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Recent MSc in Adult and Continuing Education graduate, Ye Xiaohan, accepted into PhD programme

We are very pleased to report that our recent MSc in Adult and Continuing Education graduate, Ye Xiaohan. has successfully passed the examination and interview for entry into the PhD programme at the prestigious East China Normal University where she will be supervised by Professor Huang Jian.

At Glasgow during her MSc, she was supervised for her dissertation, which explored how lifelong learning provision promotes social inclusion and wellbeing of migrant workers in Shanghai, by CR&DALL director, Professor Mike Osborne. He reports that he is

How do we teach adults to read and write? Seminar by Diane Gardner

On 31 March, Diane Gardner, Senior Lecturer at the City of Glasgow College, conducted a workshop at the University of Glasgow. Diane outlined her system of synethetic phonics, based on the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire, that she uses in her teaching practice.  She is currently in working in partnership with the BBC Skillswise programme.

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Bonnie Slade at ASEM Research Hub for Lifelong Learning meeting in Bangkok

On December 2-3 I attended the Annual Meeting of the National Strategies for Lifelong Learning Hub of ASEM in Bangkok, Thailand at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.  This international network included researchers, practitioners and policy makers from 11 Asian and European countries.  Delegates from all countries made presentations on issues such as employability and skills development, community learning, learning cities, and the impact and outcome of lifelong learning.

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New book: Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action

At the 8th International Researching Work and Learning Conference, hosted by the University of Stirling last month, a new book in the Knowledge Economy and Education Book Series (Sense Publishers) was launched.  Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action, edited by Fiona Duguid, Karsten Mundel and Daniel Schugurensky, explores the connections between volunteer work and informal learning in various sectors: cooperatives, social housing, voluntary organisations, social movements, and the labour market. Underlining all the case studies is the goal to work for social justice.

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