IMPLEMENT is a package of on-line learning materials for professionals working in University Lifelong Learning (ULLL). And it's all FREE!
From “rhetoric to practice“ to “make LLL a reality“. This aim remains a key priority on the European policy agenda while offering crucial challenges in professional practice for all educational institutions and stakeholders. But how can universities do justice to their responsibility and role as “important social actors contributing to the better integration of adult learners, in particular through the recognition of informal and non-formal learning”? How could universities be supported “to invest more in services for learners” and to “better use their partnerships and effectively communicate the results of their cooperative activities”? How can they become truly LLL universities?
The highly praised results of the BeFlex Plus project made clear recommendations in response to these questions and produced excellent training materials as a valuable learning resource targeted at university staff and their partners and stakeholders – both actual and potential - to reflect on their institutional situation, to develop action plans, and to IMPLEMENT changes. The materials cover 5 key topics:
- Exploring Diversity in University Lifelong Learning
- Implementing Institutional Change
- Curriculum in Partnership
- Regional Collaboration and Partnership in University Lifelong Learning
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Over 2 years (January 2011 to December 2012) the IMPLEMENT project aims to further disseminate and actively exploit the results of the BeFlex Plus project. The approach is based on the idea that the potential for transfer and implementation is strongest when key partners are supported to act as multipliers, to adapt and to work with the materials according to their own needs and the specifics of their home university and national context. The objectives are:
- to add value to the existing training materials on the 5 topics by adapting them to national needs, using them in real training at institutional, national and transnational events, and
- to develop and deliver an online version of each topic in order to provide a sustainable and dynamic solution for the longer term exploitation of the learning resources and best practice examples.
At the end of this Year 1, the results achieved are:
- the materials adapted and piloted at institutional events in 4 countries
- 6 new case studies prepared and used as resources in these sessions
- transnational workshops held in Genoa (IT)
- checklists prepared for engaging learners and for using case studies in training
- a first draft of the on-line version of one of the topics – RPL – presented in a transnational event (Genoa, IT) and feedback obtained
- dissemination presentations made in international settings (Granada (ES) and Genoa (IT) and leaflets distributed widely
- the public website for dissemination that you are visiting now
- an internal management site for the development of the on-line tools set up on moodle
In Year 2, we plan to:
- hold a further institutional event will be held in the University of Graz (AT)
- develop all 5 topics in on-line versions that will be sustainable
- deliver a face-to-face workshop on the topic of Curriculum in partnership and present a draft of the on-line version of the topic Regional development at a trans-sectoral event in Graz in May 2012
- deliver all 5 topics in face-to-face and on-line versions in a transnational event in Malta in early November 2012
- undertake full-scale dissemination using a range of tools including social networking
De todos y todas es conocido, que año tras año, y este es uno más, EDUTEC 2012 pretende generar el debate y la reflexión de los ciudadanos y, de los educadores en general y de los profesionales de la información en particular sobre el papel de las TICs como vehículo para el acercamiento de las culturas, abordando el papel de éstas como mediadoras en la construcción de nuevos valores como generadores de redes solidarias.
EDUTEC 2012 tiene como finalidad abrir un foro de debate acerca de la presencia de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en los diferentes contextos sociales, necesitada de orientación y de alternativas para afrontarlas críticamente. Persigue ser un encuentro profesionales de las TIC para dar respuesta a los vertiginosos cambios que afronta este siglo XXI. En definitiva, pretende, proporcionar un vehículo para la reflexión y la búsqueda de alternativas que nos conduzcan a la conversión de esta Sociedad de la Información en una Sociedad del Conocimiento.
En consecuencia, siendo ésta la tónica de los anteriores Congresos de Edutec, el que celebramos este año, en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (España), y en La Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, será también un espacio de intercambio de culturas, un espacio de debate, reflexión y análisis de iniciativas, proyectos, investigaciones, experiencias de éxito con las TIC, teniendo como lema "Canarias en tres continentes digitales ".
En esta ocasión, los objetivos fundamentales que pretendemos conseguir los orientamos hacia el abordaje desde diferentes visiones de la realidad de la educación y las TIC, para propiciar el intercambio de conocimiento y la información digital entre África, América y Europa, y de esta forma intercambiar entre los diferentes profesionales de los diferentes contextos, el papel de las TIC en la sociedad del conocimiento e impulsar la presentación de nuevas líneas de trabajo con las TIC en la educación formal y no formal.
One World Learning (OWL) project is designed to provide nonformal education for secondary school students in developed and developing countries to learn about the world as they have never done before. It aims to deepen their knowledge of foreign cultures and universal development issues and to establish lasting international relationships. The project is composed of regular real-time interaction of two culturally different groups (OWL teleclasses), an interest-driven and flexible curriculum, and the use of the telepresence technology in secondary education environment.
Drop something in front of a two-year-old, and she's likely to pick it up for you. This is not a learned behavior, psychologist Michael Tomasello argues. Through observations of young children in experiments he himself has designed, Tomasello shows that children are naturally-and uniquely-cooperative.
Put through similar experiments, for example, apes demonstrate the ability to work together and share, but choose not to. As children grow, their almost reflexive desire to help-without expectation of reward-becomes shaped by culture. They become more aware of being a member of a group. Groups convey mutual expectations, and thus may either encourage or discourage altruism and collaboration. Either way, cooperation emerges as a distinctly human combination of innate and learned behavior.
Tomasello, codirector of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, shares his theories on how human cooperation evolved and suggests it is a defining characteristic of our species.
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a state cultural institution whose task is to promote Polish culture around the world and actively participate in international cultural exchange.
Un site internet à destination des professeurs d’Histoire-Géographie de collège. Cet outil est pensé pour favoriser le travail personnel de l’élève et propose à l’enseignant un contenu modulable, qu’il peut adapter à son cours.
Mondokiddo a été imaginé et conçu pour répondre à 3 objectifs : donner le goût d’apprendre des langues vivantes étrangères, l’éveil aux différentes cultures du monde, relier les enfants du monde, dans le respect, l’ouverture d’esprit et la tolérance.
Digital storytelling combines the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing. It has become both an educational and a cultural phenomenon which has certainly given a new dimension to the art of storytelling. Digital Storytelling is currently being used in more than 80 countries with many different applications, including education, marketing, and self-expression, among others.
In this conference we hope to gather here in Valencia those who want to share and explore these new pedagogical/socio-cultural dimensions of digital storytelling as well as learn how the use of technology has helped transform the whole experience of storytelling into something more personal and within everyone’s reach.
The EU's official motto is "united in diversity", but what exactly does that mean to you? Well now you have the chance to show everyone by taking part in EuroparlTV's video competition in which citizens are invited to create a visual expression of their perception of cultural diversity in Europe. Interested? You have until 31 July to apply.
The EP’s official web television channel is looking for short, creative and entertaining spots presenting the author’s personal vision of diversity within the EU. In one to three minutes you can create your vision using language, music, fashion, folklore or anything else that occurs to you. Participants can submit and upload their videos via the EuroparlTV web page.
The public will get to vote on the list of videos for one month from 15 September via EuroparlTV’s website. The results will be published each day and the three winners announced on 15 October. The winner of the first prize will get a trip for two to three European cities of their choice, the second placed video wins an I-Pad and the person in third place wins a Leica camera.
- topic: diversity in Europe
- duration 1-3 minutes
- submission of videos: 1 May – 31 July 2011 at midnight
- public voting: 15 September – 15 October
- winners announced 15 October