Weekly Roundup

European Association for the Education of Adults European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) Publishes Response on European Parliament Report on Erasmus +

The EAEA underlines that it welcomes the increased Erasmus + budget; however, also underscore that the budged requires to be “significantly higher” in order for it to make an impact on adult education. The organization, furthermore mentions to be content with the efforts made by the European Parliament to improve the Erasmus program. On the other hand, the EAEA is concerned with regard to the clarity the Parliament provided on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030 through the Erasmus scheme.

Find the full response here.

Read the summary of the response here.

Lifelong Learning in GeorgiaDVV International Opens Adult Education Center for Lifelong Learning in Georgia

The adult education center in Kharagauli was opened by the ambassador of Germany. The center provides the possibility to adults to improve their competitive position as employees on the market. Ten other centers are already opened in the country. Many of them also aiming to increase the social position of vulnerable citizens of Georgia. The centers also function as a means of friendship between the countries of Georgia and Germany.

Read the full story here.

STEM for Adult LearningSTEM for Adult Learning

Many adults have not enjoyed the privilege of being educated on practical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as the young people of today often had. Therefore, this leaves open a possibility for adults to have STEM training. The link below underlines the importance STEM education and adult education in general.

Read the full story here.

digital skills lessonsUK government to provide fully funded digital skills lessons

The UK government is planning to offer anyone over the age of 19, free digital skills lessons to improve computer literacy levels across the nation. The courses will be set against national standards. Digital skills are important and seeing these skills improved will do better for everyday lives and working lives.  The Department for Education has stated that education providers funded through the Adults Education Budget by the Education and Skills Funding Agency or combined mayoral or Greater London authorities will be able to deliver the qualifications.

You can find more information here.

Altiero Spinelli Prize for OutreachWinners of the 2018 “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach” celebrated in Brussels

The ‘Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach’ is awarded for outstanding works that promote citizens understanding of the EU. It specifically rewards the following types of work –  Innovative and practice-oriented educational programmes,  games with pedagogic purposes and collaborative projects as well as action based activities that promotes the European common values. Five prizes of 25,000 euros were awarded to works that aimed to enhance young people’s understanding of the European Union.

Click here to find more information.

Gamify your lessonsYou have a new quest: Gamify your lessons

Digital games are increasingly becoming a part of our classes. However, some educators still resist games for fear of students abusing their newfound agency. Beaconing is a project that designed a cutting-edge digital platform to be used by different target groups. Beaconing allows teachers to create lesson plans that make use of physical spaces and locations. It features mini-games were students have to answer questions in order to make a move. The platform is not yet available to the general public, but you can preview it on the website media page. Beaconing will be presented at an event in Brussels, Belgium on 17 May 2019.

Read the full article here.

Travel through the eTwinning Galaxy on 9th May

On the 9th of May, eTwinning will mark the day and invite all eTwinners to join and celebrate eTwinning’s annual theme, Democratic Participation. They invite teachers to get creative with their students and create their ideal eTwinning Galaxy. Create a poster, a video or another visual outcome to show your ideal eTwinning Galaxy. The participants who submit their work during eTwinning Day either in the Group or on social media will have a chance to win some eTwinning goodies.

Find out more here.

EURASHEEURASHE Afternoon Debate at the European Parliament: Higher education institutions are the agents of change and opportunities

Higher education faces a wide range of challenges and opportunities. At the same time, anti-refugee’s movements, increasing power of far-right parties, fake news reminds us of the importance of educations in preparing citizens for the future. EURASHE gathered on the 29th of April to discuss the higher education community at the Afternoon Debate “Higher Education in Europe: Play to win”. They discussed issues of what should be a future role of higher education in Europe.

You can find more information here.


Prepared by Rachel van Wetten


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