|Time:||05.04.2016 - 07.04.2016|
|Location:||Milton Keynes, UK|
The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 5th – 7th April, 2016
The conference is organised by the Association for Education and Ageing (AEA), in association with the ForAge multi-lateral network which reached the end of its programme of Grundtvig-funded development in 2015 and passed on its main product – the European database on learning in later life - to the AEA. The conference gives an opportunity to assess the importance of this development.
The Conference celebrates the completion of 30 years of AEA’s mission to promote the importance of learning in later life. However, the celebration of AEA’s achievement needs to be reflective and critical. Educational gerontology remains relatively marginal in how later life is understood.
The Conference will address a range of critically important themes of theory, policy and practice in relation to learning in later life and relate these themes to the role of learning in ageing societies. AEA conferences have a reputation for bringing together, from across Europe and further afield, older people, practitioners, researchers, academics and policy-makers. They attract those with a general interest in ageing as well as those with a more particular interest in learning in later life.
Keynote speakers are leading thinkers on ageing and later life, and will be discussing the theory, policy and practice of later life learning:
Papers from all perspectives and disciplines are invited on, for example,
Participants wishing to present a paper (in English) are requested to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words including title). The author’s name, institution, address and email should be presented on a separate sheet, together with the title of the paper. All abstracts should be submitted by 22nd January 2016 (but preferably earlier) to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details can be found at the website of AEA.
Full papers may be submitted before, during or immediately after the conference. All full papers submitted will be published in a post-conference on-line publication by the Association for Education & Ageing. Select authors will be invited by the Editors of the International Journal for Education and Ageing to offer their papers for wider dissemination in the Journal.
January 22nd 2016 Final deadline for submission of abstracts for conference papers
January 22nd 2016 Final deadline of early bird registration for the conference
March 28th 2016 Final deadline for registration and payment of full conference fee
April 5th-7th 2016 The conference
April 15th 2016 Last date for submission of full papers for post-conference publication