Category Archives: Policy corner

How could adult education be more efficient in preventing unemployment and social exclusion among young adults? Does the adult education make enough for preventing political frustration among young people at risk of exclusion? What should be done to motivate vulnerable groups to take actively part in the social, economic and political development of the society? How could active societal participation be enhanced among immigrants and other vulnerable groups?

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Εκπαίδευση για την ανάπτυξη του ενεργού συμμετοχικού πολίτη στην Ελλάδα

Παρόλο που η Ελλάδα έχει αναπτύξει και παρέχει εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα για ενήλικους οι οποίοι ανήκουν σε κοινωνικά ευπαθείς ομάδες (χαμηλής ειδίκευσης, χαμηλού εισοδήματος, Ρομά, μακροχρόνια ανέργους, ενήλικους με αναπηρίες, μετανάστες…

Learning through Active Participatory Citizenship (APC) in the Greek context

Although Greece has developed and provides educational programmes for adults that are part of socially disadvantaged groups (low skilled, low income, Roma, long-term unemployed, adults with disabilities, migrants, etc.), there…

Ενδυνάμωση και αντίσταση εκεί όπου «συμβαίνει η ζωή»

Η ζωή αφορά στις σχέσεις, έτσι η κοινότητα είναι σημαντική για τη μάθηση. Νομίζω ότι υπάρχει, σε αυτήν την κοινότητα, λογοδοσία. [Οι εκπαιδευόμενοι] γνωρίζουν ο ένας τον άλλον και γνωρίζουν…

Empowerment and resistance where life happens

Life is about relationships; so community is important to learning. I think there is, in that community, accountability. [The students] know one another and know their strengths and weaknesses. ……

Responding to the needs of the economy and facilitating active citizenship and inclusion: some reflections from the European Vocational Skills Week 2018

EduMAP’s interest and engagement with current policy and practice developments in vocational education and training (VET) and adult education across EU countries and at the EU level has been an…

Ammatillisen koulutuksen reformi ja haavoittuvassa asemassa olevat opiskelijat

“Sähköasentajaksi opiskeleva Esko Laitinen tappaa aikaa kotona – Opetuksen vähyyteen pettynyt äiti: “En antaisi Eskon asentaa sähköjä kotiini”” (Yle, 9.10.2018) “Ammattiin opiskelevien tyytyväisyys opetukseen on laskenut.” (Amis 2018-kysely, Yle 28.9.2018)…

On intelligent decision support systems, numbers, and narratives

Expectations regarding (big) data and the opportunities it offers are growing thanks to increased data-processing capacities and the proliferation of digital information. However, questions of where the data stems from,…

EduMAP recommends to pay attention to vulnerable young learners’ needs and to set explicit goals (Policy Brief)

The findings indicate that current adult education policies are more often focused on country specific agendas than on vulnerable learners’ interests and needs.

Young adults rely on education recommended by their own networks rather than Internet

One of the critical issues that the EduMAP project was designed to address is the failure of the adult education (AE) system to reach out in effective ways to the…

Towards an intelligent decision support system in adult education

Foredata Ltd. has been a partner in EduMAP research project from day one. Our aim is to develop a prototype of Intelligent Decision Support System, IDSS for adult education. How…