|Project||Guidance and Orietation for Adult Learners – GOAL|
|Time period||February 2015– January 2018|
|Programme||Erasmus+, K3, Support for policy reform – Initiatives for policy|
|Partners||Flamish Ministry of Education (Belgium)|
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands), Ministrsy od Eduction, Science and Sport (Slovenia) with two partners – Slovenian Institute for Adult Education and Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training, Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (Lithuania), Education and Training Service Centre (Iceland), National Institute for Education, Education Counselling and Continuing Education – NUV (Czech Republic), Institute of Education (UK)
|Contacts||Tanja Vilič Klenovšek, MA|
T: +386 1 5842 584
The aim of the project was to improve the guidance options for less educated adults in all partner countries, which will contribute to increased inclusion into lifelong learning and consequently to higher social inclusion and mobility in the labour market.
- Development of new approaches to guidance for less educated adults;
- Development of a new partner collaboration on the national and regional level to support quality guidance in adult education;
- Development and implementation of new guidance tools;
- Development of field guidance work;
- Trainings and seminars for guidance counsellors and definition of competences for counsellors;
- Proposals for further development of guidance in AE on the level of adult education policy and other social stakeholders.
Based on a study of needs of less educated adults, we developed approaches to guidance activities for various less educated groups of adults. In Slovenia, these groups are mainly: migrants, less educated employed and unemployed and people over 50 years of age.
In order to implement the guidance activities, we established a partnership between the adult education guidance centre (AEGC centres and educational centres that provide adult education). We also defined the necessary guidance counsellor competences for work with vulnerable groups of adults. In addition to guidance, we also focused on evaluation: We evaluated the process of guidance activities for adult education, participation of different subjects, efficiency of the partnership collaborations and field work, results and effects. The evaluation results gave us a more detailed insight into measurements, criteria and factors that are the key to successful guidance activity in adult education. We will also use this data for development of systematic support on the policy-making and partnership level to upgrade the models of guidance in adult education in all partner countries.
Our key achievements are presented in the publication Guidance of adults in education.
In the three years of the project, we prepared:
- Two national evaluation reports on progress and results of the project in Slovenia: National Evaluation Report Slovenia (only in English) and National Evaluation Report Slovenia (Slovenian and English version);
- Two cross country reports on content and results of the project in the six participating countries: GOAL Cross Country Report (only in English) and GOAL Cross Country Report (only in English).
All evaluation reports, national reports and cross country reports are available at the project website.