Learning Cities and Regions

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2: Apr to Jun 2016

We are pleased to share the second issue of our newsletter for 2016. This has been an exciting quarter of the year for the expansion of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). We have not only had the pleasure to welcome almost 50 members from 22 countries to the Network, we have also opened the UNESCO Learning City Award 2017 for applications and are now cordially inviting UNESCO GNLC members to apply.

PASCAL 2016 Conference in Glasgow - Photos from the event

The PASCAL 2016 Conference - Learning Cities 2040 - drew to a close on Sunday evening after an action-packed three days of presentations, inquiry and discussions.

A number of participants were from the University of Glasgow and the School of Education in particular.

Over 100 photos have been published on the PASCAL website:

PASCAL 2016 Conference - Photos from the event

 

PASCAL 2016 Conference in Glasgow 3-5 June ***LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER***

The PASCAL 2016 Conference in Glasgow 3-5 June, 2016 is two weeks away. Practioners from around the World are attending to present and discuss an exciting range of issues on their experience to date with and future directions for Learning Cities.

Showcases from 15+ cites and 64+ presentations and papers will be featured. Cities as diverse as Taipei, Beijing, Townsville, Erbil, Duhok, Acireale, Glasgow, Swansea and Bristol have confirmed that they will be attending and promoting their work. Speakers include Raul Valdes Cotera from the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

PASCAL 2016 Conference in Glasgow 3-5 June ***UPDATES***

The PASCAL 2016 Conference in Glasgow 3-5 June, 2016 is less than a month away. Practioners from around the World are attending to present and discuss an exciting range of issues on their experience to date with and future directions for Learning Cities.

Showcases from 15+ cites and 64+ presentations and papers will be featured. Cities as diverse as Taipei, Beijing, Townsville, Erbil, Duhok, Acireale, Glasgow, Swansea, Cork and Bristol have confirmed that they will be attending and promoting their work. Speakers include Raul Valdes Cotera from the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Call for papers - International comparisons of basic education policies

Please find featured below a call for papers from the Zeitschrift für Weiterbildungsforschung, which is the leading German journal in our field. The editors are planning a special issue around international comparisons of basic education policies, which will discuss the nature and effects of surveys such as PIAAC.

PASCAL 2016 Conference Abstract & Showcase deadline extended to Feb 22

We have had an excellent response to the call for abstracts and city showcases for the 13th PASCAL Conference in Glasgow from 3-5 June 2016, but a number of individuals and organisations have requested a slight extension in order to prepare their submissions. Therefore there are new deadlines for both the submissions of abstracts and city showcases of 22nd February.

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