Following last year´s successful International Adult Learners Week celebration in Cape Town, the Royal Ministry of Education and Research of Norway, in co-operation with the Norwegian UNESCO Commission and the Norwegian Association for Adult Education (NAAE) along with the UNESCO Institute for Education, will be co-hosting the 2005 International Adult Learners Week Commemoration.
It will take place in Oslo on 24-26 October 2005, in conjunction with the national Norwegian Adult Learners Week. The theme chosen for this event is Education for All in an Era of Increasing Mobility: The Implications for Adult Learning
The intention is to provide a forum for exchange, policy dialogue and advocacy on the importance of adult and lifelong learning. Mobility will serve as the overall background against which adult learning will be examined on the one hand through the lenses of the EFA agenda - with a focus on life skills - and on the other hand in the perspective of increasing participation and involvement as embedded in the CONFINTEA framework.
Three major thematic blocks will be tackled during the meeting:
- Bridging Gaps through EFA;
- Acquisition, Recognition and Transferability of Life Skills, and
- Adult Learning for Cultural Diversity and Participation.
Aside from presentations and debates, the event will also strengthen the international movement of learning festivals as advocacy instruments for learning and participation. Learners, being at the heart of learning festivals, will be actively involved in all proceedings of the meeting, and their achievements will be honored. Together with policy makers and education stakeholders, they will present, discuss and analyze experiences in EFA and adult learning.
Contact: Bettina Bochynek (email@example.com
) and Laura -Maria Rinta (firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: UIE News