DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR ADULT PERSONS
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The development and the improvement of both basic and cross-curricular skills represent the requisites for the professional integration of adult persons. The transfer of know-how and the adjustment to the requirements of modern-day life by achieving a concrete compatibility of the skill supply with the labor market demand are the aspects on which adult educational and training systems should focus. An agenda for new skills and job is one of the European Commission flagship initiative that intends to modernize labour markets and empower people by developing their skills through the lifecycle with a view to increase labour participation and better match labour supply and demand, including through labour mobility. Based on the theories of the socio-constructivist paradigm, whose supporters believe that the socio-cognitive conflict plays the leading role in the access to knowledge, the contents of the paper highlights the need of conducting an active experiential learning. Adult learning performance is determined by complying with a set of laws, without which the access to finality is just a utopia.
Keywords: adult education, basic and cross-curricular skills, experiential learning.