Widening Participation

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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The second volume in the ESREA new book series with SENSE Publisher is out!

Learning across Generations in Europe. Contemporary Issues in Older Adult Education, edited by Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, University of Tübingen, Germany. Sabina Jelenc Krašovec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Marvin Formosa University of Malta, Malta.

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Muir Houston helps Romania celebrate Lifelong Learning Day

I was recently invited to attend Lifelong Learning Day (26th April 2014), part of the University of Bucharest’s 150th anniversary celebrations in Bucharest, Romania. This was then followed by the 4th International Conference on Adult Education: "Adult Education in Universities. Local and Regional Perspectives" (27th – 30th April 2014) held at Iasi, Romania.

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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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A Review of Flexibility Provision to Widen Access funded by the Higher Education Academy

A synthesis of key research reports/literature in the area of flexible learning. It covers both the contribution to improving access for under-represented groups (lower socio-economic groups and disabled in particular) and the contribution of different types of flexible/LL Learning to the experience and success of those students within and beyond higher education. PIs: Velda McCune with Mike Osborne and Muir Houston

Tertiary Higher Education for People in Mid-life (THE-PM)

The main challenges of the ageing knowledge economy are constant upgrading of the skills of the active population and mitigating new and old social risks. People in mid-life is increasingly exposed to risks of exclusion from the labour market and lifelong learning. The inclusion of this age group in HE is one of the main challenges of education and training systems.  The project aims to study the TLL of HE institutes in several countries with respect to inclusion of mid-life learners.


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