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UIL joins forces with German partners and the International Council for Adult Education to develop an adult educator training curriculum


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24 November 2020

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong (UIL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with DVV International, the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) to further develop the existing Curriculum GlobALE as a recommended tool for the pre-service and in-service training of adult educators.

Originally developed by DVV International and DIE, Curriculum GlobALE is a cross-cultural core curriculum/competence framework for the training of adult educators worldwide. In five modules, it describes the relevant skills needed to lead successful courses and provides guidance on their practical implementation. It aims to: enhance the professionalization of adult educators working in different contexts by providing a common competence standard; support adult education providers in the design and implementation of train-the-trainer programmes; and foster knowledge exchange and mutual understanding between adult educators across countries and regions.

Curriculum GlobALE benefits institutions providing train-the-trainer programmes and individuals wishing to teach in adult education. A revised version of the curriculum will be provided to UNESCO Member States in early 2021.