GreenComp: Lifelong learning for a sustainable future

The European Sustainability Competence Framework (GreenComp): Promoting lifelong learning for environmental sustainability.

The GreenComp sees itself as a response to global environmental problems and disasters that impact locally and on our everyday lives. The competences defined in this framework are intended to help meet the complex challenges and support learning for sustainable, resource-conserving action.

This article was first published on EPALE (in German):

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Learning Communities & Self-learning Competences: An EPALE Talk with Jochen Robes and Dörte Stahl

On this EPALE Talk, Jochen Robes and I take a look at Learning Communities, at different forms and formats, from Communities of Practice to Working Out Loud, at examples and experiences, bringing together adult and continuing education perspectives in the process.

Our topics were:

  • Why do we think Learning Communities are important? And how do we see the connection to self-learning competences / capacities?
  • What forms of learning communities are we talking about?
  • What characterises a good / successful learning community?
  • What role do “presence” and “online” play in the exchange in learning communities?

Unfortunately, the video is only available in German; you may insert English subtitles.

EPALE Talk: Jochen Robes and Dörte Stahl talk about learning communities and self-learning competences.

An overview (also unfortunately only in German) of the following, unrecorded discussion is given by Jochen Robes here:

LifeComp: Competences for life and learning in times of transition

The European Framework for Personal, Social and Learning to Learn Key Competence (LifeComp) and what it could mean for adult education and learning.

This article was first published on EPALE:

We live in a time of transition, which makes demands on us both as individuals and communities. Changes to society caused by migration, the rapid transformation of the world of work due to digitalisation, and the transition to climate-neutral economies are just a few examples. We need more than just new skills and knowledge in certain areas if we are to master and help shape the ensuing challenges. We need wide-ranging competences that equip us to deal with the most diverse circumstances.

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Critical Thinking as a competence for 21st century

In May, I had the pleasure to provide a workshop on “Critical Thinking as a competence for 21st century” for the ErasmusPlus project “TeDiCom – Teaching Digital Competences in Adult Education”.

I started with a comprehensive overview of the topic of critical thinking by embedding it in a larger framework of important competencies for the 21st century.
Next clarifying the term with examples and at the same time explaining what critical thinking is not. Finally, I gave a number of practical tips on how to promote critical thinking skills in everyday educational work with adults.

Here is the recording of my input.

And here you can find my presentation and other really recommendable workshops from the project: .

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