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EPALE UK and L&WI (EAAL) Annual Conference 2019 presentations

Following the EPALE UK and L&WI (EAAL) Annual Conference 2019, we are now publishing the workshop and plenary session presentations in pdf format for users and delegates to enjoy. The presentations focus on individual nations as well as the UK as a whole, with workshops considering impications for policy and practice.  

On 23 October 2019, EPALE UK and the Learning & Work Institute held the joint Upskilling pathways: implications for the adult learning workforce annual conference at Prospero House in London. The conference explored the findings of Learning & Work’s report on the adult learning workforce and how the sector can be better supported to support learners and the UK economy, giving special focus to the ‘thinkpieces’ within the report and driving further contribution from the authors that wrote them. Many of the authors held workshops on policy and practice, engaging delegates in lively discussions on a range of topics. Focus is given to the UK as a whole, as well as each individual nation.

 

The presentations from the plenary and panel sessions and the workshops can be found below.

 

Delegates are welcomed to the conference
Plenary and panel sessions

Host:

  • Sarah Simons (host) – Times Educational Supplement

Keynote speakers:

  • Stephen Evans – L&W
  • Anja Meierkord – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • John Field – University of Stirling (also co-editor of the latest Global Report on Adult Learning and Education)

Panel members:

  • Stephen Evans – L&W
  • Anja Meierkord – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Gina Ebner – European Association for the Education of Adults
  • Sarah Simons (host) – Times Educational Supplement

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Morning workshops – policy 

Workshop 1: Personal Learning Accounts in WalesPresented by:

  • Dave Hagendyk – L&W Cmyru

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Workshop 2: Community Learning and Development Standards in Scotland

Presented by:

  • Alan Sherry – CLD Standards Council, Scotland
  • Marion Allison – CLD Standards Council, Scotland

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Workshop 3: Health, well-being and learning in Northern IrelandPresented by:

  • Dolores Atkinson – Belfast City of Learning
  • Danny Power – Belfast City of Learning
  • Paul Donaghy – Northern Ireland Impact Forum

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Workshop 4: Devolution to city-regions in EnglandPresented by:

  • Naomi Clayton – L&W
  • Lubomira Chirmiciu – Greater London Authority

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Delegates enjoy lunch at the conference
Afternoon workshops – practice

Workshop 5: Entry pathways: the Citizens’ Curriculum capability-based approachPresented by:

  • Alex Stevenson – L&W
  • Connor Stevens – L&W
  • Hazel Klenk – L&W
  • Richard Thickpenny – ACH UK

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Workshop 6: Inclusive pathways: the wider outcomes of family learningPresented by:

  • Laura Kennedy – Glasgow Life
  • Cath Harcula – National Family Learning Network

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Workshop 7: Practice pathways: knowledge hubs in vocational education and sustainable development

Presented by:

  • Cerian Ayres – Education and Training Foundation

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Workshop 8: Digital skills of adult educators

Presented by:

  • Ben Charles – Global Learning Skills Partnership
  • Vikki Liogier – Education and Training Foundation

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The plenary session posed important questions for consideration and these were revisited throughout the event. Take a look at the questions below and share your answers with us in the comments box below.

  • How can the adult learning workforce be supported to work with more and more diverse learners in the future?
  • What are the implications of more flexible and individualised ways of learning on the adult learning workforce?
  • What kind of support does the adult learning workforce need to align training closer with the skills needs of the labour market?

 

You might also be interested in:

  • Where next for the adult learning workforce? (blog) - this thematic page contains the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: implications for workforce development report that formed a major aspect of discussions at the EPALE UK and L&WI annual conference 2019, as well as the series of blog posts relating to the 'thinkpieces' within the report
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