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Pages: 1038-1046
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH E-LEARNING IN EUROPEAN PRISONS: RETHINKING DIGITAL AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

A. Monteiro1, R. Barros2, C. Leite3

1CIIE – Centre for Research in Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto/RECI, Instituto Piaget (PORTUGAL)
2RECI/Instituto Piaget (PORTUGAL)
3CIIE – Centre for Research in Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto (PORTUGAL)
“Education for prisoners should be like the education provided for similar age-groups in the outside world, and the range of learning opportunities should be as wide as possible” (Council of Europe Recommendation on Education in Prison, 2011). However, the survey on prison education and training in Europe (Hawley, Murphy & Souto-Otero, 2012) highlights the needs for providing a broad educational offer, in order to meet the varying needs of individual prisoners. This survey also suggests that flexible alternatives to the ‘traditional’ format of classroom education need to be explored. This paper aims to study the potential of e-learning in contributing to the digital inclusion of adults in situations of social exclusion, specifically European prison inmates. From a theoretical perspective, it focus on the concepts of digital literacy, lifelong learning and digital inclusion. From the methodological point of view, European projects of e-learning in prisons were analyzed to identify the barriers and possibilities of e-learning in this context as a means of digital inclusion. The main barriers are related to security issues, access, maintenance of technological equipment and with the motivation of adults to participate in learning activities throughout life. The potential of e-learning is related with increasing learning opportunities, diversification of resources and potential for customization and collaborative work.
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author = {Monteiro, A. and Barros, R. and Leite, C.},
title = {LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH E-LEARNING IN EUROPEAN PRISONS: RETHINKING DIGITAL AND SOCIAL INCLUSION},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
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month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
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SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
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A. Monteiro, R. Barros, C. Leite (2015) LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH E-LEARNING IN EUROPEAN PRISONS: RETHINKING DIGITAL AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 1038-1046.
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