I am very pleased to attach for subscribers of PASCAL, a copy of my inaugural address as Professor in Lifelong Learning and Social Intervention within Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG), Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen. I welcome your comments.
As part of an international collaboration between the University of Glasgow (Community Development team & students) and the University of Kentucky, a week long study visit was organised for the students, staff and their elected member from Kentucky to spend some time exploring Community Development in the East End of Glasgow.
Our visitors were welcomed to the city with a civic reception from the Lord Provost Sadie Docherty and a number of locally elected councillors along with an East End MP and MSP.
The deadline for Abstracts for the 12th PASCAL conference is 18th May 2015. The conference will be hosted by one of Italy’s leading institutions, the University of Catania, in the beautiful island of Sicily. The theme of the conference concerns how cities and their regions are connected to their universities at strategic frontiers. These include knowledge and political frontiers, and each is linked to global challenges that include employment, migration, health, food security, culture and climate change.
The Break Down or Break Out project, financed by the European Commission, is missioned to find new ways for long-term unemployed adults through building capacity to take action in the community.
** A report on this seminar may be found here **
Work-based and work-related learning in higher education for adult learners is seen as crucial to address the predicted labour market skills gap identified in such communiques as: New Skills for New Jobs Anticipating and matching labour market and skills needs; and, An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Opening Educational Practices in Scotland - open advisory forum The OEPS project has a focus on open education in the context of widening participation and transitions and we are very keen to have a broad range of participants at the event. It should also be of interest to anyone interested in learning and teaching and curriculum development.
This book is the third production from the ESREA Gender network and, once more, an opportunity to let the readers discover, or to know more, for a better understanding of questions related to gender and adult learning. It shows how researchers can be deeply involved in this specific field of adult education. The notion of informal learning has already been treated as a chapter in the 2003s book, but it becomes central and relevant in this new book considering the growing complexity of our society.
PASCAL is very pleased to announce that the next PASCAL International Conference will be hosted from 7-9 October 2015 by the University of Catania in Italy with the title, Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers, and under the co-ordination of PASCAL Associate Director in Europe, Professor Roberta Piazza.
We are pleased to send you Cedefop's latest Briefing Note Career guidance in unstable times for you to download in your preferred language (Spanish, German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish and Portuguese) and format (Pdf or eBook optimised for tablets and smartphones).
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Please find below direct links to our three previous Briefing Notes: