Learning Cities and Regions

CR&DALL Director Responds to Scotland's 'Statement of Ambition' for Adult Learning

Please find attached a response from Professor Mike Osborne, Director of CR&DALL, to the publication of Adult Learning in Scotland – Statement of Ambition.  This is a fully referenced version of an article entitled A Sense of Place, published in the July 2014 edition of Adults Learning (pp.29-31).

Making a Commonwealth Games Legacy Meaningful - a new International Legacy Network is launched

PASCAL, with links to Melbourne and Brisbane, Montreal and Vancouver, Barcelona, Helsinki, Glasgow and Manchester - all cities on 3 continents which have hosted or will host the Commonwealth Games or other mega-events such as the Olympics - can expect to play a role in developing the International Legacy Network, described in the attached documentation, and in building a tool kit to use the lessons of experience and facilitate knowledge exchange.

Glasgow - Future City Demonstrator city - Invitation to an event on 24 July

Glasgow is the UK's Future City Demonstrator city and has developed considerable expertise in the design, development and application of future city solutions across a range of urban challenges.

These are to be found in big data, open data, transportation, energy, public safety, health, environment, communications, demography and climate change.

Australian Launch of GUNi's Higher Education in the World 5

GUNi - Higher Education in the World 5Professor Mike Osborne, Director of CR&DALL and Co-Director of PASCAL, visited the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba, Australia on 13 May. During his visit he spoke to university staff and community representatives about the GUNi Report Higher Education in the World Report 5: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change and took the opportunity to launch this report in Australia.

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:

CR&DALL Themes: 

ASEM LLL Hub 'Policy Briefs' May 2014

The objective with Policy Briefs is to deliver research-informed analysis and recommendations on new policies for the benefit of ASEM members, governments and stakeholders. With this newsletter we will update our readers when new policy briefs on policies of lifelong learning are issued on our website.

Policy Briefs are designed by the ASEM LLL Hub members on the basis of their research and based on national or international policies in lifelong learning.

In this third issue you will be able to read a Policy Brief titled:

A Learning Agenda in Canberra on 6 May

More than one quarter of adults in the ACT don’t have the skills they need to cope with the demands of everyday life[1].

You are invited to A Learning Agenda, a workshop exploring solutions to this issue.

In the ACT, 31% of adults are functionally illiterate. While they can read and write some, they do not have the skills to follow a recipe, or accurately read a medicine label.


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