Community Development

Community-based Adult Education - "Tales from the Field"

This one-day participative event is presented by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick. The aim is to generate discussion and debate on the key and important issue of community engagement and community-based adult education from a comparative perspective by drawing on theory and practice from Scotland, Canada and England.

Be Knowledgiastic* - GUNi Conference April 13-15, Barcelona

The final programme for the GUNi conference is exciting - A wonderful range of best practices from around the world will be showcased.  World leaders in Engagement and Higher Education will be there.  Leaders of all the major global networks in community university engagement. Funders and Senior policy makers at national and international level will be there.

Make sure that you are there as well!

Hoping to see you,

Call for papers - Civic and Community Edition AISHE-J

We write to you as editors of the Spring 2014 edition of the All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J).  Given the growing interest in civic and community engagement in higher education, it was decided to devote the Spring 2014 edition of the Journal to this topic. To this end, we invite submissions on the topic of community and civic engagement in the form of research papers, reflections, book reviews, letters and reports. Submissions about support for staff and/or student engagement will be considered.

HIV, Human Rights and Development Network Inaugural Seminar

Please find featured below and attached details of the Inaugural Seminar of the HIV, Human Rights and Development Network; this was set up following research with HIV positive asylum seekers last year. The Inaugural Seminar of the Network is on 9 May 2013 at the Scottish Parliament from 5.30 - 8.00pm.

Kind regards.

David Wright
GCID/GHRN Administrator

Cities Learning Together - Local Communities in the Sustainable and Healthy Learning City - 11th PASCAL International Observatory Conference

Organised by The EU Centre at RMIT and hosted by The Hong Kong Institute of Education, the 11th PASCAL International Observatory Conference will take place in Hong Kong, 18-20 November 2013 with fieldwork to test approaches in different Hong Kong settings on 19 November.

Conference: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy - 1st Call for proposals

The ESREA Network in Policy Studies on Adult Education is happy to announce its II Conference: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives. The Conference will be hosted at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark on 18-20 June 2014.

Scholars from all countries are invited to submit proposals. Proposals may relate to any part of the world, and to any topic related to policy in adult education and lifelong learning. The following themes are intended to inspire, rather than to set boundaries.

Adult learning in a distance education context: theoretical and methodological challenges

The seminar reports the findings of a recent research study aspiring  to unveil and illuminate some of the adult learning processes as well as the ‘fine-grained’ processes that are at work during the organization and delivery of the courses at the Open University, with the aim to underline the factors influencing these processes.  It has as its main units of analysis adult learners’ and their educators’ experiences and perceptions of adult learning in a distance education context and rests profoundly on a research framework that views certain programme elements as being vital in unveiling t


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