The 2022 PASCAL Conference has taken place on the theme of Learning & Crisis: Future Proofing City Responses. The conference was organised by the University of Tampere , Finland. The Faculty of Management and Business Studies played host to around 80 participants from countries with around 30 participants joining online.
We are pleased to report that the University of Glasgow has been ranked nineteenth in the world for the positive impact it has on society, according to a new report by Times Higher Education. The THE Impact Rankings, which demonstrate the difference a university is making in the world by working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, places the University of Glasgow first in Scotland and third in the UK.
This volume provides an in-depth analysis of historical and recent developments of senior learning in Taiwan, where publications in English have been scant. It takes a broader view on lifelong learning and active ageing from a theoretical/conceptual base written by prominent international authors- this represents the ‘outside in’ perspective. The ‘inside out’ on the other hand signifies an in-depth investigation of initiatives written by authors from Taiwan who are closely involved with developments in policy and practice.
The next UNESCO World Conference on Adult Learning and Education (CONFINTEA VII) will take place in Marrakesh in June 2022. It will be a time to reflect on the past decade and prepare for the future. It will be a chance to integrate deeper with the Education Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. Civil society has been playing an increasingly important role and should continue to do so.
To prepare for this engagement the editors have selected articles on important aspects related to adult learning and education within lifelong learning for sustainable development from the past two years of the PIMA Bulletin for this collection. They cover a wide variety of thematic areas, and they are related to policy, practice and theory of our field. In addition, it can serve as a reader for students and staff.
Emeritus Professor Lalage Bown, OBE died in Shrewsbury hospital on 17 December 2021, aged 94, following a fall at home. An eminent women’s literacy advocate, she dedicated her life’s work to improving education for the disadvantaged, especially women, seeking to bring university opportunities to the widest possible sections of society.
Postcolonial Directions in Education is a peer reviewed open access journal produced twice a year. It is a scholarly journal intended to foster further understanding, advancement and reshaping of the field of postcolonial education. We welcome articles that contribute to advancing the field.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) presented the webinar ‘Lifelong learning, learning cities and smart cities’ on 2 December 2021. On 9 December 2021, the UNESCO’s Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, and the University of East Anglia (UK) will host a webinar on ‘Family literacy and indigenous and local learning’.
Britain-Nepal Academic Council is holding this year's annual lecture with Professor Sushan Acharya on 9th December. This may be of interest to some colleagues especially in the areas of gender and adult literacy.
We are delighted to extend to you an invitation to join a Global Mass Movement for Eco-Social Change! UNESCO RILA at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce our partnership on "The People's Summit: Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind"