Posts tagged with "basic skills"

  • Challenges: More holistic vision of continuous learning is needed

    According to EAEA’s members, Finland needs a more overarching vision of continuous learning. One of the challenges recognised in non-formal adult education is the accumulation of learning to the active citizens. Thus, one of the focus areas in adu...

  • Challenges: Broad and inclusive policy for adult education is needed

    The main challenge for adult learning and education in Portugal in the upcoming year will include the launch of the National Plan on Adult Literacy. In the upcoming year, APCEP’s focus is on adult literacy and adult education for democracy and cit...

  • Developments: Preparing for the future changes to the economy

    2019-2020 has seen a number of policy developments in adult education in the UK. In England, the government has committed to the creation of a National Skills Fund and a National Retraining Scheme, which will aim to prepare workers for future chan...

  • Developments: New adult education policies coming into force

    The position of adult learning and education is strengthened within educational policy, as Finland has undertaken structural reforms, such as the Reform of Continuous Learning, that will be relevant for both formal and non-formal adult education....

  • Developments: Funding and policies in the pandemic setting

    According to EAEA members Higher School of Education at Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde (EPATV) and Portuguese Association for Culture and Permanent Education (APCEP) the situation of adult learning and educa...

  • Challenges: Lack of consistency in adult education policies

    One of the main challenges in Portugal is reaching people with low basic skills. There is an urgent demand for the implementation of the National Plan for Adult Literacy which is has not yet been implemented.

    In the near future, low-skil...

  • Developments: Adult education strategies reviewed

    According to the EAEA member in the UK Learning and Work Institute, there are promising actions on adult education and skills across the UK, but these need to be supported by investment and strategic co-ordination with wider policy. Adult learning...

  • Challenges: Loss of opportunity for international exchange and collaboration

    The UK no longer participates in Erasmus+. This means that there is a loss of opportunity for exchange and collaboration in adult learning and education, as there is no provision for this in the UK's replacement programme, the Turing Scheme.