Institutul Român De Educație A Adulților
Romanian Institut 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 counseling, documentation, communication and information to improve pedagogical skills and managerial practitioners in adult education . Essentially, we offer professional and scientific support needed to improve the national system of continuing education in our country, 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 counseling 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.
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 counseling, 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.