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UIL and IIEP online course on lifelong learning

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  • Date: 2 October 2018 to 27 November 2018
  • Where: Paris (France)

Starting in October 2018, this eight-week course will help participants integrate lifelong learning into Education Sector Plans.

UIL and IIEP have developed an online distance course on lifelong learning. Starting in October 2018, this eight-week course will help participants integrate lifelong learning into Education Sector Plans.

In a world of fast economic, technological and social change, lifelong learning has been thrust to the forefront of the global education agenda. With changing societies and rapidly evolving labour markets demanding new knowledge, skills and competencies, learning opportunities must be provided throughout life.

In this context, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has teamed up with the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to offer this online course on mainstreaming adult and non-formal education into Education Sector Plans within a lifelong learning perspective.

Course objectives

The main objective of the course, which will be hosted on the IIEP Virtual Campus, is to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement sound strategies to ensure that adult/non-formal education is strengthened and becomes part and parcel of sector-wide education plans within a lifelong learning perspective. In the long term, this will enable them to contribute actively to the development of holistic lifelong learning systems, which will ensure that all people learn and can continue learning in a changing world.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for teams of professionals (4–6 members) from ministries of education, particularly from educational planning departments at central and provincial levels and non-formal education or adult education/literacy departments, personnel from development/international organizations specialized in education, and researchers and academics in the field of education and development.

The course at a glance

 

  • Dates: 2 October to 27 November 2018 (8 weeks), with a two-week preliminary phase (18 September–1 October) for testing communications on the online platform.
  • Objective: To provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to strengthen and mainstream adult/non-formal education into Education Sector Plans, within a lifelong learning perspective.
  • Language: English.
  • Workload: 5–8 hours per week.
  • Fee: USD 550

Lifelong learning and the SDGs

The promotion of lifelong learning is critically important for both young people and adults, and even more so for marginalized and vulnerable groups, particularly in view of the strong emphasis on leaving no one behind in the Education 2030 Agenda.

Education systems must urgently adopt a comprehensive and holistic approach, which fully integrates all forms of education for young people and adults, in a lifelong learning approach. This should be reflected in education policies and Education Sector Plans (ESPs) and requires a sector-wide and cross-sectoral approach, involving stakeholders from all relevant fields and ministries, at national and local levels.

Starting in October 2018, this eight-week course will help participants integrate lifelong learning into Education Sector Plans.

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