CR&DALL Seminar Series 2014-2015

Learning and catalytic dialogue in decision-making: The case of the Finnish Government

Finland is one of the most successful countries in the world in the field of public management of services, including in Education. The speakers at this seminar who are very experienced in advising national government will concentrate on how catalytic debate uncovers problems in the making of conclusions and recommendations that inform policy, with a focus on catalytic dialogue: forging of solutions beyond original issues and conflicts.

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LETAE National Seminar

** 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.

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How do we teach adults to read and write therefore improving their life chances?

This hands-on seminar will be delivered by City of Glasgow College Adult Literacy and Community Senior Lecturer, Diane Gardner who will highlight how a synthetic phonics based reading and writing scheme can help native English speaking adults and those from an ESOL background learn to read.

City of Glasgow College are now in partnership with BBC Learning’s Skillswise to further develop phonics as a learning tool by creating suitable and relevant resources to help reduce the number of those who cannot read or write in the UK today.

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Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs - An inter-generational learning workshop

You are all invited to a half-day seminar to introduce aspects of intergenerational learning, tutoring and research on February 24 from 12:30-16:00 at the Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

Speakers include Jane Watts of NIACE, Tiina Tambaum, Tallin University, Estonia and Alison Clyde, National Development Officer at Generations Working Together.

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CR&DALL Seminar Series 2014-15: Authentic Dialogues for Intercultural Understanding – Transformative Adult Education in Action

Presented by Professor Carmel Borg (University of Malta), the seminar will blend theoretical insights into the meaning of authentic dialogues with practical and experiential knowledge regarding the limits and possibilities of such dialogues.

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.

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