Learning Cities and Regions

Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts

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We are pleased to announced that the project, Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts, has been funded by the UK’s ESRC within the GCRF programme.

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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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REGISTER NOW: Guest Lecture with Josef Konvitz - The Future of Sustainable Neighbourhoods, 20 Nov 2019, Glasgow

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The Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is very pleased to be welcoming Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow and the former Head of Urban Affairs and Regulatory Policy Divisions at the OECD, Josef Konvitz, to present a guest lecture on 20 November entitled The Future of Sustainable Neighbourhoods.

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FACE e-Bulletin | November 2019

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This is the monthly e-Bulletin from FACE (the Forum for Access and Continuing Education), offered to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and others with an interest in access, widening participation and lifelong learning. In this month's issue PASCAL Director and FACE Executive Member Michael Osborne provides an update on the highly impactful work he and others are doing on Learning Cities.

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CR&DALL Seminar Series: Adult Education in New Zealand|Aotearoa: Hope or despair?

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Adult Education in New Zealand has been in a cycle of hope and despair for many years. There were significant cuts to funding in 2010 and the sector has not been greatly valued. However, a new coalition government was elected in 2017 has breathed new life into the sector with the promise of new policy settings and a five-year Tertiary Education Strategy that acknowledges the role that the ACE sector can play. This session will outline the past, present and possible future shape of ACE in New Zealand and the accompanying challenges and opportunities.

Smart City Expo World Congress, 19-21 Nov 2019, Barcelona

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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the leading international event for the smart city sector, a key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s most innovative cities, companies, research centers, and international organizations. Over 25,000 professional visitors are expected, with over 1,000 exhibitors, along with high-level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 400 international speakers that will share their vision on how to build a more sustainable and livable urban future.

A report on the the Fourth International Conference on Learning Cities, Medellín, 1-3 October 2019

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The Fourth International Conference on Learning Cities, was jointly organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UiL) and the Municipality of Medellín; during the 2-day Conference from 1-3 October 2019, there were around 650 conference participants, including 50 mayors, as well as government representatives and experts in the field of education.

Learning for Entrepreneurship: A Global Citizen perspective - VINCE Learning Symposium and Autumn Seminar, Barcelona, 14-15 Nov, 2019

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We would like to invite you to the VINCE Final Learning Symposium. We will discuss with key invited speakers how to improve access to higher education for newcomers and refugees through validation procedures, and present real success cases. Here you have a programme of the event. Participation is open and free, but you must register.

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