Romanian Institute for Adult Education (IREA) is a pedagogical research institute established in 2000.
IREA mainly aims to conduct research and publish books and materials regarding adult education, to provide counselling, documentation, communication and information to improve pedagogical skills and managerial practitioners in adult education. Essentially, IREA offers professional and scientific support needed to improve the national system of continuing education in Romania, so it made compatible with international systems and practices for adult education. The overall aim of the research is to improve the quality of adult education, and to identify ways to increase their participation in learning, and also strengthening size lifelong learning, both at individual and institutional levels.
The main research directions within IREA are: professionalization of adult educators, the impact of new media on adult learning, intergenerational learning and active aging, developing the concept of different support services offered to adults - eg counselling in adult education, delivery of innovative teaching and learning in the workplace, development of key skills, adult basic education, social inclusion and active citizenship through education.
ASSUMED ROLES: Interface between theoreticians and practitioners; Platform for professionals working in adult education using a wide range of channels: publications (books, guides, journal, research reports), annotated information resources, academic events (National Conference on Adult Education); Advisor for policies in adult education and LLL; Consulting for organizational and staff development; Assessor professional skills.
As coordinator but, also as a partner IREA has developed research projects, development and innovation, together with partners in most European countries and is involved in more than 35 international projects on various topics, covering aspects such as: developing the concept of the various services offered to adults (career counselling, creation networking in adult education, validation of prior learning, socio-educational services for the elderly and socially disadvantaged young adults); performing diagnostic and synthesis of research on development in various fields of adult education.
IREA has published more than 15 books on various issues in adult education, the coordinator of the series of the publication: "Theoretical Approaches in Adult Education", "Praxis in Adult Education" IREA is co-editor of the Journal of Educational Sciences (www. rsejournal.uvt.ro), published by the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara. IREA is an authorized professional skills assessment and certification for trainers and trainers of trainers.
People involved: Simona Negomireanu (coord), Laura Malita, Gabriela Grosseck & Ramona Bran
Contact person: Denisa Centea firstname.lastname@example.org