Adult learning and literacy in ESPs from a lifelong learning perspective (UIL-IIEP coop.) (in English)

3 October 2018 to 27 November 2018
Application deadline: 
4 June 2018
Training location: 
Worldwide - English-speaking participants


Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, Member States have committed to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. In this context, the concept of Lifelong Learning (LLL) has been reaffirmed as a guiding principle and operational framework for education systems. This also reflects a recognition that the requirements for knowledge, skills and competencies are rapidly evolving in line with the pace of today’s economic and social change; thus, the increasing need for education systems to provide lifelong learning opportunities. This requires flexible learning pathways, a strong articulation between formal and non-formal education and frameworks for the recognition, validation and accreditation of non-formal and informal learning. The promotion of lifelong learning is particularly important for youth and adults, especially in view of the strong emphasis on inclusion and equity of the 2030 Agenda. In this perspective, education sector plans (ESP) should adopt a lifelong learning approach which includes the provision of youth and adult learning, including literacy and continuing education.

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to equip professionals from education ministries, universities and other public bodies with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement sound strategies to ensure that youth and adult learning, including literacy and continuing education, become part and parcel of sector-wide education plans within a lifelong learning perspective.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss key concepts related to lifelong learning, youth and adult learning and literacy;
  • Identify current international trends, issues and challenges related to lifelong learning, youth and adult learning and literacy;
  • Analyse the current state of youth and adult learning and literacy in their national education systems and identify gaps taking a LLL approach;
  • Develop and/or strengthen strategies for youth and adult learning and literacy in national education plans taking a LLL approach, and;
  • Identify governance structures and processes at national and sub-national level (e.g. cities and communities) to implement such strategies.

Participants' profiles

Teams (3 to 5 members).   

 

Price: 
550US$