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Certificate in European Adult Education – Apply now!

The University of Kaiserslautern will offers a certificate programme in European Adult Education this winter term (2018/2019).

It is a lean programme for the basics of european Adult Learning and Education adressing audiences already engaged in adult education who want to professionalize their perspective and work throughout Europe.

You can find further information in the document below or within the homepage: https://www.zfuw.uni-kl.de/en/distance-learning-courses/human-resources/european-adult-education/

https://www.esrale.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DISC180606_EAE_flyer_0618_03.pdf

Certificate in European Adult Education – start now!

The University of Kaiserslautern will offer a new certificate programme in European Adult Education starting this winter term (2017/2018).

You can find further information in the document below or within the homepage: https://www.zfuw.uni-kl.de/en/distance-learning-courses/human-resources/european-adult-education/

The application period has been prolonged until 15. September 2017.

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Webinar – Learning Cities and Regions as Grounds for Adult Learning and Education: An Issue for Research and Development

Learning Cities and Regions as Grounds for Adult Learning and Education: An Issue for Research and Development.

 

tba 2017, 11.00 CET, online

Dr. Balázs Németh – Associate Professor, Unversity of Pécs – Institute of Adult Education and HRD

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European Professionals in Adult Education

Towards a European Dimension in Research, Practice and Development – Outcomes of ESRALE (European Studies and Research in adult Learning and Education)

Conference with experts at the German Institute of Adult Education (DIE)
Bonn, 17-18. 11. 2016.

The two-days final conference of the LLP Erasmus ESRALE project was held at the German Institute of Adult Education (DIE) from 17 to 18 November, 2016. with 45 participants from several member states of EU. The gathering was organised to demonstrate the results and main products of ESRALE referring to the development of curricula of MA and Doctoral studies in adult learning and education and to some additional products, like the ESRALE Summer Academies, the ESRALE on-line OLAT webinars.
In the afternoon of 17. 11. 2016, the programme started with the welcome address of Dr. Peter Brandt from the DIE
The scientific programme was introduced by the opening address of Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Nuissl on behalf of TU Kaiserslautern as chief coordinator of ESRALE on professional working and researching in Adult Education across Europe. Prof. Nuissl underlined the basic aims of the project and pointed out that the achievements, results and related products of the project.
The first part of final conference was organised to provide a short summary of the project referring to networking, tools and sustainability by Mario Ganz, Prof. Maria Slowey and Dr. Balázs Németh. Mario Ganz (TUK) pointed out the potential academic impact of ESRALE products and achieved common activities to collect and share good knowledge around studies and research on adult learning and education, while the presentation of Maria Slowey, representing DCU Dublin, stressed the challenge of exploiting results and products of ESRALE and the impact of the ESRALE Interactive Transfer Guide by which implementation of results and products will definitely raise the influence of the project. Balázs Németh, from the University of Pécs, called attention to the value of ESRALE results and products and their reflecting a joint European attempt to raise the quality and scientific value in studies and research of adult learning and education with clear references to both theoretical and practical implications.
After short break, Prof. Simona Sava from Vest University of Timisoara and Dr. Maria Angeles Serrano from the University of Barcelona presented the achievements of developments in Master level ESRALE Curriculum to represent the innovative character of the project. They both evaluated the ESRALE Masters Curriculum as a profound basis for implementation by relevant HEIs having been engaged in masters level studies in adult learning and education.
For the first part of the conference, the closing session of ESRALE final event was dedicated to VPL-focus. Therefore, Dr. Kees Schuur from VPL Netherlands summarised the role and effects of VPL used in ESRALE frame in order to provide an appropriate tool to generate learner-centred education for adults in order to improve access in adult learning. Dr. Schuur reminded his audience not to forget about the role of VPL in adult learning so as to support learning become and stay a lifelong activity.
All presentations were followed by questions and answers period to provide enough room for reflections and comments.

The second day of ESRALE final conference started with the presentation of Dr. Gaia Gioli on behalf of Prof. Dr. Vanna Boffo, representing the University of Florence, to describe the advancement of developing a model of Doctoral Studies in ALE and, additionally, to explain the roles and main focuses of three ESRALE Doctoral Manuals to support such studies and related research activities. Dr. Petr Novotny and Ondrej Barta, from Masaryk University in Brno, joined the discussion after the presentation with some additional remarks and comments, There were also further questions and critical comments to follow.
In the second half of the morning of 18 November was dedicated to a special structure of a fish-bowl dialogue where the group was given particular addresses ESRALE raised and, consequently special plenary discussion started by rotating critical talks around specific issues connected to ESRALE. This special session was coordinated by Prof. Nuissl and recorded by ESRALE coordination.
One set of discussion was dedicated on challenging issues of VPL and this talk was guided by Dr. Aleksandra Pejatovic from the University of Belgrade and joined by Phillip Assinger from Graz, Maria Slowey, Kees Schuur, Petr Novotny, Ondra Barta and others. Finally, participants of the event were also given floor to put there critical comments, remarks and suggestions.
Representatives of EAEA, DVV International and several European Universities were actively put questions and, moreover, provided critical inputs to the dialogue.
All presentations of the ESRALE final conference can be downloaded from ESRALE website together with the official programme of the event.

