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Activate programme from University of Glasgow presented in Cape Town

As part of my involvement in the Kettering Foundation and Talloires Networks international collaborative research partnership into studying Regional Perspectives on University Civic Engagement, I along with my community partner Nghomes (Margaret Layden) was invited to participate in the Network's International Leaders conference “Live Engagement, Transform Lives” held in South Africa in December 2014.

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Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition Launch - 21 May 2014

After a 14 month cross-sectoral consultation process, Scottish Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell officially launched a Statement of Ambition for Adult Learning in Scotland. Ambitious in scope and vision, it proposes that 'adult learning in Scotland will be recognised by all as a central element of personal and community empowerment' (p.6). Adult learning is framed as lifelong, lifewide and learner-centred, and the three stated ambitions are:

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Urban Big Data Centre

 

The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) in the University of Glasgow is a unique UK ESRC-funded research centre to address social, economic and environmental challenges facing cities. UBDC brings interdisciplinary expertise of urban social scientists and data scientists from University of Glasgow and five partner universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Reading, Bristol and Illinois-Chicago to seek solutions in addressing such challenges.

Learning from the Hieroglyphics

Two pieces translated from hieroglyphics as food for thought for the weekend passed on by my colleague Dr. Angela McDonald, Subject Specialist and University Teacher - Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the Centre for Open Studies on the train home earlier in the week:

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CR&DALL Director at 2013 Global HR Forum in Seoul

Professor Michael Osborne, Director of CR&DALL, presented at the 2013 Global HR Forum in Seoul in the strand entitled Lifelong Learning in the Centennial Era - For the Happy Third Age alongside Ian Baptiste Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, St. George's University, Grenada, and discussants, Professor Heesu Lee, Dean, Graduate School of Global HR Development, Chung-Ang University and Professor Zunsang Han Professor, College of Sciences in Education, Yonsei University in a session sponsored by the Korean National Institute for Lifelong Learning (NILE).

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