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LLLP partners up with University:Future Festival – Open for discussion


The most inspiring event on higher education in the digital age returns: The University:Future Festival will take place from 2 to 4 November 2021 under the motto “Open for Discussion” – organised by Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) and Stiftung Innovation in Hochschullehre (StIL). We are a partner of the festival. LLLP is glad to be lsited as one of the trusted partners for such an innovative and exciting happening!
For three days in November, more than a thousand people will […]

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SOTEU21 – Education shall be the soul of Europe

Every year, the State of the Union address represents a key moment in the European calendar, highlighting crucial priorities for the imminent future and setting out what truly matters in the eyes of the European Commission; every year, we look forward to this special moment in the hope to see an increased commitment towards education and training. 
Of course, it is only natural that most of the attention is given to the COVID pandemic, including the efforts towards a universal roll-out […]

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Debunking the Myth of High-Stress Assessments

The concept of learners’ wellbeing begins with the idea that when the learner feels happy and secure in the learning environment – the likelihood of actualising their potentials is  heightened. Wellbeing positively influences both the learning process and learning outcome. Simply put, learning tends to occur more fluidly in the context of positive emotions; a condition which subsequently improves achievement and attainment.
Notwithstanding the wealth of empirical evidence consistently demonstrating this relationship – certain forms of assessments that are both stress […]

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Assessments, Wellbeing & Inequality: What is the Link?

Wellbeing is an elusive concept that is, for the most part, intangible; outside the realm of daily thought. To say that it is illusory and difficult to grasp, however, is not to deny its prime value. It sets the scene from which a person’s quality of life may derive or proceed. It is not something that occurs in isolated moments; rather, it is a consistent state that allows us to flourish. While it is related to the subjective experience of […]

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LLLP at the 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning

The 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning took place on 1-2 July in a hybrid format, both in Brussels and online. Organised by the World Committee for Lifelong Learning, LLLP’s longstanding partner, and under the patronage of both UNESCO and the European Commission, it sought to address the challenges related to making lifelong learning a tool for personal and professional development in the new global context.
The Forum drew on the expertise of outstanding experts and speakers to formulate […]

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LLLP at the Thematic Cluster of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe

As a member of the Civil Society Convention on the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Lifelong Learning Platform participates in thematic clusters. These clusters seek to ensure that common positions are achieved amid civil society organisations and then brought to the attention of the Conference.
Such was the case on July 7th, when LLLP took part in the workshop cluster on education and culture. In our eyes, the main effort was to ensure that a lifelong learning approach is […]

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Save the date for the LLLWeek 2021

The 11th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place on 29 November – 3 December 2021. For 2021, our iconic event will tackle the topic “The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ wellbeing“.

The Lifelong Learning Platform has chosen this as its annual theme, and we have been carrying consultations with members, partners, representatives of the EU institutions, the Portuguese and the Slovenian Presidencies of the EU and several education stakeholders. From our […]

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Lead! Fast forward against school dropout

The LEAD! Project (No more Specific Learning Disorders!) is closer to its final purpose: promoting inclusion of students with SLD (Specific Learning Disorders – dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dysorthography, and dyslexia).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and in order to ensure the smooth development of the activities and of the online platform hosting the training modules, a help desk and a community for families, schools and SLD students, the project was extended by 12 months.
During the last months, project partners have been […]

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Surfing the momentum for lifelong learning opportunities: Individual Learning Accounts and Microcredentials

The need for adequate and equitable lifelong learning opportunities has gathered significant consensus in contemporary society. Aside from being a key policy tool in the effort to equip and re-equip the population with much needed upskilling and re-skilling opportunities, it is also a fundamental component in realising a sustainable future that is premised on the principles of active citizenship, learning for learning’s sake, critical thinking and inciting fruitful civic spaces. Establishing a culture of lifelong learning would deconstruct the idea […]

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The Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability – A Civil Society perspective

Education for environmental sustainability covers a fundamental aspect of the Agenda 2030, but should also be seen in the context of a broader approach of education for sustainability, encompassing – in addition to environmental protection in light of planetary boundaries – aspects of social equality, prosperity and well-being. These aspects need to be seen with their interlinkages, which requires system thinking, and inter- and transdisciplinary learning. Promoting education for environmental sustainability should entail initiatives to break down silos between different […]

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