Learning Cities and Regions

BALID - Bilingual Literacy for Life, 4 July 2019

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After a fascinating seminar about The Philippines last Monday - ‘Taking hold’ and ‘losing grip’ of bureaucratic literacies: Insights from local volunteering in the Philippines - our BALID Informal Literacy Discussions (ILDs) programme moves to Mexico, when Lorena Sanchez Tyson of UCL Institute of Education leads a discussion on Bilingual Literacy for Life: an indigenous language literacy programme in Mexico.

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British Council and the University of Glasgow join forces to provide training in Leadership Development in Ukraine - learning city spin-offs

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The British Council has recently made an award to Donetsk State University of Management in the Ukraine to progress the field of leadership development. A Certificate has been awarded as part of a training programme which included a week-long visit to University of Glasgow from the Rector and Vice Rector of the university and three other staff. The visit to Glasgow provided an opportunity to learn from the experience of staff at Glasgow University and included lectures, workshops and visits within the School of Education. A cultural programme was also organised in the city.

Role of Universities in Envisioning Participatory Smart Cities in the Global South - 28 and 29 May, 2019

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CR&DALL was delighted to co-host a joint seminar and workshop at the School of Education in the University of Glasgow on May 28th and the 29th funded by the Scottish Funding Council from its contribution to the University of Glasgow’s efforts to develop activities concerned with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The two events were organised as part of the project The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities, led by Dr Srabani Maitra (School of Education), Professor Mike Osborne (School of Education), Professor Muhammad Imran (School of Engineering) and Dr Seth Agbo (University of Lakehead, Canada).

Building Good Sustainable Communities through the Learning City EcCoWell Approach

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EcCoWell was developed by the PASCAL International Observatory in 2012 (PIE), based on the experience of Taipei city, as an approach to developing learning cities in a holistic and cohesive manner. The emergence of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, with a similar requirement for holistic development has enhanced the significance of the EcCoWell experience.

XVIth PASCAL Conference, 16-19 October - Revised Call for Papers

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The 2019 PASCAL XVIth Conference from 16-19 October 2019, will have a focus on adult/lifelong learning place-making and cohesion. This three-day international conference will bring together scholars and practitioners who develop learning opportunities in community settings.

Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Africa and Asia (SUEUAA) - Harare, 9-10 May, 2019

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The University of Zimbabwe in association with the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) at the University of Glasgow and the PASCAL Observatory at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Glasgow invite you to a conference celebrating the role of universities in developing the infrastructure of cities through strengthening their urban engagement roles.  The conference will be held on 9/10 May 2019 at the Cresta Lodge Hotel, Harare.

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