The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in school and university closures in almost all countries, affecting up to 91 % of learners worldwide. Using digital technologies for teaching and learning effectively has become – from one day to another – crucial for general and Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools. The SELFIE tool can support them on this new and challenging journey, providing a snapshot of where they stand and giving a voice to the whole school community, including students, on what can be done for a more effective use of technology for teaching and learning at school and at home.
As most of us are in lockdown at home, we are left to wonder what a post-coronavirus-world might look like. There’s a lot unknown about how the world will transform after we get the novel coronavirus under control, but it is extremely unlikely that things will just go back to exactly the way they were before. Our workplaces are likely to change, and with it, the skills companies will require. Here are 8 job skills that are likely to be in high demand in a post-coronavirus world. (FORBES)
The second edition of the EPALE Resource kit explores the resources
available on the EPALE platform to professionals who are looking to
learn new skills and to further their expertise.
Some of the resources are specifically aimed at adult educators looking
to acquire a broader set of skills (Resources for trainers), while
others can be used by professionals from any field to improve their
knowledge of their specific area of interest or further their knowledge in
new ones (Resources for professional development).
From soft skills to technologies, from teaching tools to MOOCs and
courses, the opportunities are there for you to explore. Simply find
what suits you best and start rethinking your professional future and
anticipating upcoming challenges.
The COVID-19 emergency is forcing educators across Europe (and the
world) to rethink how they design, promote and deliver training.
The shift towards distance learning seems inevitable, both in the
present situation and most likely in the near future. EPALE, with its
extensive database, can be an invaluable source of inspiration and
ideas during this reorganisation process.
Here’s the first of a series of resource kits, designed to support
the work of educators in the field of adult learning.
This first issue focuses on resources to get you started, including
articles, handbooks, good practices and concrete tools to help you
turn learning into e-learning.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) assist the Member States in this process, including through the European Guidelines on validation which provide policy and practical advice to Member States and stakeholders. The European Inventory, of which this synthesis report is part, provides a unique picture of how validation is being used at national, regional and local levels in Europe. It includes reports for all Member States, EFTA countries and four European Training Foundation partner countries. It also contains thematic analyses of key issues on design and implementation of validation. The Inventory supports dialogue between stakeholders in developing and implementing validation in Europe. Download
COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and repealing the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning
The Digital Opportunity traineeship initiative will provide cross-border traineeships for up to 6,000 students and recent graduates between 2018 and 2020. The aim is to give students of all disciplines the opportunity to get hands on digital experience in fields demanded by the market.