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Decision Making of Adult Learners Below Level 2
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26th of March, 202126th of March, 2021

Decision Making of Adult Learners Below Level 2

A report just out from our colleagues at the Learning & Work Institute into how adults with qualifications below level 2 make decisions about whether or not to take up learning. Many of the findings confirm barriers and motivations found generally in research around the uptake of learning by adults, but given recent shifts to...

Network for Adult Learning Across Borders
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5th of March, 20215th of March, 2021

Network for Adult Learning Across Borders

Today saw a brilliant meeting of NALAB (Network for Adult Learning Across Borders), a collaboration of the key advocacy bodies from across UK and Ireland – AONTAS, Learning and Work Institute, Scotland’s Learning Partnership and FALNI. Over 90 delegates heard contributions from all jurisdictions around the state of play for adult learning, hopes for moving...

Network of Adult Learning Across Borders
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Network of Adult Learning Across Borders

As part of the AONTAS-led events for the 2021 AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, this policy event will bring the members of the Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB), Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, together to discuss our shared vision for educational equality and explore the variety of approaches taken by each in...

Launch of the Learn Well, Live Well Report
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27th of February, 202127th of February, 2021

Launch of the Learn Well, Live Well Report

On 24th February the Impact Forum and Belfast Learning City held the online launch of their joint publication, Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing. We were delighted to have messages of support from the two Junior Ministers, Gary Middleton and Declan Kearney. We also heard from Raúl Valdés-Cotera (UNESCO UIL) author...

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report
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Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report

The Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing report has been produced over the past few months as part of the UK programme for the European Agenda on Adult Learning (managed by the Learning and Work Institute). It has been compiled and edited by the NI Impact Forum on Adult Learning and...

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

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...

Network of Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB)
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16th of February, 202116th of February, 2021

Network of Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB)

As part of the AONTAS-led events for the 2021 AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, this policy event will bring the members of the Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB), Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, together to discuss our shared vision for educational equality and explore the variety of approaches taken by each in...

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report
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5th of February, 20215th of February, 2021

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report

The Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing report has been produced over the past few months as part of the UK programme for the European Agenda on Adult Learning (managed by the Learning and Work Institute). It has been compiled and edited by the NI Impact Forum on Adult Learning and...

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland
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28th of January, 202126th of January, 2021

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland

Yesterday saw the launch of a new report from the Learning and Work Institute, commissioned by the Open College Network NI – A higher skills ambition for Northern Ireland: Skills for growth and social inclusion. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, said: “The importance of learning and skills have been heightened...