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07/06/2013 10:00 - 07/06/2013 16:30

The European Year of Citizens 2013 Conference - The challenges and opportunities for adult learning | Leicester (United Kingdom)

Across Europe and beyond governments are facing challenges set by the economic crisis. Adult education plays an important role in addressing these—through the provision of basic skills, learning to learn and vocational education.

Across Europe and beyond governments are facing challenges set by the economic crisis. Adult education plays an important role in addressing these—through the provision of basic skills, learning to learn and vocational education. However it has been argued that there is wider crisis that adult educators should concern themselves with in democratic engagement. Across the EU there are many approaches to, and understandings of, citizenship education.

This conference explores the wider role of learning for active citizenship across society and European countries through inputs from across the membership of the European Association for the Education of Adults. There will be key note speeches setting the context from academics, policy makers and leaders, alongside practitioner-led workshops on four themes: Basic Skills learning for Active Citizenship Migration, minorities and adult learning Adult learning as a tool for transnational tolerance The role of adult learning in democratic engagement

 

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