Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

LETAE National Seminar

** A report on this seminar may be found here **

Work-based and work-related learning in higher education for adult learners is seen as crucial to address the predicted labour market skills gap identified in such communiques as: New Skills for New Jobs Anticipating and matching labour market and skills needs; and, An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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CR&DALL Seminar Series Report: Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs February 24, 2015

This was a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research. The day was introduced by Prof Vonu Thakuriah, director of the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow, who introduced links between lifelong learning and the aims of the centre (for example, inclusion, access and transportation). 

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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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Private World(s): Gender and Informal Learning of Adults - new ESREA book

This book is the third production from the ESREA Gender network and, once more, an opportunity to let the readers discover, or to know more, for a better understanding of questions related to gender and adult learning. It shows how researchers can be deeply involved in this specific field of adult education. The notion of informal learning has already been treated as a chapter in the 2003s book, but it becomes central and relevant in this new book considering the growing complexity of our society.

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Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work [L&W] - February 2015

This is the latest edition of the L&W Newsletter, distributed directly to more than 1400 experts in and beyond Europe. As always, it focuses on transnational research activities in the field of human resource development (HRD) and vocational education and training (VET), centred on major categories: conferences, networks, programmes, projects and publications.

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Cedefop briefing note - Career guidance in unstable times

We are pleased to send you Cedefop's latest Briefing Note Career guidance in unstable times for you to download in your preferred language (Spanish, German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish and Portuguese) and format (Pdf or eBook optimised for tablets and smartphones).

[English version featured below]

Please find below direct links to our three previous Briefing Notes:

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Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs - An inter-generational learning workshop

You are all invited to a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research on February 24 from 12:30-16:00 at the Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

Speakers include Jane Watts of NIACE, Tiina Tambaum, Tallin University, Estonia and Alison Clyde, National Development Officer at Generations Working Together.

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Dr Renée Bleau, a CR&DALL Associate, participated at the 2015 BPS DOP Annual Conference

Dr Renée Bleau, CPsychol, a CR&DALL associate, participated as the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP), Scotland liaison coordinator for this year’s BPS DOP Annual Conference held in Glasgow earlier this month (7-9 Jan 2015) at the Hilton in the City Centre

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