Adult, Vocational and Community-based Learning

Our new issue of Quest - adult and community education success stories from around Australia

Our new issue of Quest - adult and community education success stories from around Australia

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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.

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Learning in later life: My Taiwanese experience | By Dr Brian Findsen

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Over recent months (September 2019 to January 2020) I have been visiting Taiwan on three occasions, accompanied by my wife, Caterina. On two previous occasions (2013; 2018) I had presented at Later Life Learning conferences (Chiayi; Taipei), as a guest of the Department of Adult & Continuing Education (DACE) at the National Chung Cheng University (CCU). In September/October, October/November and January of this year, I was a visiting scholar at CCU helping with teaching, research and staff development.

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The ‘Equality Project: Starting from Home’ is now at the stage of finalising workshops on addressing household inequalities

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The second partner meeting for the Equality Project: Starting from Home (TEP) was hosted by the University of Dar-Es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Dr Amina Kamando between 6th and 11th January 2020.

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National Intergenerational Conference - Wed 4th March 2020, Glasgow

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Generations Working Together is excited to launch the programme for their National Intergenerational Conference on Wednesday 4th March 2020 in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The conference will be open to anyone who is interested in creating intergenerational communities, by means of connecting and building relationships between different generations with a specific focus on older and younger people.

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Everybody should become a tutor in the community: CR&DALL Seminar, 29th January 2020 - Tiina Tambaum

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In the twenty-first century non-professional tutors, including teenagers, have an important role to play in the development of contemporary skills among the older population.  The aim of the seminar is to describe the instructional design for teenage tutors' instruction in order to prepare them to become a facilitator for older persons’ in e-skill learning.

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Bushfire recovery, Indigenous adult literacy, retraining for older drivers and more: Quest magazine - ALA Member News, July 2019

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Welcome to our fourth issue of Quest for 2019.

In this issue we've gathered stories about the impact of community-based adult learning programs from around Australia. 

In this issue we profile a community resource centre in the bushfire ravaged town of Yarloop in WA that is playing a lead role in the healing and rebuilding of the community.

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Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts

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We are pleased to announced that the project, Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts, has been funded by the UK’s ESRC within the GCRF programme.

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Cedefop newsletter No 95 - Nov / Dec 2019

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As jobs and ways of working transform, so does the emphasis on skills and learning, said Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel in a keynote speech at the European vocational skills week (EVSW) 2019 main events in Helsinki. Read about this, together with other Cedefop activities, in their latest newsletter:

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN has come to an end

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The Horizon 2020 project ENLIVEN – Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe – has come to an end. The project – worth EUR 2.5 million – brought together partners from nine European countries and included a self-funded partner from Australia.

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Lifelong Learning: Preparing for Our Future World, HELLIN Conference 2019

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The Higher Education Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network (HELLIN) is an all-island body that advocates for the interests of the adult and mature student populations in universities and institutes of technology across the island North and South. Its aim is to inform policy relating to all aspects of adult education and lifelong learning whether these be Workplace or Work-based Learning, Continuing Professional Development, Recognition of Prior Learning, Adult and Community Education and older learners.

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