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A wellbeing society – the role of adult learning in post-pandemic Wales

22nd of February, 2021 @ 09:00 - 13:00
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Keynote and Q&A with Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education, Welsh Government

There is a growing consensus that across the UK a serious commitment to the rejuvenation and development of adult education and lifelong learning is needed.

Recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges presented by our exit from the European Union place more importance on the role of lifelong learning to equip people and communities with the resilience and skills to bounce back and move forward.

Join us for a discussion on the role of adult learning in Wales – developing a right to lifelong learning, moving Wales closer to a wellbeing society and a cohesive strategy for adult learning.

100 years of learning and work

The British Institute of Adult Education was founded in 1921 following the 1919 report on Adult Education. Over the next century, various name changes and mergers led to the Learning and Work Institute today.

2021 therefore marks an important anniversary for us and for adult education more generally.

Contributions from:

Sue Pember, Policy Director for HOLEX England.

Graciela Sbertoli, Secretary General of The European Basic Skills Network.

Colin McGregor – Director, ACE Aotearoa, New Zealand.

More speakers and breakout sessions to be confirmed.

Further details will be circulated in due course, but to reserve your place you can register HERE.

Date: 22nd of February, 2021
Time: 09:00 - 13:00