INNOVATE - LEARN, SHARE, ACT

Online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways  in the framework of the UP-AEPRO project


UP-AEPRO project addresses the constant need and interest of Adult Education trainers and staff, as well as policy/makers involved in education policies, to learn more about European developments in adult education and other countries’ systems and innovation. The online course “Innovate – Learn, Share, Act” aims at deepening the knowledge and fostering the discussion about a recently launched European strategy in adult education: the Upskilling Pathways initiative (UP).


Aims and objectives of UP-AEPRO:

  • To increase the knowledge about the Upskilling Pathways initiative and other Lifelong Learning policies at the European level;
  • To allow the exchange of innovation across Europe on the Upskilling Pathways initiative related topics;
  • To improve quality, professionalisation and capacity building of AE staff and providers;
  • To support UP-AEPRO learners and partners to develop online learning and introduce ICT tools into their daily work;
  • To increase the intercultural skills of AE trainers and staff;
  • To strengthen the cooperation with peers and policy-makers in their countries and in Europe;
  • To improve the UP initiative implementation at different level by enabling AE trainers and staff (and the organisations for which they work) to be involved.


What you will learn with this course:

  • Gain increased knowledge about the Upskilling Pathways initiative and other Lifelong Learning policies at the European level;
  • Gain new insights based on highlighted policy examples & practices from the European adult education sector. The course will cover examples of working with skills assessment, tailored learning, validation and recognition of prior experiences;
  • Improved understanding of how to be part of implementing the Upskilling Pathways initiative at different levels;
  • New insights & perspectives.


Structure of the course and methodology:

The course will start on the 12th of March 2019, and it will end on the 30th of June 2019 (TBC). The course will take place online on this Adult Education Learning Platform. You can study the whole course or individual sessions. The course is composed of 4 modules, each one structured in 3/5 sessions, with a mix of webinars, forum discussions and self-study.

The 4 modules are focused on:

  1. Policy overview and European Advocacy (March 12 – March 31)
  2. Skills Assessment (April 1 – May 5)
  3. Tailored-Made Offers (May 6 – June 9)
  4. Validation and recognition (June 10 – June 30)

The community aspect is one of the strongest elements of the course, so participants are invited to use the platform’s forum to exchange ideas, inputs, proposals, etc.


Participants’ profile:

Adult education trainers and staff; policy-makers involved in adult education.

There is no age limit, the study language is English, and the training is completely free of charge.


Recognition of participants’ learning outcomes:

For each session of each module, participants will receive a learning badge (14 in totals). A final certificate is foreseen for participants who will miss maximum one session per module (around 70% of attendance).

Objective of the module:

To provide learners with an introduction to the Upskilling Pathways initiative from a European perspective, an analysis of the different stages envisaged by the Council Recommendation adopting UP and its impact on national, regional and local policies.

Objective of the module:

To provide learners with an overview of successful methodologies and practices for assess skills; to explain how those can be combined with the Upskilling Pathways initiative implementation at their local / organisational contexts; to analyse which role each actor has in carrying out coherent and inclusive policies and practices on the topic.


Objective of the module:

To provide learners with an overview of tailored-made methodologies and practices; to explain how those can be combined with the Upskilling Pathways initiative implementation at their local / organisational contexts; to analyse which role each actor has in carrying out coherent and inclusive policies and practices on the topic.


Objective of the module:

To provide learners with an overview of validation and recognition methodologies and practices; to explain how those can be combined with the Upskilling Pathways initiative implementation at their local / organisational contexts; to analyse which role each actor has in carrying out coherent and inclusive policies and practices on the topic.