European network for adult literacy and numeracy

Belfast 2010: Presentation

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Update (July 16 2010): the final programme is now available.

Reflective practice and technology enhanced learning (TEL) in adult literacy and numeracy tutor education

European training for tutors in adult literacy

Organizing bodies

  • School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast – Northern Ireland – United Kingdom (responsible for the content of the training)
  • Lire et Écrire Communauté française asbl – Belgium (responsible for the organisation of the training)


Most training programmes for tutors in adult literacy and numeracy are based on the reflexive practice model. During this session, the participants will explore models of reflexive practice developed in different countries in Europe. Specifically they will analyse and compare the use of technologies and artistic creativity practices used in these models.

Invited public

Practitioners of adult literacy and numeracy of European countries and regions.

Priority is given to tutors trainers in adult literacy and numeracy and to tutors in literacy who can disseminate best practices in the training organisations of their country/region. And also to managers of training organisations for adult literacy and numeracy as well as to researchers in the area of adult literacy and numeracy.

Required competences are: a good understanding of policies and reflexive practices in adult literacy and numeracy in his/her own country or region, good basic IT knowledge, and also a sufficient knowledge of oral and written English (main language of the training).


Queen’s University Belfast: Mr. Jim Mullan (Session Coordinator); Ms. Shelley Tracey; Dr. Rob Mark (Programme Coordinator); and tutors in training.


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Belfast 2010 : programme définitif (fr)
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Belfast 2010: final agenda (en)
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The participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Examine and discuss on the European policy and national/regional policies on reflexive practice in the training for tutors in adult literacy and numeracy;
  • Participate in workshops to explore different approaches of reflexive practice;
  • Explore the influence, on reflexive practice, of different cultures throughout Europe;
  • Share best practice in the development of reflexive practice;
  • Extend the traditional models of reflexive practice in order to include the artistic creativity to reflexive practice;
  • Examine the examples of best practices in the use of TEL to support the reflexive practice.

The programme will also be adapted according to the participants contributions.


Each participant is invited to present a best practice of reflexive practice in adult literacy and numeracy or in trainers training in adult literacy and numeracy.


The formation is based on workshops, presentations, critical debates, exchanges on experiences and on best practices and study visits in training and research places.

Pratical informations


September 2010, from Monday 6 to Friday 10.

Important: arrivals on Sunday 5 latest, and departures at the earliest on Saturday 11.


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School of Education
Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


The registration cost 400€.

Additional owed costs: the meals, around 240€ [40€ X 6 days], and the Bed & Breakfast accommodation (the cheapest), around 210€ [35€ X 6 nights].


For the participants from the European countries except United Kingdom and Switzerland, a grant may be get from the national agency “Lifelong Learning” in their country or region to cover all the costs of registration, meals, accommodation and travel. In case his/her application is accepted by the national agency, the participant will benefit from a free training.

For the participants coming from United Kingdom and Switzerland, there is no possibility to get an European grant: a specific information will be disseminated in another document


Before the June 30 to Lire et Ecrire for those who do not wish to get a grant

Before the April 30 to the national agency (to get the grant)

  • Fill in an online application form for a Grundtvig training. This application form and the instructions to fill it in are available in each national agency “Lifelong Learning”
  • Print the online filled in form and send it by post to the national agency with the following annexes to be postmarked before April 30 at the latest:
    • The paper copy must be signed by the candidate and by the manager of the organisation where he/she works as employee or volunteer (with the stamp of the organisation),
    • The document confirming that the application was submitted (received through the Internet),
    • The document of preregistration signed by Lire et Ecrire,
    • The 2 documents describing the training,
    • A document presenting the organisation in which the trainer works;
  • Send a copy of the application form to Lire et Ecrire.

NB: the number of places is limited all in all and by country/region.

More information

Lire et Écrire Communauté française asbl
12 rue Charles VI
1210 Bruxelles

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Education and Culture DG