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We are pleased to inform subscribers that our article "Learning from the past for the future: Signposts and landmark anniversaries in adult learning and education" has been published online in the International Review of Education.

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), in cooperation with Springer’s International Handbook of Lifelong Learning, launches a new series of webinars to present cutting-edge research on lifelong learning to an interested audience.

Professor Ellen Boeren gave a keynote presentation at the Lifelong Learning Conference, which took place in Brussels on 17 and 18 April 2024. Organised by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this event was attended by a wide range of relevant lifelong learning stakeholders from across the European Union.

Professor John Field

Many CR&DALL members and subscribers will have known or known of Professor John Field, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Stirling. It is with great sadness to report that he died on Monday 25 March.  He was a titan in the field of adult education and great fun to be with.

This paper investigates what the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed about the resilience of cities’ communities and learning systems. In terms of community resilience, it explores issues of multi-sectoral planning as well as bottom-up citizen and NGO/CSO led practices and topdown policies and practice from national governments and regional/municipal administrations.

Learning for global health in cities - Community resilience and the strengthening of learning systems
St Andrews Building

In this hybrid seminar, Dr Qiong He, Hong Kong University and Dr Colin Mack, University of Glasgow will present findings from their recent research.

CR&DALL Seminar Series 2023-24: The Internationalisation of Higher Education in a “Post”-Era

Esther E. Gottlieb, Senior Adviser for International Affairs at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, examines the changing meaning of  ‘international’ in the shifting processes and practices of internationalisation.

Collaboration, capacity building and culture in Indonesia - Dr Kate Reid

Kate Reid, Core CR&DALL member has just returned from Indonesia (Yogyakarta) with other UoG colleagues from MRC/CSO Social and Public health sciences unit. This was a collaborators meeting to support continued research activity and capacity building with our research partners located from - Department of Psychology De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, and our hosts for the week, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

 Joint CR&DALL and Waste Stories Briefing Paper | Waste Literacies

This joint CR&DALL and Waste Stories Briefing Paper argues that we need to cultivate waste literacies – capacities to read and make meaning from signs and symbols relating to waste – if we are to navigate a path out of the current Waste Age. It puts forward three different ways that literacies allow learning and meaning-making, and gives examples of what waste literacies might look like in practice.

Using arts-based methods to engage with youth and other vulnerable populations

Qualitative research has increasingly been utilising visual methods such as drawing to collect richer insights from participants of all ages and backgrounds, including vulnerable populations.

Invitation to Symposium on Gender Social Norms: University of Cambridge - 29 May, 2024

We would like to warmly invite you to our upcoming event: Transformative Education: Shifting Gender Social Norms In and Through Education. This will be held on Wednesday 29 May from 11:00-15:30 at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge (with the option to join online).

Professor Joachim Knoll has died

All of us close to UNESCO and CONFINTEA will have met or known Prof. Knoll in person, or at least through his writings. In preparation for CONFINTEA VI in Bélem, Brasil he wrote a review on the history of the first five CONFINTEAs, on the political contexts, and the personalities involved. When CONFINTEA V was in Hamburg in 1997 he invited colleagues to his roof top on a higher building overseeing the harbour - and I will never forget the wonderful evening amidst Lalage Bown, Alex Charters or Paul Belanger, and many others.

The University of Catania

The University of Catania will be hosting a conference of the Italian University Network for Continuing Education on 10/11 May 2024, and is pleased to announce that amongst the keynote speakers will be Professor Michael Osborne, Director of CR&DALL. His presentation is entitled, The many souls of university continuing education in the UK.

Skills for Social Justice - Advancing social justice through stronger skills systems - new ILO Brief

A new Policy Brief, attached, from the International Labour Organization (ILO) covers recent developments related to the importance of skills in advancing the lifelong learning agenda.

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