Inaugural meeting of new Grundtvig project

The ECA’s CEO Bernard Godding was at the University of Stirling, from the 4th – 7th February 2013, for the inaugural meeting of a Grundtvig project which is a natural successor to Flexi-Path where he led the creation of the competency toolkit for ‘senior’ adult educators.

The new project’s title is an acronym for Recognition of Experiential & (previously) Accredited Learning. It has other links to the earlier Leonardo project since the Romanian partner the Romanian Institute for Adult Education (IREA) remains the same and Estonia is represented, although this time by Tallinn University.

Project Director Jim Bradley from the University of Stirling chaired discussions over 4 days that included Learning Link Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The representative of University of Limerick joined the discussions by Skype on the final morning.

The present project looks to interview 25 adult education practitioners across four countries and to identify commonalities in their personal profiles benchmarked against criteria from the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) which aims to increase labour mobility across Europe.

Bernard says “I was pleased to join a strong team for this launch event and am delighted that I shall have a chance to offer perspectives from the Flexi-Path Toolkit when the latest project comes to finalise a similar resource fro another group of practitioners.”

Date Added: February 21st 2013