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Sharing Best Practice with Malta

Posted on May 31, 2017

IMG_8471AONTAS hosted a Maltese Study Visit in order to share best practice with other EU member states. As part of the study visit, Christianne Fenech, Project Manager in the Ministry of Education & Employment visited Ireland for three days to focus on her specific areas of interest including: workplace learners, family literacy and engaging with employers. AONTAS travelled with Christianne to Limerick to visit some of the fantastic community education groups based in Limerick who are also a part of the Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN), longstanding AONTAS members.

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EU Exchange for a Better Tomorrow - Part 2

Posted on May 15, 2017

AONTAS is the National Coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning in Ireland. As part of the Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow project (2015-2017), AONTAS in collaboration with Skills for Work, undertook ‘EU Exchange for a Better Tomorrow’, a professional exchange.

In part 2 of our 'EU Exchange for a Better Tomorrow' blog the particpants give some reflections on their trip to Malta. Read part 1 here

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EU Exchange for a Better Tomorrow - Part 1

Posted on May 15, 2017

AONTAS is the National Coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning in Ireland. As part of the Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow project (2015-2017), AONTAS in collaboration with Skills for Work, undertook ‘EU Exchange for a Better Tomorrow’, a professional exchange.

The delegation of eight comprised of the European Projects Officer at AONTAS, three Skills for Work staff, including their National Coordinator and four Skills for Work learners, coming from diverse backgrounds including: host families for student exchanges (Mná an Tí), a logistics warehouse operate and an employee at a semi-state railway company.

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Learning from Best Practice in Crete

Posted on May 09, 2017

 

 

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AONTAS is currently leading on a learning mobility project called ‘AONTAS – Making an Impact at European Level’. The project allows participating organisations to send staff to other European countries to undertake a dedicated period of learning or professional experience, such as job shadowing or training.This is a two year project funded under the adult education field of the ERASMUS+ programme and involves a consortium of seven organisations from the AONTAS Community Education Network (CEN).

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Validation of Prior Learning in Ireland: A Learner’s Experience

Posted on May 03, 2017

Una Buckley1The learner voice sits firmly at the heart of AONTAS’ work. As the National Adult Learning Organisation in Ireland, we believe that in order to widen participation in lifelong learning, we must listen to the voices and experiences of learners. AONTAS spoke to adult learner advocate Una Buckley about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Una details her personal experience of RPL and gives some suggestions on how to make the process more accessible for learners.

RPL in Ireland

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