domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016


Engage PROJECT The aim of the ENGAGE project is to study policies, frames, settings and conditions for citizenship education with children aged 8 to 12 in six European countries.
ENGAGE - learning democracy with children aged 8-12 (Vol. I)
[download of the complete report: pdf, 3,9 MB, download of single parts ...read on]


Brain Educating the adult brain: How the neuroscience of learning can inform educational policy Victoria C. P. Knowland • Michael S. C. Thomas Published online: 4 May 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2014
The acquisition of new skills in adulthood can positively affect an individual’s quality of life, including their earning potential. In some cases, such as the learning of literacy in developing countries, it can provide an avenue to escape from poverty. In developed countries, job retraining in adulthood contributes to the flexibility of labour markets. For all adults, learning opportunities increase participation in society and family life. However, the popular view is that adults are less able to learn for an intrinsic reason: their brains are less plastic than in childhood. This article reviews what is currently known from neuroscientific research about how brain plasticity changes with age, with a particular focus on the ability to acquire new skills in adulthood. Anchoring their review in the examples of the adult acquisition of literacy and new motor skills, the authors address five specific questions: (1) Are sensitive periods in brain development relevant to learning complex educational skills like literacy? (2) Can adults become proficient in a new skill? (3) Can everyone learn equally effectively in adulthood? (4) What is the role of the learning environment? (5) Does adult education cost too much? They identify areas where further research is needed and conclude with a summary of principles for enhancing adult learning now established on a neuroscience foundation.

2017/03/17 The brain a radical rethink is needed to understand it.
Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.
The idea that the brain is made up of numerous regions that perform specific tasks is known as “modularity.” And, at first glance, it has been successful. For example, it can provide an explanation for how we recognize faces by activating a chain of specific brain regions in the occipital and temporal lobes. Bodies, however, are processed by a different set of brain regions. And scientists believe that yet other areas—memory regions—help combine these perceptual stimuli to create holistic representations of people. The activity of certain brain areas has also been linked to specific conditions and diseases...
Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life. 
Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age.
Teenagers, for instance, may have vitality on their side, but older people are generally more psychologically stable.


Campaign archive 1. Nov., 2016. Press release: Education and Training Monitor 2016 - Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016


As you live in Edinburgh, you will need to contact WEA Scotland – you can email them at hq@weascotland.org.uk or give them a ring on 0131 226 3456.

Scott Hammond
Membership and Fundraising Support Assistant
Workers’ Educational Association | 7 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol, BS2 8QH
T: 0117 9166503 | E: shammond@wea.org.uk | W: www.wea.org.uk | T: @WEAadulted

"A better world - equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals, communities and society"


Guias de Edimburgo. Cómo llegar a Edimburgo desde el aeropuerto.

El Airlink es el método más rápido. Es un autobús especial de Lothian Buses que une el aeropuerto con el centro de Edimburgo (Waverley Bridge), y viceversa, en unos 25 minutos
Horarios: Opera 24 horas todos los días de la semana, con mayor frecuencia desde las 4:30 hasta las 00:05. El resto de la noche también hay otro transporte que llega a otros barrios, el bus nocturno N22 
Cómo comprar billete para el Airlink: A través de la web (validez de 6 meses) o en el mostrador que hay junto a la parada. 
Dónde tomar el Airlink: Tienes que tomarlo en el exterior del aeropuerto de Edimburgo (para ir al centro de Edimburgo) o en Waverley Bridge (para ir al aeropuerto).
Dónde para el Airlink: Realiza varias paradas en distintos puntos del oeste de Edimburgo, como Haymarket.

ADVISING: Frequent express shuttle between Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre. Daily departures at least every 10 minutes between 0400 and 0035 then every 30 minutes 0100 - 0400. Journey time only 30 minutes by modern, easy access double decker coaches. 
Please note only RETURN tickets available online. Print at home tickets purchased from this site MUST be used within 6 months of date of purchase.

SOLO PUEDES COMPRAR ONLINE EL BILLETE DE IDA Y VUELTA.  You can buy your RETURN tickets online, Single and Return tickets can be bought on board or from our kiosk at Edinburgh Airport. Here 
Para preguntas: If you require assistance or further information, please email airlink@lothianbuses.com

Cuando has pagado online tines que : If boarding at the airport please exchange this ticket at our Airlink kiosk, outside UK arrivals, prior to boarding. Ticket can also be exchanged on board the bus if boarding in city centre. Valid for 6 months from date of purchase

Servicio nocturno de los autobuses normales. El N22 
Llothianbuses. Timetables and maps
Horarios: El servicio 35 de Lothian Buses opera aproximadamente de 06:00-00:00, mientras que el servicio nocturno N22 opera de 00:00-5:00.
Duración del trayecto: Depende de en qué parada bajes y de la hora del día. El trayecto completo de la línea Aeropuerto-Leith es de 1:20h.
N22 Route:
Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Commercial Street, The Shore, Henderson Street, Great Junction Street,
Leith Walk, Leith Street, Princes Street, Lothian Road, West Approach Road, Stevenson Road,
Balgreen Road, Stevenson Drive, Stenhouse Drive, Broomhouse Drive, Bankhead Drive,
South Gyle Access, South Gyle Broadway, Gogar Roundabout, Glasgow Road, A8,
Eastfield Road, Jubilee Road, Edinburgh Airport.

Si tienes dudas escribe a airlink@loothianbuses.com preguntando.





Edimburgo el 11 de diciembre. Princess Street.




Dean Village

Museo de Arte Moderno en Edimburgo (Museo I o ex Dean Museo)


Walk of Leith in Dean Village

Cafetería del museo I

Servicios del museo I