Pedagogy of Post-Compulsory Education

Lifelong Learning Policies & Adult Education Professionals: Contextual and Cross-Contextual Comparisons between Europe and Asia

I have just has the pleasure of attending a conference organised by the University of Wurtzberg in collaboration with the Asia-Europe Lifelong Learning hub, entitled Lifelong Learning Policies & Adult Education Professionals: Contextual and Cross-Contextual Comparisons between Europe and Asia.

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Enhancing the experience of international doctoral researchers – Key messages

Building on our team’s ESRC-IAA project ‘Towards maximising international PhD students’ experience in the UK’ and with additional funding from the UK Council for Graduate Education; a team from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow organised an event entitled ‘Enhancing the Student Experience for International Doctoral Students’ in Glasgow on Tuesday 28th November 2017.

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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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Challenging the Translingual Turn: Student-Teachers' Perceptions, Practices and Networks

This project, supported by the British Council, explores the potential and limitations of the translingual turn for TESOL student-teachers who move from their MA studies into the workplace. Now that we have established that language learners are always engaged in translingual practices, to what extent do teachers actively engage within the same translingual framework in their classrooms?

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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YOUNG_ADULLLT

YOUNG_ADULLLT is designed as a mixed-method comparative study on Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom and focuses on LLL policies for young adults – particularly those in ‘vulnerable’ positions – with the aim to critically analyse current developments of LLL policies in Europe. It is funded within the EC's Horizon 2020 programme within SSH - Young 3, and is led by the University of Münster in Germany. 

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