Capacity Building Workshops and MOOCs in the field of Lifelong Learning Policy development and Learning Cities

Description of the Initiative

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning contributes a set of animated video tutorials to support cities in the process of implementing lifelong learning to the ASEM Partners. The tutorials consist of seven infographic animation videos for cities to enable them to become centres for lifelong learning. In addition, UIL has developed a thematic video tutorial focusing on education for sustainable development (ESD) – how ESD can be integrated in learning cities. The tutorials were showcased during the two weeks of the International Capacity Building Workshop on Lifelong Learning held in Shanghai in October 2018 which was targeted at policy-makers from Vietnam and Indonesia. The Ministers acknowledged that the tutorials support the reinforcement of the cooperation between the national and local levels of European and Asian countries as well as among cities by focusing on how lifelong learning can be implemented at the local level.

UIL is also developing a set of seven training modules to support cities in the process of becoming learning cities. The objectives of the training modules are to help project leaders and stakeholders in cities understand the concept of a learning city, and to facilitate learning city project leaders’ efforts to build capacities and provide opportunities for practitioners to learn strategic approaches in building dynamic and sustainable learning cities. The modules will be launched in October 2019 for the Fourth International Conference on Learning Cities.

Both the tutorials and the training modules will be further used to develop MOOCs and to provide training and capacity building workshops in all UNESCO Regions in order to develop Learning Cities and contribute to SDG4. ASEM Partners are encouraged to use these MOOCs for their own LLL Policy developmnent Processes.

Aims and objectives

  • Support cities in the process of implementing lifelong learning with video tutorials based on the Guidelines for Building Learning Cities;
  • Support project leaders and stakeholders in cities to understand the concept of a learning city and use the Guidelines to facilitate lifelong learning for all in their cities

ASEM Partners and Stakeholders involved

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), Partners of the ASEM Network of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), all ASEM Partners can make use of the materials

Progress and Achievements

  • set of video tutorials to support cities in the process of implementing lifelong learning
  • knowledge and experience sharing between Asia and Europe (where the tutorials were developed) 
  • The tutorials were showcased during the two weeks of the International Capacity Building Workshop on Lifelong Learning held in Shanghai in October 2018 which was targeted at policy-makers from Vietnam and Indonesia.

Status

ongoing (2019-2021)

Plans and expected outcomes

ASEMME7: Chairs Conclusions 44, 45 and 46 

  • Training and capacity-building workshops (including video tutorials) in all UNESCO regions;
    • developing a set of seven training modules and animated video tutorials to support cities in the process of becoming learning cities.
  • Developming a Handbook and Toolkit for Lifelong Learning policy-making.
  • development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Use of these materials by ASEM Partners and Stakeholders to support the development of Learning Cities and policy development on Lifelong Learning

 

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