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Weaving literacy into lifelong learning

November 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - 4:15 PM

| £80
UCL

On Friday 18th November 2016, the British Association for Literacy in Development are convening an all-day interactive seminar in central London, UK, in conjunction with the UCL Institute of Education and UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Dr Ulrike Hanemann of UIL is the keynote speaker, and will address the topic Promoting lifelong learning: incorporating multi-sector approaches to literacy’. The aim is to provide a forum for multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the role of literacy in enhancing lifelong learning.

The seminar will be chaired by Prof Alan Tuckett, past president of the International Council for Adult Education. It is aimed at practitioners, academics, NGOs, studentsand policy makers in the fields of literacy and lifelong learning and will provide a forum for multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the role of literacy in enhancing lifelong learning.

In international education thinking, the concept of lifelong learning is well established, focusing on the promotion of learning opportunities of varied kinds for people of all ages with a view to unlocking their potential to live fulfilled lives as individuals and as members of their societies. However, much work remains to be done to develop a full understanding of how literacy is located within lifelong learning – a task which is complicated by the dominance of the traditional concept of literacy learning as involving only the mastery of basic reading and writing skills.

Through the day we will be exploring literacy within the context of international development agendas, especially the Education 2030 Framework for Action.  There will be opportunities to hear examples of innovative practice from resource-poor contexts and to take part in interactive sessions on the role of literacy in lifelong learning.

Aim

To provide a forum for multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the role of literacy in enhancing lifelong learning

Background

In international education thinking, the concept of lifelong learning is well established, focusing on the promotion of learning opportunities of varied kinds for people of all ages with a view to unlocking their potential to live fulfilled lives as individuals and as members of their societies. However, much work remains to be done to develop a full understanding of how literacy is located within lifelong learning, a task which is complicated by the dominance of the traditional concept of literacy learning as involving only the mastery of basic reading and writing skills.

Audience

Practitioners, academics, NGOs, students and policy makers in the fields of literacy and lifelong learning

★★★ Please note that the exact venue will be confirmed in August; the nearest stations are likely to be  Euston, Euston Square and Russell Square. For up-to-date information about thier activities, please visit our Facebook page.

Details

Date:
November 18, 2016
Time:
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Cost:
£80
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http://balid.org.uk/

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Ticket Information
Standard booking fee: £80 Members fee (UCL Institute of Education or BALID): £60 Unwaged: £30