Ton souvenir est comme un livre bien aimé qu’on lit sans cesse et qui jamais n’est refermé
( Your memory is like a well-loved book that one reads incessantly and never closes)
On August 12, 2017 Anne Godenir, died (1964-2017).
We know her as a person who worked very hard to improve adult literacy in the French speaking part of Belgium.
Anne was a good friend, member of IDEC and FELA and the president of theABLF Association belge pour le lecture – section francophone.
On behalf of IDEC & Fela Jeroen Clemens (Netherlands) and Ariana – Stanca Văcăreţu (Romania) attended the funeral and paid respect to the family. From the ABLF Patricia Schillings … Continue reading
Since 2007, The Kigamboni Community Center (KCC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has been addressing local poverty and health issues by providing quality education to underprivileged children, offering a second chance to those without access to public education.
This year 2017 it’s KCC’s 10 years anniversary. So KCC had its anniversary celebrations from 1-5 of August 2017.
I participated in this event, accompanying Yvonne Welzen, coordinator of one of the sponsors, Wings of Support, I am very glad I was there, KCC does a very good job and organized a great … Continue reading
As mentioned in an earlier post on 7 September the Core Group of the Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL) will hold a one-day meeting. I will participate in this meeting as an observer.
For those of you who are not familiar with the GAL some information.
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, one of UNESCO’s specialist institutions with a core mandate for literacy and lifelong learning, has been asked by UNESCO to lead the consultation process for establishing the Global Alliance for Literacy … Continue reading
On September, 8 the UNESCO International Conference on ‘Literacy in a digital world’ takes place at the UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France.
I’m honored to be invited to attent this conference, as a representative of Elinet and as an expert on digital literacy.
Objectives of the International Conference
- Definition: To deepen our understanding of what kinds of literacy skills people need to thrive in a digital world.
- Practice: To share and analyze promising programmes that advance literacy in a digital world.
- Risks and responses: To better understand the emergent risks – … Continue reading
This post is bilingual, English & Nederlands
Elinet, de European Literacy Policy Network, heeft op de 20th European Literacy Conference, besloten te veranderen van een instituut waarvan alleen ‘legal bodies’ lid waren in een Elinet Association, waar individuele experts de belangrijkste leden zijn.
Ik ben gevraagd lid te worden van de Thematic Working Group (TWG) Digital Literacy. ” Full members are individuals working in the area of literacy. They have a vote at the annual General Assembly (GA) and are eligible for the (EC). Bekijk hier de doelen en plannen.
Go English version
Since 1991 I’m a member of IDEC and ILA. So I want to share some information on this also on my personal edublog and sometimes I crosspost some information on activities here from the IDEC website were I am the postmaster too. Here more information on the 20th European Conference on Literacy, which takes place in Madrid from tomorrow and were I am now. I write this in English, showing my good will to my international friends.
The European collaboration goes way back. This is the 20the European Conference on Literacy, so 40 years of networking for literacy. See the beautiful poster. Since the European associations organized all these conferences each organisation wrote a report … Continue reading
Next week the 20th European Conference on Literacy starts in Madrid. We are very proud of this. I’m involved in the organizing committee and one of the highlighted rapporteurs, leading round table discussion on digital literacies. I also have a workshop on this topic.
Since the European associations organized all these conferences we decided at our last meeting to write a 2 page report about the history of each of these associations.
If you are interested in our history, you can read the historical overviews here. We are … Continue reading
From a international, European, perspective we are very happy for the election of Bernadette Dwyer from Ireland as the new Vice President of the ILA.
I, a long standing IDEC member, have not discussed this yet with the other IDEC members and so write this as a private person, but I’m sure I’m not the only one, who feels this way.
Let me know and write a comment.
Literacy Association of Ireland
41st International Conference
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin
October 5th-6th 2017
LAI invites proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations for its 41st annual international conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on Literacy: Bringing voices together.
The conference will explore research and practice across a wide range of topics relating to literacy across all educational sectors (early childhood, Primary, Post-Primary, tertiary and educational services).
Cuirtear fáilte faoi leith roimh pháipéir nó cheardlanna i nGaeilge.
DATE (for … Continue reading
De schrijvende pers was al geïnteresseerd in het onderwijsproject Verborgen Familieverleden van Ferdi Schrooten en mij. Het project is gericht op schrijfvaardigheid, onderzoeksvaardigheden, onlinegeletterdheid, maar ook op het onderwijsdoel persoonlijkheidsontwikkeling.
Nu is ook de televisie geïnteresseerd geraakt. In het kader van 5 mei heeft de televisiezender NH Nieuws aandacht besteed aan ons project ‘Verborgen Familieverleden’. Ze hebben in Huizen en Bussum met een leerling, Ian Pennekamp, en zijn familie gedraaid. “Ian (…) ging voor een schoolopdracht op zoek naar het onbekende verhaal van zijn overgrootvader tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. … Continue reading