Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

New Project: Exchanging knowledge with policymakers and marginalised youth about skill training in India

In recent years, both India and Scotland have made an extensive investment in skill training and education to reduce the unemployment of marginalised youth and enabling their social and occupational mobility (ILO, 2011, 2016). This knowledge exchange project funded through an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, comprising of a workshop (India) and a seminar (Glasgow), offers an important and timely opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, and academics from India and Scotland to share experiences, develop understandings, and participate in dialogue to provide evidence for the policies and infrastructures that need to be developed and implemented to facilitate the positive engagement of young people in skill training programmes.

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Widening Regional Engagement of HE and TVET

The aims of this project funded under the aegis of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account are to:

  • Support further work to review and enhance a template to map the engagement of universities with their cities and regions for use in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Hong Kong, Italy and the UK
  • Adapt a revised benchmarking tool to create an online version; and

  • Promote its use nationally and in an international context.

Forecasting Coastal Erosion

This is part of the next phase of and will use the latest monitoring techniques to map and categorise the resilience of the Scottish coast and identify the links between erosion and flooding. The damage that climate change could cause to nearly one fifth of Scotland’s coastline and the steps that could be taken to mitigate it will be forecast in this new two year research project.

Celebrating adult learning: Our latest issue of Quest - Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Member News, December 2017

Welcome to this year's final issue of Quest, Adult Learning Australia's quarterly magazine. From a national health literacy program that educates and encourages men to pay more attention to their health, to an Indigenous catering enterprise that attracts locals to their neighbourhood education centre, to celebrations of four decades of adult literacy our latest issue features stories about how people take on challenges, overcome hurdles and develop confidence and skills through adult education.

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Libraries adopting innovative model for community learning

Libraries are making online education more accessible and interactive by adopting "learning circles", librarian-facilitated study groups for people who want to take online courses together and in person. This November, 15 public library systems in the US and Canada will run free learning circles for hundreds of library members who will learn together for 6 to 8 weeks. Topics reflect a broad range of interests, including refugee rights, healthy eating, public speaking, and computer science.

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The orthodox and the critical approaches to TVET in international development - Thursday 26th October, 2017

Drawing on development theories and critical policy studies, the paper aims to understand the competing orientations and objectives of TVET policy agendas in Chile from 2009 to 2016 with a specific focus on the changing educational, economic and social goals and functions attributed to VET, the social expectations generated over secondary VET graduates, and their potential implications and effects on post-school trajectories.

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The workforce of the future, digital inclusion and seniors, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and more - ACE News, October 2, 2017

Lifelong learning for a changing workforce, busting stereotypes about older learners, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and more stories about adult and community education are featured in this week's news round up.

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Ensuring the sustainability of a public health palliative care project in Bangladesh through community theatre

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Mia Perry has been successful in winning a new project funded under the aegis of the GCRF AHRC-MRC global partnership grants. The project concerns ensuring the sustainability of a public health palliative care project in Bangladesh through community theatre.

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