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Communities of Practice

This category holds discussion and research papers related to the topic of communities of practice, in particular how to build, cultivate and sustain communities of practice.

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Creativity and innovation

Creativity is the prime source of innovation, which in turn is acknowledged as the main driver of growth and wealth creation, as key to improvements the social field and as an essential tool in addressing global challenges such as climate change, health care and sustainable

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Developing skills and transversal key competences, bridging the world of work

The European Union defines eight key competences: communication in the mother tongue, communication in a foreign language, mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology, digital competence, learning to learn, social and civic competence, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as well as cultural awareness and expression.

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Using new multimedia technologies and the Internet to improve the quality of learning by facilitating access to resources and services as well as remote exchanges and collaboration.

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Education transitions, school to work transitions, life transitions and pathways

Concepts and approaches to guiding people of all ages through change.

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Promoting learning partnerships on local and regional level in order to build meaningful contexts for social and economic innovation.

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Lifelong Learning - General Themes and Topics

Lifelong learning may be broadly defined as learning that is pursued throughout life: learning that is flexible, diverse and available at different times and in different places. The European Commission (2001) found that lifelong learning has “Four broad and mutually supporting objectives: personal fulfilment, active citizenship, social inclusion and employability/adaptability”. In this regard, lifelong learning has lifewide dimensions that transcend narrow economic and vocational aspects.

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Lifelong learning policies

Lifelong policies has many facets. However, its major aim might be seen in the continuously support process of stimulating and empowering "individuals to acquire all the knowledge, values, skills and understanding they will require throughout their lifetimes and to apply them with confidence, creativity and enjoyment, in all roles circumstances, and environments.” (Watson 2003)

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Project development, implementation and evaluation

This category holds documents related to initiating, planning, management, monitoring and completion of projects.

Folder Promoting social and economic cohesion through advanced adult education opportunities

Promoting social and economic cohesion through advanced adult education opportunities

According to the European Agenda for Adult Learning adult education shall promote equity, social cohesion and active citizenship through participation in social and cultural learning for personal development and fulfillment.

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Quality Assurance in Education & Training

The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (Reference Framework) is designed to promote better vocational education and training by providing authorities with common tools for the management of quality.

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Senior and intergenerational learning

The ageing of the population is one of the significant transformations being experienced in European societies and a critical social policy issue facing families, governments and communities.

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Serious Games

Serious games are simulations of real-world events or processes designed for the purpose of solving a problem. Although serious games can be entertaining, their main purpose is to train or educate users,

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Validation of Informal Learning

Validating non‑formal and informal learning is increasingly seen as a way of improving lifelong and lifewide learning. More European countries are emphasising the importance of making visible and valuing learning that takes place outside formal education and training institutions, for example at work, in leisure time activities and at home.


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default Local accountability for adult learning and skills: a community perspective

By Tagged in city, community, learningcity, learningregion, local, reform 31 downloads

Local accountability is high in the current policy narrative: it is an essential element of the public service reform agenda. It sits alongside the much used phrase, ‘double devolution’, with Whitehall passing power locally and local councils in turn passing it on to local communities. It complements local democratic accountability. Many learning providers are thinking about what it means for them: with the new freedoms and flexibilities of
funding and regulations comes responsibility to local communities.
NIACE, on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA), is working with councils and their partners to develop a new local vision for learning and skills in the changing world: building on what’s already there and identifying best practice alongside policy blocks.
We wanted to explore what local accountability for adult learning and skills, in its widest sense, looks like from the perspective of local community organisations rather than providers. This is different from the organisational accountability that a provider has to its current learners and it’s more than a consultation exercise: it’s about local people and stakeholders shaping local adult learning and skills provision ...

pdf Local Learning Ecosystems - Emerging Models, WISE Innovation Unit, 2019

By Tagged in city, community, learning, urban 6 downloads

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Local Learning Ecosystems_ Emerging Models, WISE-Innovation Unit, 2019.pdf

pdf R3L+ Case Study: National Learning Regions Initiative | Germany

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02 - R3L+ Background Report Germany (National report).pdf

This case study describes the main features of the German National Learning Regions Initiative, with a particular focus on:

  • functioning of educational networks within the broader context of educational systems,
  • collaborative patterns,
  • assets and delivery of educational goods and services
  • quality issues concerned.

The case study has been produced in the framework of the Grundtvig project R3L+ (Quality in developing Learning Cities and Regions).