Slide PART 3.2 PART 3.2 How is the adult education
organised?
How is the adult
education organised?
In this part of the introductory training we will go through a couple of common concepts: open course activity is directed to the public via the web and course programs. The activity which is directed to associations or adult education groups we have chosen to call study services. In the film you will gain more knowledge about the three activity forms of adult education: study circles, other adult education activities and cultural programs. In this part of the introductory training we will go through a couple of common concepts: open course activity is directed to the public via the web and course programs. The activity which is directed to associations or adult education groups we have chosen to call study services. In the film you will gain more knowledge about the three activity forms of adult education: study circles, other adult education activities and cultural programs.

Slide Open course activities The open course activities focus on a broad public with study circles, other adult education activities and cultural programs. This offering is most often linked to a course fee for participants. The offering is presented on our external website and in our course programs. A characteristic of a programmed activity is that it normally is led by a compensated circle leader. Open course activities The open course activities focus on a broad public with study circles, other adult education activities and cultural programs. This offering is most often linked to a course fee for participants. The offering is presented on our external website and in our course programs. A characteristic of a programmed activity is that it normally is led by a compensated circle leader.

Slide Study services In our adult education work we collaborate with interest groups, associations and cultural institutions. We provide support to those who want to develop a common interest and acquire knowledge within an area or a subject. We call this collaboration study services. A group of musicians who practice in order to develop, a group of friends who like to discuss films, or an association which wants to develop the work of its board of directors, are all examples of how a collaboration within study services can look. In study services the study circle is the most common activity form, but the collaboration can also be a different adult education activity or a cultural program. In addition to administrative and pedagogic support, we sometimes provide groups with cost reimbursement, as example for study material, costs for premises, and guest lecturers. How a collaboration within study services looks is often governed by needs. Study services In our adult education work we collaborate with interest groups, associations and cultural institutions. We provide support to those who want to develop a common interest and acquire knowledge within an area or a subject. We call this collaboration study services. A group of musicians who practice in order to develop, a group of friends who like to discuss films, or an association which wants to develop the work of its board of directors, are all examples of how a collaboration within study services can look. In study services the study circle is the most common activity form, but the collaboration can also be a different adult education activity or a cultural program. In addition to administrative and pedagogic support, we sometimes provide groups with cost reimbursement, as example for study material, costs for premises, and guest lecturers. How a collaboration within study services looks is often governed by needs.

Slide Film: Adult education's three activity forms In this film, the administrator Johanna will tell you about the different activity forms of adult education . CLOSE VIDEO CLOSE VIDEO

Slide Checklists: study circles In addition to a study circle having to consist of at least three persons, there are several more characteristics of a study circle:

• It has no formal requirements of prior knowledge
• The participant himself or herself decides if he or she will participate
• The participants can affect the circle's content and structure
• The circle leads to learning the purpose of which is development and change
• The group seeks knowledge collectively in which discussion and conversation are an important component
• There must be time for reflection and contemplation between the meetings

In order for us to be able to report our study circles as entitled to governmental subsidies, the circle must fulfil the following requirements:

• A study hour is 45 minutes
• At least nine study hours
• At least three meetings
• Max four study hours per meeting
• Max three meetings per week
•Twelve participants is a target value for a large group. The maximum is 20 participants including the leader
• There is a leader who is approved and who reports attendance at each meeting
• The study circle has a course plan
• A study circle may meet for max 480 study hours per year
• The participants are 13 years old or older
• The study material must be saveable. In the event of links to the internet, these must be complete

Circle leader: For you as a circle leader it is also important that:

• The participants in a study circle know that they are participating in a study circle
• The circle participants know what adult education association is the organiser
• Everyone has an opportunity to take responsibility for their learning and the work of the circle
• Attendance is taken at every meeting
• Please evaluate the study circle. Could anything have been done differently or better?

Employee: For you who will work with adult education at one of Folkuniversitetet's offices, it is important that you inform new circle leaders that they must:

• Tell the participants in the study circle that they are participating in a study circle and ensure that the participants know which adult education association organised the circle
• Take responsibility for their own and the participants' learning and work in the circle
• Follow the rules which exist for study circle activity, for example to report attendance
• Maintain a good dialogue with personnel at Folkuniversitetet
• See to it that the participants in the study circle answer an evaluation survey at the conclusion of the study circle. This will be the basis for feedback and further evaluation.
• New circle leaders must always go through this introductory training

Slide Checklists:
other adult education activity and course arrangements
Other adult education activity Other adult education activity (Afv) differentiates itself from the study circle in that it has a freer and more flexible form. But there are nonetheless rules for how the activity in Afv is to be operated:
• There is an approved circle leader who has gone through introductory training
• An attendance list is kept by the circle leader at every meeting
• At least three participants including the circle leader
• Participants must reach at least 6 years of age during the activity year
• No single group may have more than 480 study hours per year
• There must be an approved course plan

Cultural arrangements A cultural arrangement is characterised by:
• It is carried out before or together with an audience consisting of at least five persons
• It is carried out on a specific occasion
• It lasts at least 30 minutes
• Folkuniversitetet's role as organiser is clearly visible
• A representative must be present, circle leaders can be representatives
• A cultural arrangement may not take place in anyone's private home
• The audience must be able to be changed in the event of several performances after one another. Otherwise all the performances will be considered to be one single cultural arrangement.

Slide Folkuniversitetet's visibility It is important that Folkuniversitetet's action as organiser appear clearly in its activities. This means that it must be visible that Folkuniversitetet is the organiser, for example in an invitation, in marketing where our logotype is present, or in the carrying out of an arrangement. Folkuniversitetet's visibility is extra important in study services where the initiative is sometimes taken by an interest group or an association. If Folkuniversitetet is not the principal organiser, we need nonetheless to be seen as a collaboration partner. Below you can see some examples of how this can look.

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Slide Did you know that? Study circles can take place at a distance or be a combination of distance learning and physical meetings. Cultural arrangements must be advertised in advance.
E.g., by means of a newspaper, a homepage or a poster.
In a study circle every study hour is 45 minutes long.

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