A Time for Learning: Paving the Way to CONFINTEA VI:
the Adult Learnersī Voice
31.3.-4.4. 2009 Edinburgh, Scotland
The 6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) will be a UNESCO led intergovernmental conference (category II) for policy dialogue and policy assessment on adult learning and education, hosted by Brazil in May 2009.
It has been preceded by Regional Preparatory Conferences that were carried out during 2008 and the learnersī event which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland between 31 March and 4 April 2009.
In close cooperation with UNESCO Headquarters and in partnership with various adult education stakeholders (UN agencies, NGOs/CSOs, Trade Unions, Corporate and Private providers), Scotlandīs Learning Partnership is coordinating the learnersī event leading to CONFINTEA VI. The conference will enable learners and providers from across the world to review the position of adult education and learning within each member state, and will serve as a sounding board for the most relevant and emerging political, cultural, social and economical issues in relation to adult education and development.
The Conference has 4 broad aims:
- To ensure learner, provider and policy maker involvement in the planning and programming of the world adult learning conference.
- To bring policy makers, practitioners and learners together to plan for practice sharing & policy planning.
- To develop an adult learnersī charter.
- To establish a global learnersī advocacy network.
Each partner will be invited to participate in a workshop on the current practice of involving learners in policy making in their own country. Learners, providers and policy makers will consider their perspectives on the development of the learnersī voice and prepare presentations to explore issues and common themes. Audience The conference will be of interest to adult learners, those working in adult and community learning organisations, higher and further education, voluntary organisations, statutory organisations, trainers e.g. Local Authorities, and Local/national policy makers with an interest in Adult and Community Learning.
Questions and registrations: confinteaVI@salp.org.uk