NEWSLETTER FROM THE CMAtlv N°5



COMITE MONDIAL POUR LES APPRENTISSAGES TOUT AU LONG DE LA VIE (CMAtlv) Partenaire Officiel de l’UNESCO LIFELONG LEARNING WORLD COMMITTEE COMITE MUNDIAL PARA EL APRENDIZAJE A LO LARGO DE TODA LA VIDA

 

DECLARATION and RECOMMENDATIONS

Following the VIth WORLD FORUM for Lifelong Learning

 

"TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL FULFILLMENT IN THE NEW GLOBAL CONTEXT"

 

The VIth World Forum for LLL was held in Brussels and Online in 4 languages: French, English, Spanish, Chinese, on July 1 and 2, 2021, under the exceptional double patronage of UNESCO and the Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis SCHINÁS, this event was carried out with the collaboration of the COUNCIL OF EUROPE, UIL (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning), ICAE (International Council for Adult Education), LLLP (Lifelong Learning Platform), FEDE (European Federation of Schools), IAU (International Association of Universities), CPMC (CoProgress Management Corporation - China), CCLAM (Latin American Chamber of Commerce), St Petersburg State University, CR & DALL (University of Glasgow), CSL (Luxembourg Chamber of Employees) and CENTER INFFO, and with many others supports.

During the two days, 66 international experts took part in plenary sessions and thematic workshops to exchange experiences, collective reflection and foresight.

THE PROGRAM and THE STAKEHOLDER RECORD are still available for consultation

ON THE SITE: www.cmatlv.org


 

HERE ARE THE 42 RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

We are sending them immediately to States, Institutions, officials, and to all concerned, pending the publication of the ACTS of the VITH FORUM for LLL scheduled for fall 2021.

WORKSHOP 1: EDUCATION TOMORROW

  1. Rethink and rebuild inclusive education systems.

  2. Involve in the reflection on education, local communities, businesses, civil society, teacher-trainers and future learners.

  3. Question the role of the teacher, of the trainer: to make it evolve towards that of support and mediator between learners and knowledge thanks to an optimization of digital tools, and a pedagogy centered on the learner.

  4. Pool practices and teaching methods that work well: learn to communicate and share.

  5. Make you want to learn.

WORKSHOP 2: The EU and the LLL

  1. Encourage and develop education for sustainable development, citizenship and the environment by favoring a more systematic use of evaluation, by significantly increasing resources, by favoring a more cooperative approach but also by defining a plan of development. action that takes into account the circular economy.

  2. Renew and consolidate the European Agenda in the field of education and training.

  3. Better understand issues such as mental health or well-being.

  4. Observe what can be designed and carried out on other continents, take into account what is carried out on a universal or global scale, draw on older generations and involve civil society and students more in the decision-making process.

  5. Guarantee and optimize access to digital technology for as many people as possible, promote and encourage inclusion, particularly with regard to gender equality, and also reach out in a real and effective manner to the youngest as well as to all age groups adults.

  6. Extend the training offer to themes or issues that are unrelated to employment and which can contribute to personal development.

WORKSHOP 3: MIGRANTS: THE IMPACT OF LLL

  1. Promote and develop lifelong learning for migrants.

  2. Prioritize language courses but also take into account the discovery of a different cultural and social environment, the codes and customs of which must be learned: "learning to live in the host country".

  3. Promote non-formal learning, take into account the plurality of knowledge (interpersonal skills, know-how, too), and decompartmentalize the notion of skills, and thus consider the identity of an individual as a whole.

  4. Find a validation system for this learning so that it can be recognized by national and international bodies, thus facilitating the recognition of this knowledge while on the move.

  5. Understand integration through the development of general skills and human skills, of which access to the job market is the most visible part.

  6. Make the establishment of results and impact indicators, as well as monitoring tools, compulsory for any reception, accompaniment, support or integration program for migrants, displaced persons or refugees.

WORKSHOP 4: THE ESSENTIAL CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY.

  1. Align business efficiency goals with worker development so they feel secure, motivated and integrated

  2. Train managers to assume their new responsibilities: vectors of social well-being and not just generating returns.

  3. To set the strategy of long-term policies, aiming at the balance between the internal objectives of the companies and the social mission which they must accomplish.

