Adult Literacy

Everybody should become a tutor in the community: CR&DALL Seminar, 29th January 2020 - Tiina Tambaum

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In the twenty-first century non-professional tutors, including teenagers, have an important role to play in the development of contemporary skills among the older population.  The aim of the seminar is to describe the instructional design for teenage tutors' instruction in order to prepare them to become a facilitator for older persons’ in e-skill learning.

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Bushfire recovery, Indigenous adult literacy, retraining for older drivers and more: Quest magazine - ALA Member News, July 2019

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Welcome to our fourth issue of Quest for 2019.

In this issue we've gathered stories about the impact of community-based adult learning programs from around Australia. 

In this issue we profile a community resource centre in the bushfire ravaged town of Yarloop in WA that is playing a lead role in the healing and rebuilding of the community.

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4th European Vocational Skills Week 14-18 October 2019 Helsinki

The 4th European Vocational Skills Week takes place during the 14-18 October 2019 throughout Europe. At the time of writing, there are 1138 events taking place in 45 countries. A very informative interactive map is provided on the European Commission's dedicated Vocational Skills Week web space (click the image below).

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100 years of radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building hope for the future

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100 years of radical Adult Education in Scotland: Building hope for the future sponsored by the Lippman Miliband Trust with the University of Stirling, a free all-day conference event for political activists & adult educators; all welcome.

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SDGs and Literacy

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Please save the date, 9th December, for our BALID day-conference with guest speaker Professor David Bloome of Ohio State University, to take place in London. 

Our provisional title is 'Literacy as social practice: future directions and new challenges’, and the likely venue is King’s College, London. We are still working on the detailed programme, which will include discussion forums (fora?) and many opportunities for NGO and academic sharing.

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1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors Conference

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This international conference will bring together adult learners, tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along with strategic partners, towards the achievement of SDG 4. The theme of the conference is Enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in literacy and lifelong learning”.

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BALID - Bilingual Literacy for Life, 4 July 2019

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After a fascinating seminar about The Philippines last Monday - ‘Taking hold’ and ‘losing grip’ of bureaucratic literacies: Insights from local volunteering in the Philippines - our BALID Informal Literacy Discussions (ILDs) programme moves to Mexico, when Lorena Sanchez Tyson of UCL Institute of Education leads a discussion on Bilingual Literacy for Life: an indigenous language literacy programme in Mexico.

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Systematisation of Experiences: Literacy Facilitators in Guatemala - Webinar, 10 May

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In this webinar, Marta Paluch (University of Sussex) will present details of a pilot adult literacy programme in Guatemala. She describes the engagement of participants and facilitators with the dialogic approach, expressing their experiences, thoughts and values. Please do join in live online if you are able!

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