The IPAL project primarily focuses on aspects of Adult Education that are related to the role of adult trainers in ensuring the relevance, quality andefficiency of adult learning. There is a consensus in Europe that high quality learningprovision can be achieved by developing a skilled teaching workforce, notably through initialtraining, continuousprofessional development and mobility.
Thus, the IPAL project aims at:
providing access to practical resources for training in effective instructional practices and building the capacity of adult education providers to plan, design, deliver and assess CPDprograms
providing voluntary quality monitoring tools for adult education providers in the field of CPD of staff and overall relevance of the educational product which should promote betterinstitutional development strategies and make the organizations more able to recruit and retain qualified staff
improving the skills of educators and instructional practices in the classroom, and increasing efficiency and relevance of the educational provision
enhancing awareness among adult education providers and adult trainers of quality monitoring in adult education
The project’s overall objective is to develop quality assurance tools and training resources that promote the professional development of adult trainers and the quality of adulteducation.
The specific objectives are:
To develop a quality monitoring tool for adult education providers’ performance with regard to the continuing professional development of adult trainers
To develop accessible and relevant training resources for adult educators targeted at improving instructional practices and equipping adult trainers with the resources and skills tointroduce and use new methods and approaches in the training process, in particular methods suited to handling learner diversity, teaching in a multicultural environment, developingcreativity and innovation and applying digital and ICT tools in teaching
To develop a quality monitoring tool for adult education providers’ performance with regard to overall relevance and quality of educational provision