  4. Reposition the conceptual terms of learning, introducing social responsibility into the process of production and consumption as an act of civility.

  5. Create a new regulatory framework on information proportionate by the consumer, while at the same time developing a logic of training and learning linked to responsible consumption.

WORKSHOP 5: WOMEN-MEN EQUALITY, WHERE ARE WE?

  1. Declare that the right of access to school and its maintenance for girls is a universal obligation, without any restrictions of a cultural, religious or political nature.

  2. Call for the mobilization of Civil Society so that it makes the right of access to school for girls, one of the main components of its struggles for gender equality.

  3. Get everyone to question their own mental representations.

  4. Involve men in the reflections and actions to be undertaken to achieve equality between women and men, for questions of social justice and sustainable development.

  5. Favor a “bottom-up”, regional and local approach to the field, over a global, vertical or “top-down” approach.

  6. Continue the discussion at the CMAtlv by setting up an EQUALITY F-M commission and communicating widely on this subject.

WORKSHOP 6: "TOWARDS A LEARNING SOCIETY"

  1. Promote experiments involving "horizontal" and non-hierarchical crossings of different knowledge (academic, actions, experiences, use), thus developing recognition, reciprocity, values ​​and dignity, collective intelligence and "commons of the awareness ".

  2. Promote the dynamics and practices of cooperation, aimed at the collective elaboration of "authentic" questions, coming from the territories sufficiently involved to remove "the blockages" and arouse a "desire for transformation".

  3. Promote “open innovation workshops”, based on “encounters”, the development of collaborative practices and creativity, giving way to the imagination against the tyranny of “reality” and within which solidarity increases significantly, responsibility and power to act individually and collectively.

  4. Prioritize "inspiring experiments", aiming to achieve "commons" around unifying and inclusive projects, putting into action "doing things together", leaving no one on the side of the road.

  5. Prioritize the networking of reciprocal exchanges of active and reflective practices, aimed at pooling, making perennial and "sustainable" the "collaborative and learning" dynamics.

WORKSHOP 7: "SOFT SKILLS, A MIRACLE SOLUTION?"

  1. Contribute to the development of a new learning ecosystem: move from the paradigm of heteronomy (traditional educational transmission systems) to the paradigm of autonomy (recognition of the individual as a whole with understanding of lived experiences and taking into account all its dimensions: personal, cultural, social, professional).

  2. Contribute to the development of the recognition of non-formal and informal learning.

  3. Promote devices that offer times, spaces and supports conducive to the development of reflexivity and awareness of the moments of self-study.

  4. Redefine and support the evolution of the professional identity of teacher-trainers, arouse the desire to train differently and support them in developing a posture of facilitator-coach.

  5. Contribute to removing institutional brakes by considering lifelong education and the development of autonomy as an investment and not a cost = reconsidering the notion of time.

WORKSHOP 8: HEALTH PROMOTION

  1. Consider health promotion as an individual issue integrated into a collective issue.

  2. Make mental health a central pillar in health education.

  3. Establish real prevention policies in health at all levels, local as well as global, instead of being in systemic repair.

  4. Decompartmentalize sectors by creating bridges in NGOs, government bodies and other associations, as well as between education and health.



 

SUMMARY STATEMENT OF THE VITH FORUM

For lifelong learning:

LIFELONG LEARNING IS A HUMAN RIGHT,

A MAJOR SOLUTION TO BUILD THE WORLD OF TOMORROW,

AND A DUTY FOR ALL WHO CAN FACILITATE ITS ACCESS

 

Latest News from the CMAtlv:

At least three seminars will be offered during 2022:

  • One on the company of tomorrow and LLL,

  • One on migrants and LLL,

  • One on the new learning spaces.

The VII ATLV Forum might be held in Alexandria, EGYPT, in the spring of 2023. We remain open to further proposals.

IMPORTANT: the CMAtlv must bear the cost of printing the ACTS OF THE VIth FORUM. The generous donors (from 50 euros for individuals and 500 for organizations) will be indicated in the book.

Reminders: all active members of CMAtlv are passionate volunteers. The CMAtlv, which derives from its independence, is funded only by membership fees and occasional donations.


 

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