It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning: 21st Century Skills on 3-5 October 2016 at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark. The forum is highly relevant because there is an urgent need to discuss this topic. In the contemporary economic crisis we need new visions for skills and effective models for lifelong learning.
In this second newsletter of 2016 there are only a few up-dates. For instance, some new conferences are included and a new book. Please, also find some extended deadlines and second call for papers. If you are interested in going “down under” the ELOA network is organizing a study tour for ESREA members next year - more info in announcements. RELA has some thematic call for papers out and deadline is getting closer (1 of July).
Supporting Adult Education for a Sustainable Life Course: Asian and European perspectives on Education, Work and Citizenship
This Symposium jointly hosted by CR&DALL at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLakes), UCL Institute of Education, London on behalf of the ASEM LLL Hub has just successfully completed its first day with some 70 delegates from Asia and Europe.
In this issue, an exclusive interview with European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen during her first visit to Cedefop.
The Adult Learning in Scotland Statement of Ambition states that adult learning should be lifelong, life-wide and learner-centred. This interactive workshop will explore what we understand by a learner centred approach to adult learning and how it impacts on our practice.
The key address will be from Professor Michele Schweisfurth who is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include an analysis of learner centred education.
This is my first newsletter as the new secretary of ESREA. I hope you will find it interesting. 2016 is a special year with the Triennial Conference in Maynooth, Ireland where we will celebrate that the idea of ESREA was born 25 years ago. ESREA also have a new logo. Thus, there are lots of things to commemorate as we proceed with promoting research on the education of adults in Europe and beyond:
Particularly worth noting in this edition are calls for papers relating to the London Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training, the CVER Conference on the economics of VET (see Conferences), the VET & Culture meeting in Vienna, the EAPRIL conference in Porto (see Networks), the International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy & Research, and the Journal of International Mobility: deadline 1st April! (see Publications).
An event for practitioners, policy makers and others interested in the future of adult education in Edinburgh.
Adult Education: The Challenge of Change – often referred to as the Alexander Report – was the foundational document for the development across Scotland of Community Education Services. Forty years on is perhaps an apt time to take stock of what it achieved for adult education, and its legacy.