Elm.

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Interview. Qualifica centres are state-supported validation and qualification centres for adults. The results are promising, as the example of Azambuja's Qualifica centre shows.

The post Improving Portugal’s levels of education at Qualifica Centres appeared first on Elm.

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Feature. The modern world of open borders, workforce mobility and ever more digital and non-formal learning opportunities pose a validation challenge: a need to establish up-to-date methods for recognising competences.

The post Validation processes set to gain from 21st-century innovations – Challenges in certification still hampering learners appeared first on Elm.

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Elm by Karoliina Knuuti - 1d ago

Three quick-ones. Skills-based badges not only recognise a learner’s achievements but also boost their self-esteem and motivation.

The post  A badge for (working) life appeared first on Elm.

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Spot on. It is time to update traditional ideas about the recognition of learning, and to adopt a model from the world of children and young people, writes Lauri Tuomi, CEO of the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation.

The post The recognition of all learning – not a utopia but a service package! appeared first on Elm.

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Interview. French learning technology expert challenges the monopoly of institutional validation and shares his view on how learning should be recognised.

The post The notion of validation dominates the way we recognise learning – and this is why it is a problem appeared first on Elm.

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Three quick ones. What are OERs and why should an adult educator care about them? Jan Koschorreck, a research assistant working with the German OER Information Hub, answers three questions.

The post Open Educational Resources: Three Questions, Three Answers  appeared first on Elm.

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