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First UNESCO online course on strengthening adult learning and non-formal education in Education Sector Plans

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© UNESCO
1 October 2018

The first e-learning course on mainstreaming adult learning and non-formal education into education sector plans will run from 2 October to 27 November 2018. Fifty-eight participants from ministries of education from nine countries will take part in the two-month course in order to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills they need to formulate strategies to develop and/or strengthen adult learning and non-formal education in national education plans, taking a lifelong learning approach.

The course, jointly developed by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), consists of three modules. Module 1 provides participants with a conceptual understanding of lifelong learning, non-formal education, adult learning and education, as well as youth and adult literacy. Module 2 introduces the analysis of the current state of adult learning and non-formal education in national education systems. Module 3 will present strategies to strengthen adult learning and non-formal education in education sector plans (ESPs) with a lifelong learning approach.

Throughout the course, participants will be asked to undertake practical exercises, which will allow them to directly apply the knowledge acquired. The course will benefit from an interactive and practice-oriented learning approach. After completion of the course, participants will have developed their knowledge and capacity to strengthen adult learning and non-formal education within their education sector plans, taking a lifelong learning approach.