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Evaluation of Learning Cities and Regions: Case Studies from Northern Ireland and Australia

Hello Learning Communities, I am happy to share with you an exciting event that is part of the upcoming Global Learning Festival: Evaluation of Learning Cities and Regions - Case Studies from Northern Ireland and Australia, 7-8 pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 November 2022.

CACE – Crossroads in Academic Continuing Education - Thursday, December 1st, 2022

We are happy to invite you to participate in discussions on the future of academic continuing education: CACE – Crossroads in Academic Continuing Education - Thursday, December 1st, 2022 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (CET), online.

Design, Play, and Partnership in Pedagogies for Sustainable Futures

Joint CR&DALL and CLIP in-person event: Culture, Literacies, Inclusion and Pedagogy (CLIP) Research & Teaching Group, University of Glasgow and CR&DALL are delighted to welcome an esteemed group of educational and thought leaders from across the world to bring critical and pivotal conversations to our community this month.

CR&DALL Briefing Paper 2 (BP2) - Pluriversal Literacy

Within this field of inquiry and practice, CR&DALL in partnership with the Sustainable Futures Global Network and the School of Education at the University of Glasgow are taking forward a number of interrelated research and innovation initiatives. These include:

  1. A forthcoming book: When words are not enough: Toward a pluriversal literacies education that sustains us (Perry, M. forthcoming, Routledge);
  2. A research project Renewing Literacies Education for Sustainable and Equitable Futures;
  3. The establishment of a Global Literacies Hub hosted as part of the Sustainable Futures Global Network.

This Briefing Paper introduces these initiatives.

New Resources on ALE in Armenia and Georgia

The notion that we miss basic information on the systems of adult learning and education is repeated again and again. DVV International and its partners are trying hard to overcome that situation for the generation robust data as well as qualitative research findings to enable better monitoring. They have succeded very well with their work in Armenia, Bosnis & Hercegovina, Georgia and Kosovo. 

 

ALA Quest - Issue 3, 2022

Welcome to our latest issue of Quest featuring stories and news about life-changing adult education programs around Australia.

Invitation to the Global Lifelong Learning Summit 2022

IAL would like to invite you to Singapore’s inaugural Global Lifelong Learning Summit, to be held on 1 and 2 November 2022. The Summit aspires to be a new international platform for urgent dialogue on how lifelong learning can support inclusive economic growth and help workers adapt to increasingly rapid changes to their workplace and their work requirements.

NAEEA conference in Adelaide on December 5-6 2022

A quick reminder of the early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) conference in Adelaide on December 5-6 2022.

New Major CR&DALL Project on Adult Learning and Education funded by ESRC

We are pleased to announce that a grant of £605,095.18 (Full Economic Cost) has been awarded as an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Standard Grant, entitled,  A UK-Ireland investigation into the statistical evidence-base underpinning adult learning and education-policy making. The PrincipaI Investigator is CR&DALL Core Member, Professor Ellen Boeren. Co-Investigators are Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech also of the University of Glasgow and Professor John Holford and Dr Sharon Clancy at the University of Nottingham. The project has strong links with the Learning & Work Institute, and starts in early 2023.

Hall of fame award

CR&DALL director, Professor Michael Osborne was amongst those inducted into the University of Oklahoma’s International Hall of Fame on 28 September 2022 at a ceremony hosted by University College Cork, during the ‘Learning Cities Week’, in Cork, Ireland.

FREE WAHEN & IAU webinar - The Future of Higher Education - 11th October

We are delighted to inform you that the World Access to Higher Education Network (WAHEN) with International Association of Universities (IAU) will be holding a FREE webinar on The Future of Higher Education on 11th October:

International Adult and continuing Education Hall of Fame - Newsletter June 2022

The International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2022 takes place at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland on 28 September.

Urban precarity and the climate crisis

The latest IPCCC report shows that average temperatures on land have already risen by 1.5 ℃. The climatic impacts of this are being experienced across the globe in the form of more frequent extreme weather events and more prolonged periods of climate-induced stress. More and more regions are experiencing droughts, fire weather/fires and water scarcity; or/and heavy rains, storms and flooding.

Missing Millions: Considering the untapped potential of millions of working-age people in the UK

This report presents research that provides an understanding of the current impact of the low levels of investment in training in the UK and, in addition, tries to quantify how many people’s potential contribution to society is being squandered as a result of not having access to regular skills development. And the inevitable impact of that on social mobility.

Education Inequalities

This report by Christine Farquharson, Sandra McNally & Imran Tahir draws on extensive evidence to further our understanding of education inequalities in today’s world. The focus is education inequalities in the United Kingdom (UK), and predominantly in England.

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