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New MRC-funded project - Tobacco and three Global South countries - Kate Reid

We are pleased to announce that CR&DALL core member, Kate Reid is a co-I in a new Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded feasibility study to test the peer-led 'A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial' intervention (ASSIST) in three culturally different middle income countries.

Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability Conference 6th - 9th June 2022

Tickets are now available for the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) to be held from June 6th - 9th 2022 hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).

University of Glasgow at the CIES 2022 Conference

This year, the Comparative & International Education Society Conference took place in Minneapolis, USA, between 18th and 22nd of April 2022. The theme of the conference was “Illuminating the Power of Idea/lism” that sought to address the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of nativism and fundamentalism. The University of Glasgow was represented by members of two large projects, both of which are part of CR&DALL’s portfolio.

Webinar Series - LLLH: Enacting the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities

As part of our series aimed at developing a roadmap for the enactment of the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities, adopted at the fifth International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC 5) in October 2021, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the UNESCO Chair on Global Health and Education invite you to the first webinar of our webinar series entitled ‘Lifelong Learning for health: Enacting the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities’ which will take place on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, and to participate in a unique opportunity to engage in Lifelong Learning for Health (LLLH) policy discussions on an international and multi-sectoral platform.

National LLL Policies and Learning Cities: ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 4

Much of the discussion pertaining to the development of learning cities has focused on the role of city administrations themselves rather than on national policies in lifelong learning (see for example Osborne and Hernandez 2021 and Osborne, Nestervova and Bhandari 2021).

Professor Dénes Koltai

The former Dean and Vice-Rector of the University of Pécs in Hungary died much too early in his 75th year after a distinguished academic career and beyond. His early interest was community development in rural and urban areas and he enjoyed teaching and research for a small department in the University. He then realized that with the system change around the 1990s the professional training of those working in cultural houses, in the emerging civil society sector, folk high schools and related areas would be in need of new knowledge and skills, attitudes and values.

We would like to inform you that UIL will be chairing two roundtable discussions based on this research at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (WHEC2022) in Barcelona, May 18-20. Please find the key information below and in the attached concept notes. 

Adult education journal Convergence relaunched

After a hiatus of 12 years or thereabouts,  adult education journal, Convergence, has been revived by the UNESCO Chair in Global Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, in collaboration with the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE).

We are pleased to report that the University of Glasgow has been ranked nineteenth in the world for the positive impact it has on society, according to a new report by Times Higher Education. The THE Impact Rankings, which demonstrate the difference a university is making in the world by working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, places the University of Glasgow first in Scotland and third in the UK.

Becoming an academic: intersections of gender, class, and race

Our next CR&DALL event on 23rd May from 1200-1400 is entitled ‘Becoming an academic: intersections of gender, class, and race’ with presentations by Prof Marie-Pierre Moreau, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Kate Hoskins, Brunel University and Dr Ellen McHugh, Brunel University.

Today the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings were announced with the University of Glasgow placed very highly internationally, especially in relation to SDG11 (making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable), where it is placed second in the world. It is therefore apposite that we are able to announce the latest CR&DALL policy paper, authored by CR&DALL director, Professor Mike Osborne, and published jointly with the ASEM LLL Hub entitled National Lifelong Learning Policies and Learning Cities, which can be found at this link.

National Lifelong Learning Policies and Learning Cities | CR&DALL Policy Paper
Opportunities at Glasgow: Lecturer in TESOL and Lecturer in the Philosophy and Theory of Education

The University has advertised positions as Lecturer in TESOL and Lecturer in the Philosophy and Theory of Education as follows:

April News from BALID

The British Association of Literacy in Development (BALID) is a vibrant community of people who are passionate about literacy. BALID is a UK-based NGO operating as a voluntary/ community organisation under UK law promoting adult, family and community literacy and numeracy as a basic human right, in the context of international development.

UALL Conferences

As you are no doubt aware, the annual conference will be held in Glasgow in June.  Tickets will be available before the end of the week via eventbrite by following this link.

Quest | Issue 1 2022

Welcome to our first issue of Quest for 2022 featuring stories about life-changing adult education programs. Prison education opens doors, bilingual course engineers success, tips for maths anxiety, ACE news and more.

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