Prof. Dr. Balázs Németh
Associate Professor and Head of Institute of Adult Ed. and HRD
University of Pécs, Hungary
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ESRALE Final Conference

European Professionals in Adult Education
Towards a European Dimension in Research, Practice and Development – Outcomes of the ESRALE project

Adult Learning and Education has got into the forefront of educational and training policies of the European Union a decade ago and was strengthened, amongst several initatives, via the Agenda on Adult learning which signalled distinguished elements of the European approach to ALE. Since its 2011 adoption, two components of the Agenda have indicated a growing role for Higher Education Institutions.
They are:
2. Improving the knowledge base on adult learning and monitoring the adult learning sector
5. Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training¹
Therefore, it is the right time to reflect that the European ESRALE project has provided specific results and products to promote professionalisation and quality development of the adult learning sector in Europe in dimensions of studies and research.
This Conference is to provide a debate an dialogue on current issues and future trends in ALE studies and research so as to answer: which ways forward? The plenary keynotes and the interactive group-works will try to respond to such a claim.

Registration is closed

 

 

¹ http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=EN&f=ST%2016743%202011%20INIT

Contribution of Research to Improvement of Adult Education Quality

As a follow up from the last Summer Academy in Belgrade, Serbia, we are happy to present the collection of contributions by the participants of the ESRALE-Summer Academy. Belgrade, Dublin, Würzburg.

 

 

Aleksandra Pejatović, Regina Egetenmeyer,
Maria Slowey (Eds.) (2016) CONTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH
TO IMPROVEMENT OF ADULT
EDUCATION QUALITY.

You can find the publication under these ISBN numbers:

978-86-82019-95-4
978-86-6427-039-7

Webinar on Research and Social Impact

Research and Social Impact

ESRALE OLAT webinar – 10.06. 2016. – 14.00h

Dr. Maria Padrós (CREA-UB)

 

A growing challenge for all researchers, and especially for those in Social Sciences like Adult Learning Education, is to demonstrate the social impact or concrete benefits to the educational practices and policies that result from their research projects. Both policy makers as society are concerned with the use and the returns to society of the investment that is being done to the researchers, and so evaluation agencies are increasingly taking into account this dimension.

However, the measurement and the storage of these impacts are less developed. The webinar will present the advances in that field from the experience of the EC FP7 project “IMPACT-EV, Evaluating the impact and outcomes of EU SSH research” (2014-2017), which aims at developing a permanent system of selection, monitoring and evaluation of the various impacts of Social Sciences and Humanities research, with a very special attention to the social impact of research.

ESRALE webinar on the 20. 05.2016 at 14:00 (CET).

Direct Link to the online Course:
https://olat.vcrp.de/auth/RepositoryEntry/1449984411/CourseNode/93754629193556
(Course will be opened to public at 13:45CET)

Lecturer for the ESRALE webinarDr. Maria Padrós is lecturer at UB. She has participated in different international research of great relevance, focusing her contribution on the efficiency of democratic processes as well as the promotion of the social impact. She has published in international different journals of great impact.

If there are any questions, get in touch with Mario Ganz at the TU Kaiserslautern: m.ganz@disc.uni-kl.de

Internationalization of Higher Education – Developments and Critical Perspectives

Prof.dr.habil.Ekkehard Nuissl and Prof.dr.habil. Simona Sava from the ESRALE Project held a key note speach at the 5th International Conference on Education in Skopje.

Their key note dealt with the Internationalization of Higher Education – Developments and Critical Perspectives.

You can find the slides below.

If you have further question, send an e-mail to esrale@rhrk.uni-kl.de

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ESRALE webinar on The History of Adult Education in Europe

The History of Adult Education in Europe from 1850 to 1950. A Comparative Approach – ESRALE webinar

20 May, 14.00 CET, online

The History of Adult Education in Europe from 1850 to 1950. A Comparative Approach

ESRALE OLAT webinar – 20. 05. 2016. – 14.00h

Dr. Balázs Németh – Associate Professor, Unversity of Pécs – Institute of Adult Education and HRD

This webinar will analyse the evolution of institurions and organisations of adult education in Europe by focusing on impacts of bourgeioise/civil society developments, working class movements, the role of the nation-state in schooling/education and cultural developments and ont he influence of industrialisation.

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