Is there a correlation between learners’ wellbeing and assessments/evaluation? If so, what is it? How does it differ according to assessment/evaluation methods? Are there particular assessment practices that hamper wellbeing? How can we ensure that wellbeing is positioned strongly in both assessment design and implementation? These are some of the questions that the Lifelong Learning Platform will be delving into in their forthcoming 11th edition of the LLLWeek which is due to take place on 29 November – 3 December! 

The LLLPlatform believes that learning tends to occur more fluidly in the context of positive emotions. Wellbeing is a prerequisite for learning and should be articulated throughout our education systems at each and every turn. Research has shown that assessments continue to be an overly stress and anxiety inducing experience for many learners across the EU – this is indeed problematic. The implications of which are long lasting; disencouraging learners from pursuing education and training later down the line. How can assessments be reoriented to consider wellbeing as a crucial component both for and of learning?  

Over the course of the week, the LLLPlatform will be asking you all these questions! 

 

Why a lifelong learning week?

Lifelong learning covers education and training across all ages and in all areas of life. It enables citizen’s emancipation and full participation in society in its civic, political, social and economic dimensions. A humanistic and holistic approach of learning, from the cradle to the grave, is of continued relevance in today’s world and a viable foundation for the rethinking of education. The Lifelong Learning Week aims to raise awareness on the fact that lifelong learning answers many challenges of modern societies. Fostering a comprehensive approach to education is especially important when it comes to building learning societies, by making sure that our citizens are fully equipped with the competences they need in the 21st century. The paradigm shift to lifelong learning means recognising that learning is taking place in various contexts – be it formal, non-formal and informal. It implies changing the ways we provide and receive education, the ways we assess learning and the ways we work and live together.

 

Format

During the LLLWeek, participants will be taken into the LLLP’s annual theme: ‘The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ wellbeing‘. We will subsequently dwell on the policy framework that provides the tools useful to read our society and the impact it bears on learners. Different approaches can be deepened, as they all build up to the same overarching objective: 

  1. New ways to value learning
  2. For learners’ and educators’ wellbeing
  3. Rethinking learning outcomes

In fact, all of these will contribute to the goal that the Lifelong Learning Platform has always been pursuing: better societies through education and lifelong learning.Hop on the LLLP’s website, discover the programme and register to as many events as you wish!