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COVID-19 and the Future of Adult Education: An AEQ Editorial

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We live in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has shut down large sectors of the economy, as well as entire education systems. Estimates from UNESCO show that around 90% of the world’s students are currently out of school. Like many of you, we are working from home, drafting this editorial from our home offices under shelter-in-place orders.

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Lifelong Learning Platform: Invitation to online discussion "Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies", 27 May

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On behalf of the Lifelong Learning Platform: European Civil Society for Education (LLLP), I would like to invite you to the online discussion Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies on 27 May at 14.00-15.30.

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Learning and Living in Diverse Communities

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"Learning and Living in Diverse Communities" was the theme of the conference that took place in the House of Civic Communities in the city of Pécs, Hungary, in June 2019. It was the 11th conference which the specialized network on “Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities” of the European Society on the Research for the Education of Adults (ESREA) has been organizing ever since 2006.

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ASPBAE publishes statement on COVID-19 highlighting vulnerable groups

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The COVID-19 pandemic has a strong impact on all of us in the field of education and lifelong learning. For adult learning and education and related institutional settings like Adult Education or Community Learning Centers it is extremely difficult as their transformation into the on-line and digital world of learning is not possible without respective financial backing and professional expertise. ASPBAE, the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, has just published a Statement with a situation analysis and recommendations for support.

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Webinar: Women on the frontlines of the crisis

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The Coronavirus, Capitalism and Inequality webinar series continues with a webinar about women from the global south on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. We hope you can join us on Thursday 23 April at 1pm to hear and put your questions to our speakers from the Philippines and South Africa.

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia. This will be led by a panel of Australian adult educators, scholars, and activists – Jenny Macaffer, Jim Falk and Robbie Guevara. 

'Thought pieces' recently published in Bulletin No. 29 by Jim and Jenny will form a starting point for discussion.  

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Research and practices to reach a sustainable and healthy economic and social recovery post COVID-19 - An Invitation from Italy

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CR&DALL subscribers are invited to contribute to a new initiative being coordinated by the Form@re Journal at the University of Florence in Italy concerning post-COVID-19 recovery. In section 6 below you will read about the contexts for focus, and in sections 7 and 8, how you can play a role.

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Improving Teaching Quality and Effectiveness by Moving Towards a Student-Centred Learning Approach

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We are very pleased to report that CR&DALL Deputy Director Muir Houston is member of the University of Glasgow team that has been funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in order to undertake a study of HE pedagogy in Algeria to improve quality and effectiveness with a focus on developing student-centred learning. The team also includes Willie McGuire and Ines Alves.

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How do we approach a contemporary philosophy for adult learning in a sustainable world? Peter Kearns

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The timely and provocative articles by Shirley Walters and Han Soonghee in PIMA Bulletin No 26 raise fundamental questions about what kind of society we should aspire towards, and the role of adult learning in achieving such a society.

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