Informal and Non-formal Education

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.
 

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

1st Call for proposals: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives

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. The 1st Call for proposals is featured below and attached.

Building Lifelong Learning in conditions of closure and siege

Professor Elaydi will outline the specific conditions of Gaza, which are unique. Gaza is already a learning society with a range of formal provision in family and kindergarten projects, NGOs, schools and universities. Informal provision includes unions, religious institutions and local government learning centers. Yet the learning resources are grossly over stretched. Gaza has a dense population and few natural resources, outside of the people of Gaza who attend 27 institutions of Higher Education.

Freirean Rhizome issue 14

This fully refereed, electronic journal provides established and emerging scholars and practitioners, social movements and profesionals a space for critical and empirical analysis, like that elaborating proposal of issues central educational policies, curriculum reform, cultural and political actions, alternatives activities and pedagogy.

European Observatory for the Validation of non-formal and informal learning

Those interested in the topic of the validation of informal learning might like to look at the Observal-Net project run by the European Universities Continuing Education Network in Barcelona. The Observatory is an exchange platform supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning (VNIL) in Europe.

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