Critical Pedagogy/Democratic Citizenship

JOINT SEMINAR - "Learning in later life: Concepts, exemplars and contemporary issues"

We are happy to announce the continuation of our collaboration with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Strathclyde through a joint seminar to be given by Professor Brian Findsen of the University of Waikato, New Zealand (and a weel-kent face in Glasgow, being former Head of DACE at the University of Glasgow). Brian's seminar will take place on the 22nd of August and full details of location and time are given on the attached flyer.

PLEASE NOTE: to book a place reply to the contact given on the flyer NOT to CR&DALL.

Validate to Co-operate - Final report of the OBSERVAL-Net project

The present publication is one of the outcomes of the OBSERVAL-NET project (follow-up of the OBSERVAL project). The main aim of OBSERVAL-NET was to set up a stakeholder-centric network of organisations supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe based on the formation of national working groups in the 8 participating countries of the project. Each national working group worked towards bringing together key stakeholders in VNIL and political decision-makers at national level in order to coordinate policy implementation in the field.

Second ESREA Newsletter of 2014

Please find attached the second ESREA newsletter for 2014. The end of the semester is coming but it is a hectic time in ESREA since three out of eleven networks have their research conferences this month. I have seen the programmes and it seems like there will be a lot of interesting discussions concerning policy, global and local issues in adult learning and development as well as transformative learning.

Radical Community Work

A new journal devoted to exploring radical community work practice will be launched later in the year. 

In the run up to the launch the editors are looking for active participation from the field (practitioners, activists, academics). There are three things you may wish to contribute:

1. We are looking for the first papers for the Journal and we are particularly interested in people writing about effective practice.  If you have an idea you want to discuss email:


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