Informal and Non-formal Education

ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning: 21st Century Skills

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning: 21st Century Skills on 3-5 October 2016 at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark. The forum is highly relevant because there is an urgent need to discuss this topic. In the contemporary economic crisis we need new visions for skills and effective models for lifelong learning.

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ASEM LLL Hub Symposium in Glasgow

Supporting Adult Education for a Sustainable Life Course: Asian and European perspectives on Education, Work and Citizenship

This Symposium jointly hosted by CR&DALL at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLakes), UCL Institute of Education, London on behalf of the ASEM LLL Hub has just successfully completed its first day with some 70 delegates from Asia and Europe.

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Learner centred approaches to adult education in Scotland

The Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition states that adult learning should be lifelong, life-wide and learner-centred. This interactive workshop will explore what we understand by a learner centred approach to adult learning and how it impacts on our practice.

The key address will be from Professor Michele Schweisfurth who is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include an analysis of learner centred education.

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Call for Papers - Studia paedagogica - Monothematic Issue on Intergenerational Learning

The 2016 monothematic issue of Studia paedagogica will focus on intergenerational learning. Abstracts of between 200 and 400 words should be sent to by 15 October 2015. The deadline for full texts is 15 December 2015. Papers will be submitted to a peer review process. This issue will be published in July 2016, edited by Milada Rabušicová and Petr Novotný. Further information can be found at the Studia paedagogica web page and in the attached document.

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An Introduction to the Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

Following our recent visit to meet colleagues in CR&DALL, I have been asked to provide some information on Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK).  In March 2014, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) jointly set up the Centre.

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Launch of the special issue of the Bulgarian Journal of Pedagogy dedicated to non-formal education

The 20 November 2014 was the public launching of the special issue of the Bulgarian Journal of Pedagogy (issue 86: 7) dedicated to the non formal education. It was a pleasure for me to present our contributors to the issue, including CR&DALL Director, Professor Michael Osborne.

The Base of the Iceberg - Study guides in Adult Education – new volume!

Alan Rogers looks at learning (formal, nonformal and informal) and examines the hidden world of informal (unconscious, unplanned) learning. He points out the importance of informal learning for creating tacit attitudes and values, knowledge and skills which influence (conscious, planned) learning – formal and non-formal.


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