04 février 2015

Get familiar with European education policies through the School Education Gateway

European Commission logoEuropean-level initiatives for schools can too easily remain unknown, inaccessible or uninteresting for teachers and other education professionals. A new website, the School Education Gateway , shall provide clear information on education initiatives across Europe. The website is aimed primarily at teachers and school staff, as well as education sector experts and organisations. More...

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Call for Proposals - European Language Label in Belgium

European Commission logoThe 2015 Calls for Proposals of the European Language Label now published in Belgium. Deadline for applications: 13 March 2015.
The European Language Label (ELL), co-organized by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, FOREM, Bruxelles-Formation and the Belgian National Agency AEF-Europe on the initiative and with the support of the European Union, aims to help stimulate interest in language learning by promoting innovative projects at all levels of education and training and also in the field of Sport. More...

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Erasmus+ participants: test your language level online!

European Commission logoBy taking the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) language assessment, Erasmus+ participants will determine in an easy and simple way their proficiency in the language that they will use whilst studying, working or volunteering abroad.
The OLS is available for Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, which are the main languages for about 90% of all Erasmus+ exchanges.
To ensure that participants make the most out of their period abroad, the OLS language assessment is compulsory for Erasmus+ higher education students and European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers going abroad for more than two months.
Based on their assessment results, participants may also be offered an online language course to help them improve their skills, as well as tutoring, forums, and tips from former Erasmus+ participants.
For further information, visit the Erasmus+ official website and the OLS website . More...

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Who enjoys the opportunity to be better educated than their parents?

OECD educationtodayBy Dirk Van Damme Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress division, Directorate for Education and Skills. The most recent Education Indicators in Focus presents some interesting evidence on inter-generational educational mobility, based on data from the Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competences (PIAAC). On average across the 24 national or sub-national systems that participated in the survey, 39% of adults have attained a higher level of education than their parents, whereas 12% have attained a lower level. Across generations there is a slight downward trend in educational mobility: 32% of 25-34 year-old adults had a higher level of education than their parents, compared with 43% of 45-54 year-olds. Read more...

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Don’t supply chains: responsible business conduct in agriculture

By . Two questions today: which fictional character helped bring down a colonial empire and gave his name to a food label? If you’re Dutch, you probably know the answer, if not, I’ll save you an Internet search by telling you: Max Havelaar, eponymous protagonist of Multatuli’s Max Havelaar, of de koffi-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappy, translated into English as Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the Dutch government ordered farmers in its East Indies, modern-day Indonesia, to grow quotas of export crops rather than food. More...

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Find, compare and share OECD data

By . Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post (“A thoroughly decent read”) built its fortune on a mixture of gratitude for heart-warming behaviour; outrage at things that should or should not be happening in this day and age; cartoon strips featuring happy families; editorials that denounced absolute disgraces; and reader services that catered to two main groups. More...

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Indigenous Peoples and the Decolonization of Science

A symposium on Indigenous Peoples and the Decolonization of Science took place on 15 to 18 January 2015 at the campus of the University of Bremen, Germany. It was organized by Dr Eliane Fernandes, lecturer and researcher from the Institute of Anthropology and Cultural Research of the same university, in cooperation with die schwelle, a local NGO. More...

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Development of guiding principles for the use of literacy-related terminology

An international seminar on the uses of literacy-related terminology in different European languages took place at UIL from 2 to 3 February. The event was co-organised by UIL and the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) of the Institute of Education, University of London, and in the context of the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET). More...

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ERA Stakeholders Joint Statement on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

LogoCESAER, EARTO, EUA, LERU and Science Europe, members of the European Research Area Stakeholder Platform, are expressing their great concern regarding the European Commission’s proposed regulation for the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in a joint statement released on 23 January 2015.
Click here to view the joint statement.

EUA warns against cuts to European Research
Following the launch of its “Investment Plan” at the end of last year, on 13 January the European Commission published its proposal on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). More...

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Analyse du Céreq de l'alternance intégrative

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Le concept d'alternance dite intégrative induit une imbrication entre savoirs théoriques et pratique professionnelle.
En s'appuyant sur l'expérience du secteur social et médico-social précurseur en la matière, le Céreq propose son analyse de l'alternance intégrative.
Télécharger l'étude (Bref Céreq, n°32, décembre 2014, 4 p).
Pour en savoir plus sur l'alternance intégrative dans le travail social, consulter "La mise en oeuvre de l'alternance intégrative dans les formations du travail social - Etat des lieux dans trois régions", C. Labruyère (coord.), Net.doc, n°119, février 2014. Voir l'article...

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