Widening Access to Education

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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Learning Changes Lives: Adult learning in the Australian context - 18 Oct, 2019

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Adult education is transformative and can break the cycle of disadvantage. Through education people can develop the skills and knowledge they need to engage in meaningful work; to participate fully as a citizen in a vibrant democracy; to live in harmony in a diverse, multicultural and rapidly changing society; to manage their health and wellbeing and live fulfilled and meaningful lives.

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1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors’ Conference in Kampala - 6-8 November, 2019

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This international conference will bring together adult learners, tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along strategic partners in achievement of SDG 4 target 6 and 7. The theme of the conference is “enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in literacy and lifelong learning”.

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The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.

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A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

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VINCE project latest news - Validation for Inclusion of New Citizens of Europe

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We are happy to share with you the latest newsletter - Issue 4/2019, featured below - of our project VINCE; an ERASMUS+ project that is developing training materials for university staff working in processes of Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) and Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (VNIL) with migrant and/or refugee students.

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Special call for applications from early career access/widening participation practitioners and researchers - FACE 2019

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FACE is now delighted to invite applications for a sponsored place at the 26th FACE Annual Conference hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, 3rd -5th July 2019.

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Invitation – Digital learning for marginalized groups – 30 April

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Digital learning media open up new and different opportunities for learning and teaching. It is important that these opportunities are open to those who do not enjoy privileged access to education, including refugees and migrants and people with low levels of basic education.

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