Category: Updates

Election Resources

NALA Election Resources
NALA has identified some useful resources around the forthcoming election which may be help to engage learners.
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12 Apps of Christmas

Dublin Institute of Technology have released the second installment in the award winning series The 12 Apps of Christmas.This 12 day free online project is aimed at students of all ages undertaking further education, third level education, and/or post-graduate study, and also at their tutors and lecturers. Each morning over 12 weekdays, starting Dec 1st 2015, a page will be released that reviews a particular mobile app and explores it in terms of how it could help students personalise their learning.  More information on what personalisation means, and how it can benefit student learning, can be found on the student information page. An information page for educators has also been included and there it is explained what tutors and lecturers can do to create the type of environment that provides students with unique opportunities to personalise their learning.
Please take a few moments to watch the introductory video before registering for The 12 Apps of Christmas initiative, and installing the accompanying app.  There will be a number of competitions run over the days too and there are some great prizes to be won so keep an eye out! Comments on the daily apps, observations, tips and hints, and resources can all be tweeted to#12appsDIT. 
Click here to visit the site to find out more!

Mobility for Tutor Trainers: Motivation, Leadership and Inter-culturalism

Nine Literacy Organisers from Kerry and Donegal ETB together attended an Erasmus + mobility on ‘Training for Tutor Trainers, Motivation, Leadership and Inter-culturalism’ in Barcellona PG, Sicily from the 10th – 12th September 2015. The mobility focussed on providing an opportunity for educators to discuss these pressing issues and look for new ways to tackle current challenges in Adult Literacy. We hope to share their learning with you soon.

Mobility for Employability Skills

Four Adult Literacy and Basic Education tutors attended an Erasmus + mobility on ‘Teaching Active Employability Skills’ in Belfast from the 3rd – 7th August 2015. Loreto Weir, Annette Lagan, Peter Keane and Jasmin Stollard attended the mobility which focussed on:

 Preparing learners for the workplace through an understanding of employers needs
 Supporting learners in adapting behaviours and attitudes to suit the job market and progress in the workplace
 Exploring activities that promote experiential learning and creativity directly and indirectly related to the workplace
 Producing resources to support employability learning

We hope to share their learning with you soon. In the meantime, here are some pictures to give you a flavour of what they were doing.