Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education

Learning Participation

More inclusive and participatory approaches in the design of learning environments can contribute to modernising the way we teach and learn in all education subsystems across Europe. It is about improving learners’ participation and well-being which in turn proves to raise educational attainment.

By improving resilience and outcomes, participative methods have the potential to re-engage individuals who are at risk of failure and dropout, and therefore contribute to the objectives of the ET2020 Agenda.

Well-being should be promoted by providing learners with a learning environment that is open, respectful, caring and safe. Pedagogy that enhances well-being builds positive relationships between educators and learners and is responsive to their individual needs, because “education is not an affair of ‘telling’ and being told, but an active and constructive process”. A learner needs to be considered as an equal partner and given a voice in the educational settings as well as in the management of the institution itself, in an inclusive, learner-centred approach. That is also how they can themselves be encouraged to take active steps in tackling bullying, prejudice and other behaviours negatively impacting well-being.

The Lifelong Learning Platform is member of the Learning for Well Being Community that promotes a holistic approach to learning. Learning for Well-being describes the journey of learning to realize one’s unique potential through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development in relation to self, others and the environment.

The Platform is working on the “Wider Benefits of Learning for Personal Development and Well-being” in the framework of a dedicated working group. Events are also organised to share ideas and practices on this important topic.

Resources

  • Consumer Classroom Inter-school Competition 2016-2017

    Nowadays, pupils are familiar with the global fight against climate change towards a more sustainable world. Many of them are wise consumers in the fight against this world challenge, they have learned how to minimize waste and save water. But are they aware of their impact as energy consumers? Young people won’t become wise consumers unless they learn how to improve their energy consumption. The aim of this competition is to bring together secondary school teachers in Europe to […]

  • Turbulent Times: Skills for a Global World

    If recent events have proven anything, it’s that the world in which our young people are growing up is turbulent and unpredictable. Over the past 12 months, Think Global has been working together with OCR to look more closely at questions about the skills young people really need to live and work in such a world.  Read Think Global’s Study here.

  • Learning for Well Being Community

    Learning for Well-being includes a few essential, interconnected elements underpinned by a framework. The framework is a way of mapping “wholeness” and is designed to provide different entry points through which diverse organisations can recognize their approaches while being aware of how they are interdependent.

  • How’s Life? Measuring Well-being

    How’s Life? describes the essential ingredients that shape people’s well-being in OECD and partner countries. It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being (such as income, jobs and housing) and the broader quality of people’s lives (such as their health, education, work-life balance, environment, social connections, civic engagement, subjective well-being and safety). The OECD report documents the latest evidence on well-being, as well as changes over time, and the distribution of well-being outcomes among different […]

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