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The Smart Campus and Inclusion - A Learning Cities Networks Social Inclusion Workshop

With a capital expenditure of £800m over 10 years, the Smart Campus project is the largest project in the University of Glasgow’s history and a major investment in national educational infrastructure. This will be the centre piece of the latest PASCAL Learning Cities Networks (LCN) Social Inclusion Workshop to be held in Glasgow on 18 September and hosted by the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL)

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How do we teach adults to read and write? Seminar by Diane Gardner

On 31 March, Diane Gardner, Senior Lecturer at the City of Glasgow College, conducted a workshop at the University of Glasgow. Diane outlined her system of synethetic phonics, based on the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire, that she uses in her teaching practice.  She is currently in working in partnership with the BBC Skillswise programme.

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Continuity and Discontinuity in Learning Careers: Potentials for a Learning Space in a Changing World - Call for papers

I’m glad to announce the first call for papers for the ESREA Access, Learning Careers and Identities Conference, Seville, November 2015. Please see the attached file for more information!

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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe - Live Stream - 15 April

On 15th of April, the European Commission will have the pleasure to launch officially EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, during a one-day event in Brussels, and we would very much like to welcome you as a virtual participant!

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LETAE National Seminar

** A report on this seminar may be found here **

Work-based and work-related learning in higher education for adult learners is seen as crucial to address the predicted labour market skills gap identified in such communiques as: New Skills for New Jobs Anticipating and matching labour market and skills needs; and, An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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OEPS advisory forum

Opening Educational Practices in Scotland - open advisory forum The OEPS project has a focus on open education in the context of widening participation and transitions and we are very keen to have a broad range of participants at the event. It should also be of interest to anyone interested in learning and teaching and curriculum development.

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CR&DALL Seminar Series Report: Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs February 24, 2015

This was a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research. The day was introduced by Prof Vonu Thakuriah, director of the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow, who introduced links between lifelong learning and the aims of the centre (for example, inclusion, access and transportation). 

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Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers - PASCAL 2015 Conference in Catania 7-9 October

PASCAL is very pleased to announce that the next PASCAL International Conference will be hosted from 7-9 October 2015 by the University of Catania in Italy with the title, Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers, and under the co-ordination of PASCAL Associate Director in Europe, Professor Roberta Piazza.

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Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs - An inter-generational learning workshop

You are all invited to a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research on February 24 from 12:30-16:00 at the Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

Speakers include Jane Watts of NIACE, Tiina Tambaum, Tallin University, Estonia and Alison Clyde, National Development Officer at Generations Working Together.

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