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PIMA Bulletin No. 29 - March 2020

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A folksy saying favoured in my ‘other Sydney’ out West is that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This fits the mood as this Bulletin goes to press. The going always seems tough to those working in adult learning and education (ALE): poor cousin, Cinderella, little money, no recognition, left out of the global planning of MDGs and all but out of the SDGs, and so on.

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in PIMA Webinar #2 | Adult Learning and Education (ALE), Climate Crises and COVID-19: Critical Reflections from Australia. This will be led by a panel of Australian adult educators, scholars, and activists – Jenny Macaffer, Jim Falk and Robbie Guevara. 

'Thought pieces' recently published in Bulletin No. 29 by Jim and Jenny will form a starting point for discussion.  

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Research and practices to reach a sustainable and healthy economic and social recovery post COVID-19 - An Invitation from Italy

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CR&DALL subscribers are invited to contribute to a new initiative being coordinated by the Form@re Journal at the University of Florence in Italy concerning post-COVID-19 recovery. In section 6 below you will read about the contexts for focus, and in sections 7 and 8, how you can play a role.

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Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Chinese Experience in Maintaining Undisrupted Learning in COVID-19 Outbreak

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As COVID-19 continues spreading in many countries of the world, how to keep learning in disruption has become a major challenge to the global education community. As stated by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “We are entering uncharted territory and working with countries to find hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech solutions to assure the continuity of learning.”

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International Conference to commemorate 50 years of Adult Education in Tanzania

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The School of Education of the University of Dar es Salaam through its Department of Educational Foundations, Management and Lifelong Learning will host an International Conference to commemorate 50 years of Adult Education in Tanzania. The conference will bring together stakeholders of adult education from within and beyond Tanzania to refl ect on its status since its declaration in 1970. The conference marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards reinvigorating the glory of Tanzania in the field of adult education.

Learning in later life: My Taiwanese experience | By Dr Brian Findsen

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Over recent months (September 2019 to January 2020) I have been visiting Taiwan on three occasions, accompanied by my wife, Caterina. On two previous occasions (2013; 2018) I had presented at Later Life Learning conferences (Chiayi; Taipei), as a guest of the Department of Adult & Continuing Education (DACE) at the National Chung Cheng University (CCU). In September/October, October/November and January of this year, I was a visiting scholar at CCU helping with teaching, research and staff development.

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Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts

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We are pleased to announced that the project, Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts, has been funded by the UK’s ESRC within the GCRF programme.

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Improving Teaching Quality and Effectiveness by Moving Towards a Student-Centred Learning Approach

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We are very pleased to report that CR&DALL Deputy Director Muir Houston is member of the University of Glasgow team that has been funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in order to undertake a study of HE pedagogy in Algeria to improve quality and effectiveness with a focus on developing student-centred learning. The team also includes Willie McGuire and Ines Alves.

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