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ERIC Number: ED540494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Beating the Drums for Attention: Proceedings and Outcomes of the Socrates/Grundtvig Network "International Adult Learners Week in Europe" (IntALWinE)
Bochynek, Bettina, Ed.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1)
"Beating the Drums for Attention" is the metaphorical title chosen to reflect the continuous effort carried out by adult educators to promote learning, to encourage a joyful approach to it and to motivate learners to be part of and actively influence the overall reflexive process they are involved in. What carries the whole movement is the united commitment of its members to spread learning in creative ways and to share their innovative, authentic and unique learning paths. Out of the national adult learners weeks and learning festivals, an international event has developed. The European chapter is the strongest and most active, supported by the Socrates/Grundtvig Programme of the European Union, and a dynamic network of talented coordinators. The present publication is the final product of the collective work of the International Adult Learners Week in Europe (IntALWinE), giving an account of the activities carried out and the results achieved in the framework of the Socrates/Grundtvig network. Following this introduction and overview, the publication includes a series of suggestions and examples of good practice collected by the IntALWinE partners for the improvement of learning festivals. They are structured in five categories around events and activities, promotional material, awards, cooperation and evaluation. Two sets of policy recommendations will be presented in the next chapters: one produced by the network partners and the other one drafted by the adult learners involved in the network activities. In the centre page, readers will find the IntALWinE Country Windows, and on the final page the contacts of IntALWinE partners.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Feldbrunnenstrasse 58, 20148 Hamburg, Germany. Tel: +49-40-4480410; Fax: +49-40-4107723; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany)
Identifiers - Location: European Union