Literacy and Lifelong Learning Seminar – London 18th November

WEAVING LITERACY THROUGH LIFELONG LEARNING

18th November in London, UK, with Dr Ulrike Hanemann of UIL

On Friday 18th November, BALID (the British Association for Literacy in Development) will be hosting a seminar in central London entitled ‘Weaving literacy through lifelong learning’. Our keynote speaker, Dr Ulrike Hanemann, of UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will address the topic Promoting lifelong learning: incorporating multi-sector approaches to literacy’.

The seminar will last from 10.30–16.15 and will be chaired by Prof Alan Tuckett, past president of the International Council for Adult Education. It is aimed at practitioners, academics, NGOs, students and 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. More details are explained in the attached outline programme.

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.

Fees

Standard booking fee:  £80

Members fee (UCL Institute of Education or BALID):  £60

Unwaged:  £30

Please secure your place as soon as possible since numbers are limited. Both find the booking form, poster and the outline programme are also downloadable from the BALID website.

We look forward to welcoming you to a richly stimulating day. The planned venue is near Euston and will be confirmed shortly.

Posted on behalf of Ian Cheffy

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SRHE conference papers

I enjoyed delivering two papers at this year’s SRHE conference at Celtic Manor in Newport (Wales), the first of which was on my research of student assignment writing and the second on the Academics’ Writing project.

The Prezi for the first one is here (unable to embed in wordpress), and the paper is linked to in a previous post.

The argument that some of the practices drawn into students’ academic tasks could be described as ‘curation’ stimulated some good discussion around plagiarism, assessment frameworks, the literacies that assignments are supposed to assess, and information literacy skills. Some of the tweets below encapsulate these ideas and, overall, I found the discussion useful for my forthcoming book on assignments.

 

The second paper, on the Acads writing project, is here:

 

There are definitely strange things happening to disciplines in Higher Education. Since identities permeate academics’ writing practices for research, teaching, and even admin work, the paper generated a lot of interest and discussion afterwards. Some of these were also tweeted about:

The original version of this text is from my personal blog.

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