In their joint Capacity Building Series framework EBSN and EPALE launched two additional online courses, one in the field of workplace basic skills, and another in family literacy. The courses were based on the respective open education resources that were published at the end of September (Workplace Basic Skills: Policy and Practice; Family Literacy Interventions: Policy and Practice). Both courses were moderated by EBSN-related organisations and experts.
Workplace Basic Skills
The Workplace Basic Skills course was coordinated by Cäcilia Märki, Head of Basic Skills at the Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB), and member of EBSN’s executive committee. As a part of the course, EBSN organised a roundtable discussion with short introductions to the Go model and its implementation experiences in Switzerland and Hungary, and to in-company trainings of middle managers in Denmark. After the short introductions there was a panel moderated by Zoltán Várkonyi, the head of EBSN EPALE Team.
The presentations of the roundtable webinar:
- The Go Model and Promotion of Workbased Basic Skills in Switzerland by Cäcilia Märki, Head of Basic Skills at the Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB)
- Go Model’s Implementation Experiences in Hungary by Györgyi Csendes, Senior Consultant for Progress Consult Ltd.
- Middle Managers as a Bridge to Workplace Learning – Danish experience by Lars Alrø Olesen, former External Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Education
Find more information about the Go model on SVEB’s website.
Watch this short video to know more about in-company traning of middle managers.
Family Literacy Interventions
The family literacy course was facilitated by Dr. Ann Hegarty, training coordinator at NALA Ireland. During the first week of the course invited experts and professionals contributed to the course program with their valuable input.
Laura Barrett, Family Learning Resource Worker at Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board gave an eye-opening presentation on the impact of technology use on the relationship of parents and their children.
Mary Flanagan, Adult Literacy Organiser at Limerick and Clare Education and Training Centre took part in a forum discussion with Dr. Ann Hegarty about the potentials of family literacy programs and children’s school preparedness.