Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Liechtenstein, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK (England)).
Peer Learning Activity on Adult Monitoring
22 March 2009 to 25 March 2009
Peer Learning Cluster or other groupWorking group on adult learning
The second Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on adult learning organised on 22 – 25 March 2009, in
Focusing on the topic of Adult Monitoring, its main purpose was to contribute to one of the key tools for the implementation of the European Commission’s 2007 Action Plan on adult learning: ‘It is always a good time to learn’.
The PLA comprised six types of sessions/activities involving presentations on developments in adult learning monitoring policy and practice and working groups.
Participants were initially asked to present their individual expectations for the PLA. The following arose in terms of:
As part of new priorities in the context of lifelong learning, monitoring adult learning is essential at local, regional, national and European levels to produce better empirical evidence for increasing the participation of adults and to show the efforts made by the sector. Policy makers, adult education and training providers, learners. require information on, for example:
In this context, the PLA targeted the following issues:
All participants agreed with the clear need for improved quantitative and qualitative data on adult learning for accountability and improvement.
The conclusions e.g. stressed that follows:
These enabled participants to formulate recommendations in the context of the Action Plan 'It is always a good time to learn'.
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