The famous psychologist J. Bruner, postulates that we use two ways of thinking: “a paradigmatic and a narrative one”.
The Sinbad project has moved into the second year of its life and with the good cooperation among the partners and the strong leadership of the coordinator we already have visual results and the future of it looks very optimistic.
PLATO is participating in the European project SINBAD about story telling. Story telling helps young children to develop their competences.
Next September the project organizes a conference in which the validation approach and the experiences with it will be presented and shared.
The inherit project gets closer to the eventual delivery of a course for interpreters. The course will be provided in Eltham palace in England 9 – 11 September 2015.
The YEDAC project provides us with the opportunity of being able to offer teachers and future teachers a limited number of seminars on the promotion of entrepreneurship.
PLATO elaborated a set of guidelines for storytellers. Based on these guidelines we will now produce a tool to be used by storytellers or those who wish to become storytellers.
Within the PROVIDE project, on the 14th of April 2015 Jaap van Lakerveld gave a webinar about project evaluation.
PLATO takes part in a European project (InHerit) on heritage interpretation (HI). The InHerit team wants to create and provide in-service training material and deliver in-service training courses on heritage interpretation.
On the 10th of April the workshop ‘Competences for lifelong learning’ took place within the framework of EU project ‘Vintage’. Several Dutch professionals in the field of adult education as well as the international project partners attended the workshop.
In the international project YEDAC teachers become qualified to teach children and young people to be entrepreneurial and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. On the 29th of April 2013 the first conference about entrepreneurship education will take place in Denmark.
Recently PLATO has joined a new international project which is called VINTAGE (online tool for self evaluation of key competences in adult age). The VINTAGE project aims to develop and test an online tool for the self-assessment of the key competences, to be used by adult learners.
After three successful and productive years, the GINCO network has come to an end. PLATO participated actively in the network and co-worked in delivering several congresses, trainings and workshops about the art of running Grundtvig courses. Nevertheless, the GINCO network will continue, albeit on a smaller scale and in a different form.
How do you teach children and young people to be entrepreneurial? That is what the new international project ‘YEDAC’, in which PLATO is involved, willl discover. The project is a collaboration between participants from Finland, Bulgaria, Spain, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands. The project, which was initiated in December 2012, will last for three years.
Our first TRANSIt Summer School entitled “TRANSversal key competences for lifelong learning” will take place next July in Crete, Greece (30/6-5/7/2013).
Ginco Webinar: Everything you ever wanted to know about competence development & validation in Grundtvig courses (and never dared to ask)
Attend an interesting seminar from your office or from home! 19 September 2012 at 14.00 p.m. GMT+1 ( Brussels time) Are you an adult education organization or an organization offering training for adult education professionals? Have you ever thought of setting up an international course for adult educators? Do you know the opportunities of the Grundtvig programme and the Grundtvig IST (In-service training) action in this respect? Maybe you are already organizing Gundtvig courses but you have some questions?
In one of the international projects PLATO is involved in, a book has been published that deals with the variety of ‘educational practitioners’ in the field of lifelong learning and with their professional development.
PLATO participates in a European study which is called 'Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life' (THEMP).
Recently GINCO has published and spread its first newsletter. Also the second conference in Thessaloniki (Greece) is announced.
During the last month PLATO played an active role at a congress on trends in in-service education in Serbia and at a conference of the school inspectorates and (in service) teacher educators in Poland.