Storytelling as a method: an online course for adult education.

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Well-told stories can be the ace up your sleeve in adult education. Learn how to use storytelling in the StoryComp online course.

Since time immemorial, people have told stories to pass on knowledge and experiences. Their strong images and concrete characters arouse emotions and stimulate reflection. But how do you tell a story that promotes learning? And how do you incorporate them into teaching units? These questions are answered by the online self-study course of the Erasmus+ project StoryComp, which is initially aimed at adult educators in primary and civic education, but is transferable to other areas.

The StoryComp project understands storytelling as a method of adult education. It is not only about storytelling, but also about competence-based learning. And the StoryComp course shows how this can be achieved with stories.

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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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