Corporate continuing education is an investment which should equally benefit individual staff members and the company itself. A discussion between staff and superiors ensures that knowledge is transferred into practice. Continuing education providers and course instructors can help their customers by offering them tips on knowledge transfer in everyday working life.
Traditionally, Flemish students have always performed high scores in PISA test which is an international student assessment by OECD mainly focus on academic skills. They continue to excel in traditional literacy such as reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy since 2000, and also the Flemish higher education enjoys a good reputation globally. Recently, Flemish public policy promoting and implementing new technologies into formal learning settings, which encourage the educational innovation within institutional system. But what about youth learners’ digital literacy and how do they learn with digital media outside classroom settings? A research program has been conducted to investigate this issue. A group of first year university students were interviewed and a survey was administered to young learners mainly from college freshmen students in Flanders.
What happens to our past knowledge when we change our career profile and requalifiy ourselves for a new one? Can we use it to the benefit for ourselves and other people? The maker’s movement may be the answer.
We live in an environment where most of us are trying to be experts at least one thing. We develop our knowledge day after day. It may look as a virtue thing - to push ourselves through course after course, with aim to build our well honed expertise. Truth is, that our inner motivation often plays a minor role as a trigger for such efforts.
Writing is a skill which anybody with at least a trace of talent could practice. This common misconception creates all kinds of challenges to the adult educator in creative writing. In this article I will explain how I deal with these problems in my job teaching creative writing at the Third Age University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Folk high schools play an important role in many Swedish initiatives aimed at preventing youth marginalisation. Among the Nordic countries, Sweden has the highest proportion of unemployed and socially excluded young people.
An entire city is learning how to deal will people suffering from dementia: Arnsberg is a small, normal city in Germany that has been adjusting to demographic change in a special way for around 20 years. The citizens are voluntarily caring for sufferers of dementia, training for taxi drivers and sales assistants is being offered, there are programmes for sufferers and their carers, programmes stretching across all generations and much more.