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Loon BADGES pilot selected by the European Commission

In cultural heritage contexts there is great potential for informal learning and lifelong learning. A lot of cultural and natural heritage sites nowadays are rightly playing the education card. But most of the educational activities are solely focused on youngsters and school children, and on gaining (historical) knowledge. Furthermore, learning is hardly ever ‘acknowledged’ and […]

A badge for the Loon expert

The castle of Alden Biesen in Belgium is a pioneer in terms of the BADGES project. The pilot project, which ends in March 2019, is a great example of a project where it is not (only) about learning about heritage, but also about learning through heritage. To guide participants through the exhibition about the historic […]

Trainingcourse in Peniche

In October, the participating partners of the Erasmus+ project came together in Peniche (Portugal), for a joint staff training course. A five-day course during which the participants got acquainted with the project’s innovative methodology, reached stage and its following steps and ultimate objectives. All the participants were prepped and inspired to start up a pilot […]

Learning happens everywhere

Project Badges has taken the next step towards implementation of Badges in the heritage sector during the second transnational meeting in Cagliari Sardinia. During this meeting the project team visited one of the great examples of informal learning in the heritage sector: the initiative “Monumenti Aperti”. It is the most important festival dedicated to the […]

New Erasmus+ Project: Badges

Badges for non-formal learning in heritage & cultural settings Initial (formal) education and training does not longer suffice for a learner in the rapidly changing society and work environment in present Europe. Additional training, continuous training, adult education, non-formal learning, informal learning, workplace learning … are all elements in the concept of Lifelong Learning as […]

Transnational Kick-off meeting!

In November 2017, all partners united for a transnational meeting in Kassel (Germany). This was the perfect opportunity to getting to know all the partners and their project related experiences. During this meeting the partners talked about the report on learning valorisation in cultural experiences. After this, the BADGES Methodology and validation were discussed. On […]