Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

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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Independent Review of Financial Support for Students in Scotland

The consultation seeks views on the independent review of student support in further and higher education in Scotland, chaired by Jayne-Anne Gadhia. The review and consultation takes place in the wider context of Scottish Government ambitions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the post-16 learner journey and work on Widening Access.

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Professor Peter Jarvis - 80th Birthday

Three former professors of adult education, and the current chair, from the University of Glasgow were amongst some 100 friends and colleagues who celebrated the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Jarvis, the eminent adult educator, known to all in the field. Professor Lalage Bown, Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at Glasgow eloquently spoke of his contributions especially in the international sphere.

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Vocational education and training: bridging refugee and employer needs - Cedefop briefing note

We are pleased to send you Cedefop's latest Briefing Note Vocational education and training: bridging refugee and employer needs for you to download in your preferred language (Spanish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Portuguese) and format (Pdf or eBook optimised for tablets and smartphones).

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