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New Major CR&DALL Project on Adult Learning and Education funded by ESRC

We are pleased to announce that a grant of £605,095.18 (Full Economic Cost) has been awarded as an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Standard Grant, entitled,  A UK-Ireland investigation into the statistical evidence-base underpinning adult learning and education-policy making. The PrincipaI Investigator is CR&DALL Core Member, Professor Ellen Boeren. Co-Investigators are Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech also of the University of Glasgow and Professor John Holford and Dr Sharon Clancy at the University of Nottingham. The project has strong links with the Learning & Work Institute, and starts in early 2023.

Hall of fame award

CR&DALL director, Professor Michael Osborne was amongst those inducted into the University of Oklahoma’s International Hall of Fame on 28 September 2022 at a ceremony hosted by University College Cork, during the ‘Learning Cities Week’, in Cork, Ireland.

FREE WAHEN & IAU webinar - The Future of Higher Education - 11th October

We are delighted to inform you that the World Access to Higher Education Network (WAHEN) with International Association of Universities (IAU) will be holding a FREE webinar on The Future of Higher Education on 11th October:

International Adult and continuing Education Hall of Fame - Newsletter June 2022

The International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2022 takes place at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland on 28 September.

Urban precarity and the climate crisis

The latest IPCCC report shows that average temperatures on land have already risen by 1.5 ℃. The climatic impacts of this are being experienced across the globe in the form of more frequent extreme weather events and more prolonged periods of climate-induced stress. More and more regions are experiencing droughts, fire weather/fires and water scarcity; or/and heavy rains, storms and flooding.

Missing Millions: Considering the untapped potential of millions of working-age people in the UK

This report presents research that provides an understanding of the current impact of the low levels of investment in training in the UK and, in addition, tries to quantify how many people’s potential contribution to society is being squandered as a result of not having access to regular skills development. And the inevitable impact of that on social mobility.

Education Inequalities

This report by Christine Farquharson, Sandra McNally & Imran Tahir draws on extensive evidence to further our understanding of education inequalities in today’s world. The focus is education inequalities in the United Kingdom (UK), and predominantly in England.

Skills for a net-zero economy: Insights from employers and young people

The report by Yasmin White, Tom Bradley, Beccy Packer & Emily Jones demonstrates a stark disconnect between increasing employer demand for green skills and young people’s lack of knowledge. A lack of awareness of green jobs and what qualifications support progression to these roles is thwarting young people’s aspirations for careers that can combat climate change and drive clean growth.

PASCAL Conference 2022  in Tampere Finland 24-26 October 2022 - ONLY 2 WEEKS TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS

The 16th PASCAL Conference in Tampere, Finland is scheduled for 24-26 October 2022 in hybrid mode. The main theme of the conference is the responses made by cities and regions, and their citizens, in their path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details are attached, with a key deadline for paper proposals of 6 September 2022

ASEM Global Lifelong Learning Week 2022

Subscribers of CR&DALL (PASCAL) may be interested in the ASEM Global Lifelong Learning Week 2022 to be held from 26-30 September in Cork. This is a week-long series of events centered around the topic of lifelong learning. This will be the first in-person event for the ASEM LLL Hub while it is being hosted in Ireland.

New Erasmus Mundus International Master of Education in Museums and Heritage

A consortium led by University of Glasgow, partnering with the Universities of Tartu, Cork/National University Ireland Galway/Trinity College Dublin, Radboud, Malta, Iberoamericana and the European Museum Academy is celebrating the award of €5.5m to fund study for 90 students from September 2023-28. The consortium lead is CR&DALL Associate Dr. Maggie McColl of the University of Glasgow.

New edition of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now

This issue of AJAL is focused on three important areas of adult learning, professional learning, transition pathways to higher education and adult learning in the context of COVID 19. The articles represent the broad context of adult learning in Australia and internationally.

New Project: Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

We are pleased to report that Professor Simon McGrath who joined the School of Education recently, and who is a CR&DALL core member, is a co-I of the Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures network, which is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Economic and Social Research Council Network Plus scheme.

ALW2022 To Do List

Adult Learners Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. There are so many opportunities to learn available across Australia.

In this paper, we consider the roles that HEIs can have with wider society in pursuit of an agenda of social responsibility through contributing expertise to the service of communities that reflects locally defined needs and demands.

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