Adult Literacy

ASEM LLL Hub Symposium in Glasgow

Supporting Adult Education for a Sustainable Life Course: Asian and European perspectives on Education, Work and Citizenship

This Symposium jointly hosted by CR&DALL at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLakes), UCL Institute of Education, London on behalf of the ASEM LLL Hub has just successfully completed its first day with some 70 delegates from Asia and Europe.

CR&DALL Themes: 

Learner centred approaches to adult education in Scotland

The Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition states that adult learning should be lifelong, life-wide and learner-centred. This interactive workshop will explore what we understand by a learner centred approach to adult learning and how it impacts on our practice.

The key address will be from Professor Michele Schweisfurth who is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include an analysis of learner centred education.

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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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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe - Live Stream - 15 April

On 15th of April, the European Commission will have the pleasure to launch officially EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, during a one-day event in Brussels, and we would very much like to welcome you as a virtual participant!

CR&DALL Themes: 

How do we teach adults to read and write therefore improving their life chances?

This hands-on seminar will be delivered by City of Glasgow College Adult Literacy and Community Senior Lecturer, Diane Gardner who will highlight how a synthetic phonics based reading and writing scheme can help native English speaking adults and those from an ESOL background learn to read.

City of Glasgow College are now in partnership with BBC Learning’s Skillswise to further develop phonics as a learning tool by creating suitable and relevant resources to help reduce the number of those who cannot read or write in the UK today.

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An Introduction to the Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

Following our recent visit to meet colleagues in CR&DALL, I have been asked to provide some information on Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK).  In March 2014, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) jointly set up the Centre.

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The second volume in the ESREA new book series with SENSE Publisher is out!

Learning across Generations in Europe. Contemporary Issues in Older Adult Education, edited by Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, University of Tübingen, Germany. Sabina Jelenc Krašovec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Marvin Formosa University of Malta, Malta.

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