*** First Webinar TODAY ***
The Co-operative College, The WEA, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Nottingham University, the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University, and the Raymond Williams Foundation will be hosting four interactive, free online events starting this Thursday and following each Thursday after that.
We are writing regarding the next stages of the #AdultEducation100 Campaign and the launch of a free series of webinars aimed at stimulating further discussion and debate.
Sadly, we are not in Liverpool today at our conference and looking forward to relax over a beautiful meal and raise a celebratory glass to all the wonderful work of our colleagues as we present the UALL awards HOWEVER we are all working creatively in our changed circumstances.
We are very pleased to announce a new award to the University of Glasgow within the British Academy’s GCRF Education and Learning in Crises Programme. The project is entitled Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the Role of Education, Culture and Learning in Responding to Crises, and is led from Glasgow by Professor Evelyn Arizpe, Dr Sinead Gormally, working with Dr Nohora Niño Vega, El Colegio de Sonora, Mexico and Dr Jerónimo Castillo Muñoz, Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Colombia. The value of the award is £357,915.
In this edition of the L&W Newsletter you should note in particular several calls for proposals and updates relating to international conferences: the Stockholm conference on VET, the UFHRD conference in Budapest, #LearnOrg in Grimstad, Eucen on lifelong learning in Budapest, the Adult education conference in Vancouver, BCES on comparative education in Sofia (see Conferences), also calls for applications for BeChangeMaker and Skills challenge innovation (see Programmes and Projects), the call for proposals for Game-based learning (see Publications) and the call for applications for a Conference bursary of the Edge Foundation (see Networks and Organisations).
A folksy saying favoured in my ‘other Sydney’ out West is that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This fits the mood as this Bulletin goes to press. The going always seems tough to those working in adult learning and education (ALE): poor cousin, Cinderella, little money, no recognition, left out of the global planning of MDGs and all but out of the SDGs, and so on.
Cedefop is taking all necessary measures to ensure the wellbeing of its staff and the wider community during the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak while remaining operational and implementing its work programme. Read about this, together with other Cedefop activities, in their latest newsletter:
Welcome to our first issue of Quest for 2020, which gathers stories about the impact of adult learning programs from around Australia.
In this issue you'll find stories about how a bridging literacy and numeracy class is opening new career and study opportunities for young mums in country Victoria, how traineeships in rural and regional towns in WA give young locals a reason to stay instead of moving away; how an all abilities choir in Queensland gives joy and meaning to its members; tips for using Instagram and more.
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia. This will be led by a panel of Australian adult educators, scholars, and activists – Jenny Macaffer, Jim Falk and Robbie Guevara.
As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries of the world, how to keep learning in disruption has become a major challenge to the global education community. As stated by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “We are entering uncharted territory and working with countries to find hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech solutions to assure the continuity of learning.”
A new post as a Knowledge Exchange Associate, working within the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) Research Support Office at the University of Glasgow is now available. The post holder will be responsible for the identification, development and implementation of new collaborative Knowledge Exchange (KE) opportunities for the Inequalities and Sustainable Development in Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Cities research group, under the supervision of Professors Sayantan Ghosal, Michael Osborne, Fabrice Renaud and Alastair Leyland.
In this ALADIN Online Alert, I would like to highlight:
- a UIL summary report on global citizenship education;
- a UNESCO manual on story circles and a CR&DALL working paper on study circles;
- an EAEA policy paper on life skills and participation in adult learning and an EAEA background paper on the future of lifelong learning in Europe;
- a UNESCO report on non-formal skills training in Malawi; and
- a UNEVOC conference report on artificial intelligence in education and training.
Le VIème FORUM MONDIAL POUR LES APPRENTISSAGES TOUT AU LONG DE LA VIE est REPORTE au 1er et 2 octobre 2020, cela ne vous surprendra pas. Le reste est inchangé : même lieu, même thème, mêmes ateliers, même options. Voir le site http://www.cmatlv.org