Informal and Non-formal Education

Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition Launch - 21 May 2014

After a 14 month cross-sectoral consultation process, Scottish Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell officially launched a Statement of Ambition for Adult Learning in Scotland. Ambitious in scope and vision, it proposes that 'adult learning in Scotland will be recognised by all as a central element of personal and community empowerment' (p.6). Adult learning is framed as lifelong, lifewide and learner-centred, and the three stated ambitions are:

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A new published book from the network Life History and biographical research

I just wanted to inform you about a new book Embodied Narratives. Connecting stories, bodies and ecologies. This book is based on a number of conferences held by tESREA research network Life History and Biographical Research. The first chapter in fact chronicles the development of the Network's thinking about narrative, narrative research, its potential and problematics.

Further  information about the book may be found below and you can also find more information on the the attached flyer. 

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UK launch of the 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report "Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all"

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report "Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all" shows that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalized have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention.

9th International Conference on Work and Learning - Singapore 2015

Having been to three of these conferences (Denmark, China, Scotland), I can highly recommend it. The atmosphere is very welcoming for postgraduate students! Here are the official details:

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Learning from the Hieroglyphics

Two pieces translated from hieroglyphics as food for thought for the weekend passed on by my colleague Dr. Angela McDonald, Subject Specialist and University Teacher - Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the Centre for Open Studies on the train home earlier in the week:

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