PRACTICE – Kick-off Meeting

The PRACTICE project – Preventing Radicalism through Critical Thinking Competences aims to develop EU-wide continuing professional development (CPD) programme for teachers focussing on promotion of social, civic and intercultural competences and critical thinking of secondary school students.

PRACTICE addresses current challenges and needs of preventing radicalisation in school and of supporting opportunities for teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) in this area, by developing, testing and disseminating an innovative approach, using participatory methods collaborative process, that involve 7 partner organisations and 35 schools at local, national and EU level.

On the 22-23 November 2018 the partnership meet for the first time in Palermo, Italy and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.

SASSI-Working On

We are pleased to announce that the follow-up project of the project SASSI was approved by the National Agency in UK.

SASSI-Working On will exploit and further develop the products develped in the previous project in terms of age-sensitive training to create innovative later career guidance methodologies. It intends to extend and enhance the access to age-sensitive careers advice, skills updating and work experience opportunities for older workers, and develop innovative approaches to guidance for older workers and job seekers.

The approach on promoting and validating the competences of C-VET providers, trainers, HR professionals and line managers in providing age-sensitive approaches to career management/advice initiated in SASSI will be further customised and applied.

VIC on EPALE

In May, the German National Agency invited the VIC team to contribute with an article to the EPALE’s thematic focus for June “Assessing adults’ skills”.
The article highlights major findings from the first research phase, gives an overview of the envisaged training course for adult educators, and explains the guiding principle for the further development work.
You can find our article here.

EELLSS – Save the date!

The EELLSS consortium will organise a final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event will bring together all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects. The event will take place in the German partner school Wilhelmsgymnasium on day 1 and in the premises of the Landkreis Kassel on day 2. We will organise a fair where partner school will present their learning projects and findings. We will soon publish the agenda here.

Exernal guests are very much welcome!

LISTEN – Survey on storystelling

“Storytelling is understood to be live oral telling of stories, engaging directly with listeners to create a shared experience. Storying … is one of the most fundamental ways of making meaning and thus pervades all aspects of learning, regardless of age.” (M. Hamilton and M. Weiss, 2005)

The LISTEN team has launched a survey about storytelling as method in education, especially for working with refugees and other involuntary migrants. Your answers will help us to define the needs of educators and care takers as a basis for our work in this project. Find the survey in all partner languages here.

SASSI Award – Still open for submission!

The SASSI Award is still open for submission!

We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.

Don’t miss your chance to present your innovative strategy to an interested European audience and discover the beautiful region of Drenthe – also called the Venice of the Netherlands. Find all details here.

SASSI Award – Win a trip to the Netherlands!

SASSI Awards for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce

We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.

The SASSI Awards aim to highlight and celebrate this good practice. The Awards will be presented at the SASSI Conference in Meppel, Netherlands on 18th May 2017.

Winners will receive a grant for their travel and accommodation costs.

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EELLSS – 27 particpiants at Teacher Training

From 04.-08.11.2016 the five-day teacher training took place in the premises of the Spanish school STUCOM situated in the heart of Barcelona. The programme contained theoretical and practical elements and left room for developing own projects that shall be implemented in the following month in the partner schools. Continue reading