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SCUTREA Online Research Seminar: Adult education and community activism, 15 July, 10-11.30am

SCUTREA Online Research Seminar: Adult education and community activism, 15 July, 10-11.30am

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For practitioners and researchers in the field of adult education in the UK it seems we are operating in the ruins of a once well recognised and funded terrain. Over the past two decades, the closure of Centres of Lifelong Learning in universities predominately across England and Wales; the eradication of funding and adult education programmes in FE; and the closure of local government provision has resulted in what feels like the extinction of adult education.

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AAACE 2020 Annual Conference - Registration Now Open

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The current state of social engagement, public and private, in our society, requires urgent attention. An observation of the discourse around us results in three apparent issues. First, it is easy to see our dialogue as divisive wherein the voicing of personal opinions is seen as an attack rather than an opportunity for debate or dialogue. Second, the expression of differing values creates enemies of the “right” and “wrong” person rather than opportunities for mutual respect. Third, and perhaps the most important, is the general lack of discourse itself.

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UNESCO RILA Spring/Summer 2020 News & Events

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To lighten your mood during these uncertain times, we bring you an overview of goodness. In this newsletter you'll find inspiring individuals, tips to beat the lockdown blues, poetry, intellectual entertainment and important dates for your diary. For once we're grateful for global warming, as the sun in Glasgow is definitely keeping us afloat. Hope you are all well in your part of the world,

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COVID-19 and the Future of Adult Education: An AEQ Editorial

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We live in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has shut down large sectors of the economy, as well as entire education systems. Estimates from UNESCO show that around 90% of the world’s students are currently out of school. Like many of you, we are working from home, drafting this editorial from our home offices under shelter-in-place orders.

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Crisis Response – The role of German Adult Learning and Education in coping with the Corona pandemic

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The work of the German Volkshochschulen as adult education centers suffers from the Corona pandemic. Most centers are closed, and to turn around and have all the face-to-face courses on-line in a short time is not possible. However, the number of on-line courses like for languages is growing.

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Literacy and human rights in Rwanda: BALID/UNESCO Chair webinar

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We are delighted to invite you to attend our first ever virtual Informal Literacy Discussion, which we are privileged to be hosting in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation at the University of East Anglia, UK on 6th May at 12 noon BST.

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Wellbeing resources to help you through the lockdown

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During these difficult and unprecedented times of social distancing, isolation, and lockdown, many of us are realising the core tenet of social psychology- that humans need to belong to groups, to feel a sense of connection to humans around us, and to share a sense of identity and purpose.

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Webinar: Women on the frontlines of the crisis

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The Coronavirus, Capitalism and Inequality webinar series continues with a webinar about women from the global south on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. We hope you can join us on Thursday 23 April at 1pm to hear and put your questions to our speakers from the Philippines and South Africa.

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