GINCO (Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers) - Information and Training Day

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012
University of Glasgow
St. Andrew's Building
United Kingdom

The GINCO Network recently held a successful Information and Training Day on Grundtvig IST (In-Service Training) provision.

The day was opened by Guy Tilkin from Landcommanderie Alden Biesen, in Belgium, and the Co-ordinator of the GINCO Network, who delivered a presentation on Validation of professional development in Adult Education.

This was followed by Sonia Shakir, from ECORYS UK, who operate as the National Agency for UK Grundtvig provision who gave an overview of the Lifelong Learning Programme and details of the Grundtvig IST programme from both trainers and trainees perspectives.

In a short presentation prior to breaking for lunch, Muir Houston from Glasgow University provided an overview and some details about the upcoming inaugural GINCO Quality Award to be presented at the 3rdGINCO Annual Conference to be held in Hasselt, Belgium 26th to 29th September 2012.

The afternoon session was given over to Jaap van Lakerveld Director of the PLATO research centre who provided the training element of the day and delivered two fine presentations: one on issues of quality in Grundtvig courses; and one on representations of adult learning, which included an interactive breakout session with some scenarios for participants to discuss.

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