European Lifelong Learning Magazine is a free online magazine on lifelong learning and adult education. It is the only journalistic medium of adult education with a European scope and with a continent-wide correspondent network.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.