Learning Centres in Iceland. Each of the nine Centres is set up in its own way. Managed jointly by the municipality and the educational and employment ...
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The LLL Centres in Iceland Inga Sigurðardóttir manager Ingasig@simenntun.is
Lifelong Learning Centres in Iceland 2004 5 2 4 3 6 1 7 8 9 Main Centres Mini Certres 0
Learning Centres in Iceland • Each of the nine Centres is set up in its own way • Managed jointly by the municipality and the educational and employment sectors in the region. • The program the Centres offer differ as each centre is responsible for identifying the need in its region • Acting as a broker between those who need courses in a particular field and those who can offer courses in that field • Or they organize courses and programmes of their own
Central Aim and Objectives • Reinforce the working sector and the society with lifelong learning • Facilitate access to lifelong learning in order to elevate the standard of settlement in the region and contribute to the regional development in the area • Bring learning closer to home • To lead and take initiative to learning with diverse goals and approaches • Promote lifelong learning • Elevate the educational standard in rural areas
The activities • Short or long courses • ICT, languages • Recreational courses like kayak and sewing • Offer companies systematic planning of staff development and regular follow-up of this. • Tailor made courses for companies • Second Chance Schools • Deliver remote university studies and support university students
West Iceland 1300 1000 1700 800 1400 2500 6000
“Kvasir” The Association of Lifelong Learning Centres outside the Capital 5 2 4 3 • A network of Learning Centres • Regular meetings and seminars • Sharing experiences • Acts as a united front towards the government, partners and co – workers • Each Centre is indepentent with its own steering board 6 1 7 8 9