Liberties tutor Lia Clarkson will travel to Mallorca today (06.11.2017) to take part in a professional study visit organised by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.
Ms Clarkson, from Dublin, works in Warrenmount Community Education Centre. Based in the heart of the Liberties, they deliver programmes to 400 adult learners a year across 42 different nationalities. At national level, she is heavily involved in the Community Education Network, run by AONTAS.
The trip is taking place as part of the ERASMUS+ ‘Making an Impact at European Level’ project, an EU-funded project that supports the professional development of adult education workers.
Commenting in advance of her trip, Ms Clarkson said: “I’m really excited to visit Arta where I will be hosted by the Centre d’Educació per a Persones Adultes (Cepa) Arta. As well as learning about non-formal education in this region I will meet students who plan to visit Ireland in 2018.
"I hope to connect with a Community Education Centre based in Mallorca to understand more about how they implement programmes, quality assurance, and observe different teaching methods and resources."
Speaking about the visit AONTAS CEO Niamh O’Reilly said: “This EU project aims to strengthen the work of the AONTAS Community Education Network by giving them an opportunity to partake in learning events across Europe, where they can learn about best practice in adult and community education.
AONTAS is delighted to offer this opportunity to Warrenmount Community Education Centre so they can bring back new ideas and connections to their organisation and community.”
Contact: Katie O’Rourke, Communications Lead AONTAS, Tel: 01-4068220/ 087-9086168, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.