On the 10th of April the workshop ‘Competences for lifelong learning’ took place within the framework of EU project ‘Vintage’. Several Dutch professionals in the field of adult education as well as the international project partners attended the workshop.
In the international project YEDAC teachers become qualified to teach children and young people to be entrepreneurial and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. On the 29th of April 2013 the first conference about entrepreneurship education will take place in Denmark.
Recently PLATO has joined a new international project which is called VINTAGE (online tool for self evaluation of key competences in adult age). The VINTAGE project aims to develop and test an online tool for the self-assessment of the key competences, to be used by adult learners.
After three successful and productive years, the GINCO network has come to an end. PLATO participated actively in the network and co-worked in delivering several congresses, trainings and workshops about the art of running Grundtvig courses. Nevertheless, the GINCO network will continue, albeit on a smaller scale and in a different form.
How do you teach children and young people to be entrepreneurial? That is what the new international project ‘YEDAC’, in which PLATO is involved, willl discover. The project is a collaboration between participants from Finland, Bulgaria, Spain, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands. The project, which was initiated in December 2012, will last for three years.
Our first TRANSIt Summer School entitled “TRANSversal key competences for lifelong learning” will take place next July in Crete, Greece (30/6-5/7/2013).
Ginco Webinar: Everything you ever wanted to know about competence development & validation in Grundtvig courses (and never dared to ask)
Attend an interesting seminar from your office or from home! 19 September 2012 at 14.00 p.m. GMT+1 ( Brussels time) Are you an adult education organization or an organization offering training for adult education professionals? Have you ever thought of setting up an international course for adult educators? Do you know the opportunities of the Grundtvig programme and the Grundtvig IST (In-service training) action in this respect? Maybe you are already organizing Gundtvig courses but you have some questions?
In one of the international projects PLATO is involved in, a book has been published that deals with the variety of ‘educational practitioners’ in the field of lifelong learning and with their professional development.
PLATO participates in a European study which is called 'Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life' (THEMP).
Recently GINCO has published and spread its first newsletter. Also the second conference in Thessaloniki (Greece) is announced.
During the last month PLATO played an active role at a congress on trends in in-service education in Serbia and at a conference of the school inspectorates and (in service) teacher educators in Poland.
This book includes many of the CLIMATE project outcomes: theory, research data, case studies, as well as tools to be used in schools.
PLATO is currently active in the GINCO network. GINCO is a Grundtvig network existing of 21 partners who aim to create a European wide network of adult education organisations running Grundtvig courses or willing to do so in the future.
A national task force has developed a framework that covers competencies of teachers in medical education. PLATO-researcher Jacqueline Bustraan was part of this task force. The guidelines have recently been published in the journal Medical Teacher.
The PLATO project Self-Evaluation in Adult Lifelong Learning (SEALLL) has received an honourable mention at the International Prize from the Stichting voor Hogeschoolwerk (Foundation for Higher Educaion).
PLATO and Research voor Beleid (RvB) have published the research report: Adult Learning Professions in Europe (ALPINE).