2005 the International Adult Learners Week was hosted by Norway in conjunction with the Norwegian Adult Learners Week held from 24 to 26 October, 2005.
It was organized and supported jointly by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the UNESCO Institute for Education in cooperation with the Norwegian UNESCO Commission, the Norwegian National Institute for Adult Education (Vox) and the Norwegian Association for Adult Education (NAAE). 150 participants, representing more than forty countries from all world regions, attended the meeting.
The theme chosen for the event was "Education for All in an Era of Increasing Mobility: The Implications for Adult Learning"
. A multi-dimensional understanding of mobility served as the overall background against which the role of adult learning was 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 as defined by the CONFINTEA framework.
The theme was divided into three blocks that were explored in plenary and workshop sessions:
- Bridging the Gaps through EFA in the Context of Mobility
- Acquisition, Recognition and Transferability of Life Skills in the Perspective of Increasing Mobility, and
- Shaping Mobility: Adult Learning for Diversity and Participation.
In addition to the presentations and discussions, one morning was reserved for study visits to a variety of learning sites in and around Oslo and one evening dedicated to celebrating adult learners and their remarkable journeys in learning.
Source: UIE news