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KEYPAL Open seminar in Edinburgh

EUROPEAN KEY-PAL PROJECT: PILOTING ePORTFOLIOS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF MARGINALISATION HOW IS IT GOING?

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When Jun 01, 2006
from 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Where University of Edinburgh
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Contact Phone +44 (0)131 650 2570
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EUROPEAN KEY-PAL PROJECT:

PILOTING E-PORTFOLIOS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF MARGINALISATION

HOW IS IT GOING?

Date/time: Thursday 1st June 2006 from 2pm to 5.30pm

Location: Room G42, Paterson's Land, Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

KEYPAL: The aim of Key-PAL is to establish the relevance and potential impact of the ePortfolio on the development and assessment of key-skills (basic skills / key competencies). The need to raise massively the level of basic skills of the European population, in particular in the groups of disfranchised young adults, requires the exploration of innovative approaches, where technology is not only used as a mean to `teach' new skills, but as a tool to empower learners to manage their own learning.

Key-PAL is exploring how the ePortfolio can support and valorise self-managed learning and development for the acquisition of key-skills. We are also exploring the ability of the ePortfolio to support young adults in interacting with all the actors that can contribute to their development and learning: orientation services, educational services and informal and non-formal learning opportunities. This experimentation has taken the form of pilot ePortfolio projects with groups of marginalised adults in 6 different countries.

Overview: This seminar will present the KEYPAL project and results that could be of interest to your organisation . The seminar will be opened by the KEYPAL Coordinator, European Institute for e-Learning, and its Scottish partner, the Edinburgh University Settlement. Partners from France, Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Switzerland and Wales will present the results so far of the ePortfolio pilots being conducted with groups of marginalised young adults.

Jeff Haywood, Professor of Education and Technology, University of Edinburgh, will give a vision statement, and there will be a presentation by John Davis, Co-ordinator of the BA in Childhood Studies, University of Edinburgh, with Jen Ross, ePortfolio Co-ordinator, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

PROGRAMME

2:00: Welcome and introduction, Angela Baker, European Institute for e-Learning, and Bonnie Dudley Edwards, Edinburgh University Settlement

2:20: "Digital Technologies and Lifelong Learners", Professor Jeff Haywood

2:30: "ePortfolios and the BA in Childhood Studies", Dr John Davis and Jen Ross

2:50: Presentation of Key-PAL pilot results, with examples of e-portfolios, from Deutsches Rotes Kreuz-Bremen, Careers Wales North West, and Ecole de la Deuxieme Chance de Seine St Denis, Paris

3.45: Tea/coffee

4:15: Presentation of Key-PAL pilot results, with examples of e-portfolios, from Edinburgh University Settlement Training Centre, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, and Ynternet Switzerland

5:15: Questions and answers

The seminar is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please let Bonnie Dudley Edwards know (for catering purposes) at bdedward@staffmail.ed.ac.uk or by phone on 0131 650 2570

Project funded under the European Commission Grundtvig Programme

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