Innovation for Resilience – New Approaches to Basic Skills Provision in the Post-COVID Era
Following the COVID lockdown period we found it very important to offer the possibility for our members and the interested professionals to meet again physically and have a real conference. As announced earlier, together with our Maltese member and partner, the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability (DRLLE) from the Ministry for Education, MFED we managed to agree on the organization of a presential conference in Valletta, Malta.
For the first time the EBSN conference was organised in a hybrid form.
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Formal opening – Maltese authorities, Directorate, EBSN
Basic Skills in Malta – policy, implementation and visions for the future – Alex Farrugia, Director of Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability, Maltese Ministry of Education
Towards a New Agenda for Adult Learning – Alison Crabb, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion: presentation – video
The EBSN’s CBS and PDS series in the context of current European Policy – Graciela Sbertoli, Secretary General and Zoltán Várkonyi, EBSN Secretariat: presentation – video
Webinars for CPD – Cäcilia Märki, SVEB, Switzerland: presentation – video
Approaches to Upskilling Programs for Adult Basic Skills Learners: The U.S. Perspective – Judith Alamprese, Principal Scientist, Abt Associates, USA: presentation – video
The Maltese national project for renewal of Basic Skills policy – Angela Jones and Rosemarie Debattista, (Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability (DRLLE), Malta): presentation – video
Check-In, Take-Off (CITO) – Innovative use of technology as motivation tool for adults with basic skills needs – Ailis Mardon-Egan and Elaine Cohalan (NALA, Ireland), Helen Murphy and Sarah Bates-Evoy (WIT, Ireland): presentation – video
Strengthening digital competencies for better literacy provision under Unesco’s Sustainable Development Goals – Jian Xi Teng, Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning: presentation – video
Learning through Lockdown – Volunteers, English Language Learners and Conversation Clubs – Alex Stevenson, National Learning and Work Institute, UK: presentation – video
Engaging SMEs in Hungary to invest in the skills of employees during COVID – Zsolt Vincze, EBSN and ALLL, Hungary: presentation – video
New and old perspectives on the professional expertise of adult literacy practitioners – Sam Duncan, UCL Institute of Education, UK: presentation – video
Bridging Barriers – The Future of Adult Basic Education in Europe – Eva Steinheimer and Günther Hefler, 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Austria: presentation – video
Basic Skills in Slovakia – from initial mapping to a national strategy – Monika Drinkova, State Vocational Education Institute, Slovakia: presentation – video
Common European Numeracy Framework – implications for policy – Prof Kees Hoogland, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherelands: presentation – video
Understanding technology-supported literacy programmes for youth and adult refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants: A global landscape review – Annapurna Ayyappan, Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany: presentation – video
Digital Literacy Improvement through Effective Learning Experiences for Adults – Denisa Mariana Centea, IREA, Romania: presentation – video
Technology should work for everyone – Follow-up on Nordic recommendations on adult basic digital skills, work in progress on a Nordic Inspiration catalogue – Kerstin Gatu, Mora Folk High School, Sweden (representing the Nordic Network for Adult Learning, NVL): presentation – video
Lightening the load – vhs-Lernportal in the COVID crisis – Michael Thiel, DVV, Germany: presentation – video